American Loggers Council Expresses Concern About High Fuel Costs for Logging Company Operations

The rapid increase in fuel costs is forcing loggers and log trucking companies to shut down operations, according to the American Loggers Council. The association states that fuel costs have risen from 25% to as much as 60% of operational costs and expects more shutdowns will occur.

The ALC suggests a number of actions to ease the current strain on logging and hauling companies, including the temporary suspension of fuel taxes, allowance of off-road diesel for on road use, and relaxation of weight limits on the federal interstate system.

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Skyrocketing diesel prices are beginning to shutdown logging and trucking operations and threatens the entire timber supply chain, warns the American Loggers Council