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ALC Executive Vice President
Daniel J. Dructor
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P.O. Box 966
Hemphill, TX 75948
T: 409.625.0206
F: 409.625.0207



Register for the American Loggers Council 25th Annual Meeting

American Loggers Council
25th Annual Meeting
September 26-28, 2019
Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, Alabama

 

***Click here for registration packet, including current agenda and lodging details***

 


You can now pay on-line, via PayPal using the form below. If paying on-line, please complete and email us your completed registration form so we have accurate headcounts for each event.

Full Registration fees

 


“Alabama Gulf Coast Enchantment”

On behalf of the American Loggers Council and the Alabama Loggers Council, I invite you to attend our 25th Annual Meeting in scenic Orange Beach, Alabama.

 

Getting to the Perdido Beach Resort located on the Alabama Gulf Coast is an easy 50 minute drive from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS) via rental car.

 

All events will be based out of the luxurious Perdido Beach Resort this year, including meals and meetings. Ladies will be treated to a beach bash on the white sand beaches of Orange Beach as well as a trip over to Fairhope for some unique shopping and dining experiences.

 

Sheila and I are excited that you are visiting our part of the country for this silver anniversary celebration, and we, as well as the Alabama Loggers Council and Alabama Forestry Association, will do all that we can to make this a trip that you will remember for a lifetime! Come relax in the surroundings, enjoy the scenery along the Gulf Coast shoreline, and find out why we are proud to call Alabama our home.

 

Chris Potts
President – American Loggers Council

 

Congress Introduces Bipartisan ‘Safe Routes’ Legislation for Log Trucks

H.R. 2453 allows log trucks to utilize federal interstates for short-haul trips. Click here to urge your federal representatives to support this important measure!

 

May 2, 2019, Hemphill, TX— The American Loggers Council (ALC) today applauded the introduction of the bipartisan Safe Routes Act of 2019 (H.R. 2453) allowing log trucks to utilize federal interstates for short-haul trips. The legislation was announced today by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI); other original sponsors include U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Jim Sensebrenner (R-WI).

 

The ALC along with its partners have advocated “Safe Routes” legislation to allow the industry’s trucks to haul state legal weight tolerances on the Federal Interstate Highway System, which often provide safer routes to mills. Due to inconsistent truck weights in many regions throughout the country, trucks hauling logs to mills are often forced to use city, county and state roads, where more than 96 percent of log truck collisions occurred, according to a study.  

 

“Preventing fatal log truck collisions is a high priority in our industry and our communities,” said ALC Executive Vice President Daniel Dructor. “One proven solution is to give log trucks the option of using federal interstates on short hauls, where they can be routed away from schools, crosswalks, city intersections, railroad tracks, and other challenges. A few individual states have received exemptions that lifted federal truck weight limits on interstates, and in each case it resulted in fewer collisions, reduced driver fatigue and improved equipment safety.”

 

Dructor says improving log truck safety will help in the recruitment of new operators to replace an aging workforce, and with few insurance carriers willing to write policies for log trucks, the Safe Routes Act may help reduce those costs as well. The legislation only applies to short hauls typically within a 150-mile radius, and does not apply to long hauls. 

 

“The ALC would like to thank the Democratic and Republican members who are supporting this bill as original co-sponsors, including Congressman Mike Gallagher for being its first champion in the 116th Congress,” Dructor said. “We also thank our partners, including the Forest Resources Association, and our members for educating their federal representatives and staff on this important safety issue. We’ll continue to work across the aisle, in the both the House and Senate, until this safety solution reaches the president’s desk.”

 

CONTACT: Daniel Dructor, 409-625-0206, americanlogger@aol.com

Action alert: Urge your representatives to support the Future Logging Careers Act

This Congress we have a great opportunity to pass the Future Logging Careers Act to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision. This bill is a part of our efforts to recruit and retain the next generation of loggers.  You can help by taking just two minutes of your time to send message in support (click here). 

 

The Future Logging Careers Act (HR 1785 & S 818) would extend an existing agricultural exemption– now enjoyed by family farmers and ranchers– to enable family-owned logging businesses to train their sixteen- and seventeen-year-old sons and daughters in mechanical timber harvesting.  

 

The exemption would ensure that the next generation of mechanical timber harvesters can gain the needed on-the-ground training and experience under the close supervision of their parents who have a vested interest in their children’s safety and in passing down the profession to the next generation of timber harvesters. Like farming and ranching, the timber harvesting profession is often a family run business where the practice and techniques of harvesting and transporting forest products from the forest to receiving mills is passed down from one generation to the next. Timber harvesting operations are very similar to family farms with sophisticated and expensive harvesting equipment that requires young family members to learn how to run the business, including equipment operation and maintenance, prior to reaching the age of eighteen. 

 

Please take a moment and click here to urge your House and Senate members to support The Future Logging Careers Act (HR 1454). We have pre-drafted a message for you to send, but you can customize if you’d like.

 

We thank U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Angus King (I-ME) and U.S. Representatives Jared Golden (D-ME) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) for introducing this important legislation for America’s loggers.

 

CONTACT: Daniel Dructor, 409-625-0206, americanlogger@aol.com

$5000 Truck Rebate: 2019 Western Star Association Rebate for ALC Members and Affiliates

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Western Star is proud to support and extend the Association Rebate Program for members of the American Loggers Council and its affiliates.

 

Rebate amount is based on truck model and configuration: $5,000 for 4900 Sleeper or Daycab with vehicle service code of A85-012, logging service truck

 

Click here to find your nearest Western Star Trucks dealer.

Dealers can apply the rebate to the truck purchase or process a direct rebate to your customer. ALC Members may qualify for a rebate when they purchase a brand new Western Star 4900 logging service truck; the leading brand in the logging industry. 

 

Members can now enjoy the power and versatility of a Western Star truck, which have been manufactured for higher payloads, better maneuverability, serviceability, and equally important, durability and dependability.

 

Western Star Trucks reserves the right to terminate this program at any time without notice.

 

Requirements:

  • Valid only on vehicle service data code of A85-012, logging service truck.
  • Valid only on StarQuote pricing.
  • Not valid with stock truck concession or other program incentive claims.
  • Verification of membership or affiliation status with ALC.
  • Association membership must be valid for at least 90 days prior to retail sold date.
  • Trucks must be new and never been retail sold regardless of model year or mileage.
  • Maximum of five (5) trucks per customer/company in a calendar year.
  • Rebate claim must be processed within 30 days of retail sale date.
  • Not valid for gliders.
  • Only one association rebate can be applied per claim per truck.

Click here for ALC member and dealer instructions.

Peterbilt: $2,000 CASH rebate to American Loggers Council members

Peterbilt is pleased to offer the American Loggers Council (ALC) the following rebate incentive. You can download the flyer and present it at your nearest dealership:

 

Program Details:
• Members receive a $2,000 CASH rebate on Models 567, 367, or 365.
• Limited to three (3) rebates per member for calendar year 2018.
• ALC members must be in good standing for at least 90 days prior to taking retail delivery.
• ALC members must take retail delivery between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Retail delivery is defined as the time the ownership of the truck is transferred from the Peterbilt dealer to the customer.

 

Other Details:
• Request for customer rebate incentives must be received by ALC within 90 days of taking retail delivery.
• Allow 6 to 8 weeks for check to process.
• This program may not be combined with any other rebate offers from Peterbilt.

 

For information on ALC memberships, contact Danny Dructor at 409-625-0206 or Americanlogger@aol.com.

Wallingford’s Inc. Proudly Introduces Orbit™ Saw Chain

Wallingford’s Inc., a company known for supplying only the best and most innovative products to the forestry equipment industry, is doing it again with their development of Orbit™ Saw Chain. Launching now to nearly 3000 OEM, distributors and dealers, Orbit™ is available all across North America.

 

Manufactured from high quality alloy steel and an advanced heat treatment, Orbit™ Saw Chain is designed for precise, yet efficient cutting and durability. Its micro radius semi chisel cutters increase cutting speed while providing wear resistance and low vibration. The increased kerf width and multilayered chrome plating give the chain unsurpassed durability, allowing it to cut circles around the competition.

 

Orbit™ is currently being offered in .404” pitch harvester chain, in both loops and reels. In the coming months, Wallingford’s will expand the product line to include 3/4” and 3/8”. All in all, Orbit promises to provide an excellent product at a competitive price.

 

To learn more about Orbit™ Saw Chain, visit www.orbitsawchain.com or call 1-800-323-3708

ALC Visits White House for Presidential Remarks on Environmental Leadership

American Loggers Council (ALC) Executive Vice President Daniel Dructor visited the White House on July 8 to hear President Donald J. Trump deliver remarks on America’s environmental leadership.  

 

“It was a privilege to attend this White House event and recognize the accomplishments of this administration on natural resources and environmental issues,” Dructor said. “President Trump recognizes the importance of active forest management and the role of America’s loggers as part of the solution.  Under this administration, the federal government and its land management agencies are making clear progress in using all available forestry tools, including thinning and logging, to address the impacts of wildfire, insects and disease on America’s federally-owned forests.  We appreciate the President’s support for our nation’s loggers, and his efforts to improve the economy in our rural communities and throughout America.”

 

In addition to the American Loggers Council, the nation’s logging community was represented by Associated Oregon Loggers Executive Vice President Jim Geisinger, Associated California Loggers President Mike Albrecht of Sierra Resource Management, Inc. of Sonora, Calif., and Todd Stoffel of Timber Unity, a grassroots movement of loggers and log truckers based in Oregon.

John Deere Announces Upgrades to the FR22B and FR24B Felling Heads

Committed to providing the forestry industry with powerful and reliable equipment solutions, John Deere is rolling out upgrades to its FR22B and FR24B Felling Heads. Compatible with select M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, the updated FR22B and FR24B models have been redesigned to increase durability and extend the life of the wrist and head.

 

“The forestry industry is challenging and pushes equipment to the limit to get the job done, making it important for manufacturers to provide reliable solutions designed for logging applications,” said Jim O’Halloran, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Our new FR22B and FR24B Felling Heads provide just that – a reliable felling solution designed with the operator’s needs in mind.”

 

The new felling heads feature improved flow capability, increased hydraulic hose size and routing, and updated ring gear and frame welds, all resulting in increased durability.

 

To learn more about the FR22B or FR24B Felling Heads, as well as the full line of John Deere Forestry Equipment, visit your local John Deere Forestry dealer or www.JohnDeere.com.

Nominations Open for 2019 ALC Logger Activist Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 American Loggers Council National Logger Activist Award.

 

If you have someone that you would like to nominate, please send a letter directly to the ALC office via e-mail, fax or US Postal Service describing that person and why you feel that he/she should receive the activist award.

 

Keep in mind that this is not the same award as the Timber Harvesting/Hatton-Brown Publication’s “Logging Business of the Year Award” that recognizes an outstanding logging business, but it is about an individual who exemplifies the professional logger thru not only his/her work, but also, and perhaps more importantly, his/her advocacy for the timber harvesting industry. That individual must be in the logging industry and does include administrative
personnel.

 

Nominations will be received until July 5th, 2019 and will then be handed over to the committee who will review all of the nominations.

 

The winner of the award will receive the award during a special presentation at the Saturday Awards Luncheon on September 28, 2019. Along with the award, the American Loggers Council will provide a complimentary hotel room and registration for the full annual meeting to the winner and one family/crew member.

 

Send your nomination to:
Daniel J. Dructor
Executive Vice President
American Loggers Council
Office: 409-625-0206
Americanlogger@aol.com

 

We sincerely appreciate your input and willingness to nominate those individuals who you believe are deserving of this award.

Loggers Industry Post and Pole markets Survey Now Open

American Loggers Council and its members have been asked to participate in a survey to help determine our interaction and awareness of the small diameter roundwood industry and the post and pole market. Raw material supply is a key limiting factor in the ability of post and pole manufacturers to grow their businesses. This study will help alert forest managers, suppliers, treaters and customers of the raw material needs from post and pole manufacturers. Additionally, the information collected will help educate the Forest Service, landowners and loggers about the post and pole supply characteristics.

 

The small-diameter roundwood industry has seen many changes over the past 30 years, including supply of raw materials. To examine this, Intermountain Roundwood Association (IRA) and the Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) obtained a US Forest Service grant to create a new study of loggers to provide benchmarks for the roundwood industry and generate current demand information. 

 

This project is designed to advance knowledge about the value-added small diameter roundwood for the post and pole manufacturing industry.  Roundwood post and pole are an important segment of the forest industry and a key economic driver for rural communities.  The western post and pole industry continue to complain about supply issues from National Forests and other landowners without much voice, metrics or data to determine such impacts. This study hopes to characterize the small roundwood industry for the purpose of obtaining better access to underutilized species and small diameter logs from pre-commercial harvesting and thinning.

 

Please participate in taking the brief online survey for loggers available now thru June 10th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPLogger

 

If you have any questions related to completing the survey, please call The Beck Group (the survey administrator) at #503-684-3406, Hannah, Zach or Roy are available to help Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.  Or reach back by contacting the IRA secretary at dallin@wwpi.org #(360) 693-9958 for details.

Spotlight on Rocky Bunnell: ALC Board Member, Industry Advocate and Certified Master Logger Business owner

by Ted Wright, Executive Director, Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands and Jennifer Hartsig, Coordinator, American Master Logger Certification© Program

 

When Rocky Bunnell got out of the Air Force in 1973 he considered different careers, but his father Bill Bunnell was trucking timber and he decided to first help him out. As is often the case in the woods business, one thing led to another, and it wasn’t long before he bought his own truck.

 

“Next thing you knew I had crews cutting wood and I was trucking it just like he did, and then later on I got right out of the trucking and I went strictly to the woods,” Rocky recalled recently as he looked back over the four-plus decades he has spent in the timber industry – years that have taken him from that small start to owning his own Master Logger certified logging operation and being honored by the American Loggers Council (ALC) for his efforts on behalf of loggers in Washington D.C.

 

Rocky became a Master Logger after he first learned of the program through Verso Paper, and the quality of work and respect for the forest that Master Logger Certification© epitomizes serves his company well.  “The quality of work right now is a big thing for landowners, that personal touch and going the extra mile” Rocky said.  “When good logging is done you can’t beat it if you want to talk about helping the environment – you’re doing a lot more than just logging.  When the job is done and they’ve got a piece of property that they very much like and they still use, it means a lot to them.”  Rocky is part of the American Loggers Council endorsed Master Logger Certification© Committee representing New Hampshire, and is helping to advocate for the growth of the program nationwide. “Master Logger Certification© has a future and getting more people to understand it and utilize it is important for it to make a big impact.”

 

Rocky grew up on a farm in Vermont logging with his family using horses. In the late 1960s his father got into buying, selling and trucking wood and moved across the Connecticut River to Monroe, New Hampshire. Rocky started out doing the same in Monroe, but over the years he ramped up; first adding subcontractors with cable skidders, then buying his own slasher, then buying his first skidder. Eventually he reached the point where all the equipment and the workers on his jobs were part of Rocky Bunnell Logging. Today, Rocky has switched gears a bit and now works with his son Heath and his Certified Master Logger company, HB Logging LLC.  “Heath is strongly independent and I’m very independent.  He’s in his prime right now and has grown his company larger than mine was.  We’re connecting daily and I’m really enjoying being on the jobs”. 

 

Over the years Rocky became involved in organizations concerned with logging including the New Hampshire Timber Harvest Council (NHTHC), largely due to a friendship with veteran New Hampshire logger Dan Keniston. In time, this grew into his participation with Northeastern Loggers Association (NELA) and the American Loggers Council (ALC).  Rocky continues his long time involvement with these Associations,  currently serving as the 2nd Vice President for NELA, and as the NELA representative on the ALC  Board of Directors.

 

Rocky enjoys working with loggers from across the US and has become well-known for his trips to speak plainly on behalf of loggers in Washington D.C. where loggers meet with elected officials to advocate for the industry.  Being involved and informed is critical right now for loggers given how challenging the markets are, Rocky says: “If you didn’t vote and you’re not involved, you’re in trouble.”

 

In 2016, Rocky was honored by the ALC with the President’s Award for his leadership and service promoting more participation in the ALC’s Spring DC Fly-In.  He remains passionate about the need for industry advocacy at all levels and also enjoys the comradery that getting together with his peers from across the country.  Of his involvement with NHTHC, NELA and ALC, Rocky feels a sense of accomplishment that hearing from the loggers is making a difference.  “Dan Keniston took my hand and showed me the ropes, but he was one guy going alone. Next thing you know I saw an opportunity (to become more involved).  Since then, I’ve met other good people and I think its stronger than it’s ever been”

 

Over the years the job has become about more than just cutting wood for this avid conservationist. “I’m a big outdoorsman. I like the outdoors and my family is that way and I like it when landowners want to do something for the wildlife. You’ve got your marketplace and you’ve got your habitat and you can make the two of them go hand in hand pretty easy”.  

 

Rocky enjoys sharing his lifetime of skills and knowledge with family, clients and elected officials.  Whether it’s hunting with grandchildren, meeting with a landowner or advocating for his industry, “That’s a passion right there, just trying to educate people. Once they see it and take the time to study it and see what it’s all about”. 

The FMCSA Wants Your Input on the Need for the DOT Employment Application

 

Note: The following information was provided to us by Tenstreet.

 

 

The FMCSA has released an official notice proposing to completely eliminate the requirement that trucking companies obtain a DOT-specific employment application. If implemented as proposed, this will radically affect your hiring practices and make it more difficult for you to hire drivers. We’ve been following the FMCSA’s activities on this proposal since it was first mentioned last year. The FMCSA regulators are now at the point in the rulemaking process where they want to hear how the proposal will affect actual trucking companies. That is, they want to hear from you.

 

 

The FMCSA has asked specific questions directed to carriers in the industry on how the proposed changes will affect hiring drivers. Read on for more information and our suggestions of how best to address these questions. This is a valuable opportunity to give your feedback on an issue that will impact you significantly – you can do so at this link.

 

Why Would the FMCSA Remove the Employment Application Requirements?

 

Essentially, it boils down to the fact that the rule as it exists today requires a lot of information. The FMCSA views the application requirements as an “administrative” and “paperwork” burden. To a certain extent, we happen to agree. If our applications didn’t pre-populate 80% of the time, they would indeed be a headache and take longer than 15 minutes to complete.

 

 

The problem, however, is that the FMCSA makes it clear that none of the other administrative and paperwork burdens that follow the DOT application are being removed. Therefore, the benefits that might accrue from eliminating all the DOT-specific application requirements would be dwarfed by new burdens that will result if the FMCSA implements what it has proposed. Instead of reducing administrative burdens on carriers and helping drivers get hired, these changes will create more roadblocks and increase the risks carriers face in hiring drivers.

 

 

Hiring Gets More Difficult

 

 

Right now, your hiring process takes for granted the information required by this specific regulation. If this regulation is eliminated, some of this information could no longer be safely requested on an employment application. We’re talking specifically about violation history, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, questions about license revocation/denial of license, etc.

 

 

Why would you not be able to ask about a driver’s violation history? Why would a driver’s Social Security Number (SSN) and Date of Birth (DOB) be difficult to obtain? Let’s dive into the details.

 

 

Ban-the-box laws would prevent asking for a driver’s violation history. Today, carriers can ignore ban-the-box laws when asking for an applicant’s violation history because federal law supersedes state and local laws. Said another way, if the federal law requiring drivers to list three years of violation history goes away, most ban-the-box laws would prohibit asking for a driver’s violation history (including whether a driver had a DUI or reckless driving violation in the past three years). The requirement to ask for violation history clearly aids carriers in evaluating a driver’s ability to safely operate a CMV and ensures that carriers are able to hire qualified drivers. Drivers who don’t meet a carrier’s requirements don’t have to wait for an MVR or background screen and can apply to another carrier to get a job more quickly.

 

 

The background reports you routinely order very early in the recruiting process require information you would probably no longer have on an application.The FMCSA notice incorrectly assumes that employers would still ask for the driver’s DOB and SSN on the application even if the rule did not exist, but it does not say under what mandate carriers would be allowed to ask for this information on an employment application if 391.21 is eliminated.This is the only section of the FMCSRs that mandates the driver provide this information. Most employers outside of the trucking industry no longer collect this information on the application based on EEOC guidance and increased risks of a lawsuit just by virtue of collecting this personal information. Instead, experts advise employers to wait until after a conditional offer of employment is given to request an applicant’s DOB and SSN. Moreover, job sites like Indeed check your applications and won’t even link to it if it contains DOB or SSN unless you have a federal law that mandates it. Trust us, we know.

 

 

But you need this information. Many states require DOB to order MVRs. PSP requires DOB. CDLIS requires SSN. HireRight’s DAC Employment History File requires SSN. Most criminal records require DOB. Most previous employers look up verification responses using the SSN. The list goes on.

 

 

It’s common in trucking to order the MVR and CDLIS before contact is even made with the driver. Imagine if you had to reach out to a driver post-application to get the DOB or SSN to even be able to run these. That’s a headache.

 

 

Obtaining three years of history gets more difficult. The DOT-mandate in 49 CFR 391.23 to verify the previous three years of employment for a driver would not go away, and you could still ask for the driver’s previous employers. But without the mandate to explain the last three years, you would be at a greater risk for discrimination claims by asking for military service start and end dates or school start and end dates.

 

 

Further, carriers will still need to obtain the 10 year history of CDL employment. This requirement is statutorily mandated, so the FMCSA cannot do away with this requirement. Even the FMCSA realizes that without this requirement in the application, it may be difficult to obtain this information and they specifically seek input on other alternatives to obtain 10 years of CDL history if not in the employment application.

 

 

It boils down to this: by requiring the information up front on an application, carriers can quickly evaluate a driver’s suitability for the job and processes their application more quickly. If the DOT application requirements are completely eliminated, you would be prevented from asking for certain information up front, placing an additional burden on both the applicant and the carrier to exchange this information later. This makes filling your trucks more difficult and drags out the time to hire – something neither you nor the driver wants.

 

 

In addition to this, none of the downstream work associated with hiring a driver is eliminated (all the other regulations remain the same), but the thing that kicks off such work and provides much of the data for it – the employment application! – would probably no longer have the information needed to accomplish the work.

 

 

A Push for Safety

 

 

The stated overall goal of the FMCSA regulations is to ensure commercial motor vehicles are operated safely. However, the elimination of these requirements would not help carriers accomplish that goal. The American Trucking Association (ATA) has specifically stated that completion of an application for employment is fundamental to the process of selecting safe CMV drivers and has further outlined its position that the deletion of the driver qualification standard would prevent motor carriers from gathering information to determine an applicants’ qualifications. We agree.

 

 

Questions and Answers

 

 

In seeking feedback, the FMCSA asked specific questions of the industry. Below are some of these questions and our short answers that might serve as a guide when you address them in your comments to the FMCSA.

 

 

  • How would the elimination of 49 CFR 391.21, which includes the requirement to have prospective drivers complete an employment application, impact a motor carrier’s ability to hire safe drivers?

 

The elimination of 391.21 would make it more difficult to hire safe drivers. It would make it more difficult to run MVRs and other background reports because SSN and DOB are no longer required. With ban-the-box laws increasing in states around the country, it would be difficult to obtain violation history from drivers. Further, the time to hire would be increased, negatively affecting both carriers and drivers.

 

 

  • If the requirement in 49 CFR 391.21 for an employment application is not eliminated in its entirety, what elements should be retained to determine the safety performance history of the driver?

 

We believe that the mandate for the following elements should be retained, at a minimum:

 

 

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Violation history
  4. Three years of license information
  5. Three years of employment history
  6. The question “Have you ever been denied a license, permit, or privilege to operate a motor vehicle” (which would get flagged by ban the box laws)

 

  • In the ordinary course of business, would a motor carrier require a prospective driver to prepare an employment application? If so, what (if any) information currently required by 391.21 would a motor carrier not require a prospective driver to include on the employment application?

 

We believe that most carriers would still require drivers to submit employment applications (the requirement that the application appear in a Driver Qualification File would still exist).

 

 

  • Are there any specific impacts of the proposed changes on small motor carriers that the Agency should consider?

 

When laws change, small motor carriers are disproportionately affected. Often, the person doing the recruiting is the same person handling safety and managing operations. They do not have resources to switch between tasks and handle the additional work required to obtain the information if it isn’t included on the application. Additionally, they will not have the legal team that ensures compliance with changes in the law.

 

 

To see the specific notice by the FMCSA and the additional questions they’ve posed, you can read more at their website.

 

 

Take Action!

 

 

Now is the time for you to provide feedback to the FMCSA. It’s easy – just follow this link. Take some time to comment by May 7, 2019to avoid major headaches later.Your life will get tougher if the regulation is eliminated or the wrong changes are made!

Wallingford’s Inc: Proud to sponsor the American Loggers Council

A Message from Wallingford’s Inc.

Wallingford’s Inc. is proud to sponsor the American Loggers Council. Wallingford’s Inc. has been serving the logging industry since 1975, and being an international distributor of professional forestry products, we understand the need for an ongoing voice for our industry at the national level. Wallingford’s Inc. came about from recognition of a need for high quality forestry products from a logging operation in Northern Maine.

 

Wallingford’s Inc. is a wholesaler of tire chains, forest machine tracks, logging and industrial supplies; now the largest of its kind in North America. Our sales and marketing team are located in Oakland, Maine and our distribution, assembly, and administrative facility in New Hampton, NH. We also have warehouse locations in Edmonton and Montreal, Canada. Our sister company, BABAC traction of Winslow, ME, is the largest forestry tire chain manufacturer located in the United States.

 

Visit Wallingford’s Inc. on the web.

 

 

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