Survey Reveals That 40 States Added Additional Construction Jobs in Previous 12 Months

According to a recent analysis of U.S. Labor Department statistics by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 40 states and the District of Columbia have increased construction jobs in the previous 12 months. In addition, 30 states added even more jobs between April and May of this year. Clearly, its positive news that there… 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 »

CASE Offers Expert Sizing Guide and Tips for Picking Correct Heavy Equipment

How to pick the proper piece of construction heavy equipment for a particular job takes proper planning and training. A panel of heavy equipment experts at CASE Construction Equipment recently created, Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers, which is a terrific guide for how to pick the best machine for each… Read more »

Heavy Equipment Leader Says Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Is Great for Industry

President Obama has signed into law a $12.3 billion water resources bill that will improve U.S. infrastructure; the bipartisan effort will contribute to economic growth and bolster international trade. He signed the historic legislation on June 10, 2014, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater was thrilled by the news. “I’m pleased that… Read more »

Unsafe Trenching Procedures and Major OSHA Fines Are Easily Preventable

We here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) hope that nobody willingly puts their employees in harm’s way. But sadly, there are some construction companies risking their employees’ lives and safety by taking short cuts.  They may be trying to save money or time by haphazardly training and implementing safety procedures. The… Read more »