207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Member Weekly Update Sept. 9, 2022

In this Issue:

MLOP Graduation – Sept. 15, RSVP Now! Board meeting that morning!

MLOP Contractor Visits – Come meet future employees!

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Northern Maine Tournament one week away! You can still help us help Maine Kids by donating!

FSC Invitation – Maine Master Loggers Encouraged to Attend Portland Event

Cost Calculators – Members Only

PLC Store – Many items for sale

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!

Trucking – FMCSA removes ELDorado ELD from registered list

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Mechanized Logging Operations Program Graduation and PLC Board Meeting Sept. 15! RSVP Now!

*PLC Board Meeting will be held before the graduation from 8 a.m.-noon at Randall Madden’s garage! Lunch provided!

Members, please join us next Thursday Sept. 15 for the day as we hold a full PLC Board meeting from 8 a.m.-noon at Randall Madden’s garage on the Stud Mill Road in Milford and then travel to the Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) harvest site in Summit Township to attend the graduation of the sixth class beginning at 1 p.m.

We ask that you RSVP for the events using the link below. We hope you can attend both, but please come for whatever portion of the day you can. The agenda for the board meeting will be coming out next week. Thank you and hope to see you all next Thursday!

More information on the MLOP graduation, including directions, is available HERE.




Contractors invited to visit MLOP program and meet students! Find your next employee!


The Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) class underway in the woods northeast of Old Town is less than one week from graduation (Sept. 15th). 

Do you need to hire a new operator?  Seven of the current students are available for employment and have identified the regions of the state where they would prefer to work. Learn more HERE.

If you would like to learn more about these students or would like to set up an interview, contact Donald Burr at (207)-356-1541 and let him know what position(s) you are seeking to fill.

Contractors are invited to visit the program anytime! Just contact Don to set up a visit!

PLC Northern Maine Log A Load Golf Tournament Sept. 16

Our Northern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on September 16 in Lincoln is sold out, but you can still help us help Maine kids by donating. Check out the link below and let’s make miracles happen together! See you all next Friday!

Sept. 16 JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

FSC Invitation – PLC Members Encouraged to Attend Portland Event

The Forest Stewardship Council US invites you to an informal happy hour to meet FSC US President, Derik Frederiksen, the board of directors, and an array of partners from around Maine and New England.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Portland, ME. Full Directions available after RSVP

Derik and the board will share FSC priorities in the United States, including around climate and ecosystem services, and ways to generate value for certified companies and forest owners. If you are passionate about forests and sustainability, this will be a great networking opportunity.

Light appetizers and drinks will be served. 

Please RSVP to info@us.fsc.org.

PLC Members Only!

Equipment Cost Calculators Available


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.


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!

Featured HumpDay Safety Videos – Dehydration and Wheel Safety

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!


Cross Insurance Logo


September 13 & 22, 2022
9:00am – 11:00am
Leading Change
Presented by: David Ciullo of Career Management Associates


September 15 & 27, 2022
9:00am – 11:00am
Giving and Receiving Employee Feedback
Presented by: Kelly Flagg of Career Management Associates – September 15th
David Ciullo of Career Management Associates – September 27th


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!


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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELDorado ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed ELDorado ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective September 7, 2022.

Logging Industry News

Law targeting Canadian log truckers hits a 1st Circuit jam

BOSTON (CN) — The First Circuit looked unlikely Wednesday to rule in favor of a Maine law that gives its residents an advantage when it comes to log-trucking jobs.

Madawaska’s Twin Rivers Paper plant secures $100M in financing

An injection of  $100 million in capital to Twin Rivers Paper Co. in Madawaska will be used to refinance debt and provide working capital. 

Maine Tax Symposium, 2022

How will the latest State tax changes impact you?

Registration is now open for the 2022 State Tax Symposium (Online) presented by Maine Revenue Services

Click Here to Register Now!

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

Enhanced Supporting Members