207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Member Weekly Update August 12, 2022

In this Issue:

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Both tournaments are now full but you can still help us help Maine Kids by donating auction items or sponsoring!

Impairment Detection Training for Employers – Deadline to register today!

MLOP Contractor Visits – Come meet future employees!

FSC Invitation – PLC Members Encouraged to Attend Portland Event

Logger’s Voice Summer Edition – Now Available!

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 Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program Applications Open

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Log A Load Golf Tournaments

Donate auction items or sponsor now!

We are pleased to announce team spots for both the PLC’s Southern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on August 26th in Lovell and the Northern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on September 16 in Lincoln are now sold out!  You can still help us help Maine kids by donating auction items for the tournaments or taking advantage of remaining sponsorship opportunities. Check out the links below or contact jessica@maineloggers.com and let’s make miracles happen together!

Aug. 26, Kezar Lake Country Club, Lovell

Sept. 16 JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

FREE Impairment Detection in the Workplace Training Session August 18 – registration deadline August 12!

This free one-day training session is designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee-impairment in the workplace in order to reduce worker accidents and injuries. Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance or cause. The class discusses the marijuana laws in Maine and how they relate to the workplace. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine’s Substance Use Testing Law.

Light breakfast and lunch provided! Register by 8/12/22. If you have additional employees you would like to attend, please email names to office@maineloggers.com. This class is sponsored by the PLC!


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


The Mechanized Logging Operations Program (MLOP) is now well underway in the woods northeast of Old Town and the class is just over a month from graduation (Sept. 15th). 

Do you need to hire a new operator?  Eight 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!

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: Halo at the Point, 20 Van Aken Way, Portland, ME.

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.

Logger’s Voice Summer 2022

Now Available!

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

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

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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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Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program 

The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP) opened its application portal for participation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the program acknowledges that safety is the highest priority for truck drivers. SDAP will help individuals between 18 – 20 explore interstate trucking careers and assist trucking companies in hiring and training new drivers through rigorous training standards – pairing each young driver with an experienced mentor. For more information, please view the SDAP Public Information Webinar  that covers training qualifications, participation requirements, and instructions about the application process.

Please contact safedriver@dot.gov with any additional questions.

Logging Industry News

An Old Town bridge’s new weight limit means a longer trip for much of Maine’s lumber

A new weight limit recently imposed on an Old Town bridge means that logging trucks carrying a substantial portion of the wood harvested in Maine have to take a detour that makes the journey to market lengthier and more expensive.

Do you have a bad commute? It’s probably nothing like in Jackman where road closure leads to 143-mile detour

JACKMAN — One of the main routes in Jackman was closed after heavy rains washed away a portion of the road, forcing a detour of more than 140 miles for some motorists, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

New Legislation Would Protect More Lands, Provide More Access to Katahdin Woods and Waters

Brunswick, Maine – Today, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Access Act, which would authorize the expansion of the park and provide better visitor access by connecting to the Millinocket region and major roadways. The bill gives the National Park Service (NPS) permission to acquire land with the cooperation of willing landowners, as well as other buildings for administrative and visitor services outside of park boundaries.

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