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Tuesday Sep 23, 2014 - Large Cat Spotted Outside Cargill In Blair

Monday Sep 22, 2014 - Fired truck driver awarded $10k after altercation with boss

A truck driver has been awarded nearly $10,000 after losing his job following a physical altercation with a supervisor.

Graham Milligan was employed by Broadway General Carriers, who supplied long haul drivers to Freight Lines Limited, the Employment Relations Authority said.

Mr Milligan undertook work for Freight Lines whilst employed by Broadway.

According to the finding, in June 2011, Mr Milligan became upset with an operations supervisor from Freight Lines.

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Monday Sep 22, 2014 - Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry.

“They are doing some further extraction to get more of the corn oil out of distillers grains,” says Marcia Shannon, University of Missouri Extension swine specialist. “So we’re getting a little bit different product out of those ethanol pl

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Monday Sep 22, 2014 - In US, huge grain crops spell headache for farmers

US corn and soybean crops could break records this year, but for farmers the bounty has a dark side: falling prices and a logistics nightmare getting crops to market.

"It is not an exact science but when we look at the fields, it looks like it is going to be a big crop," said John Reifsteck, a corn and soybean farmer in Champaign, Illinois, a Midwest farm belt state.

Reifsteck estimated his corn crop could be as much as 15 percent higher than last year's.

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Sunday Sep 21, 2014 - Truckers’ Opinions Mixed On ‘Restart’ Rule; Increase Expected For Transportation Sector

OZARK — Varying opinions can be found at truck stops on a government regulation that aims to keep truckers from driving more than 70 hours a week.

Truckers have had more than a year to adjust to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014 - Memphis truck driver sentenced for stealing cargo in West Plains

SPRINGFIELD — Tammy Dickinson, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Memphis, Tenn., truck driver was sentenced in federal court Sept. 18 for his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.


Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Can You Load a Hopper in 33 Seconds Flat?

This Wisconsin farmer has designed the fastest loading facility that we’ve ever seen. Watch him load semis in mere seconds.

Farming is a fast-paced business and every second counts. If you’re not moving, you’re not making money. While each task on the farm is necessary to keep the grain flowing, some of those tasks are more time consuming than productive. Loading grain is one that comes to mind.

Ever wish you could just snap your fingers and be loaded, ready

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Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Dear truck driver: Thank you for all you do

We are in the midst of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and since I have spent the past 6 plus years covering the industry here at Fleet Owner, I’ve gained a new perspective, and appreciation, for the jobs truck drivers do.

I will admit, before I took this job, I had little understanding of how


Friday Sep 19, 2014 - FMCSA Shuts Down Florida Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 18 said it shut down a Florida-based motor carrier for violating various federal safety regulations, such as allowing drivers who tested positive for drugs to operate vehicles.

According to FMCSA, Ken’s Trucking LLC, of Grand Ridge, Fla., failed to properly oversee and maintain driver qualification files, like medical certification and driving violation records. The company also failed to properly monitor drivers to ensure

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Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Lawsuit Seeks Stricter Rules for Truck Driver Training
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WASHINGTON — Despite being ordered twice by Congress to come up with training requirements for commercial truck drivers, the Transportation Department has yet to do so, leaving Americans sharing the road with bi

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