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PLC Supporting Member Weekly Update Sept. 22, 2023

In this Issue

PLC Log A Load Northern Golf Tournament – $60,612 raised!

ALC Annual Meeting Oct. 4-6 – Register Now! Donate to the Auction!

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

PLC Log A Load Northern Maine Golf Tournament  $60,612 raised!

We had a great day last Friday for the PLC’s 2023 Log A Load for Maine Kids Northern Maine Golf Tournament at JaTo Highlands in Lincoln. We raised $60,612 for the kids!!!

Thank you to all the teams, sponsors, donors, and our partners Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center CMN Hospitals and The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center for making the event a success! Special thanks to everyone who signed the cutout for Brooke – she was very happy with it, and congratulations to our winning team, Thomas Logging & Forestry!

Check out pictures from the event on the PLC Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/maineloggers/

ALC 2023 Annual Meeting October 4-6 in Maine!

The American Loggers Council 2023 Annual Meeting is just around the corner!  Less than two weeks from now hundreds of timber industry representatives will gather at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine for this year’s Meeting – “Family Tradition”.  There is still time to register at the American Loggers Council website (www.amloggers.com).  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with leading timber industry leaders from across the country to network, socialize, and learn what is happening.

We are excited to include a Log A Load For Kids fundraising auction to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and invite each of you to donate an item for the event.  There are already many generous donations and impressive sports memorabilia items such as a;

-Steve Young autographed football

-Roger Clemens autographed collage of the four teams he played for

-Kurt Werner autographed Sports Illustrated magazine (1999) – Super Bowl CHAMPS!

-World Lumberjack Championships autographed (Overall Men and Women Champions) competitive chopping axe

Just to name a few.  Bring or send something to represent your state or company.  Let’s make this a record-breaking event!

Auction donations can be shipped to: Grand Summit Hotel, Sunday River Resort, 97 Summit Road, Newry, ME   04261, Attn:  American Loggers Council Conference


-Scott Dane, ALC Executive Director

American Loggers Council President and long-time PLC Board Member Andy Irish and his wife Kathy look forward to hosting the event. Rooms are available to book and the preliminary agenda is available. The event packet is available HERE and links for registration and rooms are available below! *Please note, most of the rooms at the resort are reserved. There is another resort hotel, the Jordan (855-516-1090) that is a few miles from the main resort as an additional lodging option.  Jordan Hotel – ReservationDesk.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.


Safety Resources

Webinar: Stress Control Strategies for the Forestry and Timber Workforce Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

Summary: Stress can directly impact safety. Whether managing forestry wildfires or working long strenuous days harvesting and hauling timber, the forestry and logging workforce face unique situations that can predispose stress and challenges to mental well-being. The agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (AgFF) industries has one of highest percentages of deaths by suicide. Key factors contributing to despair and distress include financial losses, chronic illness or pain, a sense of work-life imbalance, and lack of mental health support. And it is common to encounter circumstances beyond their control, such as unpredictable weather patterns, rapidly changing prices, and long workdays sometimes in isolation. Perceived lack of control can lead to helplessness and hopelessness, anxiety, depression, substance use and suicide. This session will explore the topic with a review of specific risk factors, and discuss ways to support this workforce in an unpredictable environment.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for workers in forestry and logging, including fallers, first-line supervisors/managers of forestry workers, logging equipment operators, sawing machine setters, operators and tenders, and truck drivers.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify the factors that contribute to stress overload in the forestry and timber harvesting occupations.
  2. Relate the effects of stress overload to the safety of the work site and personal life.
  3. Identify effective strategies for effective stress management to improve safety and quality of life.


This material was produced under grant number SH-39184-SH2 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

New Small PLC Operator/Driver First Aid Pack!

In response to demand for a smaller/”must have in an emergency” first aid pack to be stored in a machine or pickup, the PLC has created a new Operator/Driver First Aid Pack.

  • Contains “must have in an emergency” bleeding control items 
  • One pack is recommended per machine/truck 
  • Detachable velcro panel ideal for mounting in a machine or truck
  • Meets OSHA requirements for a logging first aid kit
  • Supplements PLC’s larger first aid back pack but is not a replacement

The PLC Member price is $69 plus tax and shipping (if it is not picked up by the contractor or delivered by the PLC). Color RED

More information on the pack and its contents is available HERE. 

Get yours now by clicking HERE!

PLC Crew First Aid Backpack

Still available – This first aid pack was designed for the PLC members to provide you with the supplies you need for a crew in the woods. PLC Member Price – $299 plus tax and shipping (Free Pick-up available) – Color – RED

To order Click HERE

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 2023, 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!

Now FREE to Maine Loggers! A $300 value!


Communicating with Confidence
Presented by: Career Management Associates

October 12th
9:00am – 11:00am



FMCSA has removed four ELDs from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

Motor carriers and drivers using ALL TRUCKERS ELD, GOLDEN ELD, PRIMELD, and SECURE ELD devices have 60 days to replace the revoked devices with compliant ELDs.

On July 25, 2023, FMCSA removed the four ELDs from the list of registered ELDs due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A.

Motor carriers and drivers who use the ELDs must take the following actions:

Discontinue using the revoked ELDs and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.

Replace the revoked ELDs with compliant ELDs from the Registered Devices list before September 23, 2023.

Motor carriers and drivers who continue to use the revoked ELDs listed above on or after September 23, 2023, 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 providers correct all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the ELDs 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.


Contact ELD@dot.gov.

FMCSA has reinstated GOLDEN ELD to the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

As of July 25, 2023, the following device is now listed on the list of registered ELDs. The ELD was previously revoked but has been reinstated.

ELD Model number: GRS
ELD Identifier: GRS199

Logging News

Log A Load golf tournament raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

LINCOLN, Maine (WABI) – Helping Maine kids in need – that’s what loggers, wood-supplying businesses, and other industry supports were doing in Lincoln Friday.

Member Discounts

ALC Member Discounts

PLC Members, because the PLC is a member of the American Loggers Council YOU are entitled to special discounts! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Fabian Oil Discount


Wallingford’s Discounts



Maine Trailer Discounts



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