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SC&RA Announces Holiday Schedule

The SC&RA offices will be closed Friday, December 24, and reopen on Tuesday, December 28. SC&RA will also be closed on Friday, December 31 and reopen on Monday, January 3. The last SC&RA Newsletter of the year will be published December 23rd. SC&RA wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthful and prosperous New Year.

SC&RA to Kick Off New Year with Leadership Meetings

Start the New Year right by attending the SC&RA January Board & Committee Meetings, January 5-8, 2011, at the Park Hyatt Aviara, San Diego, Calif. Rooms are still available at SC&RA’s group rate of $250. For further information, visit the SC&RA website.

SC&RA encourages all of its members to attend; it is not necessary to be a member of the Board or committees to participate.

Learn How Enforcement-Carrier Cooperation Promotes Safety, Efficiency

During the 2010 Specialized Transportation Symposium, March 2-4, The Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind., Steve Keppler, Executive Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will discuss how the oversize/overweight transportation industry can effectively form partnerships with enforcement personnel to provide safer and more effective transport of cargo. The session is one of several devoted to safety.Register before January 14 for Early-Bird discounts.

Register or Get a Booth Now for 2011 Annual Conference

Conference registration and Exhibitor registration are open online for the 2011 Annual Conference, April 12-16, at the Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, Calif. Twenty-eight of 70 available booths already have been reserved; SC&RA anticipates selling all available booths well before the event. Additional information includes exhibitor information, room reservations, and hotel and travel information. A complete program will be available in early January.

SC&RA Encourages Members to Consider New Health Insurance Program

Last March, the SC&RA Board of Directors entered into an agreement with Association Benefit Resources (ABR) to market, manage and sponsor an association medical plan, underwritten by UnitedHealthcare. Aside from premium discounts of up to 5 percent for new eligible groups with UnitedHealthcare, this new health insurance program has the potential to create an SC&RA Insurance Medical Trust.

SC&RA to Begin Membership Directory Update Soon

Early next year, SC&RA members will be given an opportunity to update their listings for the Association’s 2011 Membership Directory. SC&RA has transitioned to a system in which all changes will be made online. All official representatives at member companies will receive a fax and an e-mail with log-in information and step-by-step instructions for updating the listings. 
 
Those purchasing anything beyond the basic listing that is included with membership dues must pay in advance.

Symposium Session to Review Technology Use in Risk Management

A panel that includes Robert Moore, Brent Moody and Ron Kipp of NBIS. will discuss the use of technology in risk management at the SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium, March 2-4, 2011, at The Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

Register or Get a Booth Now for 2011 Annual Conference

Conference registration and Exhibitor registration is now open online for the 2011 Annual Conference, April 12-16, at the Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, Calif. Additional information includes exhibitor information, room reservations, and hotel and travel information. A complete program will be available in early January. Information about the Annual Conference is also available by calling the Association at (703) 698-0291.

Register Now for January Board & Committee Meetings in San Diego

There’s still time to register for the SC&RA 2011 January Board & Committee Meetings, January 5-8, at the Park Hyatt Aviara, San Diego, Calif. The meeting agenda, online registration, and information about the hotel and travel are available on the SC&RA website.
 
There has been a change in the acceptance of room reservations for this meeting. Instead of completing paper forms, attendees will need to register here.

SC&RA Offers Mobile App For Crane Hand Signals

(FAIRFAX, Va.) December 13, 2010 – The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) now offers a free mobile app for instantly accessing all necessary crane hand signals.  The new app is available in the iTunes App Store and Blackberry App World.   
Every signal included is compliant with the new OSHA Cranes and Derricks Standard, Appendix A to Subpart CC of Part 1926-Standard Hand Signals. Each signal is shown graphically so that operators can quickly and easily reference the appropriate signal for each command.