The Contractor's Best Friend

Brought to you by ForConstructionPros.com and Caterpillar, TCBF: The Contractor’s Best Friend Podcast, is the ultimate “motivational and informational” podcast, perfect for your commute. Tailored specifically for contractors on-the-go, you’ll learn essential tips and tricks needed to develop your business and increase your ROI.Caterpillar experts are here to answer your questions: https://www.cat.com/en_US/by-industry/construction/tipstechandtools.html

Education
Business
1
S5E10: Electric Machines – the Next Generation
Electric construction equipment offers many value drivers for construction contractors.
14 min
2
S5E9: Build a Better Virtual Training Program
What can construction contractors do to keep employees engaged with virtual training?
15 min
3
S5E8: Machine Choices – Other Versatile Machines
The variety of equipment models available today creates versatile options to meet the needs of big or small projects.
15 min
4
S5E7: Keys to More Effective Virtual Meetings
How to optimize virtual meetings to make them most effective.
14 min
5
S5E6: Spotting Talent in Today’s Workforce
15 min
6
S5E5: Machine Choices – Matching Machines to Pr...
Best practices on how to choose the right equipment to match the job.
13 min
7
S5E4: The Impact of Electric Machines – Part 2
Part two of the discussion focuses on the maintenance aspect of electric construction equipment.
12 min
8
S5E3: The Impact of Electric Machines – Part 1
Caterpillar's electric drive construction equipment is saving fuel and increasing component longevity.
10 min
9
S5E2: Customer Perspective - What’s the Value/...
How customer value agreements can improve equipment uptime.
13 min
10
S5E1: How Has COVID-19 Impacted Contractors?
Caterpillar and contractors learned to adapt to the new normal.
12 min
11
S4E13: Taking a Scheduled Maintenance Break
A proactive approach to scheduled maintenance drives better uptime for construction equipment.
17 min
12
S4E12: Taking Care of Your Construction Equipme...
If you don't measure your equipment undercarriage regularly you're throwing money out the window
13 min
13
S4E11: Healthy Habits That Keep Everyone Working
Construction sites are getting safer, but contractors need to keep personal health and safety at the forefront as well on the jobsites and in their companies.
15 min
14
S4E10: How Construction Contractors Can Find an...
Traditional recruiting methods don't work as well today, so contractors need to start thinking outside the box.
17 min
15
S4E9: Take Time for Training
Despite a solid effort across the industry, construction contractors should be investing more time and money in training.
15 min
16
S4E8: Managing Machines and Growing Margins
Contractors should be reviewing telematics data at least daily and using that data to drive decisions that improve profits and decrease costs.
19 min
17
S4E7: Is Your Crew Really Ready for an Emergency?
Assess the potential emergencies your crew could face and create proactive plans so all are prepared
17 min
18
S4E6: Let Your Profits Take Flight - Get Your D...
Drones can have a positive effect on construction contractors' profits
16 min
19
S4E5: Should You Buy or Rent New Construction E...
How can contractors determine if it's better to buy or rent their construction equipment?
17 min
20
S4E4: Getting the Most Out of Machine Features ...
How contractors can stay on top of updates to equipment features
16 min
21
S4E3: Getting the Most Out of Machine Features ...
Maximize the ability of your construction equipment
14 min
22
S4E2: Best Resources Contractors Should Be Using
What can construction contractors gain from resources such as trade associations, educational resources and more?
14 min
23
S4E1: Safety Tips for the New Normal
Recommended safeguards recommended as construction contractors learn to balance the “new normal”
17 min
24
S3E19: New Ways to Find Employees Part 2
10 min
25
S3E18: New Ways to Find Employees Part 1
8 min
26
S3E17: Intelligent Compaction Part 2
7 min
27
S3E16: Intelligent Compaction Part 1
7 min
28
S3E15: New Equipment Checklist Part 2
Investing in training can pay off big time
10 min
29
S3 E14: New Equipment Checklist
How to effectively train your operators on new equipment
7 min
30
S3E13: Drone’s-eye View Part 2
Training and technology surrounding drone usage and why you should add one to your inventory.
6 min
31
S3E12: Drone’s-eye View
A different perspective on the technology of drones
9 min
32
S3E11: Turn Data into Dollars
6 min
33
S3E10: New Equipment & Technology Part 2
8 min
34
S3E9: New Equipment & Technology Part 1
12 min
35
S3E8: Technology Advancements to Prepare for P...
Technology Advancements to Prepare for Part 2
9 min
36
S3E7: Technology Advancements to Prepare For
Technology Advancements to Prepare For
7 min
37
S3E6: Top 5 Success Strategies Part 2
Top 5 Success Strategies Part 2
8 min
38
S3E5: Top 5 Success Strategies Part 1
Top 5 Success Strategies Part 1
9 min
39
S3E4: Site Mapping Strategies
Site Mapping Strategies
13 min
40
S3E3: Maximize Site Efficiencies
Maximize Site Efficiencies
13 min
41
S3E2: Building and Training Safety
Building and Training Safety
16 min
42
S3E1: The Evolution of Leadership
The Evolution of Leadership
13 min
43
S2E9: Our Future, Autonomous Equipment
Our Future, Autonomous Equipment
10 min
44
S2E8: Turning Data into Profits
Turning Data into Profits
18 min
45
S2E7: To Filter or Not to Filter, that is the Q...
To Filter or Not to Filter, that is the Question
16 min
46
S2E6: Understanding the Benefits of Compaction ...
Understanding the Benefits of Compaction Technology
16 min
47
S2E5: Understanding the Benefits of Compaction ...
Benefits of Compaction Technology
14 min
48
S2E4: Training the New Generation
Training the New Generation
14 min
49
S2E3: Finding & Keeping Labor
Finding and Keeping Labor
17 min
50
S2E2: Choosing the Right Machine for the Job, P...
Choosing the Right Machine for the Job
12 min
51
S2E1: Choosing the Right Machine for the Job, P...
Choosing the Right Machine for the Job
14 min
52
E12: Safety & How it Impacts Culture & Employee...
Safety, How it Impacts Culture and Employees
14 min
53
E11: Safety & How it Impacts Culture & Employee...
Safety, How it Impacts Culture and Employees
14 min
54
E10: How to Make Smart Planning Choices, Pt. 2
How to Make Smart Planning Choices
12 min
55
E9: How to Make Smart Planning Choices, Pt. 1
How to Make Smart Planning Choices
15 min
56
E8: Technology & the Future of Your Business, P...
Technology and the Future of Your Business
10 min
57
E7: Technology & the Future of Your Business, P...
Technology and your Future Business
10 min
58
E6: Technology & Employee Retention, Pt. 2
Technology & Employee Retention
15 min
59
E5: Technology & Employee Retention, Pt. 1
Technology & Employee Retention
13 min
60
E4: Millennials in the Workplace, Pt. 2
Millennials in the Workplace
14 min
61
E3: Millennials in the Workplace, Pt. 1
Millennials in the Workplace…
15 min
62
E2: Drones & Jobsite Management, Pt. 2
Drones continue in the second part of Drones & Jobsite Management
14 min
63
E1: Drones & Jobsite Management, Pt. 1
Drones!
16 min