All Crane & Specialized Transport Articles

What’s going on in the North American SPMT market?
As SPMT usage has grown, these versatile machines are expanding into new markets.
Crunch time for EU heavy transport reform
Decision imminent on harmonisation and reform of rules for abnormal road transport
Apprenticeships help OEMs with employee recruitment, retention
Manufacturers can make use of apprenticeship programs to foster loyalty in employees and gain a high-quality workforce.
What are the benefits of drones in specialized transport?
A drone is a tool that is great for imagery, but it can also be used to assist a specialized transport team in several aspects of the project
CR Holland Crane Service acquired
Barnhart Crane and Rigging has purchased the Forest City, Iowa, USA-based company
Cargotec sales up across the board in 2023
Rise in sales and operating profit, Kalmar separation continues
How using refurbished cranes saves time and money
Repairing, refurbishing and remanufacturing crane components not only saves money but can be a sustainable choice too
Extinguishing EV fires poses unique challenges
When lithium ion batteries catch fire, they burn differently from internal combustion engines. Fighting those fires poses difficulties in vehicle fire suppression
Daseke to be acquired by TFI International
TFI International to pay more than $1 billion for specialized transport operator Daseke
In Memoriam: Richard Barnhart, 1934-2024
ACT is deeply saddened to report the founder of Barnhart Crane and Rigging has passed at age 90. 
Iron Stag Crane tackles transmission tower replacement
Replacing powerline transmission towers over the Susquehanna River required planning, skill and a safety-first culture.
Rental confidence taking a dip
Survey from the rental market indicates a softening of business sentiment across multiple measures
Mazzella appoints new vice president of service
The role will oversee operations and strategy for Mazzella’s crane service and hoist parts businesses.
Cranes lifting together at height
Linking two cranes at height for a clever tandem lifting bridge build in Germany
Buckingham Heavy Transport DBD talks company’s rich history in structural moving
Buckingham Heavy Transport’s Rick Maloyed discusses how to harness opportunity through experience and know-how. 
Sims Crane celebrates 65 years
The company hosted an event to celebrate their continued expansion and honor employees. 
Enter the ACT Specialized Lifting 50
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Barnhart completes second acquisition of the year
Barnhart Crane and Rigging has purchased Mississippi-based Baxter Crane and Rigging.
W.O. Grubb purchases Grove GMK6400-1
The 450-ton crane is busy performing various lifts in the Portsmouth-Newport News area in Virginia.
Another new crawler crane lifting record
3,600 tonne capacity Zoomlion giant breaks more lifting records in China
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