Taking a Look at the European Heavy Equipment Market with a Crystal Ball

While we are the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), some of the companies we work with have an international presence. With that in mind—and also because it is always important to be aware of trends across the globe—today we write about the European construction heavy equipment market. According to researchandmarkets.com, the construction heavy… Read more »

Positive News: Construction Industry Adds 22,000 Jobs in July

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 22,000 jobs in the construction industry were added in July of 2014. More good news revealed from the statistics was that overall construction employment totaled 6,041,000 in July, the highest total since May 2009. In addition, the construction industry’s unemployment rate of 7.5 percent was the… Read more »

Tracking Heavy Equipment Data Can Save Companies Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, an example was given about how a construction company saved $150,000 solely by embracing simple technology that is available for heavy equipment. Daniel Samford, a vice president who manages the fleet of equipment at Herzog Contracting Corp., made a decision not to purchase a new wheel… Read more »

Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Featured Topics: Brand new Volvo Excavator that saves 9% fuel costs; Americans support more road projects; NAHETS offers ADEPT Training Certification By Jarad Van Wagoner Director of Development National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services New Volvo Construction Equipment Excavator to Offer 9% Fuel Savings Volvo Construction Equipment will be launching a new excavator that… Read more »

Input From Around the World Makes Volvo Backhoe Powerful, Special

The Volvo Construction Equipment research and development team have drawn on more than 180 years of experience and used input from global operators to create some of the top heavy equipment in the industry. The Volvo CE line of backhoes is no different. The Volvo CE line of backhoes lives up to the company tagline… Read more »