Association News

$1,000 Cash Rebate Currently Offered to American Loggers Council Members!

Peterbilt is offering the American Loggers Council (ALC) an opportunity to bring Peterbilt quality and performance to its members. Members are invited to come into an authorized Peterbilt dealership and make their best deals on a new Day Cab, (select models and configurations) to take advantage of these great incentives:

Members receive a $1,000 CASH rebate on all eligible Class 8 units including Models 567, 367, and 365 (limited to Day Cab configurations only for all eligible models).

  • Members receive a $500 CASH rebate on a Model 348.
  • Members receive a $250 CASH rebate on a Model 337.
  • Limited to three (3) rebates per member for calendar year 2016.
  • 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 and December 31, 2016. Retail delivery is defined as the time the ownership of the truck is transferred from the Peterbilt dealer to the customer. For more information, visit

Pacific Logging Congress

The Pacific Logging Congress will hold their annual meeting in San Diego, California, November 7 – 9, 2016. Convention dates are Monday through Wednesday, and the business sessions will be held Tuesday through Wednesday. For more information about the meeting, as well as the Marriott Coronado Island Resort and Spa, where it will be held, visit www.

Calling All Log Loader Competitors

The Oregon Logging Conference is gearing up for its 2017 conference, February 24 and 25, at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon.

One of the annual events is the log loader competition. Any skilled operator who would like to compete is encouraged to apply now. If you sign up before January 25, you will receive a 79th OLC T-shirt. The application form can be found on the website,

Idaho Forest Group Files Applications for 129GVW Truck Routes

The Idaho Logger reported that the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) announced that the Idaho Forest Group has filed a formal Request for Designated Routes Up to 129,000 lbs. on the various highways and roadways in North Idaho. Formal application was filed on September 16 with ITD-District 1.

Idaho State Logging Safety Program Rules Get Updated

The Idaho State Logging Safety Program had been virtually the same since the 1980. In fact, the ALC helped to put the current program in place around 1987.

There have recently been some updates to the rules (although most are exactly the same). The new rules can be found at

The proposed rules were published on October 5 and a public comment period will be open until October 26th. After that time, the rules go into the legislative process where they will be either accepted or rejected.

TimberWest November/December 2013
September-October 2016

On the Cover
Cover photo taken by Andrea Watt of RCD
lumber’s operation and Doosan DX225LL

Homegrown Success
RCD Timber is a young company succeeding in a competitive market

Boldly Stepping Into the Future
A-1 Logging transforms itself

Collision of Champions
2016 Lumberjack World Championships

Field Test
Gwin & Sons Logging runs new Cat through its paces

Tech Review
A review of winch-assist machines

New at DEMO International 2016
A look at some of the innovative equipment that debuted at DEMO International 2016.

Guest Column
Forestry issues hinge on November election


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