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Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - TRUCKING HAS A NEW ENEMY
https://www.ownerdriver.com.au/industry-news/1609/trucking-has-a-new-enemy

Writing in the October issue of Owner//Driver, The Interstater has had enough of "the very dangerous" Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell and her "notion that legislating rates of pay is not the way to go to ensure greater safety within the trucking industry."

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Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - Startup aims to relieve a $10B headache for trucking industry
http://nypost.com/2016/09/27/startup-aims-to-relieve-a-10b-headache-for-trucking-industry/

A tech startup is looking to tackle a $10 billion problem for trucking companies: fuel theft.

Chicago-based Fueloyal has developed a “smart fuel cap” for 18-wheeler rigs called the iCap 1000. The 3G-networked gadget prevents thiev

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Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Costs Fall for Truckers Amid Slump in Fuel Prices and Slow Freight Demand
https://www.trucks.com/2016/09/27/trucking-costs-fall-fuel-freight/

Operational costs for truckers fell last year amid sinking fuel prices and economic softness that continued into 2016, according to a new analysis.

The American Transportation Research Institut


Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Why you should sell your transportation company sooner rather than later
http://www.trucknews.com/blogs/sell-transportation-company-sooner-rather-later/

With the economy languishing in Canada, many transportation owners are wondering if this is the year to consider selling the business. In most of the major provinces, there are five specific reasons why it would make sense to sell in sooner than later.

There are many factors that dete

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Monday Sep 26, 2016 - The Uberization of trucking: Why it might succeed
https://www.ajot.com/news/the-uberization-of-trucking-why-it-might-succeed

Last month Uber acquired a tech startup, Otto, that specializes in trucking transportation. Instantly the Uberization of trucking went from hypothetical to a working proposition. The question now is will it succeed?

It’s a question that has been on the lips of transportation types for the last few

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Monday Sep 26, 2016 - A new option for temporary grain storage
http://ocj.com/2016/09/a-new-option-for-temporary-grain-storage/

On-farm grain storage can be a key component of any farmer’s grain marketing plan, but what if you don’t have enough? There are now some options for grain storage that may be just what some farms need to leverage what they harvest this fall.

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Sunday Sep 25, 2016 - Dim weight changes mean more rate pain ahead
http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20160925-dim-weight-changes-mean-more-rate-pain-ahead/

The latest chapter in the multiyear rate squeeze applied to parcel shippers by FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. was written last week when FedEx changed the formula used to calculate prices for all its U.S. air and ground deliveries. The narrative, though, will remain the same as in the prior chapt

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Sunday Sep 25, 2016 - Cargill soy plant closed after heavy rains
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/cargill-soy-plant-closed-after-heavy-rains-20160923

Cargill Inc’s soybean processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is scheduled to be closed through next Wednesday due to the flooding, trade sources said on Friday.

An Iowa grain merchant said the company was still buying soybeans and would reassess the closure

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Sunday Sep 25, 2016 - Rising Mississippi Could Disrupt Grain Shipping
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/rising-mississippi-disrupts-grain-shipping

Heavy rains and flooding swamped a broad swathe of the northern Midwest this week, halting the harvest of corn and soybeans and forcing the closure of at least two Iowa crop processing plants, traders and farmers said on Friday.


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Sunday Sep 25, 2016 - Two Wisconsin Frac Sand Mines Resume Operation
http://www.wpr.org/two-wisconsin-frac-sand-mines-resume-operation

Two frac sand mines have resumed operations near Eau Claire and Menomonie after more than a year-long downturn in demand for the sand used in drilling for oil and natural gas.

Texas-based Hi-Crush Proppants has reopened its Augusta facility while Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol has reopened a mine and processing center in Menomonie.

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