Positioned to prosper

The theme of the recent Truck Loggers’ Association convention was “Positioned to Prosper.” and from the sound of things, activities are ramping up in coastal logging just as they are in the interior.

The theme of the recent Truck Loggers’ Association convention was “Positioned to Prosper.” and from the sound of things, activities are ramping up in coastal logging just as they are in the interior.

We spoke to many loggers and service providers in the coastal industry, and they are facing the same challenges as the interior – namely, shortage of experienced workers, and gaps in the supply chain.

There’s not enough new equipment available to meet the demands to increase harvesting volumes, and the parts to re-fit old iron and put it into service for the interim are not available either. Stories of waiting two to six months for tires, rear ends, parts, and other components are commonplace.