Cranes & Specialized Transport Sector News

What are the business benefits of enterprise resource planning?
The benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for business are boundless, says the SC&RA
Industry is optimistic for crane finance bounce back
A host of economic issues have not impacted the crane finance market as badly as you might think. Cheryl Fry reports.
Reviewing the SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium
SC&RA welcomed 425 attendees to Glendale, AZ for an engaging industry event. 
Top tips for taking care of your crane operators
Crane workers need maintenance checklists too.
Site report: Sarens moves through pyramid path
Sarens doubled up 12 axles lines of SPMT to lift and move an ancient solar boat through the Egyptian pyramids to its new location in the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo
PSC Crane & Rigging tackles multi-modal relocation of stacker-reclaimer
Safely rigging and transporting a huge port stacker-reclaimer required precise performance by PSC. 
How can software improve fleet management?
From energy consumption to geolocations and operator availability, different software can help record and keep track of useful data to optimise fleet management. Niamh Marriott reports
Wind industry to see rebound in 2022
Renewable energy is an important topic in today’s environment, and the wind power sector is benefitting.
A conversation with incoming SC&RA president
Ed Bernard will accept the gavel from Kevin Johnston at the SC&RA Annual Conference this month.
Boom dolly market sees improvement across North America
As crane sales surge, boom dolly demand rises.
What are the new trends in operator training?
Technology and the digital post pandemic world are showing smarter ways to communicate, learn and teach
How to choose the right rigging gear for your project
Pat Clark discusses all the subtleties of job planning and renting rigging gear. 
The quest for net zero steel
Zero carbon steel may not be commercially available yet - but that hasn’t stopped some of the world’s biggest construction companies from demanding it
Why the SC&RA has a new approach to permit harmonisation
The Association is cultivating new approach to permit harmonisation in 2022, says Mike Chalmers
Rounding up the latest U.S. tower crane projects
A sampling of tower crane jobsites around the country...
Why BIM is important for the crane industry
BIM - the latest digital fad or here to change the construction process forever? 
Berard hauls delicate military aircraft across five states
Transporting a U.S. Air Force B1 bomber aircraft fuselage was an extraordinary routing challenge.
Which material is safest for crane rope?
Wire or fibre, ropes are key for a crane’s performance. Niamh Marriott reports
The evolution of Empire Crane
As Empire celebrates its 20th anniversary, Hannah Sundermeyer speaks with founders Luke and Paul Lonergan, the sibling duo who aren’t afraid to push the envelope.
North America’s top specialized lifting companies
ACT releases its annual SpecializedLifting50 list of top specialized lifting equipment-owning companies.
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