Purpose / Mandate

The National Boom Dolly Research Committee has been mandated by the Crane Rental Association of Canada to:

  • Access existing or commission research to support the crane rental companies.
  • Research and gather all material related to boom dolly.
  • Research and gather material related to weights and dimensions.
  • Advocate on behalf of CRAC members to increase weights and dimensions where appropriate.
  • Develop relationship with international crane industry and share best practices.
  • Support R&D of smart technology for crane & dollies.
  • Define and formulate strategies and recommendations and report to the BOD.


  • Gain government and industry support to reach weights & dimensions regulations to ensure the maximum safety of crane operators, drivers and the general public, during travel to and from job sites.
  • Make recommendations to establish a standard weight increase for cranes according to industry recommendations.
  • Develop best practices for crane and dolly combinations.
  • Increase the participation of manufacturers in the development of smart technologies.

Make recommendations to establish a standard weight increase for cranes.

  • Justin Andrews – Tadano America Corporation – Chair 
  • Claire Belanger-Parker – Executive Director
  • Gijs (Gus) Verdeijen – Mammoet Canada
  • Mike Lavoie – Myshak Crane and Rigging Ltd.
  • Jeff Willson – Mammoet Canada
  • Bob Picken – Sterling Crane
  • Trevor Eckert – Sterling Crane 

The member companies participating on this committee are:

  • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services
  • Liebherr Canada
  • Manitowoc Cranes
  • Nelson Manufacturing Co.
  • Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd
  • North West Crane Enterprises Ltd.
  • Greenfield Products
  • BigFoot Crane Ltd.
  • LaPrairie Crane
  • Cropac Equipment Inc.
  • The Alberta Crane Owners Association
  • RKM Services Ltd.
  • Mammoet Canada
  • Tadano America Corp.
  • Link-Belt Cranes
  • Amherst Crane Rentals
  • Sterling Crane/Marmon Crane 
  • Guay Inc.
  • TNT Crane & Rigging Canada
  • Irving Equipment
  • SC&RA
  • BC Assoc. for Crane Safety

If you wish to participate to the work of this committee, please contact Claire Belanger-Parker by email at: claire(at)crac-aclg.ca or by phone at 306-585-2722.