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Mobile Crane Operator Program Adds Shuttlelift Load Chart as a Specialty Exam Option

December 20, 2013 - As part of NCCCO’s goal of continuously improving its certification programs, NCCCO is adding a new load chart option for the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) specialty exam. The new load chart is a Shuttlelift load chart based on a 25-ton carry deck crane load chart, although it has been modified for testing purposes. The new load chart more accurately reflects the current literature that accompanies cranes currently being manufactured and sold.

“Load chart calculations are a critical part of the NCCCO content outline. While all load charts share similar concepts, keeping the NCCCO load charts current ensures candidates are being tested on the latest information they need to run new cranes safely,” explained Joe Bob Williams, chairman of the NCCCO Written Exam Management Committee.

The new Shuttlelift load chart will eventually replace the Broderson load chart as an exam option in 2014. Candidates will be able to choose between this new Shuttlelift load chart and the Manitex load chart when taking the Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) specialty exam. For a period of time, the Broderson will still be available, but will soon be phased out as an option.

The new Shuttlelift load chart is currently available for download. Additionally, sample questions for the Shuttlelift load chart have been developed as well.  Any questions about this change may be directed to NCCCO Program Manager Joel Oliva, at