About Us

Heartland Construction Group, a division of Heartland Communications Group, Inc.

Heartland’s story began on April 14, 1966, with a four-page want-to-buy newsletter called Contractors Hot Line. Since its humble beginnings, the weekly print and digital magazine has expanded to encompass new and used equipment, parts and attachments, equipment auctions and industry services. The division also publishes the monthly Parts Connection and the annual Attachment Connection manufacturer directory. MyEquipAuctions, and Construction E-Update are resources for the transportation industry and those seeking heavy equipment auctions and auction results, respectively.

Crane and Lift Group Our editorial-driven publications— Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access— provide in-depth information on product trends, equipment technology and industry.

Construction Guides The division also offers the annual Construction Equipment Guide, Crane Guide, Material Handling Guide and Transportation Dimension Guide, which are the authoritative resources for retail and auction prices, serial numbers and specifications from the leading equipment manufacturers.


Contractors Hot Line ® is today's non-stop source for the construction industry. Published every Friday, since 1966, it's the leading source for active buyers/sellers to those who keep informed on the industry. Contractors Hot Line covers it all from general road building equipment, utility, mining, demolition, trucks, trailers, cranes, forestry, parts, attachments, want to buys to upcoming construction auctions and related services.

Parts Connection is your resource connection to the construction, crane and truck parts community since 1993. This monthly digest size publication includes a service directory to easily identify sellers parts by type, manufacturer and location.

ATTACHMENT CONNECTION™ has been redesigned into a directory dedicated to attachments for construction equipment. The directory provides information for buyers, sellers, and equipment owners who require the use of attachments to increase the versatility of their machinery fleets and expand their service offerings. Editorial content focuses on a broad range of market sectors, including concrete, landscaping, lifting, utility, general and heavy construction, and more, to give readers the most comprehensive look at attachments and complementary accessories.