SC&RA News

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Pushing for change

Advocacy work by SC&RA saw some productive outcomes in 2017. Mike Chalmers reports


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Four reponse steps

Bill Smith asserts that when it comes to claims investigation, first things first.

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Next generation

Leadership Forum builds talent from within.

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Transport experience

Members are encouraged to xperience all that the Specialized Transportation Symposium has to offer. The next one is at the end of February. Mike Chalmers reports

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Adapting for survival

For transportation companies around the world, there are two ways to address the future: you can continue on down the road, so to speak, providing the services, products and performance you’re known for providing

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Preparedness planning

Preparedness planning

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Risks with matting

To avoid potential disaster action is required surrounding the engineering and standards for safety, strength and stability in the crane matting industry. Mike Chalmers reports


Other Crane News


Liebherr flat-top update

An improved version of the 172 EC-B 8 Litronic is on display on Liebherr’s stand at Intermat


Sennebogen 673E for Enco

French rental firm’s new, updated 673E telescopic boom crawler crane on display on Sennebogen’s stand

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FAA speakers confirmed for Miami tower crane conference

Confirmation of FAA speakers completes the programme for the event on 18 and 18 June in Miami.

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New UK depot for Hiab

Hiab has opened a UK sales and service depot to serve London and the South East

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HLI’s Schnabel railcar

A 20-axle Schnabel railcar owned by HLI Rail and Rigging will soon be available for rent


Gruas Maule buys Demag CC 3800-1

A Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane has been bought by Chilean company Gruas Maule

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Palfinger CEO announced

Andreas Klauser has been named CEO of Palfinger. He takes over from Herbert Ortner, who stepped down in December

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Goldhofer and Trail King team up

A partnership between Goldhofer and Trail King Industries is designed to deliver benefits for both companies

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ALE lifts ship

A replica of a historic ship has been lifted by ALE

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Friderici invests in Goldhofer

Two more Goldhofder MPA series semi low loaders for Friderici

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Turn heads and change minds


We all know it; we all talk about it. Construction’s poor public image prevents it from attracting fresh, innovative talent. The lack of that fresh, innovative talent prevents it from changing its image. Buzzwords notwithstanding, construction needs a rebrand.

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Opposing view


Extra eyes don’t eliminate blind lifts. Bill Smith reports.


De-mystifying ELD rules


Are you prepared for the ELD mandate?

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Jammed up


New ATRI report reveals the true cost(s) of congestion.


Cranes & Specialized Transport Features

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Making a show: Intermat 2018

A comprehensive guide to what you can expect to see from crane and transport industry manufacturers and service providers exhibiting at the Intermat show in Paris in April. ICST reports

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Intermat preview: Spring in Paris

ICST previews the 2018 Intermat construction equipment show, which will take place in Paris, France

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Industrial Lifting: Smooth operators

Industrial lifting covers a multitude of lifting and hoisting applications. Here we look at notable case studies and products on the market. Christian Shelton reports

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The Knowledge: Performing the ro-ro

This, the 32nd in our regular Knowledge series of how-to articles, puts the theory of how to perform a ro-ro operation into practice. Marco van Daal explains

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Rope and winches: Setting standards

FEM guidelines are an early important step in advancing the widespread application of synthetic fibre ropes in the crane and construction markets. Christian Shelton reports

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Crane rental confidence survey 2018

The annual IC crane rental confidence survey provides a clear picture of the global crane rental market as well as gauging what the future may bring. ICST reports

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Folding towers: Up and over

Continued demand for housing in urban areas around the world as well as the increasing influence of environmental considerations are key drivers of innovation in the self erecting tower crane and mobile folding construction crane sectors. Christian Shelton reports

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Repair and refurbishment: Replace or repair?

Many factors should be considered when deciding whether or not to restore a crane or to replace it with a new one. Christian Shelton reports