Happy Labor Day!
National Manufacturing Month is on the horizon, and as we move into Q4, we hope you have a great Labor Day weekend. This is a time to appreciate the hard work that goes into American manufacturing.
A GIANT thank you to our Elliott team. Your consistent efforts to improve our products and processes make a huge difference to your customers inside, and our customers outside Elliott. Our customers depend on us every day to deliver innovative, high-quality, and dependable solutions to their work challenges. I hope you take pride in what we have accomplished over our 75-year history and look forward to continuously improving what we do on a daily basis.
For those attending the Utility Expo in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of the month, Elliott will be showcasing several new innovative aerial work platforms and digger derricks. We’ve been putting a great deal of effort into realizing these class-leading products, and we look forward to showing them to you firsthand at the event.
Thank you to all our staff and customers. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend, and we hope to see you in Kentucky!
Revving up for cleaner skies: new truck emission rules taking the road in 2024
From 2024, the U.S. trucking sector will witness transformative emission standards. The EPA and California’s CARB have released new regulations, aiming for cleaner air and enhanced public health.
Key changes include:
1. NOx Emissions: New U.S. heavy-duty trucks, including Class 2b-8, must reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 50% relative to 2021 figures.
2. Zero-Emission Goals: CARB mandates that by 2024, a fraction of trucks in California be zero-emission, reaching 100% by 2035. States like Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, and others are adopting similar measures, with more states joining by 2025.
3. Testing & Durability: Trucks are expected to uphold low emissions for a massive 800,000 miles.
4. Transparency: Truck manufacturers are required to disclose more detailed emissions testing data.
These rules, while challenging for manufacturers, herald a leap towards greener standards.
The truck chassis landscape is shifting. Their availability, already limited historically, is anticipated to become even scarcer in 2024. This is because only a few chassis complying with the CARB standards will be produced and must be identified at the time they are ordered. Additionally, pricing for all chassis will be impacted by manufacturers complying with these new regulations. The chassis market is undeniably dynamic. With these evolving conditions, we strongly encourage our clients to remain foresighted and strategize for 2024 and beyond.
While this creates turbulence in the short term, it will lead to a more environmentally-friendly future on our highways.
ELLIOTT IN THE WILD!
“Get your job done with first-class equipment and customer support from Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment, LLC
We’re pleased to offer our customers leading products such as this Elliott 34-ton crane and Terex TM100 insulated bucket, both mounted on PowerTraxx tracked vehicles. Units such as these are available for bare rental, our best-in-industry RPO program, or outright purchase and all are backed by our dedicated, well-trained customer support team. Thanks to SPL field service technician Todd Whitehead for providing us with this photo.”
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John R. Dabney
What is your Job Title?
When did you join Elliott?
What do you like best about working for Elliott? The safe environment. Teamwork to provide a quality product.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment at Elliott? Learning more about our equipment and how it works.
What is your favorite Elliott product and why? I’d have to say the L65. It’s a very user-friendly machine and relatively easy to assemble.
What are your personal hobbies? Hanging out at the lake with my wife and daughter.
What is your all-time favorite movie, band/musician, or TV series?
All the Die Hard movies. Pink Floyd. My favorite TV series is CSI.
What is your favorite sport and team?
Tell us about your family, and pet(s), or give a fun fact about yourself!
We have a pure breed Dalmatian and a cat who likes to go for walks with the dog.
SHOULD YOU BUY OR RENT?
Determining whether to buy, lease or rent an aerial work platform or crane can be an intimidating decision and there are many factors to consider.
Benefits to ownership include:
- Equipment can be customized and tailored to fit your needs
- Custom branding enhances the professional image
- Eliminates availability concerns that arise with frequent renting
- A portion of the cost can be recouped at resale
- Low interest rates and bonus tax depreciation make it more cost-effective than ever
Benefits to renting include:
- Less overhead cost than with buying or leasing
- Elimination of certain maintenance and other cost-of-ownership expenses
- Allows for a high-degree of flexibility in the equipment used for lifting and aerial work
We can help walk you through each of these and help you make the decision that makes the most sense for your business needs. Learn more.
Spotlight on safety: do you know the proper techniques for manually lifting at work?
Lifting may seem straightforward, but over a million workers encounter back injuries annually, with a staggering 75% of these injuries occurring during lifting tasks.
Here Are 5 Essential Lift Safety Guidelines from OSHA!
Plan Ahead: Prior to hoisting any load, verify that the workspace is level, dry, and devoid of obstacles. Determine the estimated weight of the object and evaluate whether solo lifting is a safe option.
Stretch It Out: Engage in a proper warm-up before undertaking any lifting endeavor. This simple step can be the make-or-break factor between sustaining an injury and getting the job done.
Master the Technique: Standing as close to the object as possible, bend your knees and maintain an upright upper body position, assigning the responsibility of lifting to your legs rather than your back. Maintain a forward gaze, uphold your back’s alignment, and square your shoulders to maintain a slight arch in your lower back.
Carry with Care: Establish a firm grip on the load and employ your feet to change direction. Take small, deliberate steps while leading the change in direction with your hips. Your shoulders should remain aligned with the motion of your hips. Keep the load proximate to your body, with your elbows snug at your sides.
Gently Set Down: Reverse the descent process by lowering your legs while ensuring the load remains close to your body. Maintain an elevated head position and engage your core muscles as you lower the load. Beware, setting down a load can be just as perilous as lifting it, so exercise caution throughout.
STOCK UP ON NEW ELLIOTT APPAREL, GEAR, and GIFTS
Elliott Equipment Company is excited to unveil our new online store at elliottbrandstore.com! Show off your Elliott pride and stock up on apparel, work and travel accessories, drinkware, tools, gifts, and more. With the holiday season right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to impress the machine lovers in your life.