Hours of Service

Both specialized transportation and crane & rigging companies regularly find themselves addressing hours-of-service challenges that can affect public safety as well as impact operational efficiency. SC&RA is driven to advocate on the industry's behalf in examining and addressing these challenges so that member companies can focus less on regulatory distractions, and more on long-term success.

Crane & Rigging

Problem: On average, crane operators spend only one to two hours of on-duty time each trip driving a crane to and from a job site; however, operators have multiple periods of unscheduled breaks when they are basically “at rest” or “on break:” waiting for the scheduled time of the lift, waiting for the item to be rigged, waiting for the item to be lifted to arrive on the jobsite, jobsite delays extending the time onsite and then driving the roadways and dealing with traffic delays when returning to the yard, mechanical breakdowns requiring a service technician (down time waiting on repair) and weather delays.


Specialized Transportation

Problem: Despite effective planning, delays occur in specialized transportation that can affect the job when a driver must take a required 30-minute rest break. This burden may put the motoring public at risk by causing oversized loads to be forced to park on road shoulders and exit ramps. Drivers are also required by law to park their oversize/overweight (OS/OW) load for hours, and even days, at state lines/borders while they wait for the next jurisdiction’s OS/OW permit days/hours of operation to allow compliant passage. This regulation can be cumbersome to completing specialized moves and lifts.



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