American Cranes & Transport - February 2014
Link-Belt and A1A Software partner on a new telematics system; Liebherr delivers LR 1100 to J.B. Steel Erectors; Essex auctions off portion of crane fleet; and more industry news.
BUSINESS NEWS 17
Chris Sleight reports the New Year saw stock markets reach record highs, despite the announcement that the Fed would phase-out QE in 2014.
Daniel Erwin discusses an OSHA proposal to increase oversight of workplace injuries.
NCCCO NEWS 20
NCCCO activities at ConExpo; service truck crane and digger derrick certifications earn accreditation; and more certification news.
INTERVIEW: ANDREW ROOKE 23
Andrew Rooke, president/COO Manitex International, talks to D.Ann Shiffler about the company’s path to success.
RIGGING REVIEW 27
Tim Hillegonds talks to Becht Engineering’s Joe Collins about how blogging and social media can affect safe rigging.
PRODUCT FOCUS: ALL TERRAIN CRANES 33
Jeff Hampton reports that the AT market in North America is coming on strong.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: REMOTE CONTROLS 40
There’s a proliferation of rigging and running cranes via remote control.
CONEXPO PLANNER 44
D.Ann Shiffler reports on the new cranes, trailers, rigging gear and services being launched at ConExpo.
SITE REPORT: TRANSPORTATION 55
Hauling a 172-foot mitigation stack required precise planning for McTyre Trucking.
SITE REPORT: LIFTING 57
Several Terex AC 500-2 all-terrain cranes build a major highway in Mexico City.
PEOPLE & EVENTS 71
Promotions at Link-Belt and other news about people and events from around the industry.