Log Truck Drivers/ Logging forums??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hoptrot, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. hoptrot

    hoptrot Light Load Member

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    Just wondering if there is a forum for log truck drivers? I see specific forums for flatbed, reefer, LTL, ect. but not for loggers. It be nice to talk to other drivers of the trade for advice and so forth. I have been driving a log truck for a few weeks now and it would be nice to talk to fellow drivers.
     
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  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    There's not enough of them on here to justify a separate forum. You can try using the search feature you might find a few threads or start your own thread and maybe they'll come out of the wood work.
     
  4. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    Very clever!!!!!!
     
  5. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    What with the popularity of the reality shows I'm surprised we don't have separate forums for log trucks and for ice road truckers.... ;)
     
  6. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Do they use, umm, elogs?
     
  7. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    No cuz they can't cut down etrees, there hard to find.
     
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  8. davetiow

    davetiow Bobtail Member

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    haven't seen any forums either, but there's a good logging specific job search site called FindaForestryJob. Am myself looking to get a job logging driving too. Any hints/tips you found useful, especially for under 1 yr experience new driver?
     
  9. hoptrot

    hoptrot Light Load Member

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    The biggest thing I can tell you about hauling wood is to BE CAREFUL and take your time. If your new, and the company should know this, then they shouldn't expect too much speed out of you just yet. The owner wanted safety above all else and dont do anything your not comfortable with. The speed will come with experience and learning.There's lots of other things you'll have to figure out as you go as well, like getting the feel of the heavy weight. The Pine trees we haul down here is heavy and also top heavy. Feeling that trailer sway and move around takes a little getting used to, lol.
     
  10. Toomanybikes

    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

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    Hey I would like to see a Logg'in sub-form here.

    I come from the part of the country where logging is the thing. Most driver jobs are with the wood industry.

    One of the things I like when traveling the country is seeing what other places use for log, chip, and dump trucks. Huge difference in what is common.

    Out here we are almost all stinger steer pole trailers with drop axle petes. 600hp and 18 speeds are common. A good portion of the rest of the country is hay racks or mule trains. An the south seems to run pole trailers with sleepers!

    Most of the logging companies have poor SMS ratings because the trucks get beat to crap running off road. Pay can be good. Years ago it was all hourly. Now most pay 28%-38% of load.
     
  11. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    That would be cool if there were enough of us to keep a logging/timber products forum going.
    So are you in the Pacific NW?
    I drive in the timber industry here in WA.
     
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