2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium

OS/OW Across the Pond: Treading the Same Water

Thursday, February 20
8:30 am - 9:00 am

With companies broadening their holdings often beyond borders, it’s increasingly important to understand the complexities and opportunities for specialized transport in North America and Europe and the shared nexus of safety.

Speakers: Ton Klijn, Director & European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes, ESTA
Steven Todd, Vice President of Transportation, SC&RA

Ton Klijn Bio


Ton Klijn has been active in the heavy lift and transport industry since 1977.  He started at the Dutch heavy lift company Mammoet and worked both in Europe and the Middle East until he became Director Mammoet Europe in 1997.

In 2003, Klijn became managing director of Wagenborg Nedlift, a Dutch heavy lift and transport company and subsidiary of the Royal Wagenborg Group. Wagenborg operates on a worldwide scale but executes its activities predominantly in Europe.

Next to his work at Wagenborg he was also active in various employers’ associations, being a board member of the Dutch VVT, and as secretary of ESTA (European Association for Cranes and Abnormal Transport). He also holds the chair of the supervisory board of Aboma, a Dutch company which is active in the field of Safety on worksites, Certification and Crane inspections.

In August 2017, Klijn stepped down as director of Wagenborg Nedlift and accepted the post of ESTA director.

Steven Todd Bio

Steven Todd

Steven Todd, began his transportation career as a self-employed consultant in both the civil engineering and public transportation industry, specializing in funding and organizing municipal infrastructure and public transportation initiatives throughout Illinois.  This led to a career with the Illinois Department of Transportation where Mr. Todd oversaw areas including oversize/overweight permits and public transportation earning a reputation amongst specialized carriers for achieving permit policy harmonized successes that carried over to other Midwestern states.  Upon his retirement with IDOT in 2012, Mr. Todd has been employed with Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association in Washington, D.C. where he currently serves the world-wide trade association as Vice President of Transportation advocating for safe, efficient and harmonized regulatory policies.
In this role, Mr. Todd has been selected twice as an FHWA consultant for initiatives involving permit system automation and pilot car certification.  He currently serves on both the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Route Working Group and the National Coalition on Truck Parking as well as the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) National Advisory Committee

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