UFL calls for changes to French crane permit rules

ESTA is giving its support to the campaign by French member association UFL for changes to the rules governing the movement of cranes on public roads in France.

At present all crane movements in the country require a permit, but UFL – the Union Française du Levage – says that the current system is too slow and bureaucratic. Instead, it is calling for all cranes up to 48 tons vehicle weight to be exempt.

ESTA has agreed to UFL’s request for support in lobbying the French authorities, and to communicate the permit regulations in other countries such as the Netherlands to back up their position.