January 7 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its Specialized Transport Symposium during March 19-21, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

More than 400 specialised carriers, state and federal government officials, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers are expected to attend the three-day event.

The symposium will begin with a session from companies based in the US, Mexico and Canada, and the obstacles encountered when moving heavy and over-dimensional cargoes internationally, and intermodal movements through ports.

Further sessions will discuss: one-stop-shop permitting; state-to-state harmonisation of regulations; the current trucking workforce and the next generation of hauliers; compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) to reduce permit violations and fines; a hands-on demonstration of how authorities conduct roadside inspections of oversize loads; how technological tools such as in-cab recorders become more sophisticated and important in the business environment; risk management; and changes to federal regulatory initiatives.

The final session will recap the 2013 winning entries from the SC&RA Hauling Jobs of the Year Competition, including the transportation of the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of downtown Los Angeles by Sarens; and the delivery of the two largest loads ever transported over public highways in the United States by Burkhalter.

If you wish to attend the Specialized Transport Symposium, hosted at the Omni Houston Hotel, please visit the SC&RA website (link below).