Meet ESTA’s new intern

Dear ESTA Members, I am excited to share with you my professional journey at the ESTA offices. My name is Chiara Alloro and I am ready to dive into this new adventure of growth and learning. I am a 19-year-old who has been familiar with the ESTA environment for a few years now. As of … Read more

ESTA 2022 Autumn Meeting – October 13th – 14th, Finland

Meeting location:  SCANDIC GRAND MARINA Katajanokanlaituri 7, 00160 Helsinki, Finland Thursday October 13th, 2022Section Meeting Cranes and Section Meeting Transport | simultaneously held 13:00 – 15:30[For ESTA Ordinary Members, Special Members, Affiliated Companies and Supporters] Thursday October 13th, 2022Sections Joint Meeting 2022 Time: 16:00|17:00[For ESTA Ordinary Members, Special Members, Affiliated Companies and Supporters] Friday October 14th, 2022ESTA General … Read more

New parking time restrictions in force in Slovenia

DARS, the entity in charge of the construction, management and maintenance of motorways and expressways in Slovenia informs that a new Road Traffic Rules Act is entering into force. This act will regulate the parking of vehicles at motorway and expressway rest areas.  Buses and heavy goods vehicles over 3,500 kg may park in marked … Read more

ESTA 2021 Autumn Meeting October, Teams

With the postponing of the meeting on location in Finland you can find the meeting details for an on-line meeting through MS Teams in this news item. Please note that registration is mandatory for all the meetings. Meeting ScheduleOctober 14th, ESTA Joint Cranes and Transport Meeting, TeamsFor ESTA Ordinary Members, Special Members, Affiliated Companies and … Read more

ESTA calls on clients to publicly back crane operators licence scheme

ESTA Director Ton Klijn has called on the construction industry’s major clients and contractors to give public backing to the fast-growing European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) scheme. Klijn said that many clients and contractors – especially those in the energy and civil engineering sectors – have long complained to ESTA that they do not know … Read more

Concern at USA opposition to Tier 5 engines

ESTA has expressed concern at reports that the USA authorities are refusing to accept cranes and other construction machinery equipped with the latest Tier 5 engines. ESTA Section Cranes President Wouter van Noort said: “ESTA is urgently seeking clarification from our American friends and from the crane and equipment manufacturers.” ESTA has been told that … Read more

ESTA briefing – position on proposed new UK immigration rules

ESTA is very concerned about the recently-announced new UK plans to combat illegal immigration. ESTA recognises the challenges and cannot condone any willing assistance from drivers and road goods transport companies to facilitate illegal immigration, but we have a number of reservations related to the new proposed immigration rules, specifically where they are aimed at the road transport sector. In summary, the UK Government is proposing: – to increase the fines levied on transport companies by raising the maximum penalty per person found entering illegally … Read more

Sander Splinter: A tribute

It is ESTA’s sad duty to announce the death of Sander Splinter, our former Board Member and President of the Section Cranes. He was 49 and had been suffering from lung cancer.He leaves his wife and three daughters. Sander Splinter – The national condolence register Sander was a highly respected figure in our industry. He … Read more

Brussels raises concerns over “unworkable” French blind spot rules

European Commission officials and the French authorities are in talks over the country’s controversial introduction of rules on “blind spot” safety stickers for road transport. The new rules – which made such stickers mandatory for all lorries travelling on French roads  – came into force on January 1, although international vehicles were given until April … Read more