Legislative change prompts coordination
between POE, police and loggers
to improve log-hauling safety

Beginning July 1, Port of Entry employees and their partners with the Idaho State Police will be better able to enforce administrative rules for those transporting logs in Idaho in accordance with the passing of House Bill 2.

Previously select safety regulations were only truly enforced under the Division of Building Safety rules, but efforts from Associated Logging Contractors, Inc. amended that code this past legislative session to include ITD and ISP.

The change inspired a training session in Lewiston at the end of April with all parties to identify how to proceed. The session focused primarily on the placement and number of cable log wrappers required, the lay of logs within the bunks and general safety.

"Our goal is to help the trucking industry operate safely on our highways which protects the traveling public as well," said POE Lewiston Supervisor Ron Morgan.

Published 05-10-19