Creating a Culture of Worksite Safety

Construction workers can sometimes feel like Merle Haggard singing the Working Man Blues, “working as long as my two hands are fit to use.” But as committed as laborers and technicians are, even the hardest working employee can stumble into disaster if safety precautions are not being closely followed on the jobsite.

In some ways, danger is an inherent part of a job that requires working at great heights and operating powerful machinery. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker deaths in the U.S. is in construction. However, supervisors and businesses are responsible for keeping workers safe by lowering risk whenever possible. That’s why it’s so concerning that while safety best practices are widely known throughout the industry, few of those precautions are systematically adopted by the majority of contracting firms. Continue reading “Creating a Culture of Worksite Safety”

10 Equipment Dealership Tips for Working Smarter

2018 has so far been a breakthrough year. Our commercial sales training program has had more telephone calls in the last two months from dealerships who suddenly want to get into commercial sales than in the last five years combined. Over the last few years, sales have hit records as an improving economy, rising wages, and low interest rates have driven consumers to invest in new machinery. Continue reading “10 Equipment Dealership Tips for Working Smarter”

“Man on the Moon” Goals

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was a newly formed organization in 1958 with the expectation of doing great things beyond the bounds of earth. They were embarrassed when the Soviet Union launched the first orbital satellite, Sputnik, in 1959. The leadership of NASA had set goals they wanted to achieve, in fact they had set eight major goals. One of them stated, “The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies and living organisms through space.” The Soviet Union had one goal, to be the first country to launch an object into orbit around the earth. Goals are interesting, inspiring, and motivational, if (and I do mean if) they are structured in a way that can lead to viable results. That’s where great leaders come into the picture. Continue reading ““Man on the Moon” Goals”

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Looking Forward

It’s crazy how fast time flies. Twenty years ago, a movie ticket cost under $5, the average price for a new car was $16,000, boxer Mike Tyson was in the ring biting ears, and, at 21 years old, Tiger Woods had just become the youngest golfer to ever win the Masters. Equipment Trader – formerly Equipment Trader Online – has also come a long way in the past 20 years and continues to lead the industry in buying, selling, renting, and researching equipment. Continue reading “Looking Forward”

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Develop A Leading Voice

Dynamic leaders seem to effortlessly inspire employees, guide organizations to success, and even revolutionize industries. However, most of us are kept busy with day-to-day deadlines, weather delays, machine malfunctions, or just filling out an invoice correctly the first time. So how, you ask, do you develop a leading voice in your own life, business and industry when you’re already hard at work? Read on! Continue reading “Develop A Leading Voice”