By Charles Bowles
Congressional passage of H.R. 4348, otherwise known as the highway bill, will certainly help to boost the equipment marketplace. The funding uncertainty had caused many projects to become delayed or postponed. This will enable transit, road and bridge construction to continue without more delay. This is especially good news for construction dealers, contractors and workers. Regardless of your politics, not renewing this funding would have been a huge mistake.
Visitors to EquipmentTraderOnline.com generated nearly 4 million page views in June creating a year-over-year growth rate of nearly 20%. It looks like we’re starting to see a little more action in the sale of new machines. Let’s hope the trend continues.
–Charles Bowles is the general sales manager for Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader. You can reach him at charles.bowles@DominionEnterprises.com or by phone at 757-351-7289.