March 2019 News

Western Global adds rental and equipment sales division
John Cleary has been named the national sales manager of the division.

Training goes mobile
Learner Mobile introduces the market’s most versatile, affordable learning and training solution for employees.

EquipmentWatch launches new web search experience
New app now provides intuitive searching by manufacturer, model, serial number and equipment category.

Next-generation construction simulators
John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators that further bridge the gap between the classroom and jobsite.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases February survey of economic activity
February new business volume down 24 percent year-over-year, 18 Percent month-over-month and 10 percent year-to-date.

Will automation ever take off in construction?
Volvo CE shares some insights from Paul Newman, co-founder of autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, and a professor  at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

February Producer Price Index posted
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand edged up 0.1 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

U.S. GDP will lose $290 billion due to tarrifs
IHS Markit reports tariffs will continue to raise costs for equipment manufacturers, reduce jobs.

ANSI-compliant supervisor training
Genie Lift Pro training includes a supervisor training course that meets ANSI requirements.

Auto pilots: What do customers want from automation?
Volvo CE’s Tina Lefebvre, global director Connected Services, and Koen Sips, vice president Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best.

Volvo CE appoints vice president uptime and customer support
Scott Young will be responsible for sales region Americas.

Automated self-checking introduced
Skyjack’s Self-Check machine shows remote system check capability.