The UK's Heavy Transport Association (HTA) has appointed Marcus Gough of Ainscough Crane Hire as its new chairman.
Gough, who replaces David Purslow, is head of transport for Ainscough and brings 35 years experience in haulage and heavy crane operations, having joined the British Army as a combat engineer and driver in 1986. In 2002 he left to run his own business and an owner operator of an HGV truck with large Hiab crane. In 2007 he joined Yodel, moving to Hallett Silbermann as transport manager in 2013. He began his crane career with Baldwins Cane Hire in 2015 leaving for EasyMix Concrete a year later but returning in mid-2016 as director and named transport manager. He was recruited by Ainscough as head of transport in May 2019. He also serves on the Road Haulage Association’s Abnormal Loads Specialist Group committee.
Speaking of his appointment he said: “I am delighted, and it is a huge honour to be elected for this term and to try and provide stability in these uncertain times. Both I and the committee encourage everyone to get involved, engage with the new look website, share, and feedback your ideas on the vast array of heavy and abnormal loads that are moved and escorted.”
“As chairman, I want to continue to drive the excellent work the HTA has already done in this area. With many key projects in progress at present, engaging with those involved with heavy transport, including government departments - with a focus on improving safety and standards within our industry.”