U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Launches TimberHauling.com

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Launches TimberHauling.com

New National Buyer’s Group Will Help Independent Truckers and Haulers Come Together as One Market to Save Money and Operate More Efficiently


Greenville, SC — The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) today announced the official launch of TimberHauling.com — a national buyer’s group that provides savings on products and services to nearly ten thousand independent small trucking and hauling businesses.

The TimberHauling.com platform will help the sector move together as a unified market rather than thousands of independent producers. The timber harvest and hauling sector of the forestry industry is the strained link in the U.S.‑based forest products value chain. This sector is continually dealing with a range of challenges, including inclement weather, mill quotas, labor shortages, high fuel and insurance costs, and high equipment costs – both upfront and ongoing.

For a modest annual membership fee, members enjoy discounts and savings on parts and services. TimberHauling.com gives loggers national buying power and strength they have never had to shore up and further unify the sector.

“The Endowment focuses on opportunities when others can’t or won’t. Developing a national platform that will save money for independent loggers and haulers will make them more cost-competitive and efficient,” said Ewell Smith, Executive Director, Carolina Loggers Association, and project lead.

This group also strengthens the capacity of state and regional associations to deliver services. The program is being piloted first in partnership with state logging associations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

“The Endowment is using our sector-wide vision, risk capital, and bridge-building competencies to build an ‘Amazon-like’ model to drive savings to individual timber hauling firms,” said Pete Madden, President & CEO of the Endowment. “TimberHauling.com is part of our Initiative 2020 Vision that mandates strategic and targeted investments to support the development of traditional forest products markets to retain and grow existing forest-based economies.”

A wide variety of companies have already joined the platform: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; MHC Kenworth; Setliff Law P.C.; Schwab Brothers Hydraulics; TCS Fuel Cards; North American Supply; and Cadence Petroleum Group. More companies and services are expected to be added as TimberHauling.com grows.


For more information contact:

Brandon Walters, Communications and Administrative Coordinator, 864-233-7646, brandon@usendowment.org

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities.

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