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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Flagstaff plant explosion injures 4, authorities say

Four people were burned Sunday evening in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, authorities said.

Four contractors were doing welding work on the fifth floor of the plant, which is about 5 miles northeast of downtown Flagstaff, when dust produced during the food-making process ignited, according to Flagstaff Fire Department Capt. Bill Morse.

The explosion, which produced a brief fire, blew out several metal doors and burned all four contractors, wh


Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Large truck hauling grain overturns on Greenbrier Road ramp to I-565

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A large truck overturned Monday morning as the driver was trying to turn onto I-565 from Greenbrier Road.

The driver was trying to turn toward Decatur. He was hauling grain, and some of it shifted on the turn which made the truck flip on its side. This happened about 9 a.m.

Crews brought in a grain vacuum to help clean up the spill, as well as two tow trucks to try to get the truck upright.

The driver of the truck was not hurt. No


Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Farmhand Dies After Sinking Into Grain Truck
Winnipeg, MB, Canada / 680 CJOB - Winnipeg's News & Information Leader

RCMP say a farmhand has died near Sandy Lake after sinking down into a truck full of grain.

Yellowhead RCMP say the 44-year-old from the Keeseekoowenin First Nation was standing in the box of a grain truck when he began sinking into the grain.

Attempts to pull him out were unsuccessful – the truck’s chute had to be opened to release him.

He died in hospital Sunday. RCMP and


Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

Sunday Sep 14, 2014 - When Government Targets Truckers, Everything Becomes More Expensive

Enduring the bureaucratic and regulation-ridden work environment, U.S. truckers work tooth-and-nail to keep supply chains moving and on schedule. Because of regulatory interference, U.S. trucking outfits are among the few remaining industries that are still largely run and/or owned by mom-and-pop operations. According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 70 percent of all goods moved in the U.S. a


Sunday Sep 14, 2014 - Scoular to acquire Evans, Winona facilities

OMAHA, NEB. — The Scoular Co. and Evans Grain announced an agreement under which Scoular will purchase Evans’ grain-handling facilities in five cities throughout Idaho and Oregon. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months.

“Scoular and Evans Grain have enjoyed a close trading relationship for many years, and we are pleased to take this important step to unite regional operations and to work with John Evans in the future,&rdquo


Saturday Sep 13, 2014 - Capacity Crunch Changes Relationships Between Carriers, Shippers
By Deborah Lockridge

INDIANAPOLIS -- Partnership. Collaboration. Shipper of Choice. These were the buzzwords at this week's FTR Transportation Conference as truck and rail providers, shippers and others discussed the current capacity crunch and what's ahead for the freight transportation industry.

At this conference and many others over the past couple of years, analysts have talked about a looming driver shortage to end all driver shortages, driven by demographics, increa


Friday Sep 12, 2014 - Carrier Owes Broker $6M Over Stolen Load

A carrier has lost a legal battle over who is responsible for paying for the $8.5 million of mostly uninsured cargo that was stolen out of one of their vehicles. A judge awarded almost $6 million to the broker after they filed a claim alleging that the carrier was contractually responsible for any damage that occurred during shipment.

The carrier, Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation Group, had a full shipment of pharmaceu


Thursday Sep 11, 2014 - The Link Between Tracy Morgan’s Tragic Accident And Trucker Pay

One of the first major safety innovations in trucking was born out of a collision between tragedy and celebrity.

The steel bars that hang horizontally below the tail end of tractor-trailers aren’t just stepladders for shipping employees. They’re meant to keep your head attached to your neck in the event that you rear-end an 18-wheeler. Called Mansfield Bars, they’re named after postwar pin-up model and movie star CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE

Thursday Sep 11, 2014 - Farmers Cooperative buys Bunge facility for $3.7 million

Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative is purchasing the Bunge North America facility at Jefferson and Mark streets, the cooperative's CEO said Wednesday.

COFC will close on the $3.7 million acquisition Friday said Tom Bostic, the cooperative's CEO and president.

"It's going to be a good transition," Bostic said. The Bunge property "will just become part of the grain department of Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative, absolutely a maj