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Permit services are key to successful transport
ACT’s Permitting Roundtable delves into today’s challenges and the keys to running a fruitful permit business. 
Terex to implement steel cost surcharge
The move is in response to President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum
Harmonising markings and lighting
Steps are being taken to harmonise marking and lighting regulations in Europe
Speedy plays down impact of Carillion collapse
UK rental company says outstanding debt owed by Carillion to Speedy stands at £2 million
Wisconsin Senate passes bill to save millions
The Governor of Wisconsin signed the Milwaukee High-Wide legislation into law Thursday, November 30, 2017
MPs target height safety with IPAF
IPAF is working with new UK Members of Parliament group dedicated to improving safety and best practice when working at height
President Xi visits XCMG
China’s president visited XCMG and said its dedication to innovation helped form the “backbone of China.”
Updates to British standards on MEWPs and MCWPs released
The new MEWP standard takes into account the BS EN 280, which specifies design calculations, construction standards, stability criteria, safety, examination and testing requirements
Fibre rope guidance from FEM
FEM publishes initial guideline on safe use of high performance fibre rope in mobile crane applications
Radio receiver gains DNV GL approval
DNV GL approval has been given to HBC-radiomatic’s AC power radio receiver, increasing its appeal for maritime applications
Star meets high standards
UK-based Star Platforms has achieved ISO 14001 2015 accreditation, an internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems
Monorail hoist revision
The US Department of Labor’s OSHA has announced a new enforcement policy that excludes monorail hoists from the requirements of its standard, Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction
U-turn resolves dispute over Spanish permits
Attempts to enforce changes to Spain’s exceptional transport regulations have been dropped following complaints from trade bodies
ESTA, FEM and VDMA start wind energy discussions
New best practice guidelines for the lifting and transportation of wind turbines are under discussion following a meeting between ESTA, FEM and VDMA Power Systems
New legislation passed for Australia’s hire industry
Updated Bill in Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) means contracts only fall into lease definition for hires over two years
ESTA’s ECOL passes milestone
Lifting and transport association ESTA has established the ECOL Foundation, an important step in bringing the European Crane Operator Licence project to fruition
Skyjack releases ANSI white paper
The paper discusses the major changes that will occur with the new upcoming standards
Drivers ride bicycles in safety initiative
Construction materials supplier Travis Perkins in the UK has invested £750,000 in sending its drivers on a Safe Urban Driving course to help improve safety
International Roadcheck
The annual International Roadcheck regulations enforcement campaign will take place across the USA, Canada and Mexico between 6 and 8 June 2017
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