July 2017—NCCCO has added a third load chart option, a boom truck, to its CCO Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab (TLL) Mobile Crane Operator Specialty Exams. The new load chart is based on a 50-ton National swing-cab boom truck.
“NCCCO wants to remain responsive to industry trends, and adding this new TLL load chart option reflects the market growth for these increasingly popular cranes,” explained NCCCO Written Exam Management Committee chairman, Joe Bob Williams. The new National Boom Truck load chart also more accurately represented the cranes currently being manufactured and sold in today’s market, he added.
The new Specialty Exam is currently available at paper-and-pencil written exam administrations; computer-based testing (CBT) will be available later this year. The existing TLL Specialty Exam load chart options—Grove (truck mount) and Link-Belt (rough terrain)—are still available in both formats.
CCO certification for operators of boom trucks with fixed cabs became available last year. Unlike the new TLL load chart option which results in full TLL certification, the CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) operator certification is a subcategory of the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) certification and was developed specifically for the industries that use these machines such as petrochemical, maintenance, and general pick-and-carry work.