Relieving Pressure

We could all do with a little less pressure. Whether we’re talking about our jobs, home life, or even our bloodstreams, reducing pressure can...

Smart Driving Makes Sense…and Saves Dollars: Driving tips to improve fuel economy

High fuel prices are here to stay. Today, the average cost per gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S.¹ is at or near the...

Taking Care of Your Mechanics Truck

A properly inspected and maintained truck minimizes costly downtime Contractors depend heavily on mechanics trucks to get sidelined equipment back in the dirt and generating...

The Case for Equipment Maintenance Management

Many companies overlook the opportunity to save money, decrease costs, and increase profits through effective management of fleet/equipment operating costs (fuel, repairs, parts, personnel,...

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...