About This Shutdown

| I do not want to talk about how it came about or why, or who is ultimately responsible for the partial government shutdown. What I would like to mention is a headline for a recent article in The Washington Post titled, “Highway and Transit Projects Grind to a Halt as the Shutdown Continues.” According to ... READ MORE

A Bright Future for GX Contractor

| In case you missed it, GX Contractor and our sister publications were acquired by Endeavor Business Media last month.  We’re excited to be a part of the Endeavor Business Media family, and our team will continue to bring you the quality, in-depth, in-the-field content and training you expect.  You can read the full announcement here. Change comes fast, ... READ MORE

GX Contractor’s Best of 2018

| Before we close the books on 2018, let’s revisit GX Contractor’s top posts and stories for the year. This blog post received more comments than any other GX Contractor post published in 2018. Buried Alive “As Eric Giguere left for work on the morning of October 4, 2002, little was different in his daily routine other ... READ MORE

Go Out and Play

| I don’t know about you, but this time of year I tend to reflect on what’s taken place over the past 12 months. Just to name some of the highlights, I’ve seen new technologies emerge while others have been improved, infrastructure (or lack thereof) continues to be a hot topic, the skilled labor shortage continues ... READ MORE

Just Recycle the Carbon Dioxide

| The White House Administration recently released part two of its US Climate Assessment in which it details how climate change is affecting our nation more than ever and warns of future catastrophes from coastal flooding to crop failures in the Midwest. Heavy equipment manufacturers have been in the struggle for some time, investing a great ... READ MORE

Volvo CE’s welding intern shows outstanding performance at SkillsUSA Championship 2018

| Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) celebrates the exceptional performance of its welding fabrication engineering intern, Natalie Rhoades, during the SkillsUSA 2018 Championship season. The 20-year-old student was part of an all-female welding fabrication team from the Pennsylvania College of Technology that won gold at both district and state levels in Pennsylvania. At the national event ... READ MORE

Trimble Enhances FieldMaster Logs with Tap & Go Technology to Improve Driver Experience with ELDs

| SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 23, 2018 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has enhanced its Trimble® FieldMaster Logs solution with Tap & Go technology. The new update addresses a major concern fleet and field service organizations face around driver login with existing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). ELDs are mandated for compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours of service (HOS) regulations and driver ... READ MORE

John Deere Upgrades Large Frame G-Series With EH Boom Performance Package

| Moline, Ill. (Aug. 23, 2018) — Improving its popular G-Series large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deere continues to provide industry-leading job site solutions with the addition of the EH Boom Performance Package. This productivity-boosting feature is available as a factory-installed option on the 330G and 332G skid steers, and the 331G and ... READ MORE

ASV Celebrates 35 Successful Years of Pushing Limits

| GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Aug. 16, 2018) — ASV Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ASV), an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, celebrates 35 years of forward-thinking product development this year. The manufacturer commemorated the anniversary with an open house event in August at its Grand Rapids, Minnesota facility. Company CEO Andrew ... READ MORE