207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Sept. 16, 2022

In this Issue:

MLOP Graduation – Congratulations to our graduates!

Log A Load Golf Tournaments – Northern Maine Tournament underway today!

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 – FMCSA removes ELDorado ELD from registered list

Classified listings – Check them out!

Member Discounts – Many to choose from

Logging News – Latest headlines

Mechanized Logging Operations Program Graduation

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2022 Mechanized Logging Operations – MLOP program who were recognized Thursday in Summit Township at the active harvest site where they have spent the last 12 weeks earning their certificate: Wyatt Ryder of West Paris, Wyatt Baruch of Madison, William Osgood of North Yarmouth, Stephen Pare of Norwalk, Mason Rowe of New Vineyard, Isaac Valley of Sanford, Eligh Norwood of Gray, Cole Chamberlain of Caribou, and Andrew Shaw of Whitefield. Well done!

And thank you to everyone who made the event a success, including the many PLC Members and Supporting Members who attended,NMCC, our industry partners and the many other supporters and sponsors who have made the program possible. Last but not least, thank you to our excellent instructors!
Some of the graduates are still considering job offers so if you are interested in hiring one contact Donald Burr at (207)-356-1541 soon!

PLC Northern Maine Log A Load Golf Tournament Underway Today!

Our Northern Maine Log A Load for Kids Golf Tournament on in Lincoln is underway today but you can still help us help Maine kids by donating. Check out the link below and let’s make miracles happen together! Great to see everyone out on the course today!

Sept. 16 JATO Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln

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

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!



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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELDorado ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed ELDorado ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective September 7, 2022.

Logging Industry News

Nine students graduate from tuition-free Maine logging program

MAINE, USA — Nine trained Maine loggers are ready and anxious to enter the workforce after their graduation ceremony.


$30 Million USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Award To Increase Carbon Storage In New England’s Forests

September 14, 2022 – Marking a transformative investment in our region’s forests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program has awarded $30 million to the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and its partners to help forest landowners implement climate-smart forest practices that also protect ecosystem health and biodiversity. The partnership includes more than 20 companies, organizations, and institutions from across New England that represent forest-related industries and have climate interests at the forefront of their concerns. The proposal is also strongly supported by New England’s congressional delegation.

Grant program to help strengthen Maine’s forest economy

Grant program to help strengthen Maine’s forest economy

STATEWIDE– Nearly 2 and a half million dollars is coming to Maine to strengthen it’s forest economy.

Maine Tax Symposium, 2022

How will the latest State tax changes impact you?

Registration is now open for the 2022 State Tax Symposium (Online) presented by Maine Revenue Services

Click Here to Register Now!

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