PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update August 5, 2022
In this Issue:
Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Help Maine Kids by Playing or Sponsoring! The first tournament is August 26th and space is limited.
Logger’s Voice Summer Edition – Now Available!
PLC Store – Many items for sale
Safety Resources – CPR/First Aid – If your employees need CPR – let Jess know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a free class at your shop!
Trucking– Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program Applications Open, Truck Electrification Plan, ELD updates
Classified listings – Check them out!
Member Discounts – Many to choose from
Logging News – Latest headlines
Log A Load Golf Tournament Southern Maine
Space Limited! Register Now!
We are only three weeks away from the PLC’s Southern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on August 26th in Lovell. Our Northern Maine Tournament in September is now sold out and space is limited in the Southern Maine tournament. Act now to help us help Maine kids by playing, sponsoring, donating or all three to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Let’s make miracles happen together! Learn more or register below!
The Southern Maine tournament is also requesting items for the silent auction – see Raffle Donation Request Letter for details.
Questions? Email email@example.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.
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
Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program
The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP) will open 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Nearly 20 states and jurisdictions have signed on to an action plan striving for 100% electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle sales by 2050.
REVOKED ELD: Arion Tech Inc.’s ArionT ELD Removed from FMCSA Registered Devices List
On June 24, 2022, FMCSA removed the following device from the list of registered ELDs due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.
ELD Name: ArionT ELD
Model number: AT5000
ELD Identifier: AR1ONT
ELD Provider: Arion Tech Inc.
This device now appears on FMCSA’s Revoked Devices list.
Motor carriers and drivers who use the device listed above must take the following actions:
Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before August 24, 2022.
Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the revoked ArionT device listed above on or after August 24, 2022 will be in violation of 49 CFR 395.8(a)(1)—“No record of duty status” and drivers will be placed out-of-service in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) OOS Criteria.
If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the Registered Devices list and inform the industry and the field. However, FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take the actions listed above now to avoid compliance issues in the event that these deficiencies are not addressed in time.
Logging Industry News
New program administered by the Finance Authority of Maine will provide $58 million in forgivable loans to Maine small businesses
Governor Janet Mills is dedicating $58 million through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to provide forgivable loans to small businesses in Maine to support their continued economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new “Thrive Maine” program, administered by the Finance Authority of Maine, (FAME) will offer forgivable loans to eligible Maine small businesses who experienced losses, increased costs, or market interruptions as a result of the pandemic. Small businesses may apply for loans of up to $2 million. If businesses are approved and continue to meet program terms, loans may be fully forgiven over a four year period. Full eligibility details and other information can be found at www.famemaine.com/thrive. The program is expected to start accepting applications in early September.
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!
Fabian Oil Discount
Traction Heavy Duty Special
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!
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