207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update April 29, 2022

In this Issue:

Annual Meeting 2022 – May 13, REGISTER, ATTEND, DONATE NOW!

Logger’s Voice Spring Edition – Now Available!

MLOP Now Recruiting – Classes Start in June! Scholarships now available for all accepted students.

Welcome New Supporting Member – Unifirst Corporation

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – New Videos! Unsafe Zone with Gabe Rioux and new HumpDay video on Fire Response!

Trucking – Roadcheck 2022 May 17-19

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Register for PLC’s Biggest Event of the Year! Only two weeks away!

Donate to the Auction!

Registration for the 2022 PLC Annual Meeting, Dinner and Log A Load for Maine Kids Auction May 13 is now underway! We have a full schedule of events and we hope to see you there! We also need donations of items and cash for the Log A Load Auction!

Highlights of the event will include visits by Maine Gov. Janet Mills and retired New England Patriot Rob Ninkovich, our evening dinner and awards ceremony, and, of course, our live Log A Load for Maine Kids Auction!

We are at a NEW location this year! The Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina in Bar Harbor! Come join us for this important day and evening!

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Harborside Hotel

REGISTER AND VIEW EVENT INFORMATION HERE

DONATE TO THE AUCTION HERE

HOTEL REGISTRATION INFO HERE

If you prefer to register, sponsor and donate using paper forms, click the links below

PAPER REGISTRATION FORM

PAPER AUCTION DONATION FORM

If you have questions, please call or email Jessica Clark at (207) 688-8195 or Jessica@maineloggers.com

Logger’s Voice Spring 2022!

The Spring 2022 Edition of The Logger’s Voice is now available! Copies have been mailed out!

MLOP Program Now Recruiting Students for Summer 2022!

*Two instructors also being sought

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

The Mechanized Logging Operations Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Class starting in June of 2022. 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

*MLOP is also seeking two instructors for the program! One instructor will need delimber experience and the other feller buncher experience. Contact Donald Burr at 207-356-1541 or dburr@nmcc.edu to learn more!

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Why the Mechanized Logging Operation Program could be right for you

Welcome New Supporting Member!

Unifirst Corporation, headquartered in Wilmington, MA joined the PLC as a new Supporting Member in April, 2022.  Unififirst is one of North America’s largest workwear and textile service companies, providing uniforms, protective clothing, and custom corporate image apparel programs to businesses in diverse industries. In addition to outfitting more than 2 million workers in clean uniforms each workday, Unifirst also has a hand in keeping their businesses clean, safe, and healthy through their Facility Service program, allowing the company to be a single-source solution for a variety of needs. To learn more contact Wade Taylor in Mars Hill at (207) 689-1065 or wade_taylor@unifirst.com or visit unifirst.com.

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

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

New HumpDay Safety Video – Fire Response!

Trucking

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Roadcheck inspection 2022 blitz is May 17-19

You have about 30 days to get ready for the annual inspection blitz aimed at commercial vehicles.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates ar May 17-19, and will have a focus on wheel ends.

 

New Bill Aims to Reduce Truck Driver Tax Liabilities – Drivers – Trucking Info

The Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act would provide a short-term and fast incentive to attract and retain new drivers. Specifically, the Spanberger-Gallagher bill would create a two-year (2022 and 2023) refundable tax credit of up to $7,500 for truck drivers holding a valid Class A commercial driver’s license who drive at least 1,900 hours in the year.

ELD Update: New and updated FAQs from FMCSA

On March 10, 2022, to provide additional guidance on the ELD regulations, FMCSA published answers to several frequently asked questions. To view any of the FAQs, along with previously published FAQs, visit https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq.

 

Logging Industry News

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2022

Infected deer ticks can spread the bacterium that causes Lyme disease when they bite. For transmission to occur, the deer tick must be attached for 24-48 hours. Use frequent tick checks to find and remove ticks as early as possible.

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