The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 member companies from 43 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental.

SC&RA helps members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels; researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices; and providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be advanced.

SC&RA is organized into four groups under a Board of Directors. These groups focus on their specific concerns while working together for the common good:

  • The Allied Industries Group provides a gamut of products and services for other SC&RA members. They rely on SC&RA’s major meetings to network with their customers and help the Association uphold its reputation for conducting first-class meetings by contributing thousands of dollars as event sponsors.
  • The Crane & Rigging Group covers rigging, crane rental and millwright work and addresses such areas as labor relations; safety legislation, regulations and standards; trends in technology and equipment; permit policies and procedures for transporting cranes; and loss prevention, accident investigation and litigation management.
  • The Ladies Group consists of women affiliated with or married to employees of an SC&RA member company. Members largely direct their efforts to furthering the SC&R Foundation, which provides industry-related research and scholarships to students preparing for a career in the industry.
  • The Transportation Group encompasses the various specialized carriers and addresses such areas as federal regulations involving hours-of-service, electronic on-board recorders and load securement; regional permitting of oversize/overweight loads; pilot car best practices; anti-terrorism; and litigation concerns.

With a host of products, publications and services, including safety, technical and reference materials, SC&RA is a vital source of information for an ever-changing industry. Updated materials keep members and the industry abreast of current perspectives and emerging trends.