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Great Lakes TPA Magazine - March 2017


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Product Showcase: Complete Cellular Services

Don’t leave your profits to chance… Utilize the best tools for the job.

When handling and shipping valuable veneer logs, don’t take a chance on losing quality material to stress splits and end checking. Take advantage of the tools at your fingertips with the complete line of leading wood protection products from U-C Coatings. Read more...

Director's Notes

At a recent meeting with WIS DOT, GLTPA’s lobbyist Tony Langenohl, Policy Advisor Jessie Augustyn and Henry Schienebeck discussed a number of issues such as road funding, the use of wooden bridges, the extension of Michigan configured truck routes and overweight violation enforcement.  The attached picture is GLTPA Executive Director Henry Schienebeck in discussion with Motor Carrier Enforcement Captain Brian Ausloos while reviewing pages of overweight log truck information as recorded at mills receiving loads of round wood. 

It’s no secret the timber industry and other haulers are facing a plethora of issues regarding posted roads and bridges.  Reasons include an aging infrastructure, limited funds to fix them and most of all, an unwillingness of many truckers to comply with the law when it comes to hauling overweight.  The pages of weight information reviewed at the meeting clearly show the percentage of overweight trucks has escalated.  Although there are those who haul legally, more haulers have joined the frequent flyer club of overloading.  Whether its one hundred pounds or twenty thousand pounds doesn’t matter, it’s still overweight. Read More...

FISTA Report

General Safety – It’s Your Decision

Most of us like to get our work done with the least amount of effort, and as quickly as possible. We all want to get the most work out of the energy we use on the job. This is good because it often results in discovering newer and more efficient ways of getting our job done.
This energy-saving attitude can also be bad if we make a wrong decision and take dangerous shortcuts. All of us at some time or another have exposed ourselves to possible injury by taking a shortcut when, with a little extra effort, we could have done it the safe way. When we were kids, we took shortcuts by jumping the fence instead of using the gate. Now that we are adults we do it by crossing the street between the intersections. Why? Because we want to get there as quickly as possible, and use the least amount of energy we can while doing it. Read More...

President's Message

By the time you read this article we will most likely be into breakup.  It is mid-February and they are predicting temperatures in the low 50’s with rain in Northern Wisconsin.  Once again, we are faced with a short winter logging season and our winter sales continue to back up. Read More...