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PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Feb. 11, 2022

In this Issue:

Annual Meeting 2022 – May 13, Save the Date!

Logger’s Voice Winter Edition – Now Available!

Legislative BreakfastCANCELLED

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Keep the focus on Safety

Trucking – MDOT releases three year work plan

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

PLC Annual Meeting 2022: May 13

SAVE THE DATE!

Members and Supporting Members, we are pleased to announce plans to hold the PLC’s Annual Meeting and Log A Load for Maine Kids live auction this year on May 13 at a new location, the Harborside Hotel, Spa, and Marina in Bar Harbor!

Please save the date for this important event and many more details will be released soon along with sponsorship opportunities!

Logger’s Voice Winter 2022!

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

READ THE VOICE

Legislative Breakfast March 3 Canceled

It is with regret that the PLC announces that the PLC’s Legislative Breakfast scheduled for March 3 at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta has been cancelled. The PLC made this decision based on uncertainty about the legislative calendar in March amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing you all in person again at this event next year.

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

Did you miss the latest Safety Resources Update? The NEW video below will tell you what you are missing!

*Safety Resources Updates are issued on the first Wednesday of each month. If you are not seeing them in your email let us know!

New Hump Day Safety Video – Battery Safety!

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

*This video pairs well with last month’s new HumpDay video HERE. Share them both with your employees!

Trucking

MaineDOT

MaineDOT Releases Three-Year Work Plan

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Transportation has released the 2022 Edition of its three-year Work Plan. This Work Plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024. This plan contains 2,316 individual work items with a total value of $3.17 billion, consisting primarily of work delivered or coordinated through MaineDOT.

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Does trucking have a training problem?

A mainstream media report focuses on increased driver turnover, a ‘lack of standards,’ and unsafe training situations for women. Is that really an accurate representation of the entire trucking industry?

 

Logging Industry News

Logs

Maine leaders call for more loggers relief program money

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Maine’s Congressional delegation is calling for more money for a loggers relief program.

Demand from loggers has outpaced the $200 million dedicated to the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Haulers and Harvesters program.

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Maine weighs tax breaks for lumber industry

(The Center Square) – Maine lawmakers are considering a plan to extend a popular state income tax break to help new logging companies get into the business, but the measure faces opposition from the industry which says it could have “devastating” consequences.

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

 

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