Focus on green construction is growing in this age of environmental awareness. Vehicle emissions account for approximately 1/3 of the pollution in the United States. With diesel construction engines emitting as much soot as 500 cars, the government has begun taking steps to ensure a healthier environment for us all.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Construction program is but one example of measures introduced to minimize diesel emissions in heavy equipment. As part of their National Clean Diesel Campaign, the EPA suggests proper maintenance, retrofit technologies, engine repairs and rebuilds, replacement of old vehicles with new equipment, and the usage of cleaner fuels such as biodiesel or ultra-low sulfur fuels.
How Does This Affect Heavy Equipment Operators?
As new regulations are put into effect and new operational strategies explored, it becomes more and more important for heavy equipment operators to be properly trained, and thoroughly, trained. Construction companies are looking to hire individuals who are experienced, with the flexibility required to quickly adapt to any new situation.
Northeast Heavy Construction Academy can help prepare you. We have a number of different machines and vehicles on our campus site, everything from backhoes to skid steers, bulldozers and off road dump trucks. And not only do our industry leading instructors train students to operate all this equipment, they also teach valuable skills that graduates can lead you directly to a lucrative career in heavy equipment operation.
Are You Ready To Gain The Skills And Knowledge Needed To Succeed In The Nation’s Fastest Growing Industry?
Our faculty has over 200 years of combined experience in construction. They have taught thousands of students from all over the country, and they can teach you, too. We offer certifications, financial assistance to those who qualify, and we work with local hotels and housing providers to arrange deeply discounted extended-stay rates. Call 888.772.9002 and dig into your new career!