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It’s well known that having a website for your small business is a must. When consumers are looking for information about a business and can’t find their website, they’ll quickly move on to the next business. An ineffective website isn’t much better than not having a website.
The construction industry has sometimes lagged behind other industries in the development of technology. However, in recent years, there have been advances in battery technology, light-weight materials, design for comfort, saw blades and drill bits that can drill through concrete with ease, and lasers that can lay out a construction site with one person.
One concern I often hear when talking to our customers is how they can better work preventative maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) into their operations without creating a lot of machine downtime. Normally, I have a pretty simple answer for that—schedule your PdM and PM into your everyday operating procedures.
Before I discuss automation benefits, let me clarify that I understand automation will change and eliminate jobs in all industry segments. Those jobs are held by people who take pride in what they do. Those jobs pay the bills, allowing people to raise their families and make a living. And now automation is threatening some of those jobs. It's not surprising that people fear automation.
Most cyberattacks in the news are in the news because they’ve hit a big company. This leaves small businesses with a false sense of security, but the reality is that small businesses are just as much a target as larger companies. If you have any presence on the Internet, you could be a target.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing types of crime in the world, and it’s not just limited to large retailers or financial services companies. Businesses of all sizes, including motor carriers and owner operators, face the risk of cyber loss.

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