Trucking is crucial to the Appalachian Hardwood industry and new rules for driver logs take effect in December. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Act of 2016 requires that all trucks be equipped with electronic logging devices that record the driver and the vehicle operating times and locations.
The new equipment must be installed on trucks built after 2000 and operational by Dec. 15, 2017. A complete explanation of the law and exceptions is a keynote presentation at the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. Summer Conference on July 23-25 in Asheville, NC. Attorney Rob Moseley, who heads the Transportation Industry group at Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greenville, SC, will detail the new law and its impact on the forest products industry.
The conference is set at The Inn at Biltmore Estate. Other business sessions include:
- International Markets Mid-Year Update from AHEC’s Mike Snow
- US Senator / Rep. (Invited) Discusses Trade Issues
- AHMI Verified Sustainable Celebrates 10 Years from USFS
- Tour of NC’s First CLT Building
Visit the Meetings page of AHMI’s website for information and to register online.