207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Jan. 14, 2022

In this Issue:

Logger’s Voice Winter Edition – Now Available!

Welcome New Members – 3 New!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – New HumpDay and Unsafe Zone videos!

Trucking – Updates weekly

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Logger’s Voice Winter 2022!

The Winter 2022 edition of The Logger’s Voice is now available!


Welcome New Member

Welcome New Member: Haslam Enterprises Inc.

Haslam Enterprises Inc of Eastbrook, ME joined the PLC as a new Forest Contractor Member in December of 2021.  The company has a professional staff of 2. To learn more contact Scott Haslam at 207-479-6077 or haslamenterprises@gmail.com

Welcome New Supporting Member

Welcome New Preferred Supporting Member: Granite State Cover & Canvas

Granite State Cover & Canvas of Plaistow, NH joined the PLC as a new Preferred Supporting Member in December of 2021.  The company is New England’s premier cover and canvas distributor. To learn more contact Tina Duval at (603) 382-5462 or office@granitestatecover.com or visit www.granitestatecover.com

Welcome New Supporting Member

Welcome New Enhanced Supporting Member: Dow Enterprises Inc.

Dow Enterprises Inc. of Fort Kent joined the PLC as a new Enhanced Supporting Member in December of 2021. The company is a dealer and on-site installer of telecommunications and industrial equipment based in Fort Kent. Their brands consist of weBoost, Spot, Iridium, Kärcher, and KC Lights. To learn more, contact Patrick Dow at (207) 242-8661, Patrick.dow00@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/dowenterprisesinc

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.


Safety Resources

New Hump Day Safety Video – Safety Glasses!

New Unsafe Zone Safety Video – Tony Madden: Safety Glasses!

*This video pairs well with the new HumpDay video above. Share them both with your employees!


Maine BMV — Entry Level Driver Training Requirement

The Federal requirement for CDL applicants to complete Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) before taking a road or skills exam takes effect on February 7, 2022.

Drivers who have successfully completed a written exam and hold a CDL permit before Feb. 7, 2022 are exempted from having to complete ELDT prior to a skills or road test.

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) schedules written exams 2 weeks in advance, to ensure enough time to provide applicants written scheduling notification via the mail.

To increase the likelihood of scheduling a CDL or endorsement written exam before Feb. 7, any of your employees intending to take the exam should submit their completed application with payment to BMV no later than 10 Jan 2022. The application is available HERE.

For more information on this requirement, CLICK HERE.

New Canadian Vaccination Requirement for Truck Drivers Deadline Jan. 15

The Canadian government will begin requiring all truck drivers entering Canada to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19  by Jan. 15 2022. To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine – or combination of vaccines – accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. To enter on Jan. 15 this effectively means a driver’s full series of shots must be completed no later than Jan. 1

As many of you are aware, all exempt essential service providers including truck drivers are already required to identify their vaccination status in ArriveCAN, regardless of whether or not they are allowed to enter as unvaccinated.

Until January 15, 2022, if an exempt essential traveller is not vaccinated, they will still be able to get an ArriveCAN receipt. After January 15, 2022, they must be fully vaccinated to get an ArriveCAN receipt. As of this date, most travellers who are currently exempt from quarantine will need to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. They will also be required to upload their proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.

The full announcement on this change is available HERE. If you have questions you may contact the PLC at 207-688-8195.

Logging Industry News

Member Discounts


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!




Fabian Oil Discount


Traction Heavy Duty Special


Wallingford’s Discounts



Maine Trailer Discounts



Scandinavian Forestry Equipment


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! 


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