Truck weight limits are a frequent topic of policy debates in the forest industry. All too often, the discussion is devoid of facts and analysis and full of emotional appeals. The industry asserts that moving loaded trucks onto the Interstate Highway System will be safer and more efficient.
With the election behind us and a transition to a Biden Administration underway, it is a good time to assess what the leadership in Washington, DC is going to look like. What will changes at key agencies like the Departments of Labor and Agriculture as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mean for FRA members?
A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to forestry students at the University of Maine about forest markets and the interconnection of the supply chain. It was a valuable experience for me (and hopefully for the students), and something all FRA members should consider doing.
June is National Safety Month and provides an excellent opportunity for the entire forest products industry to pause and reflect on how we incorporate safe practices and systems into our work and lives.
As the global pandemic continues to impact our industry, communities and everyday life, FRA is working to make sure you have up-to-date and accurate information to help you understand the policies and programs that can help your business.
I got a call from a logger a few mornings ago, and the conversation has stuck with me. This logger – a larger contractor with multiple crews, millions invested in equipment, and a great reputation with landowners...
Last year, I wrote about the opportunity to Volunteer to be a Visiting Forester at Philmont Scout Ranch. This is a fantastic chance for foresters to spend a week educating youth from around the country about forests and the forest industry in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.