Logging Trucks


GLTPA Applauds Safe Routes Act Legislation Introduction →

The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) commended Congressman Mike Gallagher (R) Green Bay, Wis., for his persistence to create a safer environment for local communities and truck drivers with the re-introduction of the Safe Routes Act, H.R. 2213 of 2021. "The Safe Routes Act, H.R. 2213 of 2021 provides drivers of product-specific, specialized log trucks a choice of routes by allowing them access to the interstate highway system when available," said GLTPA President Matt Jensen.  Click for more...


Budco Tricks Out Trucks With Custom Paint Creations →

From Construction Equipment Guide... It's hard to miss the purple logging truck driven by Alex "Tater" Opdahl for Whitco Inc. , a trucking company owned by Rick and Barb Whitcomb in Kamiah, Idaho. Whitco was founded on Sept. 5, 1984. On the day Rick married Barb, Rick's father escorted the couple to Farmers State Bank in Uniontown, Wash., to get a loan for a 1977 Peterbilt 359. That was followed by a second truck in 1986 and later by a third.  Click for more...


Which Logging Transportation Method Is Right for You? →

Moving cut wood is a challenge for loggers and forestry workers. Below we've detailed some of the logging transportation options best suited to handle log removal or transport. Tree length log trucks come in two types: stinger-steer log trailers or fixed length log trailers. Pole trailers generally seek to reduce the weight of the log by leaving the center unsupported in order to minimize tare or truck weight, resulting in lower highway tolls.  Click for more...