The HTA & ESTA

The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) is the unique European arm for trade Associations, representing mobile cranes and access platform, rental companies and abnormal road transport companies.

The HTA is the UK representative member of ESTA and has held the Presidency for 3 years.

The Work of ESTA

ESTA’s primary objective is European harmonisation of rules and regulations for crane companies and hauliers.  To that end ESTA:-

  • Is the leading European representative of abnormal road transport companies and mobile crane rental companies
  • Strives, together with manufacturers, towards continuous improvement of equipment to create safer working environments
  • Seeks to harmonise equipment travel rules, general conditions of work and reduce permit delays throughout Europe
  • Maintains an inter-European network for national Associations, companies and manufacturers
  • Strives for continuous improvement of the image of the sector
  • Seeks to enhance the quality provided to our clients and promote a safer way of working
  • Exchanges information between the ESTA members, allowing them to work together all over Europe

Since ESTA was founded in 1976, it has established close ties with manufacturers supplying our industries with equipment, allowing ESTA members a voice on future developments and technical issues.