The Three Vital Steps to Ensure Heavy Equipment Operators Are Properly Trained

It’s safe to assume that every construction company in the world wants to know that their heavy equipment operators are doing every facet of the job properly and to the best of their ability. What isn’t so simple is establishing a system that verifies the ability and training level of each heavy equipment operator. Until… Read more »

Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Featured Topics: Training is at the heart of everything; Lean margins may continue but proper training will always enhance the bottom line. By Jarad Van Wagoner Director of Development National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services It all starts with training—proper training Everybody is very busy these days, and sometimes things can be overlooked. However,… Read more »

ADEPT Ready Mix Truck Driver Courses

The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), in partnership with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), is pleased to announce the development of  a three-week curriculum to train and certify new ready mix concrete truck drivers.  Studies show that the concrete and ready mix industry faces a shortage of up to 20,000… Read more »

NAHETS Visits Ukraine

Last October, NAHETS Executive Director, Mike Martens was invited, by Ukrainian businessman Igor Kotovoy, to Kyiv (Kiev), the capital city of Ukraine, to meet with representatives from a cross section of Ukrainian construction materials and road construction companies.  In addition he also was offered the opportunity to present the NAHETS OPCAT (OPerator Certification Assessment Test)… Read more »

New Crane Operator Regulations in the Works

For the first time since 1971 the federal government is updating crane regulations. Triggered by various lethal crane accidents around the country this past year, the U.S. Department of Labor is set to release drafts of the new regulations, which focus mainly on crane operator standards. New Standards The new regulations will require crane operators… Read more »