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3 Dollars A Day And A Shovel In 1854

On February 15, 1854, an engineering marvel was opened: The Horseshoe CurveĀ in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. This piece of railroad track meant that travelers between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh could make the trip entirely by rail in about 15 hours. That was a big improvement from the 4 days of canal & train the trip involved in previous years. Here…

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Why ATS Trains On Several Kinds Of Heavy Equipment

There's a good reason why Associated Training Services deliberately gets our students on several different types of heavy equipment during training. We've seen that your ability to operate one kind of big machine doesn't necessarily mean you can jump on another and know how to use it safely. Since most heavy equipment operators will be on a job with several…

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What Kind Of Equipment Will You Be On?

The question often comes up about types of equipment you'll be on at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School. The answer is: lots. We make sure you get familiar with all the machines on this list: Backhoes Scrapers Bulldozers Graders Skid Steer Loaders Wheel Loaders Excavators Off-Road Haul Trucks Front End Loaders All-Terrain Forklifts The reason why we've found it's…

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Heavy Equipment Simulators vs In-The-Seat Training

Some folks have been playing video games where they "operate" heavy equipment to build their own house or create a town. Others point to actual high-tech simulators built by manufacturers of heavy equipment for training purposes and wonder if it's the same thing as the video game, only more expensive. Then there's the old-fashioned guys saying, "ya gotta learn it…

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