Quest for Quality

Using Top-Notch Paint According to the McGraw-Hill 2013 Construction Forecast, U.S. construction starts for 2013 will rise 6 percent to $483.7 billion, slightly higher than...

Preserved For A Lifetime

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides service to Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. The CTA’s 1,190 train cars operate over eight routes and 222...

The Analysis of Benchmarking – Part 2

Last month, the article on benchmarking reviewed its definition and the importance to business operations. This article will highlight the metrics of the process...

Cutting Fleet Costs through Benchmarking – Part 1

How do you know how well your fleet is doing relative to others? Are you spending too much … too little? Is your fleet...

New Maintenance Mindset: Understanding iT4 technologies

Understanding exactly how the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emission standards—and the interim Tier 4 (iT4) engines—will impact excavators, wheel loaders, and articulated dump trucks...