207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Member Weekly Update June 3, 2022

In this Issue:

PLC Exec. Director to appear on  “Inside Maine” WGANSaturday 10:35 a.m. with Shawn Moody

Trucking – FMCSA Documentation for Commercial Trucking Zoom Class June 7 – Register Now!

MLOP Seeking Instructors, Apply Now! – Delimber, buncher, and crane positions open!

Invite: On the Road to Maine’s Future PAC – July 9, Scarborough

Logger’s Voice Spring Edition – Now Available!

Cost Calculators – Members Only

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Trucking – Contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Safety ResourcesCPR/First Aid – If your employees need CPR – let Jess know at jessica@maineloggers.com and we will set up a free class at your shop!

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

PLC Exec. Director to appear on WGAN Saturday morning with Shawn Moody

Newsradio WGAN

PLC Exec. Director Dana Doran will appear on WGAN’s “Inside Maine” with former gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody on Saturday morning to discuss the current state of logging in Maine.  The broadcast will be from 10:35 a.m.-11 a.m. Tune in to AM 560 or FM 98.5 or listen online HERE.

Documentation for Commercial Trucking Zoom class June 7 Register Now!

Members,

You are invited to a Zoom class on June 7 that will cover what the key paperwork requirements are that commercial truck drivers, clerical employees, contractors, and owner-operators must keep track of.

WHO – This class is designed for anyone who handles paperwork related to commercial trucking, including contractors and employees.

WHAT – Topics will include • Driver Qualification • Drug & Alcohol Clearing house • Hours of Service (ELD) • Truck Maintenance Records • Motor Carrier Safety Planner online.

WHEN – The class will run from 9-10 a.m. June 7 via Zoom.

You must register in advance for this meeting. To do so, click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuduCrrzspGtdwMUKU_6jJ6kCaxiiiG_gP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

MLOP Program Seeking Delimber, Buncher, and Crane Intructors for Summer 2022! Apply Now!

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is seeking to fill instructor positions for the summer session of the program at an active logging site in the woods northeast of Old Town. Instructors are needed from June 13-Sept. 23.

The program is seeking delimber, feller buncher, and crane operators for these positions. Each instructor will be hired for 15 weeks total (60 hours a week for 10 weeks, 40 hours a week for 5 weeks.) The pay rate is $23 an hour. Pickup provided to get to and from the job site. For instructors not living in the Old Town area, room and board will be provided.

These positions are a great short-term opportunity for employees that might be impacted by reduced harvesting operations for the summer but could come back to their company in the fall, or for recently retired operators looking to share their knowledge with the next generation.

 If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, contact Donald Burr immediately at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more! 

MLOP Program Still Recruiting Students for Summer 2022!

Through the generous support of Skowhegan Savings, $1,000 scholarships are now available for all accepted students.

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is still accepting applications for the 2022 Class starting in late June. If you know of anyone who may have an interest in the program they can apply at the link below. You may also encourage them to call, text or email MLOP Coordinator Donald Burr at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more.

APPLY HERE

Invite: On the Road to Maine’s Future PAC – Meet & Greet June 9

PLC Members, on Thursday, June 9th in Scarborough, at Milton CAT’s facilities, State Senator Brad Farrin (R-Norridgewock) will be hosting a political fundraiser for his “On the Road to Maine’s Future PAC”. Senator Farrin is an employee of Milton CAT and is trying to raise funds to help Republican candidates regain control of the Maine Senate. 

Senator Farrin has asked the PLC if it would invite members to attend the event. Dana Doran will attend and would appreciate it if PLC members could attend as well.  This event is also focused on construction and trucking.

This event is not sponsored by the PLC, nor should it be considered a replacement for PLC’s bi-annual political fundraising effort.  However, it is a great opportunity to help someone who has been very helpful to the PLC since he was first elected to the Legislature in 2015.

The courtesy of an RSVP for the June 9th event by Wednesday, June 8th, would be greatly appreciated. RSVP’s should be sent to Dana Doran at executivedirector@maineloggers.com or by phone/text at 207-441-3621. 

Thanks and please contact us if you have any questions. 

Logger’s Voice Spring 2022!

The Spring 2022 Edition of The Logger’s Voice is now available!

PLC Members Only!

Equipment Cost Calculators Available

Members,

With expenses rising rapidly in the industry we know you are struggling to get a handle on your costs. This is a great time to utilize the cost calculators created in 2021 for PLC Members.

These new, easy to use, logging equipment and log trucking cost calculators are available on the PLC Members Only section of our web site You may access this private section of the web site with your member login or set up a login HERE.

These calculators allow you to quickly estimate the hourly cost of operation for any piece of your equipment.

DISCLAIMER: These calculators are being made available for your business use as a member benefit. They produce equipment estimates and are not official products of the PLC nor should they be used for negotiation purposes.

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

CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens certification: Did you know your employees are required to have this training every two years? If your employees need this training in 2022, contact Jessica at Jessica@maineloggers.com or 207-688-8195 and the PLC will schedule training in your area. THIS TRAINING IS FREE TO MEMBERS!

New Unsafe Zone Safety Video – Gabe Rioux: Hydraulic Injection Injury!

Featured HumpDay Safety Video – Ticks!

Safety Update Page

For more Safety resources and updates visit the PLC Safety Update page by clicking below!

Safety Resources for Members Only

The Safety Resources Page is located in the Members Only section of the PLC webite and contains many additional safety videos, resources, and materials for contractors. To check them out, click the link below and log in to the web site. If you do not have a login yet follow the instructions to create one. If you need help accessing the section contact the PLC office!

Logging Industry News

Lumberyard

Maine plan for wood-fired power plants draws praise and skepticism

A new law encouraging the development of wood-fired combined heat and power plants in Maine is drawing praise for its potential to benefit the economy and the environment. But some climate activists are skeptical, saying questions remain about whether the program will cut carbon emissions as intended.

Forestry Rules of Maine: What you need to know

Tuesday 06/07/2022                
Ashland, MFS office (Radar Road)

Tuesday 06/14/2022                
Augusta, MFS office (Bolton Hill/Route 3)

Tuesday 06/21/2022                
Lincoln, First Congregational Church (19 School Street)

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