Of the nearly 17 million acres of forested land in Wisconsin, individual private owners own the majority (56%) of those forests. The state owns just 7%, and the federal government, 10%.
This guide covers the transportation of shortwood logs (up to 16 feet) using crib, bunk, and frame (loaded crosswise) style vehicles. It does not apply to longwood, stumps, logs that are unitized by banding, or other commodities.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, as a result of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. FMCSA’s primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses on our Nation’s highways. We accomplish this through a coordinated effort of Federal, State, and industry organizations to reduce fatalities, injuries, property damage and hazardous materials incidents. We implement our safety and compliance program through a national network of fifty-two field offices, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
FMCSA has produced “A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety”. This guide is intended to provide educational and technical assistance to the motor carrier industry and provide basic guidance on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). It is not intended to be a substitute for the regulations. To purchase a complete copy of the FMCSRs, Parts 300-399, contact the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, telephone number: (866) 512-1800 (in the Washington, DC Metro area (202) 512-1800) or at www.gpo.gov/.
This guide is comprised of eleven parts, each containing a specific safety regulation topic that is covered in the FMCSRs. These parts are listed in the Table of Contents. Each part contains information sheets that cover the highlights of that section. Some sections contain sample forms and we encourage you to reproduce any or all material in this package and to distribute copies as needed. You may also obtain this information on our website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
This DVD is an introductory safety overview for log truck operators who use or are learning to use log loader equipment with their truck. It provides individuals basic information associated with the log loader operation and maintenance and is intended to cover broad general situations that could be potentially hazardous or cause injury. This DVD should not be considered all-inclusive or exhaustive of all possible topics relating to log loader operation.
Running time: 15 minutes
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