Industry News Archive

  • CTSP Workshop and Exam in Lisle, IL, March 5-6, 2019 

    1/25/2019 - Perhaps you have enrolled in the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program and are diligently working your way through the CTSP Study Guide with Critical Thinking Exercises (CTEs).
  • Platte River Equity Acquires Sherrill Inc. 

    1/7/2019 - Following ten years of ownership which brought record growth to the company, Generation Equity Investors and company founder Tobe Sherrill have sold a controlling interest in Sherrill Inc. to Platte River Equity, a Denver, Colorado-based private equi
  • FMCSA Relaxes Commercial Learner’s Permit Rule 

    12/28/2018 - With a December 21 Federal Register notice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its regulations to allow States the option of issuing a commercial learner's permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one year from the d
  • OSHA Regional Emphasis Program in Southeast U.S. 

    10/16/2018 - Effective October 1, OSHA Region 4 - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN - enacted a Regional Emphasis Program for landscaping and horticultural services, which in their parlance includes arboriculture.
  • ASTI Grant Recipients, August 2018 

    10/5/2018 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded over $45,000 in grants to 28 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.
  • TCIA comments favorably on FMCSA proposal 

    9/11/2018 - On September 10, TCIA submitted comment on an advanced notice of public rule-making (ANPRM) from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Sennebogen to Host Free Demo Day Events 

    8/29/2018 - Sennebogen, maker of material handling solutions, is hosting multiple demo days at their facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, this coming September and November, where they will feature their equipment - SENNEBOGEN 718E, created to solve for the ma
  • Alert: Random DOT Drug & Alcohol Audits Happening Now 

    8/24/2018 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) is conducting random, one-to-two-day audits of businesses with service fleets. According to the inspector in a recent tree company inspection, there is a national two-week push from DOT emphasizing compliance wi
  • ASTI grant application deadline August 15th 

    7/11/2018 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is a program launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013 in an effort to bring affordable safety training and educational opportunities to tree care companies across the coun
  • Bandit Industries to go 100 percent employee owned 

    6/8/2018 - Bandit Industries owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced on June 7 they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
  • Join the Women in Tree Care community! 

    5/4/2018 - Have you heard? TCIA, with the support of PACT Partner ServicePro, has created a new Facebook Group specifically for Women in Tree Care.
  • ASTI Grant Recipients 

    4/30/2018 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded  nearly $45,000 in grants to 26 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to  host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.