Rosey Outlook for Heavy Equipment Operators

Job Outlook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The likelihood of increased spending on infrastructure to improve roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and the electric power grid, many of which are [&hellip

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U.S. Stats on Pay for Heavy Equipment Operators

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction equipment operators was $40,980 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,470, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,440. The median wages for construction equipment operators in May 2012 were as follows: $48,480 for pile-driver operators [&hellip

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Benefits of Heavy Equipment Simulators

Heavy Equipment Simulators provide a way for operators to gain familiarization and understanding of machine controls prior to jumping on a new piece of equipment they might be unfamiliar with. Caterpillar Inc has an entire program dedicated to simulator training that offers safety, increases profits and production and tests skills for new hires. Safety Practice [&hellip

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The Future for Heavy Equipment Operators

Equipment World released a very interesting article last month on the future for heavy equipment operators. While Google Glass itself might fall on its face by the time it becomes a fully-realized product, wearable technology like it and smartwatches are the future of gadgets. There’s more excitement around wearable technology than any other type of device [&hellip

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How will Drones Impact the Construction Industry?

Constructech Magazine reported earlier this month that these self-flying, data-capturing robots are poised to make a big splash on the construction industry in the next year—and you might want to consider how it can help your business. Drones can do a number of different chores for construction companies—from taking photos of the jobsite, to collecting data, [&hellip

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Construction Industry Petitions for Safety Regulations Changes

Talk to 10 people about their careers and the majority of them will say that good jobs are hard to come by. However, in places around the country like New York where construction building has skyrocketed, the construction industry is now petitioning the city to change safety regulations that have halted hundreds of jobs. Industry [&hellip

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Construction Spending in New York is Booming

If you’re in the construction business and you’re looking for a hot spot to zero-in on business, New York is a great place to start, according to a new report by the New York Building Congress. New York’s construction spending is booming! That’s right, New York’s construction spending is off the charts. In fact, money [&hellip

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How is the U.S. Drought Affecting YOU?

The U.S. Farm Bureau released a drought monitor on Tuesday, clearly defining the status by region. During August 20 – 25, 2014, A swath of moderate to heavy rain is forecast from the northern Intermountain West eastward through the northern half of the Plains, the Great Lakes Region, the central Appalachians, and the mid-Atlantic. Between [&hellip

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Construction Jobs Are On the Rise

Whether you are an employer or someone seeking employment in the construction business, according to a newly released report, hiring is up when it comes to construction jobs. In fact, during the past year, construction firms added jobs in 39 states. However, there is a small problem: The availability of skilled workers is beginning to [&hellip

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Find Out the Best Ways To Sell Your Used Heavy Equipment

There are many options out there for selling your used heavy equipment: auctions, private sale, dealers, brokers and more.  To help decide which is the best method, you should ask yourself the following questions: 1. How fast do you need the money? Auctions require time to market to their audience so depending on the consignment [&hellip

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