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In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the curtain was pulled back on the fragility of the nation’s food supply chain as widespread closures of schools, bars and restaurants put a hard st...
Waymo Via, the company’s trucking and cargo transportation service, will transport goods along Interstate 45 between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. The trucks will be powered by the Waymo Driver...
“It was the most amazing, scariest thing that I’ve ever seen,” said Michelle Vanhoesen, of Miller Farms. “You can see the line right through the middle of the field where the t...
The White House issued a report on Tuesday following the review that began earlier this year in which the administration assessed vulnerabilities for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a temporary hours-of-service exemption for motor carriers and drivers transporting fuel in ...
Spending 35 years with one company is impressive. For a driver to accomplish that with a transportation company, now that’s almost unheard of. “I got the sense right away when I started wi...
A bill to require speed limiters on heavy commercial trucks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act, sponsored by Reps. Lucy McBath ...
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, indi...
Sound the alarm. Break the glass. Use whatever cliché you want. You’re about to face a “people problem” in just a few months. Two stories hit my desk this week that fuel this ...
A family-owned grain trading and elevator operation in Perth County nearing the end of a three-year effort to scale up its operations in southwestern Ontario has received a boost from the federal gove...
A family-owned grain trading and elevator operation in Perth County nearing the end of a three-year effort to scale up its operations in southwestern Ontario has received a boost from the federal gove...
"There was a lot of fear," MacLennan said, and questions too. "Where's our food gonna come from? How are we going to make sure it gets to the tables and the stores and the restaurants where people can...
The majority of truck drivers are not actively looking for a new job, but a robust recruiting environment makes it easy for them to find one should they want to make a move, a recent industry survey f...
The Goshen, Ind.-based company is a bulk transporter of liquid food products with more than 42 years of experience in the industry....
NEW YORK (Reuters) -POET said on Tuesday it has acquired Flint Hills Resources' entire ethanol business, highlighting the largest U.S. biofuels producer's bet that conventional renewable fuels like co...
Truck driver Darwin Hershberger was preparing to transport cattle from Wyoming to Utah on Monday morning when the feedlot owner told him the load was canceled. The reason: a cyberattack on JBS, the la...
In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay servic...
The Model 567 can be spec’d for virtually any application, from vocational to on-highway and regional haul configurations. With the addition of the UltraLoft sleeper, it now has a more spacious,...
Depending upon your position in the transportation industry, it is worth considering membership in the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC)....
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling tens of thousands of trucks for a lighting defect that could increase the risk of a fire....
In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay servic...
A heavily indebted Canadian trucking company has shut down after a court-appointed trustee assumed control of the Calgary, Alberta-based carrier and terminated 131 employees and contractors, most of t...
Inland employee Bob Tkachuk singled out a yellow truck hidden among a cluster of four. “It has an engine issue,” he said. “We just don’t have the need to fix it because we don&...
Some truckers relish the variety of running irregular routes, going wherever the freight — or a dispatcher — takes them. Others, however, prefer life to be more predictable. They like the ...
Shell Rock Soy Processing (SRSP) LLC says it has raised the necessary capital to complete the construction of a high-volume, soybean crushing plant, creating new jobs and expanding market opportunitie...
ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index pointed to the strongest rates in April since it began tracking the data, despite some easing of freight volumes. The supply-demand balance remained tight,...
A truck from Walmart Inc.'s private fleet will test a cleaner-burning and more efficient diesel engine starting this summer. The three-cylinder, 10.6-liter engine will be placed in one of Walmart's Pe...
Bloomberg reports that Cargill topped its annual record for net income through the first nine months of its current fiscal year....
Jared brings on Nate Broders with First Rate Trading to discuss the recent boom in corn prices and how it relates to bulk trucking. Nate provides statistics on row crops and what we can look forward t...
Over the past decade, as-a-service (aaS) business models have infiltrated supply chain actors in order to advance the industry to keep up with increasingly tech-focused lifestyles. Software-as-a-servi...
It was the perfect anecdote to whiz around the internet. A number of outlets, including Newsweek, recently reported that a trucking company in Texas, Sisu Energy, is offering to pay truck drivers "14,...
Nestled along the Blue Earth River off the beaten path near Sibley Park and situated along the railroad tracks is a key reason Mankato is considered one of the largest soybean oil processing centers i...
A recent U.S. government job posting is a reminder that trucks carry some pretty interesting cargo across the country. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is seeking drivers based in A...
Electric cars now make up about two percent of sales and growing. Electric trucks are a little slower to adapt but are nonetheless plowing ahead in their adoption by the market. Big truck makers MAN a...
April into early May was a challenging time for some elevators. As prices continued to climb—corn prices shot $1 higher in just two weeks—some elevators were left with a different scenario...
According to court documents, Loren Kim Jacobson, 66, of Pocatello, Idaho, and owner of a tanker testing and repair company, KCCS Inc., lied to OSHA during an investigation and made an illegal repair ...
Tim Brady joins Jared again for this episode to discuss how to start-up a trucking business and be successful at it. Tim runs through the numbers and gives you the information to help you succeed. V...
China has tapped the U.S. for more than a third of next season’s expected corn imports, accelerating its pace of buying from the world’s top supplier to fill its growing grain needs....
Southern AG Hiring Manager Devin Griffin said driving for long periods of time and staying away from home may be some factors when it comes to this shortage. Griffin said he’s been around the tr...
Stakeholders debated at a congressional hearing Tuesday the extent to which the government should be involved in protecting the workforce against potential negative consequences of vehicle automation....
Prices of newer used trucks with low mileage are reaching historic levels with new truck deliveries slowed by supply chain issues and an ongoing shortage of microchips. “[Auction] pricing for tr...
Predictive analytics, natural language processing that can read emails and automated data collection are tools, among others, for setting up a digital brokerage network that knows where the right truc...
More information is surfacing about the Hernando de Soto Bridge on Interstate 40 between Arkansas and Tennessee, including how long the bridge has been damaged and how much the closure is estimated to...
We have made it easier and faster to send freight tickets and get paid faster through the BulkLoads app....
Unlike taxes on gasoline or diesel, a fee based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) “gets much closer to capturing the externalities and to approximating the road maintenance cost of each driver,&rd...
Two of the biggest global meat suppliers JBS and Tyson announced this week that consumer prices would rise due to soaring grain costs and unfavorable market conditions. The consumer price index shows ...
It was originally touted to be the best of boons for the environment: when E-3 Biofuels planned to open an ethanol plant at Mead, Nebraska, it boasted the intent to be the only “full circle&rdqu...
The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River Friday, following the closure of a cracked bridge on the Tennessee-Arkansas state line....
Loaded trailers may be indistinguishable from one another, but not to insurance policies. Trucking companies keep a sharp eye out for payload discrepancies and are known to limit their liability signi...
Just as modern farm tractors all seem to incorporate similar styling and design cues in their general appearances, the same is true for modern heavy trucks. Aerodynamics figure prominently in modern t...
A Tampa chemical trucking company is being sold to railroad giant CSX Corp. in a deal expected to create a sprawling rails-to-roadways chemical distribution network across North America....
Steve Morgan, a very popular guest on The BulkLoads Podcast joins Jared again to discuss fertilizer. Steve talks about hauling fertilizer and the trends that we are seeing. Click Here...
Drivers waited in long lines at gas stations in the Southeast on May 12 after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to distribution problems and panic buying, draining supplies at tho...
Middleton and Lewis Agricultural products was founded in 1921 in Parksley by James Middleton and William Lewis I. Originally the company was a produce broker of Eastern Shore grown products, including...
Archer Daniels Midland Company ADM revealed plans to build a crushing facility in Spiritwood, ND, in a bid to meet the growing demand for renewable products. This will be the first-ever soybean crushi...
Animal feed and pet food ingredients and additives supplier Trouw Nutrition started work on a $12 million expansion of its Blending Innovation Center campus in Highland, IL on May 5, the firm announce...
Federal regulators on Sunday lifted hours of service (HoS) rules for truck drivers transporting gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as part of the government’s emergency response to a cyber-attack th...
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has already filed a petition at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requesting that the agency issue a rulemaking aimed at raisi...
Produce truck rates are up 70% or more compared with a year ago, and industry sources don’t think relief is coming anytime soon....
Many truckers left the industry after the pandemic hit, and the massive shortage caused rates to transport products like gasoline to fall. With COVID-19 restrictions easing, demand has risen -- but wi...
Jared brings on Robin Gregg with RoadSync to spotlight their newly created app, BigRig411. This app is centered around helping truck drivers, owner-operators, and commercial trucking fleets locate exp...
On May 5, California-based tech company Plus.ai announced that former FMCSA head Wiley Deck has joined the company as as Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy....
Now 78 years old, Gary Short has poured his blood, sweat and oil into building Atlantic Bulk Carrier (ABC) for most of his life. He doesn’t want it to go the way of Blockbuster Video after he le...
Corn futures surged above $7 a bushel for the first time in more than eight years as lack of rainfall in Brazil added to supply concerns. Corn climbed as much as 3.6% to $7.04 a bushel on the Chicago ...
Constable Gianni Parmigiano of the Peel Regional Police was on patrol in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga when a tractor-trailer caught his eye. Something seemed a little odd with the rear license pl...
CNN reported that industry group National Tank Truck Carriers said nearly 20% to $25% of tank trucks aren’t being used right now as there are not enough qualified drivers available. The year bef...
“The United States is the number 1 destination of human trafficking and South Carolina as a state sits between 2 of the top 20 human trafficking hubs in the country…that is Charlotte and ...
A worsening shortage of truck drivers is raising concerns among local farmers that, unless a solution emerges soon, there might not be enough hauling capacity to bring this year's harvest to market. T...
In the unfortunate event of a truck-related fatality, it’s common for the driver steering the 18-wheeler, and company he or she works for, to get the blame. It’s no help to the trucking co...
Joe’s Trucking has operated successfully for 20 years as a registered intrastate carrier, handling dedicated freight for two well-known manufacturers that routinely move goods between San Antoni...
A Nebraska farmer says he’s learning his lesson watching the runup in commodity prices. “I guess I need to come back to college to learn how to market grain a little better,” Jason P...
I am behind the wheel sometimes eight to 12 hours a day. I rely on B20 — a fuel blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel — to operate the semi’s diesel engine. It requires no engine mod...
In 2014, Maschhoff Transport was faced with increased transport operating costs. Our fuel efficiency was below the national average and our maintenance cost per mile on our trucks continued to increas...
George A. Archer and John W. Daniels began a linseed crushing business in Minneapolis in 1902. In the 119 years since then, the company has grown from a regional linseed oil business to a global leade...
Baucham is making three round trips a night with containers from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to warehouses in Southern California’s Inland Empire, up from two a night during more normal...
At a time when US commerce is speeding up, truck drivers are getting fewer speeding tickets. However, the number of violations for excessive speeding — 15 miles per hour or more above the speed ...
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company began operations 25 years ago as among the first ethanol plants in Minnesota. It was launched as a pioneer of the Minnesota model: A farmer-owned cooperative produc...
Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after an Indiana-based household goods brokerage shuttered operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in ...
Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil and gas rigs in the United States decreased by 1 this week, bringing the total rig count to 438. In the week prior, the U.S. oil and gas rig coun...
Jared brings on Steven Preston, a broker with Ship Freight Secure, Inc. They dive into bulk freight brokering and how brokers are made to be a service to carriers. Creating a win/win scenario for each...
The dry bulk shipping sector saw its ninth straight day of improvement on Thursday, primarily due to China's relentless imports of iron ore for steel production....
The bipartisan bill aims to allow individuals under the age of 21 to be able to cross state lines through a two-step apprenticeship program....
The Lowell, Ark.-based transportation and logistics provider will buy 12,000 container units and 3,000 trailers. The increased order size will result in $1.25 billion of capital expenditures during th...
Freight rates crashed during the worst of the pandemic last spring, but he believes rates for refrigerated trucks and dry vans are now at the highest level ever seen, he said....
The companies will construct a new production plant in Hastings, Nebraska, that will produce about 80 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, a cleaner fuel which can be made from natural fats, ...
Drought continues to linger from eastern and southern Canada’s Prairies through the majority of the western United States into Mexico. This region has seen little to no improvement in drought st...
When TravelCenters of America [NASDAQ: TA] announced in May 2020 that it had signed a franchise agreement to build a Petro Stopping Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the company and franchisees Brian Gr...
Operating ratio (OR) is a way for investors to compare the financials of one company against its peers. Investors use OR to gauge whether a company is generating sufficient profits. The formula to cal...
In 1980, Congress established $750,000 as the minimum insurance requirement for motor carriers to "ensure public safety and to measure the financial fitness and responsibility of a motor carrier compa...
A North Carolina trucker discovered Wednesday that road hazards might include large fish dropping from the sky. The accompanying footage, captured via dash-cam on a Charlotte bridge, shows an osprey r...
Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil and gas rigs in the United States increased by 7 this week, bringing the total rig count to 439....
“I am pleased to see my bipartisan legislation gaining momentum in both chambers of Congress. Ag and livestock haulers play an important role transporting food and fuel across America. The HAULS...
THE transport sector’s focus on getting grain to export has seen prices in the nearby domestic market rally by up to $7 per tonne this week as consumers struggle to book trucks to deliver to the...
In this episode, Jared brings on Caleb Kindle, director of BulkTMS. They discuss the different types of negotiation and how they can be used to get better rates in the bulk industry. ...
The trucking industry was given a wide berth by tax policy experts called to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify on funding options that will keep the highway trust fund (HTF) from going bankrupt. For m...
A New York City regulator who established a minimum wage for app-based rideshare drivers has been nominated to head the US truck safety watchdog agency....
Two bills intended to streamline enforcement associated with commercial motor vehicles are making their way through the Oklahoma State Legislature. One bill, Senate Bill 691, outlines a system of fine...
A new bill may soon require all diesel sold in the state of Missouri to be a 5% biodiesel blend made from Missouri-grown soy-bean oil – a plan that could benefit Missouri farmers, but send truck...
Plank by plank, the wooden crib grain elevator storage that belongs to CHS Primeland is being dismantled just off U.S. Highway 95, at Fenn. The roughly 80-foot-tall structure holds about 100,000 bushe...
The Inbound Ocean TEU Volume Index (IOTI), which measures maritime bookings for twenty-foot equivalent units for U.S. imports, is set to hit an all-time high this week. The IOTI starts in January 2019...
Directly after graduating from the University of North Dakota, Ken Hyslop and two friends went to New Mexico where they worked and invested in the copper mining industry. In six months they earned $64...
“This is a very seasonal situation,” an Upper Midwest merchandiser said. “Once we’re into planting season for corn and soybeans, which is happening in the Southwest region, dri...
In this show, Jared brings on Hadley to discuss his company, Heavy Truck Tire Inc. They talk about all things tires, the best brands, the best fit for your operation, and what they cost as well as how...
A shortage of truck drivers and flat-bed trucks is delaying steel shipments at critical points in the supply chain and further driving up shipping costs and lead times, Fastmarkets has learned....
Will plastic production prosper on U.S. farmland in the near future? Could a farmer plant an engineered seed and harvest a plastic polymer? Skeptics beware, the proposition around growing a genuinely ...
The overall freight environment has seen strong demand over the last few months, as consumer spending remains strong and weighted toward goods rather than services. "The strength in the spot market is...
Insurers are teaming up with truckers to persuade state lawmakers to pass laws that they hope will cut down on fraud by tow truck operators. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced Monday that...
Soybean farmers are cautiously optimistic about this year’s crop, thanks to steadily increasing prices and a worldwide increase in demand that is triggering more activity at export facilities....
Former Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) Executive Chairman and founder Trevor Milton pocketed about $49 million from selling 3.5 million shares in the startup electric truck company last week. Milton is th...
I know what it’s like to get a big piece of machinery unstuck: We have had to use a track hoe to pull a combine from a muddy field, and I’ve seen up close how a minor catastrophe like this...
April 1 (Reuters) - Archer Daniels Midland said on Thursday it would restart ethanol production at two of its U.S. corn dry mills this year, as the grains trader expects demand for the biofuel to rebo...
North Dakota and Montana Republican Senators John Hoeven and Steve Daines are among senators supporting bipartisan legislation that seeks to delay enforcement of Electronic Logging Device regulations,...
Hoegermeyer and his family were the recipients of the Farm Family of the Year Award. Hansen-Mueller Co. won Ag Business of the Year, while Knee Deep LLC won Ag Innovator of the Year....
The Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act would help accommodate the seasonal spikes in transportation of food, fiber and other agricultural supplies by modernizing the agricultural ...
KANSAS CITY — Moving freight by truck and by rail was generally smooth last week, grain market participants said. While finding available trucks and willing drivers remain a challenge long term,...
General Mills expects its margins in the current quarter to end up below 2019 levels, despite "phenomenal volume leverage" and "the best pricing in years," a Goldman Sachs analyst pointed out on the c...
Category 1: Trucks that currently travel at the 80,000-pound limit at some point along nearly 100 percent of their routes. This represents a small percentage of the industry (about 2 percent). This se...
History is rich with companies that worked tirelessly to save their sinking ship rather than change when the need became inevitable. Business models within trucking aren't immune to these shifting san...
The world’s biggest agricultural commodities traders are gearing up to profit from a boom in the American renewable diesel industry....
INTERNATIONAL freight markets are proving difficult to navigate for many in the grain trade. With the Suez Canal blocked at the start of the week and COVID continuing to disrupt shipping routes and ac...
Dave Werdan has been driving big rigs since 2004. At first, he was hired to do power-only moves as a company driver, but he would soon have enough income to start his own venture. As an owner-operator...
Here's what one user recently said: Thank you ladies! I am just going to say this as a secret shopper in real life I have had nothing but wonderful service since we have been with you. I am so used t...
On Monday, a U.S. Representative and former truck driver reintroduced legislation to address a lack of safe parking areas for truckers. On March 26, U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and Angie Craig introduced H.R...
Across the Midwest, prices to buy and rent farmland are climbing as demand is driven by rallying grain markets, historic government payments and low interest rates, according to economists, agricultur...
State lawmakers Thursday unanimously advanced a bill (LB507) from Sen. Bruce Bostelman prohibiting the use of treated seed to make ethanol if the byproducts were deemed unsafe to feed to livestock or ...
The US average diesel fuel price in the week ended March 15, was $3.19 per gallon, up 4.8¢ from the previous week and 45.8¢ above the same week last year, the Energy Information Administrati...
In his 34 years as a professional driver for Werner, Parker has driven more than four million miles without an accident. Parker is one of only six drivers in Werner’s history to hit the four mil...
When American Bulk Commodities acquired DSI Bulk Transport earlier this year, it was a deal that ABC President Mark Carrocce said fits right into his company’s business model and also follows it...
Over Valentine’s Day dinner last year, Randy Clifton and his wife, Karyn, decided the fate of the trucking company that had been Randy’s pride and joy for a decade. The odds were stacked a...
This year should be smooth sailing for Mike Card, president of Combined Transport. The trucking company his dad started in 1980 is busier than ever — trying to meet the nation’s ravenous d...
HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Farmers in Huntington and Wells Counties lost millions of dollars due to the failure of local grain mills in 2020. Now those farmers are speaking out, warning an...
TuSimple, a leader in autonomous truck technology, filed for an initial public stock offering Tuesday, skipping the SPAC route that's been popular lately with automotive tech startups. Why it matters:...
Grain truck driver Paul Connor, 71, of Middlebury, told police he was headed down the hill on 2A toward Interstate 89 when he lost his brakes. In order to avoid traffic stopped at the light ahead, he ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. agreed to buy Kansas City Southern for $25 billion, seeking to create a 20,000-mile rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada in the first year of those nations&rs...
And Georgia drivers rate congestion a bigger problem than drivers nationally, says Rebecca Brewster, the Atlanta-based president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Ins...
RoadSync, an innovative digital financial platform, today announces BigRig411.com, its proprietary merchant directory for repair and tow services. BigRig411 helps truck drivers, owner-operators and co...
WATSON, Mo. — Trey Garst hops into his black Chevy pick-up truck at 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning. Heavy metal blares from his speakers as he sips water out of his large silver thermos....
The plan, currently under review by the Federal Railroad Administration, lists several reasons why public and private stakeholders should consider building out Nevada’s freight rail infrastructu...
Firefighters were dispatched to the Bunge Milling grain elevator in Danville, IL Monday night after a fire started in an air handler, several local news organizations reported....
Concerns about commodity inflation have been a frequent topic of discussion among food company leaders as they issue financial outlooks for the coming year. Prices for food ingredients as well as tran...
ROCKWELL CITY — It’s not uncommon for people to tell Dwight Dial, “Hey, I saw you up on Highway 20 today,” even when the Lake City-area farmer wasn’t anywhere near U.S. H...
Heavy-duty trucks are an outsized polluter, considered one of transportation’s hardest-to-decarbonize aspects. But new research showing dramatic improvements in battery cost and technology mean ...
Now that the stimulus bill is passed, the focus in Washington turns to infrastructure and that legislation could be a big deal for rural America. Crumbling bridges, roads, and buildings are in need of...
House Bill 19 by Plano Republican Jeff Leach and related bills on file in the House and Senate have the support of the Keep Texas Trucking Coalition, which includes the Texas Trucking Association, Tex...
Given the amount of time trucks spend on the road, a breakdown of some sort is inevitable. Popping a tyre, losing hydraulics, simply failing to start or any one of a hundred things will eventually sid...
Port backups, rising commodity prices, more government stimulus in the U.S., and new truck backlogs are combining to create a positive rate environment for truckers....
David Partain was in the parking lot of the Eagle Travel Center in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, when he scratched off the lottery ticket on the hood of his long-haul truck. A few moments later, he became a...
A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who ar...
This week, the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence heard House Bill 19, which is related to trucking wreck lawsuits. The low bill number indicates support from House leadership. HB19 ...
The company plans to acquire most business operations of chickpea sourcing, cleaning, and packing firm Hinrichs Trading Company....
An executive order issued by President Joe Biden has the potential to become one of the most important government documents in years directed at carriers and their customers working within the country...
Some folks in Bakersfield likely had to do a double-take after spotting a man on the back of a semi-truck driving on the 5 Freeway....
A proposed bill in Texas could soon protect trucking companies from the liability of traffic accidents, leaving the trucker solely responsible. ...
Could deadly crashes involving semitrucks be prevented? A group of families who’ve lost loved ones hope a simple guard on the side of trucks could help lower the number of deaths in collisions b...
While the trucking industry continues to enhance efforts to recruit and retain quality drivers, AI and machine learning are offering a more unconventional approach to driver learning and training....
Trucking trade groups and a group of fleets and drivers are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow truck stops and travel plazas to offer vaccinations to drivers passing throug...
Truckers have seen it all, but you never know what you might find next while OTR, and this driver’s clip is no exception....
An Australian truck driver recently took to Reddit to share a clip of an impressively long semi truck and his equally long attempt at passing it. ...
A system that combines active inflation with intelligent analytics can correct issues before they’re road hazards...
A massive freight train plowed into a large semi truck that was stuck on the tracks, splitting the vehicle into two pieces....
Heavy trucking repair search engine TruckingSE.com has launched, and the company says the new site reimagines how truckers find reliable repair services....
The six-month grain rally continues to be well intact. Current ending stocks for corn, soybeans and wheat are all historically snug, with the likelihood of getting smaller in the months to come....
Authorities have advised drivers in southwest Missouri to use caution while driving on the interstates after multiple vehicles have been hit with frozen water bottles this week....
A seasoned trucker and Navy veteran has gained quite a following on Tik Tok by sharing his past and current experiences from the road....
Canadian trucking associations have stood up against potentially mandatory COVID testing for truck drivers at the Canadian-US border due to concerns over shipping delays and access to the required tec...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — As thermometers began to elevate late last week across the US Upper Midwest, northern and southern Plains and most of the Central states, the grain transportation log...
Authorities in Texas are evacuating homes and businesses after a train and a semi truck collided on Tuesday morning, triggering a major explosion....
OKLAHOMA CITY — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarmi...
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The backups stretched for miles, as drivers were stranded for hour...
Kansas-based agriculture company Skyland Grain and the Texas-based cooperative Ag Producers Co-op announced Feb. 4, 2021 that they have signed an agreement between the two companies for a joint ventur...
At a time when rates would typically drop off, this year’s weather event, combined with the ongoing pandemic, is putting more upward pressure on freight rates....
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has asked an appeals court to suspend a lawsuit in what could be the first step toward a wholesale review by the agency of its own hours-of-serv...
An Indiana House bill on the move would accommodate more overweight trucks for travel around the state. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association continues to oppose the legislation. OOIDA Ex...
“Grain loading is at a standstill” in western areas of hard red winter wheat production areas, a trader said Feb. 16. Overnight temperatures were in the teens in Oklahoma and eastern Color...
Affected states and jurisdictions included in the waiver are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mi...
Truck driver recruiting and retention practices are really an exercise in adjusting company culture, Retention Coach Ray Haight said during a Truckload Carriers Association webinar where he shared top...
Truckers stranded by icy weather along Interstate 20 this week got a hot meal thanks to one Mississippi woman. Evelyn Fletcher, a retired U.S. Army veteran, heard about the stranded truckers and organ...
If anyone has a 360-degree view of being an owner-operator or a company driver it’s Scott Miller. In just the past few years, he’s not only held both roles, he’s also now a fleet own...
Truck drivers have garnered a lot of attention over the years, however not always for good reason. There is currently a massive driver shortage within the United States. In 2019, there would need to b...
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says that per Governor Edwards’s recent declaration of emergency due to the winter storm and Federal Motor Carrier S...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - As many people were sleeping, some overnight workers and semi drivers were trying to make it to their destination. Drivers were met with blowing snow and dangerous drifting...
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, indi...
If you’re a truck driver, you’re also a business concern, and eligible for a number of money-saving tax deductions. Whether you’re a truck owner/operator or an employee of another fi...
Traditional spot pricing – sending loads to auction – is sourcing capacity for loads that are not covered by mistake. The traditional routing guide strategy is to forecast annual volume ac...
Companies including Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., ArcBest Corp. and Saia Inc. are expanding as businesses try to make their supply chains more nimble to catch up to rapidly shifting consumer demands...
Houston based trucker, Mark Linen, turned his childhood dreams into a reality when he opened his own bakery, Brotha Bakes, which specializes in homemade cakes in a jar....
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Ceres Global Ag Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Riverland Ag Corp., has completed the formation of a grain merchandising joint venture with Farmer’s Co-...
When it comes to contract language, the devil is in the details. And trucking companies might want to pay closer attention to the details that can leave them exposed to crippling risks. The focus beco...
An Iowa state trooper’s tweet singled out truck drivers after a massive snowstorm caused multiple crashes and highway closures. The state patrol reportedly responded to more than 235 crashes bet...
On today's episode, Jared talks with Carlo Passacantando, CEO of Fuel.ME talking about their solution to provide fuel delivery to trucking companies, agriculture, and industrial. Now drivers can get f...
A Stockton man faces charges including attempted murder after firing upon the driver of a big rig in Modesto, the California Highway Patrol reported. A bullet struck the driver’s side door but d...
A truck driver was shot and wounded while driving through Florida on Monday. The shooting happened on Interstate 95 in St. John’s County on February 8th....
The freight business is booming as consumers spend all that cash they saved by staying home on stuff they think will make life at home more interesting. The last time rates were this high was 2018, an...
A collision between two semi trucks and a small propeller plane yielded no injuries despite the extreme circumstances, authorities report. ...
A Tennessee lawmaker said he would look into the potential for making vaccines available at a major truck stop operator after hearing about concerns faced by small-business truckers....
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Teenage drivers, allowed to drive tractor trailers across state lines. Action News Jax Investigates a new federal proposal that would allow 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds to driv...
When James Churchill sees snowfalls like the kind Rock County’s had this winter, it makes him glad his trucking company no longer plows parking lots, side streets and driveways....
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are debating whether bigger trucks should drive on our roads....
Texas based cooperative Ag Producers Co-op is investing in Skyland Grain in Ulysses. This joint venture is effective on April 1....
It takes a great deal of confidence and a little bit of know-how to become an owner-operator. Ditching the fleet life for a sweet life on your own can be liberating for drivers possessing an autonomou...