Articles by D.Ann Shiffler

What’s going on in the North American SPMT market?
Published on: 06 February, 2024
As SPMT usage has grown, these versatile machines are expanding into new markets.
Iron Stag Crane tackles transmission tower replacement
Published on: 01 February, 2024
Replacing powerline transmission towers over the Susquehanna River required planning, skill and a safety-first culture.
Buckingham Heavy Transport DBD talks company’s rich history in structural moving
Published on: 30 January, 2024
Buckingham Heavy Transport’s Rick Maloyed discusses how to harness opportunity through experience and know-how. 
Tradelossa comemora 50 anos
Published on: 09 January, 2024
Aurelio de los Santos Murillo abriu uma empresa com um pequeno caminhão em novembro de 1973.
Tradelossa celebra 50 años
Published on: 09 January, 2024
Aurelio de los Santos Murillo fundó la empresa el 16 de noviembre de 1973.
Mega crane demand is on the rise
Published on: 09 January, 2024
These super heavy lift cranes are needed around the world to service huge lifting projects. 
ACT EXCLUSIVE: Up close and personal with Bigge’s new “green” crawler
Published on: 08 January, 2024
D.Ann Shiffler reports from California as Bigge Crane & Rigging unveils its Liebherr LR 1250.1 Unplugged. 
Tradelossa celebrates 50 years
Published on: 08 January, 2024
Started by Don Aurelio de los Santos Murillo in November 1973, Tradelossa is one of Mexico’s most renowned specialists in specialized transportation and rigging.
Talking transport: A Q&A with the chairman of SC&RA’s Symposium
Published on: 03 January, 2024
Louis Juneau brings a deep understanding to the realm of specialized transportation. 
Who are North America’s largest specialized transportation companies?
Published on: 11 December, 2023
ACT presents the exclusive rankings of the 2023 Transport 50 Top List. 
A primeira viagem da Barnhart ao México
Published on: 08 December, 2023
Em sua primeira viagem ao México, a Barnhart Crane & Rigging certamente não começou com pouco.
El primer viaje de Barnhart Crane & Rigging a México
Published on: 08 December, 2023
Para su viaje inaugural a México, Barnhart Crane & Rigging ciertamente no comenzó siendo pequeño.
Barnhart’s first haul into Mexico
Published on: 06 December, 2023
The project involves the transport of 10 huge loads that originated in Yuma, AZ.
Mazzella acquires Newell Davis
Published on: 06 September, 2023
Mazzella expands its footprint on the East Coast.
Tadano settles with EPA
Published on: 01 September, 2023
Tadano will pay a civil penalty of $40 million and contribute $3.2 million to a mitigation project to be carried out in the state of Texas.
Head of MPE Group ‘keeps rocking’ as business grows across Latin America
Published on: 05 July, 2023
Alvaro Rodriguez is among Mexico’s most knowledgeable and experienced rigging professionals.
What is the market for all-terrain cranes in North America?
Published on: 22 June, 2023
All terrain crane demand is high, but lead times are a challenge. D.Ann Shiffler reports on the market for these sophisticated lifters.
Is the offshore wind farm market ready to take off?
Published on: 09 May, 2023
Mammoet, Sarens and Buckner HeavyLift are geared up to be major players in the U.S.
Need multiple cranes for a single project with limited space?
Published on: 13 April, 2023
No problem. ACT details Central Contractors Service’s logistics department. 
A guide to ConExpo 2023
Published on: 07 March, 2023
ACT’s exclusive show guide to North America’s largest construction equipment show in Las Vegas in March
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