Employers Say the Skills Shortage is Impacting These 3 Areas

The labor shortage within the construction industry is impacting almost every facet of construction jobs. However, a recent report from Hays’ U.S. 2018 Salary Guide showcases that no matter what industry, there are three general business elements 92% of the survey respondents agreed were being severely impacted. Productivity: This is an obvious one when it […]


Commercial Truck Trader Feature: 4 Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings

Our sister company, Commercial Truck Trader, is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling commercial vehicles, so they know a thing or two about listing your inventory successfully. They recently launched their “Dealer Center,” which allows dealers to manage their inventory and receive reporting on it. In their recent blog post, CTT provides readers […]


These Are the Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

We’ve talked a lot about different trends for 2017 and even predictions for 2018. More specifically, we looked at the top safety violations in 2017, as well as website trends to keep in mind for 2018. But what is the construction industry going to look like in 2018? Construction Dive weighed in with their predicted […]


Know the New Minimum Wage and Employment Laws for 2018

It’s important to stay apprised of the most recent changes in relevant laws for 2018. Total Landscape Care recently published an article with the most pertinent changes to the equipment industry that could have an impact on your dealership. The two areas of most importance to the industry are changes related to the labor and […]


5 Things You Need to do to Attract and Retain Workers

Across the industry we’re seeing a labor shortage in a time where the construction industry should be flourishing. The industry is one of few that is having consistent growth in number of jobs and contracts, however the number of employees is dwindling. Below, we expand on Construction Equipment Guide’s article concerning how to both attract […]


5 Steps to Prepare for Passing on Your Dealership

As dealership owners are preparing to retire, it can feel like an uneasy process to pass down what’s often time their life’s hard work and dedication. To ensure the dealership remains successful through the process and long after, it’s important to make a succession plan. According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, 70% of […]


This is How Dealers Are Taking Advantage of Their Winter Downtime

The winter season is notorious for being a little slower for business in most of the equipment and trucking industries. So what can your dealership do to take advantage of this sluggish season? Total Landscape Care published an article with some great areas to consider focusing on. Clean Shop: To prepare for a more regular […]


Natural Disasters Fast-Track Construction Trainees

We’re all aware of the severe toll natural disasters have taken across our country this year. Whether it’s been the devastating hurricanes or the horrific wildfires, there’s a strong need to rebuild following these events. With the industry already experiencing a labor shortage, this demand has created unique opportunities for those looking to enter the […]


Equipment Trader Feature: Referrals Made Easy!

It’s widely known that referrals are the leading source of success when it comes to making a sale. With regular cold calls your chances of seeing a decision-maker are slim at best. Our sister company, Equipment Trader, had guest blogger Ken Taylor break down how to best utilize a referral in the sales process with […]


Keeping Your Crew Safe: 5 Tips to Winterizing Your Fleet

We recently wrote a post about OSHA’s report that released the Top 10 Safety Violations of 2017. Staying on the topic of safety is essential today, especially as we navigate through the remaining winter season. In an article by Total Landscape Care, they mapped out the main areas of your truck fleet to focus on […]