The Michigan Association of Timbermen
Posted on 06.10.2013 Under Legislative


State Representatives of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee have proposed the elimination of the LOG and FARM PLATE in Michigan along with all other specialty plates.  Their initial proposal is to remove the Log Plate and have log trucks placed under the commercial gross vehicle weight (GVW) class at 50% of that fee.  This would change your yearly plate fee from around $300 to around $1200 PER TRUCK.

They need to hear from YOU about the importance of the LOG PLATE and what it means to keeping your business viable.  They also need to hear from loggers and mill owners who rely on the log truck drivers to get raw material to the mills.  An increase in the plate fees would have catastrophic effects on the industry.  Please take a few moments and let these committee members know how you feel in YOUR OWN WORDS.  Handwritten notes are fine and even carry a stronger message.  Form letters are NOT suggested; they carry little strength.  If you need help developing your thoughts into a letter, click contact the Newberry office.  We are here to support you at every opportunity.  906-293-3236 or email Brenda at:

Members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee:
Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, Chair
Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, VC
Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum
Rep.   Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth
Rep  Bradford Jacobsen, R-Oxford
Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway
Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills
Rep. Margaret Obrien, R-Portage
Rep. Pete Pettalia, R-Presque Isle
Rep. Marilyn Lane, D-Fraser (strongest proponent to the elimination of the log plate)
Rep. Tom Cochran, D-Mason
Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet
Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline
Rep. David Rutledge, D-Ypsilanti
Rep. Charles Smiley, D-Burton
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