ESTA’s well-received best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) is being translated into six languages to meet demand from across Europe. The new guide helps address the problem of trailers occasionally tipping over, even though existing operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed. Translations into German and Polish have already been published and … Read more
News that the European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations has been strongly welcomed by ESTA. “It comes as a huge relief and show what can be achieved by concerted and effective action and lobbying,” said Søren Jansen, director of ESTA, the European association … Read more
Engine emissions agreement averts job loss fears of mobile crane manufacturers The European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations – and averted fears of job losses. The European Commission has said that the new regulations for engines in non-road mobile machinery will become mandatory on … Read more
Industry representatives gather at 2016 meeting of the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA) meeting in Munich, Germany. The annual meeting of the ICSA took place at the Novotel Munchen Messe in Munich, Germany on April 13, 2016. It was hosted jointly by the European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) and the European Association of Abnormal … Read more
ESTA has published its much-anticipated best practice guide for the use of SPMTs. The new guidelines will help address the problem of trailers tipping over, which has happened on some occasions even though then operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.
From January 2016 in Germany, it is compulsory for abnormal load transports to have their vehicles equipped with a gauge which measures axle pressure, if the vehicle has air- or hydro-pneumatic suspension.
The FEM guideline “Working at Height” is now finally available through VDMAs webshop. This guideline available in the languages English and German and gives an overview regarding the Safety Measures and Procedures related to work at height – Mobile cranes The guideline is available through: VDMA Webshop
ESTA has changed its rules to allow individual companies to become official supporters and be directly involved in its work.
In an open letter, Søren Jansen, ESTA Director, sets out the organisation’s worries about the EU Commission’s “Directive 97/68/EC – Draft” on Stage V engine emissions, and planned to become mandatory by January 1, 2019.