Photo courtesy of Ford Named for the Greek god who holds up the Earth, Ford's Atlas takes trucks further into the digital age with handy telematics tools. Related Links: Meet Ford Transit, Heir to the Econoline Throne Test Drive: 2011 Ford F-150 General Motors and Chrysler's Ram division showed off new pickup trucks at this month's Detroit auto show, but Ford Motor Co. offered a look at a pickup of the future. Its Atlas concept incorporates smart technology that is designed to make work less stressful."It is a vision of where future Ford trucks could go," says Mike Levine, Ford
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.