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Hopper bottom trailers are standard in both the agricultural and construction industries. You can haul thousands of pounds of grain, gravel, sand, and other aggregates from one point to another and ea...
BUENOS AIRES, BRAZIL — Truckers in Argentina, independent Teamsters, are protesting and blocking roads over increased fuel prices, taxes and highway tolls, MercoPress reported. The Argentina Cer...
Brutus, N.Y. — Part of State Route 31 just west of the village of Jordan was closed for much of the day Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hauling grain went off the road and overturned. The cras...
Below are short videos featuring thoughts from four OEMs: Peterbilt, Volvo, Mack and International; watch them below, and tune in tomorrow for more videos from around the industry....
“The reptile theory is a tactic developed by plaintiffs to take the focus away from the accident itself — and the actual damages that were incurred by plaintiffs and what they suffered &md...
Farmers in Anne Arundel have already bought the seeds and fertilizer they will use to grow corn and soybeans this year, but unless County Executive Steuart Pittman can urge Perdue Farms to change its ...
Mingo Farmer Brian Rumbaugh spends his cold January mornings working inside. He can't plant crops, but he can follow crop prices. “Everybody is in the market right now. It's a good surprise,&rdq...
Corn Board Manufacturing has ambitious plans to buy as much as 50 million pounds of corn stover from farmers every year which the Texas-based company will use to make eco-friendly shipping pallets. Th...
American Trucking Associations hailed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding the federal preemption of the state of California’s meal and rest break rul...
Dump truck owners have had nearly a decade to prepare for the province’s lift axle rule, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation said in response to a protest this week outside Premier Doug F...
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...
In March of 2019, heavy rains in Nebraska and other Midwestern states caused flooding of the Missouri River and its tributaries. Faced with imminent danger, the owners of Liquid Trucking had 12 hours ...
Green Plains Inc. Chief Executive Officer Todd Becker is getting closer to his goal of never having to worry about U.S. ethanol policy again....
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives is concerned about a huge tax hike for farmers if the Treasury Department and IRS do not incorporate a fix passed by Congress. NCFC President/CEO Chuck Conn...
Higher corn prices are roiling the U.S. ethanol industry, but the full impact of the corn price spike might not be felt for weeks. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently estimated that about t...
The trucking industry will have no shortage of challenges in 2021 as it delivers the COVID-19 vaccines that are expected to lead to some sense of American normalcy....
Trucking remains one of the deadliest occupations, according to the latest federal data on workplace deaths. More than one of every seven on-the-job deaths occur in heavy-duty trucking, according to t...
Plenty carriers have found themselves unpaid for loads they hauled for a broker or freight forwarder that has gone broke or, in some rare cases, had no intention to pay to begin with. Sometimes they c...
Fraley and Schilling (F&S) has acquired KBT Enterprises Inc., a Fishers, Ind.-based pneumatic dry bulk trucking company. KBT, which was founded in 1995, will operate as a subsidiary of Fraley and Schi...
Pursuit is underway at the North Dakota statehouse for a rule that could allow trucks longer than doubles or triples. Committees in the North Dakota House and Senate heard testimony last week on legis...
Truck drivers moving goods during the pandemic say promises to recognize them as essential workers have fallen flat, as restaurants and washrooms remain closed, and rule relaxations have ended....
Innovative third-party logistics firm growing transload operations, streamlining supply chains, aiding FEMA in disaster response...
The prairie grain production business will never be anything other than a never-ending race between the ability of farmers to grow bigger and bigger crops and the ability of the grain-handling system ...
Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor start off the first episode of 2021 with a look at the high volumes of freight shippers still have to move; they poke fun at the memes that surrounded holiday package dela...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and other truck safety groups have warned federal regulators that relaxing hours-of-service (HOS) rules for ag haulers threatens safety by exposing more d...
Opponents of the so-called “road train” legislation criticize it for not providing a definition of the term, but road trains are generally thought to consist of a semitractor pulling multi...
Trucking is massive business in the USA, with many different companies involved in various areas of the industry. Trucks transport 70% of the goods we use at home and at work. That is, by any account,...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, US — Bruce Oakley, Inc., a diverse commodity trading, distribution, and transportation company, has acquired the Cahokia, Illinois, US-based grain terminal of Americ...
A fire ignited after an explosion Wednesday morning at the Bunge Grain elevator in Homer, IL, local news organizations reported. Crews responded to the East Coffeen Street facility after receiving wor...
Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10% over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the winter load increase period. However, trucks must comply with current registrati...
Talk of a nationwide driver shutdown has been echoing nationwide for years. Despite drivers’ service, recent public accolades, and personal sacrifice, they often ask: “What do we have to d...
GP Transco says that the reason that they’ve been able to grow in such a tough year is because they’ve continued to invest in their most valuable resource — their professional driver...
A North Carolina truck driver is reaping the benefits of following your intuition after winning big in the state lottery. Jeffery Coleman purchased three two dollar “Lucky for Life” lotter...
Joe Hylton, has been driving big rigs for two years and, by his count, this is the seventh time he’s come to the rescue on the scene of an accident—and this time, perhaps, was the most hea...
My name is Jordy Webber. I’m Webber’s good-lookin’ dog, named after some overpaid football player. He’s “busy” and asked me to pen his column this week. If you&rsqu...
A federal agency is proposing a pilot program to allow people as young as 18 to drive trucks across the country, an idea enthusiastically supported by trucking companies as a way to open the door to r...
The letter was shared on social media by a truck driver whose grandmother sent it to a local newspaper in the 1950’s. The grandmother’s husband was a truck driver and she wrote to educate ...
MILLERVILLE, Minn. — It was a heartbreaking farm accident one year ago in west central Minnesota. Three family members, including 11-year-old Alex Boesl, his dad and uncle, died after they were ...
Authorities say that the the 27 year old truck driver had stepped out of his truck and was on-loading corn from a grain silo when the bottom of the bin collapsed, pinning the man between the silo and ...
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021, the trucking industry will continue to address coronavirus-related challenges while confronting issues that existed long before most people had ever touch...
ST. ANNE, Ill., Dec. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eager to showcase his gratefulness, Dylan Mercier is not-so-patiently waiting to get his Mack Vision out on the road. “The waiting really, reall...
I also hope people will continue to hold truck drivers in the high esteem they did throughout the pandemic when they realized the vital role the trucking industry in general and truck drivers in parti...
Twenty-five years ago critics claimed Western Canada had one of the worst grain-handling and transportation systems in the developed world. Yet today it’s among the best, says Canada’s gra...
Flint Hills Resources, a fuel and chemical company based in Wichita, Kan., expanded its Shell Rock plant, brought in new equipment — including an eight-story dryer — and hired more employe...
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association released a statement Wednesday with the headline “Thanks for nothing, Congress!” It decried the lack of anything specifically tailored to...
In the U.S., BNSF Railway Co., the freight giant owned by Warren Buffett, is riding a boom that’s pushed the number of carloads and containers it hauls up year-on-year in recent weeks. A shift i...
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. will stop receiving corn at a processing plant in Nebraska as the idling of its dry ethanol mill causes grain to pile up. The Columbus facility will shut Wednesday afternoon...
In addition to mostly hopper (grain) trucks for large grain commodities, Swanson Trucking also moves liquid fertilizers via tanker trucks. Swanson estimates that the company’s drivers will have ...
A recent survey by the J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights revealed that one week before the new 2020 hours-of-service (HOS) rule effective date, only 23% of fleets had conducted training, while n...
"Feed ingredients are an integral part of the agricultural and livestock supply chains,” OOIDA wrote. “Processors and distributors rely on these ingredients for their products. However, gi...
CN’s director of sales and marketing, David Przednowek says CN set a new grain shipment record for the month of November. “CN shipped over 3.14 million tonnes of Canadian grain, and proces...
Winter load increases will begin just after midnight Monday on unrestricted state highways in the north frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Frost zones can be found on...
When the calendar pages first turned to reveal 2020, Covid-19 had yet to emerge in Canada. We were still shaking hands, gathering in groups, going about our daily business. Surgical masks were largely...
Even grains, which frequently move long distances by rail and barge, have greater than 70% of tonnage moved by truck,” according to the report, which emphasized trucks’ prevalence across s...
Mid South Transport's Ronnie Lancaster on the impact of COVID on his business: "We absolutely must keep going."...
DENVER, COLORADO, US — Grain prices continued to surge upward through December changing 2020-21 grain marketing season allowing US grain elevators to profit from strong margins on stored crop, a...
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — The incoming snowstorm will likely lead to poor road conditions, making it more difficult for vaccine and holiday gift deliveries to get to where they need to be. B...
A Maryland advisory group has called for extending restrictions on the use of manure to fertilize farm fields, even though some warn the anti-pollution regulation could cause problems for the state&rs...
U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) led 18 Republican senators in support of a proposed pilot program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that is modeled after bipartisan, bicameral leg...
A bushel of soybeans is currently worth ~$11.60, meaning the deal could be worth more than $46M to Calyxt, which has never reported $10M of sales in a year and has yet to turn a profit....
The Boards of Directors of First Cooperative Association of Cherokee, and Alceco of Albert City, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to conduct a unification study between the two cooperatives. Marke...
While checking a real estate website after receiving a text from his girlfriend, 28-year-old truck driver Samuel Hicks crashed his tractor-trailer into a Toyota Scion, killing 54-year-old Robert Bursi...
But for regulatory scholars, 2020 also offered some milestones worth celebrating. This year marked the 40th anniversary of two landmark pieces of bipartisan legislation deregulating surface freight se...
Truck driver insurance provides essential protection for you, your job, and your truck, but there could be certain violations on your record hurting your chance at the best rates. Drivers need truckin...
Missouri lawmakers have proposed legislation that would protect drivers who strike or injure protesters standing in the roadway. A pair of bills that focus on protecting drivers from liability if they...
Some drivers own so much equipment worthy of the term “show truck” that it can be difficult to choose which is the best. Jason Mayrand’s Flat Top Transport, based in Holland, Michiga...
Truck drivers hauling agricultural loads should have a more clear understanding of which loads qualify for hours-of-service exemptions. FMCSA’s interim final rule clarifying ag hauler definition...
While many American businesses suffered decreased demands during this pandemic-stricken year, 2020 hasn’t slowed down for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s commercial vehicle division, whic...
Bunge Ltd., one of the world’s top agricultural commodities trader, surged to a two-year high after its chief executive officer forecast even higher earnings. The ‘B’ in the storied ...
OMAHA (DTN) -- Mergers and acquisitions could accelerate in the food supply change post COVID-19, leaders at the market analysis firm IHS Markit highlighted Monday during the opening session of the 20...
Australian Broker Network was found to have breached its duty of care when it reduced the sum insured of a client’s business truck from $50,000 to $20,000 and must compensate the client who coul...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released its Critical Issues In The Trucking Industry — 2020 report. The list included: Driver shortage, driver compensation, truck...
Chemical company honors bulk hauler with safety, sustainability, logistics awards for excellence in ‘extraordinary circumstances’...
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s president and CEO, Todd Spencer, sent a letter with a list of policy priorities to President-elect Joe Biden last week. The letter outlines v...
Veteran trucker Claude Raschke secures state trucking association’s 2020 Driver of the Year award...
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) — Farmers will soon receive partial payments for grain lost due to the failures of Salamonie Mills and Agland Grain....
A rental fleet operator has entered into an agreement to acquire a Kansas City trucking business for nearly $1.5 billion. On December 3, Nesco Holdings, Inc. announced that the company had agreed to p...
According to the New York State Police, a pedestrian was walking along the shoulder of State Route 17 in the town of Wallkill when they stepped into the right lane, directly in front of an oncoming se...
The Truckers Christmas Group is seeking donations of money and items to sell in its online store. All money collected helps needy trucking families. Go to www.TCGO.org....
Truck drivers and other workers in critical and essential jobs could be among the earliest people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as several major pharmaceutical companies begin working with major tr...
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Todd Spencer, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has formally notified President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team that he ...
PITTSVIEW, Ala. (WSFA) - To say Billy Dean Faircloth has a lot of experience driving logging trucks would be a gross understatement. “I’ve been driving them since I was 13 or 14-years-old,...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on a petition regarding broker transparency filed by the largest trade group representing freight brokers ...
"Without trucks, America stops." Joe Kuchcinski, a truck driver for 46 years, feels as if that line could not be more true. Especially now. During his time on the road, he says things have been differ...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the findings of its 2020 update to “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking” (Ops Cost). This newest repor...
Federal regulators are now considering opposing petitions on rulemakings affecting how brokers conduct business in the latest development of a regulatory battle between brokers and independent owner-o...
A Texas truck driver is continuing his 20-year tradition of donating Thanksgiving meals to those in need thanks to support from the community. Texan and truck driver Darryn Carabeno has been handing o...
While working in various fields of transportation and logistics, the founding team of Smart Freight Funding saw a need to get carriers paid faster, allowing them to get back on the road. They have a c...
In February 2020, the U.S. government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) OTR truckload driver count hit an all-time high of 471,000 drivers. The very next month – on March 19 &ndash...
“Is the United States Government actually holding the ownership of the grain or whatever the trade items are or is there private ownership making the deals and because the trader is a US citizen...
Following a bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took action to ease regulatory ...
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an interim final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitio...
As harvest draws to a close in many parts of the Commonwealth, those who live in rural areas may wonder, “what in the world do they do with all of those soybeans?” And that’s a great...
Frac sand mining has proven to be a boom and bust industry in Trempealeau County. From creating scores of jobs and bringing in millions in revenues to idling plants — local frac sand companies&r...
FLORENCE S.C. (WPDE) — The trucking industry has played a major role throughout the coronavirus pandemic by transporting the stuff we need. However, officials with the South Carolina Trucking As...
North American containerized grain shippers are feeling the effects of the tight container market and there’s no relief in sight. “It’s very difficult to get containers to move grain...
Trucking and freight magazine "Transport Topics" says trucking is providing one of the few bright spots to the U.S. economy. The industry is hiring and pay for vans, flatbeds and refrigerated trucks a...
Harvest was speeding ahead with temperatures hovering in the 70s until cold rainy weather forced farmers out of the fields. Overnight temperatures dropped down into the teens on some nights, according...
The initial strike – supported by groups such as StopTheTires2020, Trucker Strike 2020, and truck drivers across other various sectors of the internet – was planned for November 11th as a ...
Truck driver Robert Palm started a charity nearly seven years ago, Truckers Final Mile, to help desperate trucking families bring their deceased loved ones home who are often thousands of miles away w...
In times of crisis, a united front is always stronger than fragmentation. A great example of this strength is the ocean carriers and their business strategy during the COVID-19 crisis. But their treme...
Bulkloads.com is continuing to add features to its bulk freight app as it further builds out its product offering. The company is now making invoicing a key feature of the Bulkloads app to simplify th...
He says that the customer needs to be crystal clear on what the seller is saying and vice versa. Companies should “have that childlike curiosity to ask those hard-hitting questions,” and b...
The harvest rush in America’s heartland is subsiding. More than 90% of the country’s corn and soybeans had been picked by November 8th. Crops moved from cart to trailer to grain elevator. ...
The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based transportation and logistics company’s chief said none of its customers feel good about inventory levels, which gives him confidence that demand will remain high o...
I’ve been spending a bit of time lately thinking about ways to calculate freight efficiency and happen to be working on some projects with lots of number crunching. The term freight efficiency i...
ST. LOUIS — Farmers’ Rice Cooperative, a grower-owned rice marketing cooperative with corporate offices located in Sacramento, Calif., has reached an agreement to acquire the Woodland, Cal...
Barchart, the leader in commodity data, today announces that its flagship commodity trading platform cmdtyView, has been named the Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform by WatersTechnology. The B...
While the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election are being contested and litigated, another protest has gained momentum. The private Facebook group “Stop the Tires 2020” is calling fo...
A large co-op travel plaza is set to open in Sheldon, Iowa later this month. The new truck stop and convenience store was announced back in the summer of 2018 and is now nearing completion. The Travel...
Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) noted on their website on Oct. 23 that shipments of agricultural products by containers are being discontinued by a major shipping line, effective immediately...
Kenworth and Peterbilt expect to sell a few hundred electric trucks in coming years. They will account for less than 1% of total revenue for parent PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR). But bundling charging un...
America's Truckin' Network, heard midnight-to-5 a.m. by truckers and night owls across 38 states, was canceled after the station Friday morning let go of Steve Sommers, who had hosted the show since 2...
The load-to-truck ratio from DAT fell month-over-month across truck modes in October as spot posts decreased by nearly 6% compared to September and truck posts increased by almost 10% compared to Sept...
The latest in a series of government studies documented a need for 925 truck parking spaces near I-81 in the Roanoke and New River valleys in 2018, but a supply of only 300, for a gap of 625....
North Dakota Mill, the only state-owned mill in the United States, announced this week that it plans to expand milling capacity to 60,500 hundredweight by adding a 6,000-hundredweight durum unit....
A truck driver in North Carolina plans to use his newfound earnings to help those he loves after winning the Powerball drawing late last month. Alan Guyton, of Flat Rock, North Carolina, received his ...
MAUMEE, OHIO, US — The Andersons, Inc. showed improvement in its 2020 third-quarter results compared to 2019. The company sustained a loss of $1.1 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, wh...
A trucker discusses how he helped bring an Amber Alert to a peaceful end, while another is hit by a truck and lives to tell the tale....
A second former officer at a Sioux Center, Iowa, ag cooperative has pleaded guilty to taking part in a grain-blending scheme and filing false reports to conceal it. Kenneth Ehrp entered his plea Monda...
“China has come roaring back from the pandemic,” said Juan Luciano, chief executive of Archer Daniels Midland Co. , on a conference call last week. “Their recovery has surprised ever...
The stay-at-home economy that developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted retail, grocery and online sales of Shepherd's Grain flour. "Most of what we built our business on has been 50-...
The sheriff's office said while several injuries were reported, none were believed to be serious. Kevin Sagehor, the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the Aurora Coop ...
Truckers know the fundamental supplies needed to make it through winter weather safely, like chains, insulated winter clothing, additives to prevent fuel gelling, etc. But here are some winter storm s...
The Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor system replaces the traditional rear and sideview mirrors with integrated camera monitors to help drivers get a more complete view of the road and truck surroun...
The owner of Sisic Transport Service, a Woonsocket, Rhode Island, commercial trucking company, recently admitted to a federal court judge that he altered thousands of electronic entries in service log...
Global grains trader Archer Daniels Midland Co beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profits on Thursday, helped by strength in its grain milling and nutrition businesses. Still, revenue missed ana...
Bumper corn crops typically signal cheap feed and fat margins for chicken producers in Brazil. Not this year though, as strong exports and increasing demand from the biofuel industry have sent grain p...
A Thumb area farmer says harvest has been far and away better than last year. Dan Keenan of Merrill tells Brownfield harvest this year is running about on average. “Last year was a disaster and ...
Oct 28 (Reuters) - Agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd reported a 91% rise in adjusted quarterly profit on Wednesday as strong soy processing margins and robust demand for animal feed and vegeta...
At a time when the country is so divided over political issues on social media, truck drivers and farmers have banded together to ensure a trucker’s son, who is battling a rare, incurable pediat...
Three members of the trucking industry who demonstrated courage and selflessness during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were honored during American Trucking Associations’ Management ...
Hivemapper, a crowdsourced mapping startup that operates in over 80 countries, recently announced it will expand its collection model (currently focused on aerial images) to include ground-level data ...
An unusual phone call potentially saved a trailer full of pigs from a sweaty demise in Missouri last week Moberly, Missouri firefighters say that they received a phone call from a concerned truck driv...
The 2020 seed corn harvest season came to a close last week for the Corteva/Pioneer plant in Toledo. Along with it came a celebration of a milestone for one Tama-Toledo farmer and truck driver. Quenti...
Hey guys and gals, this show I talk with Mike Wade, founder of Huckleberry's Hammers. We talk about the multi-functional tool he created to help truckers with all types of equipment. This tool is a ne...
When Chris Sullivan showed up to his first day on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he was prepared to play Taserface, a badass but humorous alien. He was prepared to be wowed by the sets and by the art...
Soybean exporters decried a “bombshell” decision by Hapag-Lloyd to suspend liftings of some agricultural shipments in order to rush empty containers back to Asia where they are in short su...
Over the last 10 years, commercial trucking insurance rates have skyrocketed. Despite those rate increases, however, insurance companies are experiencing losses, which means the transportation insuran...
Scientists shot a rocket-powered semi truck into a very special prototype truck this summer, all in the name of safely transporting nuclear weapons. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) announced the ex...
On Sunday morning, a community came together to support, honor, and—above all—offer heartfelt prayers for one of its own. Starting before 10 a.m., people lined up their vehicles near the H...
Most everyone who’s driven an interstate and glanced up at a trucker behind the wheel has wondered what the job is like. Actually, they might not want to know. Behind the impressive statistics t...
The last time Overdrive caught up with owner-operator Al Montano in June, the specialized equipment hauler had just spent about $2,000 to outfit his two trucks with the Continental VDO Roadlog ELD sys...
Dr. Paul Aho talks about corn and ethanol demand during Virtual Poultry Tech Summit Demand for ethanol is likely to decrease in the future, but the ethanol industry will still likely be a challenge fo...
A 50-year-old grain and beef farmer who lives between Mellette and Conde, Mielke started his corn harvest early this week and has averaged more than 200 bushels per acre so far. And he’s not the...
The primary reason has been refiners making too much non-jet fuel distillate relative to demand. Diesel is a distillate; so is jet fuel. The result has been that distillate/diesel inventories in the U...
Elon Musk is expanding the reach of Starlink's Satellite Internet coverages even outside the comforts of one's home to outdoor activities and truck drivers going across states. Starlink's reliable and...
There is one labor issue keeping trucking executives awake at night, and it concerns the legality of using owner-operators as independent contractors in California and elsewhere. The issue is whether ...
The "Haulers of Agricultural and Livestock Safety Act" introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) would provide greater flexibility in transporting grain and livestock by modernizing the agricultural exemp...
Truck driving is one of the riskiest jobs in the U.S., but the majority of professional drivers get through their careers without being involved in major accidents. The more skilled and safety conscio...
An explosion at a Riceland facility in Stuttgart on Thursday evening left three workers with minor injuries and caused "significant" damage to a structure, a spokesman for the company said Friday....
The city of Dallas has finally accepted a bid for the removal of a huge pile of used shingles known as ‘shingle mountain.’...
The new Kansas Department of Transportation Short Line Rail Fund is part of Governor Kelly’s IKE Program, which will funnel five million dollars towards railway improvements for three years. The...
Southern Ohio farmer Greg Corcoran says he’s seeing grain quality issues in both corn and soybeans. “The grain is not dried down to where we want to be,” he says. “We planted s...
Son, daughter of trucking entrepreneur overcome heavy obstacles to drive family business along road to success. Resiliency is vital for business owners, particularly during times that test the mettle ...
According to the American Truck Business Services’ (ATBS) Mid-Year Independent Contractor Benchmarks and Trends Report, while some aspects of trucking, such as mpg, have improved since June 2019...
In 1980 Democrats held the presidency and both houses of Congress. The 96th Congress marked a generation in which both the Senate and House had stayed blue. However, the economy overall had suffered t...
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. has sold the remaining 50% interest in Green Plains Cattle Co. LLC, for $80 million, according to an announcement from the company. Buyers are a group of investment funds...
During the early months of the pandemic, when it seemed the whole world had shut down, truckers were still on the road, hauling essentials across the country—even as trucking businesses writ lar...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on broker transparency issues — and truckers have not held back in expressing their opinions. From n...
One fleet found that tankers equipped with brake-activated pulsating lights and steady-burning brake lamps were in 33.7% fewer rear-end collisions than those without the pulsating lights, leading FMCS...
Dennis Gilbert was driving his flatbed loaded with trees along the New Jersey Turnpike returning to his landscaping company in Piscataway, N.J., when something on the overpass caught his attention. As...
The council says U.S. exports of grain in all forms reached nearly 101 million metric tons, equivalent to 3.97 billion bushels, by the end of the 2019-20 marketing year....
GOSHEN, Ind. — 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 ...
The patented truck-trailer multi-tool was designed by 40-year truck veteran Mike Wade. With the lives of his fellow trucker community in mind, Mike designed Huckleberry's Hammers to be compact, lightw...
“Sukup constantly strives push the boundaries of innovation, while maintaining the excellent customer service and high quality that the agriculture industry has come to expect of us as a family ...
That’s the idea behind Pipeline Foods LLC, a Minneapolis-based company that after only three years is approaching $300 million in gross revenue and counts itself among the top five companies han...
CHS Community Giving and CHS Animal Nutrition are partnering with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension to provide 50 tons of CHS Payback® and Equis® feed for farmers and ranchers impacted b...
Elevators such as Premier Co-op’s are limiting access to their lobbies to prevent spreading the coronavirus....
FUNK, Nebraska — Several farmers in the central Nebraska area were expected to be finishing up what's left of soybean harvest on Sunday. As beans flow through a local grain elevator, one farmer ...
For Shane Gray, a farmer from Waverly, it means getting the equipment ready. He also puts together a plan throughout the growing season as far as what levels of moisture you’re willing to cut at...
A major trucking show planned for next year will not be taking place due to lingering concerns over COVID-19....
In a long-awaited announcement, the European Union Monday stated it would approve Bayer’s XtendFlex soybeans for import. These multi-biotech traited soybeans feature tolerance to glyphosate, dic...
Despite a rebound in unemployment, more than 1.3 million people in the trucking industry remain on unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At its peak, the unemployment rate in Marc...
The trucking industry is as healthy as it has been since 2017-2018 when the backdrop for carriers was strong, and the existing vigor might be the start of a “multi-year upcycle” for the in...
Bayer announced today that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import, and processing in the European Union. This represents the final key authorization...
Trucking companies are reporting stronger freight demand as retailers and manufacturers move to restock depleted inventories, in a sign of strengthening corporate confidence in the U.S. economy. Old D...
OMAHA (DTN) -- The fertilizer industry contributed over $130 billion and nearly 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2019. These are among the many highlights of the Fertilizer Industry Economic Impact...
When you are hauling heavy materials like sand and cement, every bit of weight savings can significantly impact your bottom line. No one understands that better than Heil Trailer. That’s why thi...
Washington — A coalition of roadway safety advocacy groups, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administr...
According to estimates provided by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, more than 57 million bushels of permanently-licensed grain storage were seriously damaged or destroyed in th...
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that aims to clarify who’s an employee and who’s an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which could be good ne...
Working into contracted freight is the goal of many an independent owner-operator looking to grow or increase stability. For most such operators avenues to such freight tend to flow through a brokerag...
Imagine making a plan to order a new truck — make, model, engine, transmission, even the paint color. Then imagine finding that truck on the lot of your favorite dealer, already built and ready ...
On Sept. 9, ground was broken for a new $11 million barge loading and unloading terminal along the Missouri River at Mile 680.5 near Blencoe, Iowa, between Council Bluffs and Sioux City. According to ...
The recent announcement of the sale of 35 operating U.S. grain origination elevators along the Mississippi River from Bunge North America Inc. to Zen-Noh Grain Corp. (ZGC), a subsidiary of the Nationa...
A group of U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), is asking that Congress not include any increases in liability minimums for commercial truck drivers in the next transportation reauthorizati...
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) would like to encourage owners of heavy trucks to use an online IRS Form 2290 to avoid penalties for late filing. The NDDOT was recently informed ...
Life on the road can be challenging for long-haul truckers; they generally work for weeks at a time, sleep in a small area in the cab, and depend on truck stops for the restroom, meals, and showers. B...
Several trucking companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Texas-based motor carrier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last week. FALC Enterprises of El Pa...
One of the biggest names in the trucking industry houses a unique division of elite truck drivers who get to handle some truly fascinating freight. Specialized Transportation became part of the CRST t...
The trucking industry is making gains in its fight against the plaintiffs bar and the increasing size of jury verdicts levied against motor carriers, but those in the trenches say the battle is not ov...
Unlike harvests in recent years, there is stronger export demand from China following the Phase One trade deal in which China agreed to buy as much as $80 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods over...
While a previous June waiver extension removed grocery and food loads from regulatory relief eligibility, NGA and its wholesaler members were able to successfully advocate for continued inclusion of f...
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service rule has been in the news for several years as the agency has been trying to fine-tune the ...
In today's episode Jared speaks with Ryan Schreiber of Carrier Direct. They will be talking all about Freight Technology. During the interview Ryan said, "your network is your net worth". They will ex...
Intent on exposing the biggest crop insurance fraud in U.S. history and hoping to flip a grower to state’s evidence, investigator Don Doles walked across a farm yard toward a Ford pickup parked ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment through Nov. 1 on a proposed pilot program allowing commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to take one rest break—up t...
The NEW Cooperative Port of Blencoe will become the northernmost port on the nearly 760-mile span of the Missouri from St. Louis to Sioux City. The co-op hopes to send its first barges loaded with soy...
A driver competing in the NASCAR cup series this weekend is using the spotlight to remind the public to ‘Thank A Trucker’ in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Quin Hoff wil...