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Tariffs imposed on Chinese crane imports to USA
President Biden imposes 25% tariff on port cranes imported from China
US slaps increased tariffs on Chinese goods used in construction
The US government has announced that it is raising tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods, including on materials and machinery used in the construction industry
U.S. noncompete ban: protecting company interests if or when it goes through
The rule banning noncompete agreements is already facing legal challenges. In the meantime, companies can take steps to protect their interests.
Securing your business in uncertain times
All eyes are on the legal horizon. SC&RA’s Joel Dandrea discusses.
ESG reporting and the changing generational and regulatory landscape
Younger generations want their investments to align with their values. The related ESG regulations can make that a challenge for OEMs.
OS/OW travel restrictions during the solar eclipse
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States and Canada.
CIC returns to certifying crane operators
The company is once again testing crane operators and issuing certifications that are recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
EU transport harmonisation moves ahead again
European Parliament takes another step in support of harmonisation of rules on indivisible loads
Three major permitting reforms announced at Symposium
Coming out of the 2024 Specialized Transportation Symposium, SC&RA’s ongoing advocacy efforts yielded major permitting reforms.
SC&RA debuts best-practice guide for carriers and pilot cars
The guide was born out of a concern was growing over a disconnect between carriers and pilot car services in both the U.S. and Canada.
Navigating cannabis confusion in the construction sector
As cannabis laws continue to be relaxed, the number of construction and transport workers who test positive will continue to increase
EU vote backs heavy transport reforms
European Parliament voted to back proposed transport rule revisions and harmonisation, including SERT
What transport challenges can be expected for 2024?
Mike Chalmers offers insight on how to avoid them
AEM publishes Scope 3 Category 11 GHG emissions reporting guidance for off-highway OEMs
The guidance is intended to promote consistency in reporting.
Crunch time for EU heavy transport reform
Decision imminent on harmonisation and reform of rules for abnormal road transport
Rental confidence taking a dip
Survey from the rental market indicates a softening of business sentiment across multiple measures
Navigating FMCSA’s proposed rule changes for 2024
Well over 200 new rules are currently in various stages of development or implementation at the DOT. 
SCRA looks back at successes from 2023
Association’s advocacy gains for crane and transport industry were undeniable in 2023
CECE joins transatlantic call for end to EU/US steel tariffs
Industry bodies rally as steel and aircraft dispute threatens to be renewed
Recapping SC&RA’s advocacy initiatives in 2023
SC&RA advocacy wins come early and often.
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