American Forest Lands Washington Logging Company LLC  Maple Valley, WA 98038 American Forest Lands Washington Logging Company LLC  Maple Valley, WA 98038

American Forest Lands Washington Logging Company LLC offers Log Hauling and Timber Transportation, we will get your wood to Northwestern Mills and log yards. We know the highest paying mills and can point you in the right direction.

You Call- We Haul!  If you are a Logging Company, Private Landowner, Firewood Mill or Tree Service we can get your wood to town!
Trucking: Cedar, Alder, Hemlock, Pine, Maple, Cottonwood, Poles, Pulp, Export, Domectic, Firewood.

* Self Loader Log Hauling
* Pole Truck / Hauling telephone pole length Timber.
* Straight Trucks.
* 100% Compliant.
* Competitive Rates.
* Quality Trucks

If you need Timber Trucking or a Self Loader Call today to schedule pick-up!
1-8OO-LOG A LOT(564-2568) or (253)-381-0247
Trucking Industry News 

Exemption request received by FMCSA triggers request for public comment
The FMCSA is requesting public comment on an application for exemption from Stemco regarding a regulation about the location of rear identification lamps and rear clearance lamps. FMCSA regulations require rear identification lamps and rear clearance lamps to be located “as close as practicable to the top of the vehicle.” Stemco is requesting for commercial motor vehicles equipped with the company’s TrailerTail aerodynamic device, which is mounted lower than currently allowed, to be exempt from the regulation.
Source: Daily News Archive: Land Line Magazine

Indiana uses new technology to catch truckers breaking rules
CHESTERTON, Ind. — Indiana is the first state in the nation to test new technology to catch truckers who violate weight restrictions and other regulations. The pilot program is designed and funded by Kapsch TrafficCom of McLean, Virginia. It uses scales embedded in the roadway along with cameras and laser measuring devices to weigh and gather other information about semi-trailer trucks.
Source: Fox 59

Relief Plan Offered for R.I. In-State Commercial Truck Owners
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A legislative session that began in winter with Governor Gina Raimondo's push for controversial new truck tolls is nearing an end with a $6 million relief package for in-state commercial truck owners. With the national trucking industry threatening to challenge the constitutionality of the truck tolls in court, after the first gantry goes up, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was insistent on June 9 that the registration-fee cuts in the newly unveiled budget bill have nothing to do with the tolls.
Source: Freight Logistics News, QuickTSI

CA - What's at stake in Southern California's new war on diesel truck pollution

Southern California’s anti-smog regulators opened a new front on the war on heavy-duty diesel trucks by joining a coalition of agencies stretching from Washington state to New York last week. Their goal? To lobby the U.S. EPA to require all new trucks to emit near-zero emissions by Jan. 1, 2024, a strategy that includes wiping out the diesel engine, the standard in long-haul trucking and replacing it with compressed natural gas truck engines.
Source: The Daily Breeze - Transportation

Small Truck Fleets Hit Hard in California Court Diesel Rule Decision

A decision by the Superior Court of California in Fresno late Friday was a blow to small truck fleets in the state as well as small farmers and independent owners. However, the case was in accord with a California Trucking Association (CTA) request to erase a range of amendments to the state’s major rule to clean up diesel trucks and buses.
Source: Trucking News Online

A tipping point for disc brakes in North American trucking?
Could the North American trucking market be approaching a watershed moment with disc brake adoption? The heavy trucks and trailers of all kinds across the United States predominantly are wearing big drums today, though trucking here did once try out discs.
Source: Palmer Leasing Blog

Kansas studies truck parking issues, plans to use grant for remedies

In the Kansas Statewide Freight Network Truck Parking Plan released earlier this month, KDOT and KTA said truck drivers were spending up to 30 minutes a day looking for parking. That time makes drivers, trucking companies and Kansas agricultural and manufacturing interests less competitive, the study concluded.
Source: Overdrive

New Report Shows Widening Gap Between Spot, Contract Prices
A new report based on a comparison of spot and contract rates for truckload carriers continues to show an ever-widening gap between prices for one-time and long-term freight shipments.
Source: Palmer Leasing Blog

CAI, Fleet Advantage
CAI Acquires Two Companies - CAI International has announced the acquisition of Hybrid Logistics and its affiliate company General Transportation Services for a combined purchase price of $12 million, a portion of which is subject to the future performance of the companies.
Source: Go By Truck Global News

Bridgestone Adds Interstate Batteries to Speedco's Offerings
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched battery services nationwide at subsidiary Speedco, which provides on-highway preventive maintenance and tire service for the commercial trucking industry.

Fleetio launches digital purchase orders
Fleetio launched a digital purchase order (PO) module that allows users to streamline approval and payment processes, create POs faster and gain complete visibility into purchasing history and habits, the company announced.
Source: Fleet Owner

Atlantic Truck Driving Championships set for June 18
DIEPPE, N.B. — The  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) will be hosting its annual Truck Driving Championships at the Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S. on Saturday, June 18.
Source: Canada - Truck News

AR - 124-Year-Old Frisco Bridge Getting Extensive Makeover by BNSF
In the dusty, sun-drenched bottomland along the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River, construction cranes loom next to the ivy-draped latticework of the historic Frisco Bridge in a project employing 21st Century technology to shore up some critical, if creaky, 19th Century handiwork.

At Your Own Risk - Missing even one PM can be risky in the long run
You set a maintenance schedule for each of your vehicles for a reason.  You want to ensure trucks are seen on a regular basis so you can find developing problems and an perform manufacturer recommended maintenance procedures at the appropriate mileage or hourly intervals.
Source: Fleet Owner

Six Most Common CSA Violations
Truck Violations: Lighting, Brakes, Tires; Driver Violations: Logs, Medical Issues, English Ability The article has suggested preventions for each of them.
Source: Summit Truck Group - News

New DOT CDL Physical Exam Locations
Anderson, SC - Accurate Diagnostics - Dr. Kopp D.C - $65 Brooklyn, NY - Concentra Medical - $125 Miami, FL - Glen Siegel D.C - $30 Pembroke Pines, FL - Glen Siegel D.C - $30 Plantation, FL - Glen Siegel D.C - $30
Source: Latest News

International puts the driver first in new product design initiative
LISLE, Ill. — International Truck has launched a company-wide initiative called DriverFirst that aims at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed with a strong emphasis on the driver’s perspective.
Source: Canada - Truck News

FedEx, Bridgestone Settle 2014 Fatal Wyoming Crash Lawsuits
Federal lawsuits filed last year against Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. in connection with a triple-fatal collision that happened here on Interstate 80 have settled out of court. James Ednie and his longtime partner, Tanya Gooden, and Gooden’s adult special needs son, Cameron, all of Cheyenne, died in November 2014 after an out-of-control FedEx tractor-trailer with pup trailer struck the Dodge Caravan minivan Ednie was driving nearly head on.
Source: Freight Logistics News, QuickTSI

Prosecutors Face Skeptical Judge in FedEx Drug-Shipping Case
Proving to jurors that FedEx Corp. is a criminal because it delivered illegal prescriptions from Internet drug stores was never going to be easy. Convincing a federal judge who questioned the "novel prosecution" may be even tougher.    

ATA’s Bill Graves on Challenges Ahead for His Successor
As his tenure as president and CEO of American Trucking Associations begins to wind down, Bill Graves met with Transport Topics staffers to reflect on his 14 years as head of the association.
Source: Palmer Leasing Blog

Point Of View: Gas Is Going Up, but Maybe Not Enough

Few drivers want to pay more for fuel, but with higher prices comes increased interest in fuel efficiency and less harm to the environment.
Source: NYT - Business Day

Servicemen see trucking’s best, brightest at SuperRigs
For an industry desperate for fresh talent, what better way to attract drivers and technicians than to introduce recruits to trucking by showing off the best and brightest rigs—and the successful people who build and operate them? That’s what the folks at FASTPORT, trucking’s military recruiting program, had in mind when they invited servicemen looking to transition into civilian careers for a day at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show here.
Source: Palmer Leasing Blog

Photos: 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is a beauty contest for actively working trucks.  Owner-operator truckers from across the U.S. and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000. Photos courtesy of Shell Rotella