The August issue of American Cranes & Transport, SC&RA’s official domestic magazine, will feature the first annual Tower Crane 50 listing of the largest tower crane companies in North America. Any company that owns a fleet of one to hundreds of tower cranes should fill out the survey to be included on the list. Deadline is July 13, 2012.
Motor carriers that fail to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program may be subject to costly repairs, delays, and penalties, or may be ordered to stay off the road entirely. SC&RA’s free webinar on Wednesday, July 11, at noon EDT offers valuable insights on navigating the minefield of the CSA program.
SC&RA reminds companies considering a booth at the Exhibit Center during the Crane & Rigging Workshop, September 19-21, in Louisville, Ky., that booth fees include a complimentary registration to the Workshop. By attending technical sessions, committee meetings and receptions, exhibitors gain many additional networking opportunities. That’s one big reason why only seven of 77 booths are still available.
"Make Transportation Your Business” is the topic to be addressed by Janet Kavinoky during the 35th SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, September 19-21, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, Ky. The Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S.
SC&RA is relocating its offices. Effective July 30, the new address will be:
Trinity Centre One
5870 Trinity Centre Parkway
Centreville, VA 20120
Phone: (703) 698-0291
Fax: (703) 698-0297
On June 21, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs unveiled a new portal on their websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. The portal will link to the Veterans Transportation Career Center, where former members of the armed forces can enter their specific military work experience, see how it translates to jobs in the civilian working world, and search for available jobs in their field.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced on June 20 that it had cleared the way for Kentucky and Indiana to move forward with the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges project by approving its environmental review. The announcement is a major step toward construction scheduled to begin later this year.
SC&RA has heard from a number of members whose drivers have been issued substantial citations for being at truck stops in Pennsylvania not listed on their permit. When asked about this, Glenn Rowe, Chief of Traffic Engineering and Permits at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), responded, “Yes, haulers need to anticipate stops for fuel and/or rest and note those routes or points of interest on their application.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on June 22 that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive a total of almost $500 million from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2012 program. The TIGER program aims to fund innovative projects that are difficult or impossible to fund through other federal programs. In many cases, these grants will serve as the final piece of funding for infrastructure investments totaling $1.7 billion in overall project costs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Alabama trucking company for 17 safety violations. OSHA opened an inspection in March under the agency’s Site-Specific Targeting Program, which directs enforcement resources to workplaces with higher-than-average rates of injuries and illnesses. Proposed penalties total $56,700.