Logging/Timber Industry With more than 750 million acres of forest cover in the U. S., there is a fair amount of raw material to feed the logging and timber industries. The industry employs nearly 1 million people and the industrial shipments of wood and paper manufacturing are worth around $280 billion. Processing the lumber requires specialized forest-logging machines that necessitate equally specialized service and maintenance vehicles equipped with service truck beds. As one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., loggers rely on their equipment to be in proper working order at all times, limiting safety mishaps that lead to serious injury. Logging companies must have a well-maintained fleet of vehicles to meet production goals, but also to maintain a good safety record. Summit Truck Bodies is proud to offer a number of custom utility truck beds that assist the logging and timber industries in keeping the fleet in proper working order.