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Friday Nov 28, 2014 - Why so many farmers miss the Wheat Board

Henry Kuhl could see the hovering helicopter and police lights as he drove his truck toward Canada Customs. It was a sunny day in spring, 1996, and he and 40 other Manitoba farmers had crossed into North Dakota to sell their grain. It was a symbolic protest against the Canadian Wheat Board, the federal marketing agency that monopolized the grain trade and forbade farmers from disposing of their own wheat. “We were sick and tired of being pushed around by the Wheat Board,” says Kuh

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Friday Nov 28, 2014 - Railroads Face Government Scrutiny Over Mergers, Service And Competition

Thursday Nov 27, 2014 - Should insurance requirements go up? FMCSA asks the questions
By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor

To raise the insurance requirement or not to raise it, that is the question, or at least the gist of the 26 questions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is posing in an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to publish in the Federal Register on Friday, Nov. 28.

FMCSA is considering a rulemaking that would increase the insuran

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014 - NITL to shippers: ‘Be prepared’

Shippers at the National Industrial Transportation League’s annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last week were lucky to get there. An early blast of winter disrupted air travel as the conference began, dumping seven feet of snow on Buffalo, New York.

The storm was an unwelcome reminder of last winter’s polar vortex and a portent of supply

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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 - September freight totals $102.2B; trucks contribute the most

The Trucker News Services

11/25/2014

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $102.2 billion in September 2014 as all five major transportation modes — air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks — carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in September 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

September was the seventh consecutive m

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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 - Salt prices nearly double; Could road conditions be worse than last year?

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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 - Bear with me as I drone on
CEO, Tech-I-M LLC

This week was spent talking with the ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council about Future Freight Transportation and, for the 21st Century Truck Partnership, reviewing presentations on what technologies can be used to further improve greenhouse gas emissions and reduce fuel consumption. We looked a

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Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 - The Dissolving Silos – The Convergence of 3PLs, Brokers, Carriers
by Mitch Weseley

The logistics service provider (LSP) market landscape is undergoing a titanic shift. The traditional boundaries between brokers, carriers and 3PLs are blurring, particularly in the small- to mid-sized LSP market. Many of these companies are experiencing a blending of the time-honored functions that once separated the

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Monday Nov 24, 2014 - Possible natural gas explosion at trucking facility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters are investigating an explosion at a trucking business in Grand Rapids.

The explosion blew out windows and knocked the back wall off of its foundation at an office building inside Masselink Brothers Trucking, located at 901 Freeman Avenue SW near Market, around 4:20 a.m. Monday.

The explosion also caused a flash fire that firefighters were able to put out quickly.

The preliminary investigation indicates it was a natural gas e

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Monday Nov 24, 2014 - Tight truck capacity putting pressure on shippers: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Shippers continue to feel the effect of tight trucking capacity, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index compiled by FTR.

The reading of -6.6 in September was basically unchanged from the previous month and reflects sustained capacity tightness and rate increases for fleets. The cost to ship goods is expected to remain elevated, FTR indicated.

It says the typical slowdown in freight tonnage expected during the winter months will this year prov

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