207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update August 19, 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 or sponsoring!

Logger’s Voice Summer Edition – Now Available!

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!

TruckingSafe 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 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 or taking advantage of remaining sponsorship opportunities. Check out the links below and let’s make miracles happen together!

Aug. 26, Kezar Lake Country Club, Lovell

Sept. 16 JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

Logger’s Voice Summer 2022

Now Available!

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

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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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

Listen to State Senator Russell Black discussing the Maine DEP denial of the water quality certificate for the Brookfield Dam by SAPPI and the potential impact on logging and trucking jobs. (We thank Russ for bringing light to a potential dark shadow on Maine’s forest economy and advocating for professional loggers and truckers. Thank you again, Senator Russell Black.)

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Wood-burning power plants in Mass. won’t qualify for renewable energy credits. Local activists are celebrating

The enactment of a new climate law in Massachusetts has given environmental groups cause to celebrate.

An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind will expand clean energy development and end renewable energy subsidies for wood-burning power plants, according to a press release from Climate Action Now Western Massachusetts.

Emerald Ash Borer Municipal Quarterly Conference Call


Monday August 29, 2022, 10:30-12:00

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is hosting a quarterly conference call to update city and town tree and forest managers, public works staff and any interested land managers on the known status of emerald ash borer in Maine

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