207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Nov. 12, 2021

In this Issue:

Logger’s Voice Fall Edition – Now Available

PLC Logger Christmas Ornaments – Order now to Support Log A Load!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety ResourcesSafety First!

Trucking – Updates weekly

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Logger’s Voice Fall Edition

Now Available!

The Fall 2021 edition of The Logger’s Voice is now available!

 

READ THE FALL EDITION

PLC Logger Christmas Ornaments and Drink Koozies!

Logger Christmas Ornaments and Log A Load drink koozies are in! Order now from Jessica at jessica@maineloggers.com. New forwarder design this year! Proceeds benefit Log A Load for Kids.

PLC Online Store

Looking for great PLC items and apparel? Gifts? First Aid packs, safety items and more? You will find them at the new PLC Online Store on our web site. Ordering is easy.

CHECK IT OUT HERE

Safety Resources

Spring Trainings Available Online!
Members Only!

Members, the PLC’s 2021 Logger and Fleet Spring Safety Trainings are now available in the Members-only section of the PLC website for those current employees who missed them!  To check them out, click the link below and login to the web site. If you do not have a login yet follow the instructions to create one. This is a members-only benefit. If you need help accessing the trainings contact the PLC office!

GO TO MEMBERS ONLY

NE Safe Logger
Now is a great time for online training!

NE Safe Logger:

Northeast Safe Logger is an entry level safety and workers’ comp. compliance training program for new entrants to the industry. This is a way for your company to create a culture of safety and reduce risk with a program created by loggers for loggers.

·       16 hours of interactive online training
·       Complete on a computer, tablet or smart phone
·       Done at the users’ own pace anytime day or night

Upon completion participants will get the discounted “certified logger” rate for workers’ compensation insurance in the State of Maine.  Visit www.tcnef.org/nesafelogger/ for more information on pricing.

Log-ins are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.  Your company will be put on a wait list if all the log-ins are in use.

LEARN MORE about these training options by emailing Jessica at jessica@maineloggers.com or calling (207) 688-8195.

Trucking

Mobile carriers are sunsetting 3G soon. Will your ELD be affected?

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones and other mobile devices will be unable to use data services.

Once a 3G network is no longer supported, it is highly unlikely that any ELDs that rely on that network will be able to meet the minimum requirements established by the ELD Technical Specifications, including recording all required data elements and transferring ELD output files.

Therefore, any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance with the technical specifications in the ELD rule after the 3G network it relies on is sunset. When in an area that does not support 3G, a 3G device will register a malfunction. In accordance with 49 CFR 395.34, the carrier has 8 days to get the malfunction resolved, in this case by replacement, unless an extension is granted.

The announced sunset dates are below.* These are dates for completing the shutdowns. Mobile carriers are planning to retire parts of their networks sooner.

  • AT&T 3G: February 22, 2022
  • Sprint 3G (T-Mobile): March 31, 2022
  • Sprint LTE (T-Mobile): June 30, 2022
  • T-Mobile 3G: July 1, 2022
  • Verizon 3G: December 31, 2022

Note: Many other carriers, such as Cricket, Boost, Straight Talk, and several Lifeline mobile service providers, utilize the AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile networks.

*Sunset dates are subject to change. Contact your mobile carrier for up-to-date information.

Logging Industry News

***Media Advisory***

Governor Mills to Unveil New Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan Initiative to Support Maine’s Forest Products Industry, Sustain and Create Jobs in Rural Maine

Milford, MAINE – Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Milford, Governor Janet Mills will unveil a new initiative through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy

The Governor will announce the initiative at Randall Madden Trucking, a family-based timber harvesting and hauling company in Milford. She will be joined by Dana Doran; Executive Director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine; Patrick Strauch, Executive Director of the Maine Forest Products Council; Brian Whitney, President of Maine Technology Institute; Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development; and Amanda Beal; Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

This event is the third and final in Governor Mills’ Maine Heritage Industry Week, which featured a series of announcements through the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan focused on supporting Maine’s iconic farming, fishery and forestry industries, including $20 million for Maine farmers and food processors and $10 million for Maine seafood dealers and processors.

Avangrid CEO Dennis Arriola waited to speak at a forum held by the New England-Canada Business Council at the Seaport Hotel on Friday.

Despite loss in Maine, Avangrid CEO vows to press forward with power line for Massachusetts

Avangrid chief executive Dennis Arriola vowed last Friday to press ahead with his company’s plans to build a nearly 150-mile transmission line through western Maine to deliver power from Quebec to Massachusetts, despite a majority of Mainers voting against the project.

Member Discounts

TRUCKING DISCOUNTS THROUGH THE ALC!

PLC Members, because the PLC is a member of the American Loggers Council YOU are entitled to special discounts on truck purchases! Click on the brand names below to learn more!

PETERBILT

WESTERN STAR

INTERNATIONAL

Fabian Oil Discount

 

Traction Heavy Duty Special

 

Wallingford’s Discounts

 

 

Maine Trailer Discounts

 

 

Scandinavian Forestry Equipment

 

Sullivan Tire Discount Skidder Tires

 

PLC Members get a 5% discount on culverts purchased at Treeline and Frank Martin & Sons

 

 

Hale Trailer discounts for PLC Members on new trailer purchases! Call Neal at 207-232-7969 for details!

 

 

Cross Arena Discounts for PLC! 

Classifieds

PLC Classified Section


Check out the equipment and job opportunities our members have listed at the LOGGING ZONE! If you have equipment for sale, are looking to buy, are looking for employees, or

Preferred Supporting Members

Preferred Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members

Enhanced Supporting Members