Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 Includes Logger Assistance - Jan 15, 2021 

This supplemental relief package allotted $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have, as a result of the COVID–19 pandemic, experienced a loss of not less than 10% in gross revenue during 2020 compared to 2019. Loggers were considered essential workers from the start, however, they were not targeted for relief funds.; Truck Driver Shortage Persists, Made Worse by Pandemic: While there were shortages and concerns, the sector has proved to be resilient despite aging infrastructure and labor challenges. Trucking companies worked extended shifts to ensure essential supplies were delivered, but the glaring weakness in the trucking sector is the lack of qualified truck drivers.; News in Brief: Paramount Pallet has opened the largest recycling facility in Canada.