ESTA is the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

About the ESTA organization

ESTA - the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes - was founded in 1976 and since then has grown steadily.


Today, we have active members in eighteen countries and have established very close ties to the equipment manufacturers who supply the heavy transport and mobile crane industry, giving ESTA members the opportunity to voice ideas on future developments and technical issues.


ESTA works to

- Continually improve equipment to create a safer working environment, alongside the manufacturers

- Harmonise equipment travel rules, general conditions of work and reduce permit delays throughout Europe

- Continuously improve the image of the sector

- Enhance the quality of service provided to clients

- Promote safer ways of working

- Create the opportunity for ESTA's members to exchange information, allowing them to work together all over Europe.


In addition, when there is a new issue of particular importance, ESTA creates a working group to investigate and produce recommendations

Current work includes

Safe working at height
- Issues involving the on-site delivery of wind turbine components
- Creating a common European Crane Operator Licence
- Promoting ESTA’s best practice guide for the stability and operation of SPMT and modular trailers.


More details about our members, our policies and the activities of our working groups can be found elsewhere on this website.

Upcoming events

  • 19th of February 2019 SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium

    Feb 19-22, 2019
    SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium in Houston, TX

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  • 2nd of April 2019 Wind Europe Conference and Exhibition, Spain

    April 2-4, 2019 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre. For further information go to www.windeurope.org.

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  • 8th of April 2019 BAUMA, Munich

    April 8-14 at Messe München/ICM, Munich, Germany. Further information at www.bauma.de.

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