Dead-End Story Leads To Live News

Sometimes an article idea doesn’t pan out, but time spent researching the topic may open a new door. I had originally planned to include a story about operator fatigue in Lift and Access. It’s a consideration for many kinds of equipment ranging from trucks to cranes.

For example, the Department of Transportation requires operators of truck cranes to count their crane-seat time as part of their overall driving time. Thus, if an operator drives a truck crane two hours to reach a job site and then works six hours in the crane, he or she has to count a total of eight hours in his or her DOT log book. Getting out of the crane cab but being on the jobsite also counts toward the DOT total.

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