207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Oct. 14, 2022

In this Issue:

Logger’s Voice Fall 2022 – Now available!

PLC Store – Many items for sale

Safety Resources – Safety First

Trucking – Latest news

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Logger’s Voice Fall 2022 Now Available!

The Fall 2022 Edition of  The Logger’s Voice is now available! Copies will be mailed out soon.


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 – Fire Response and Seatbelts

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!



Street in Presque Isle, Maine

Northern Maine nabs $44 million truck bypass

Help is on the way for truckers in northern Maine carrying freight along an obstacle course of 150 residential and commercial driveways, 25 intersections, 12 crosswalks, nine stoplights, pedestrians, cyclists and a rail crossing on U.S. Route 1.

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Reminder to Substance Abuse Professionals – Ensuring a Return-to-Duty Process Unique to Each Individual Employee

It has come to the attention of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that some Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) are providing Return-to-Duty (RTD) timelines to employees who have violated the DOT drug and/or alcohol regulations before conducting the required initial evaluation and SAP assessment of the employee.  Doing so directly contravenes 49 CFR Part 40 and potentially compromises public safety.  It also undermines the SAP’s role in evaluating each individual employee and directing that employee to get the specific help the employee needs. 

Logging News

Peru Logger Andy Irish named President of ALC

PERU — Andy Irish, a founding member of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, was sworn in as president of the American Loggers Council on Sept. 24 at the group’s annual meeting in Branson, Missouri.

Ensyn Inc. hopes to open a biorefinery to process wood waste within two years.

Liquid Wood maker hopes to open East Millinocket biorefinery in 2 years

People working in the Maine woods may find a new viable market for their low-grade lumber if a Canadian company’s plans to build a biorefinery at the former East Millinocket mill site come to fruition.

Nine graduate from Mechanized Logging Program

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, Maine — Graduates of Maine’s only college training program for operators of mechanized logging equipment were recognized Thursday, Sept. 15 at a ceremony held at the site in Summit Township where they have spent weeks harvesting timber using sophisticated machines utilized in the contemporary logging industry.

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