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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 - Not Enough Truck Drivers to Move Frac Sand
In silica valley, the sand is moving. Mining of silica sand has ramped up in the Illinois Valley, especially in La Salle County, to feed the growing fracking industry.

This has attracted a lot of public attention. Those who are not interested will find plenty of sand in which to bury their heads.

La Salle County has had sand mines since the 1800s. But now there is a rush for the region’s silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing of bedrock to extract oil and natural
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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 - Freight Cycle Favors Shippers Over Truckers
Garrett Cook, Benzinga Staff Writer

Barge capacity and rail capacity are set to expand the most according to a recent note from Morgan Stanley.

The bank focused on the current freight transportation cycle among other things. In the report, analyst William Greene points out that “When freight volumes reached prior peaks, there were usually 1-2 years of additional growth before

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - No Injuries in Grain Building Collapse Near Kansas

Written by Greg Sapp

No one was injured when a flat storage building being filled with corn burst open Sunday afternoon west of Kansas, Illinois.

The building is owned by Total Grain Marketing in Effingham. General Manager Byron Sikma said a 700,000 bushel building was being filled when crews experienced a structural failure on the south end. The failure took down a leg and holding tank of the structure, located along

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - Grain exporter is first Quick180 Plus user

North Carolina grain exporter C.A. Perry & Son has become the first shipper to use Quick180’s container-matching system to guarantee export loads to truckers dropping off empty import boxes at its plants.

Quick180 was launched this year by retired Virginia port executive Rick Knapp. The company developed an algor

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - OSHA proposes penalties of $145K against Central Transport

The Trucker News Services

10/28/2014

HILLSIDE, Ill. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Central Transport for 16 safety and health violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious safety violations, at its trucking terminal in Hillside.

An OSHA inspection found repeat and willful violations that involved defective powered industrial vehicles and lack of fall protection, the agency said in a news

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - Smart Freight Funding is a New Risk-Free Freight Factoring Opportunity for Bulk Freight Carriers
Freight factoring company, Smart Freight Funding, helps trucking companies of all sizes keep their trucks moving by getting paid quicker. Smart Freight Funding works with single truck operations, individual owner-operator, and larger companies managing several trucks and drivers. We offer competitive low rates, quick pay, and superb customer service.

The team behind Smart Freight Funding has more than 50 years combined driving, dispatching, contracting and accounting experience in t
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Monday Oct 27, 2014 - Atlantic Bulk Carrier fills a niche

Sunday Oct 26, 2014 - Shuttle grain facility announced for North Central Oklahoma

Medford, Oklahoma – October 23, 2014 – Farmers Grain Company, along with Equity Marketing Alliance and CoMark Grain Marketing formed an LLC and have announced plans for a state of the art shuttle grain facility.

The 100 percent cooperatively owned facility located on the Union Pacific rail near Medford, Okla. is set to be named Chisholm Trail Terminal. This is the next logical step for positioning these companies to efficiently move products to export locations.


Sunday Oct 26, 2014 - Trucking firms stretch to hire drivers
By Star Tribune
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Updated 19 hours ago

On a recent Thursday afternoon, Tim Hoag stood in the arrivals area at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport looking for a truck driver.

The man he was waiting for, Bill McMahon, had previously driven trucks for Hoag's company, Copeland Trucking of Fridley, and Hoag made a deal to lure him back.

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Friday Oct 24, 2014 - Smart Freight Funding is a New Risk-Free Freight Factoring Opportunity for Bulk Freight Carriers
Freight factoring company, Smart Freight Funding, helps trucking companies of all sizes keep their trucks moving by getting paid quicker. Smart Freight Funding works with single truck operations, individual owner-operator, and larger companies managing several trucks and drivers. We offer competitive low rates, quick pay, and superb customer service.

The team behind Smart Freight Funding has more than 50 years combined driving, dispatching, contracting and accounting experience in t
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