Articles by D.Ann Shiffler

How to utilize risk management tools
Published on: 30 November, 2023
D.Ann Shiffler discusses critical issues that fall under the insurance umbrella.
Paul McDonnell: ‘It truly feels like an unprecedented time in the market for crane rental’
Published on: 28 November, 2023
Paul McDonnell has zeroed in on strategies that are making a difference at Maxim Crane Works.
What are the latest specialized rigging projects across North America?
Published on: 25 October, 2023
ACT rounds up some extra specialized rigging projects requiring high level engineering expertise, and even reverse engineering.
A discussion on dual-rated cranes
Published on: 20 October, 2023
Dual-rated boom trucks give users two machines for the price of one.
Detailing historical monument moving
Published on: 03 October, 2023
Statue and monument moving requires highly sensitive rigging and an extreme attention to detail.
Don Udelson: ‘The constant drive to improve, innovate and stay ahead of the curve is invigorating’
Published on: 03 October, 2023
Born into a family of equipment industry entrepreneurs, Don Udelson built Lift Source Machinery from the ground up.
Big infrastructure builds across the United States
Published on: 14 September, 2023
ACT focuses in on an array of infrastructure projects. 
Moving famous airplanes throughout U.S. history
Published on: 30 August, 2023
The transpot of famed aircraft has been a legendary effort by the specialized transportation sector.
Previewing The 2023 Utility Expo
Published on: 15 August, 2023
The Utility Expo is expecting a record number of exhibitors and attendees.
Detailing SC&RF’s new workforce study
Published on: 09 August, 2023
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation debuts an industry exclusive workforce research study that addresses specific industry attributes and needs.
Lifting a treasured World War II memorial
Published on: 09 August, 2023
The Marine Corps War Memorial is a legendary artifact inspired by six marines raising a U.S. flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
JR Moran: ‘The people in the crane industry are second to none’
Published on: 07 August, 2023
One of the most knowledgeable and well-regarded professionals in the crane industry, JR Moran is committed to safety and excellence.
Edwards hauls transformer from Belgium to backroads of Ohio
Published on: 11 July, 2023
Getting a huge transformer to a generating station required three SPMT configurations, in addition to ocean, river and rail travel.
Hauling solutions evolve alongside wind energy market
Published on: 10 July, 2023
Wind component-specific trailers create a safe and efficient solution.
Three transport companies join forces for tailored trailer
Published on: 20 June, 2023
Hauling manufactured housing is a specialty service that requires a special trailer.
100 largest crane companies in North America
Published on: 09 June, 2023
American Cranes & Transport’s 18th annual ACT100 index of North America’s top crane-owning companies.
Safety, synergies and supply chain: an interview with Sims HD CEO
Published on: 01 June, 2023
Erika Sims and her team are full speed ahead in the realm of heavy haul in the Sunshine State.
Talking Tadano: Sitting down with Toshiaki Ujiie and Dean Barley
Published on: 11 May, 2023
Tadano’s Toshiaki Ujiie and Dean Barley discuss ConExpo, innovation and much more.
Rounding up the latest North American tower crane projects
Published on: 10 April, 2023
ACT presents a pictorial essay of 13 compelling tower crane projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
What is the origin of SC&RA’s insurance program?
Published on: 31 March, 2023
Launched in 1994, the initiative offers crane, rigging and transport companies cost savings and other benefits.
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