The Pulp & Paperworkers’ Resource Council has launched its annual Fly-In to Capitol Hill, to talk to members of Congress and the Administration about policies that promote the success of the mills that keep them employed. This year, over 82 hourly forest products mill workers have come to town to work the Hill, February 11-13.
While federal law currently permits states to waive the driving skills test that qualifies a driver for a Commercial Drivers License for military personnel who have operated a similar vehicle during their service and who apply for the CDL within 90 days of discharge, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to extend that window to a full year and to consider administering CDL tests on military bases for active-duty service members.
On October 29, FRA reforestation and land management members, along with representatives from other sectors dependent on the H-2B seasonal and itinerant guestworker visa program, joined together to tell Congress...
The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) published a study in October affirming the benefits of the forest industry’s use of biomass by-products to generate energy for their internal consumption.
On October 21, senior Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials stated that plans are in progress to make it clearer to users of FMCSA’s “Compliance – Safety – Accountability”