207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

Logger and fleet safety events in Maine and Vermont bring expert instructors to offer on-site, hands-on training designed specifically for the logging and forest trucking industries.

AUGUSTA – The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of the Northeast has completed its annual Logger and Fleet Safety Training series, providing training in March, April and May to more than 1,300 loggers and forest truckers at a dozen sites in Maine and Vermont.

Reaching employees of more than 130 companies, the training covered topics including First Aid, bloodborne pathogens, CPR, fire safety, electrical safety, managing stress, radio communication, roadside safety, properly securing loads on trucks, throwing straps, and federal trucking safety rules. Training was delivered by veteran instructors who have worked in or with the logging industry for many years and was focused on the unique needs of the industry.

The PLC launched the training series several years ago and it has quickly grown into the largest effort of its kind in the region.

“This training is unmatched in the Northeast in terms of its scale and quality and the numbers of loggers and forest truckers it reaches,” Dana Doran, Executive Director of the PLC, said. “This was the first year the training has been offered in multiple states and it has proven to be our most successful year yet. Safety is the top priority at the PLC for this industry, and our focus will always be to ensure our members’ employees go home safely each night.”

Sponsors for the training series included Acadia Insurance, Cross Insurance, Barry Equipment, United Insurance, O’Connor Motor Company, Chalmers Logging Insurance, Eastman Trucking & Excavation, John Deere, United Construction & Forestry, Cass Insurance, Whited Peterbilt, Anderson Equipment Company, Katahdin Trust Company, Maine Trailer, Farm Credit East, MEMIC, Readfield Insurance Agency, and Sappi.

The logger and fleet training is offered free of charge to all PLC Member companies, prospective PLC Member companies, and to logging companies that are Northeast Master Logger® certified.