SC&RA News

Seneca steel erectors, inc.

Pushing for change

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



Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

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

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

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

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Police recover stolen crane

Hovago’s stolen 300 tonne Liebherr mobile crane found in Belgium

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Scania and Northvolt partnership

Scania partners with battery specialist Northvolt to develop battery cells for heavy commercial vehicles

The Raimondi LR330 is the flagship of the new luffing range

Raimondi launches 18 tonne luffer

New LR330 luffing jib tower crane with 60 m jib lifts 3.3 tonnes at full radius

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Al Faris selects Magna Tyres

Magna Tyres will supply Al Faris with tyres for mobile cranes


Joint transport job

Holleman Bulgaria and LS International Cargo combine forces

Ainscough Wind Energy Services

Improving wind sector safety

The latest moves to improve safety in onshore wind energy projects

Sarens places massive order for demag all terrain cranes

Sarens orders Demags

Another 44 Demags to join Sarens fleet

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Heavy shipping companies unite

RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift have joined forces to offer a combined heavy transport ship service

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Central Crane Technicians fit Fassi

The first Fassi F1150RA in the UK has been fixed onto Broshuis trailer and fitted with a Hatz 4H50TIC engine by Central Crane Technicians

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Major Korean tower project for NFT

Tower crane supplier NFT wins 30-unit order for Samsung job in Korea

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.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Opposing view


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


De-mystifying ELD rules


Are you prepared for the ELD mandate?

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Jammed up


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


Cranes & Specialized Transport Features

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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

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Wind turbine erection: spin doctor

A look at wind turbine erection and transport projects in what continues to be one of the busiest application areas for cranes and transport equipment worldwide. Christian Shelton reports

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Roll up, roll up: SPMT product development

A look at a selection of current products and projects of interest in the self propelled modular transporter world. Christian Shelton reports

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Interview: Ton Klijn

Ton Klijn, new director of the ESTA association, explained to Alex Dahm his vision for the future

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Pioneers: rough terrain cranes

A look at what’s new in the rough terrain crane market. CHRISTIAN SHELTON reports

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Bay Crane completes generator haul

Hauling three steam turbine generator components in two states required some creative problem solving by Bay Crane.