Pilot program began September 1
The Crane Rental Association of Canada
(CRAC), in coordination with Alberta Transportation, has started their two-year pilot program
to study the potential impacts of changing the regulations governing the transportation of all-terrain cranes (ATCs) on provincial and municipal roads. The current regulations require that ATCs are transported with the boom supported by a dolly to distribute weight across more axels. The CRAC has identified this regulatory requirement as red tape, as ATCs are designed to have the boom in front of the crane in transit.
The pilot program will explore the CRAC’s claim that removing this regulatory requirement will:
- increase transportation safety;
- decrease downtime required to prepare the ATC for transportation and deployment at a worksite; and
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions as fewer vehicles are required to move an ATC.
The pilot will change the regulations for the transportation of ATCs, although municipalities will still be able to issue permits and collect associated revenue when ATCs utilize municipal roads.
For more information on the pilot, please contact Claire Bélanger-Parker, Executive Director of the Crane Rental Association of Canada at 1.855.680.2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of External Relations and Advocacy