ESTA Newsflash: Driving restrictions in Austria for 2022

The Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility in Austria has published details of additional driving bans in Austria for 2022. The driving bans apply for trucks or articulated vehicles with a maximum permissible total weight of more than 7.5 tonnes and trucks with trailers where the sum of the maximum permissible total weights … Read more

Big boost for ECOL as Denmark gives formal go-ahead

Denmark has confirmed that it is formally recognising the European Crane Operators Licence following a series of meetings and consultations. As a result, any ECOL-qualified crane operator will be able to obtain a Danish crane operators’ licence on production of their ECOL status without the need for any further training or testing. The news was … Read more

ESTA Newsflash: Germany’s permitting rules update

STOP PRESS: ESTA members requested to report problems with new permitting rules in Germany We have learned from ESTA’s German member organization BSK that they have taken the initiative to try and convince the German authorities to adapt their new abnormal transport permitting rules. The changes BSK is calling for include new regulations on the … Read more

Fagioli and Wagenborg Nedlift dominate ESTA’s 2022 awards

Fagioli and Wagenborg Nedlift were the big winners in the 2022 ESTA Awards that took place in the Netherlands on March 17, taking seven of the ten awards on offer between them. The three remaining categories were won by Schot Verticaal Transport, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing and Spierings Mobile Cranes. Details of all the winners and finalists … Read more

ESTA Awards 2022 – Finalists

The finalists of the ESTA Awards 2022 have been announced by the Awards Jury. They are listed below. Further details will follow soon. Cranes telescopic lifting capacity ≤ 120 tBMS KranarM J van RielWagenborg Nedlift Cranes telescopic lifting capacity > 120 tBMSMammoet EuropeSchot Verticaal TransportWagenborg Nedlift Cranes Lattice BoomBMSFagioliHareket Heavy Lifting and Project TransportationMammoet Europe … Read more

Four new members for ESTA

Four new members have joined ESTA as the industry emerges from the restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic. Luxembourg-based Luxtrailers has joined ESTA as a special member, the first time that the country has been represented in ESTA. Three further companies, Fibremax, Prangl and Becht have joined as affiliate members. Austrian transport, lifting and logistics … Read more

Belgian authorities recognise ECOL

ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence project continues to make progress with Belgium agreeing to recognise the ECOL licence and Denmark reportedly close to following suit. Positive talks are also ongoing with Spain, although ECOL supporters warn that an agreement with the authorities there is not currently imminent. The positive noises from Denmark follow a meeting … Read more