Lugging Longer Logs
August 9, 2023
Trucks hauling large logs around the Sweet Home area are a long-familiar sight. However, even casual observers can't help but notice that sometimes those logs are even bigger than usual.
According to Cascade Timber Consulting president Milt Moran, most locally transported logs are about 40 feet in length. But some are so long - in the 60-, 70-, 80- or even 90-foot range (120 feet being CTC's current maximum) - they require a caravan of a truck and "steering trailer," plus one or two flag cars.
Predictably, these logs can be a bear to haul. Sheridan-based driver Doug Hamill noted the road sk...