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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. ...
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...
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....
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...
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...
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A former manager of a grain cooperative in Sioux Center, Iowa who directed employees to blend oats into soybeans has been sentenced to three months in federal prison. On Feb. 2, 60...
“We’re not hauling green beans,” explained Nick Carter of Carter Farms Trucking. “Pigs are actually even more perishable and require special attention while being transported, ...
McGriff said Wednesday it has introduced on-demand excess auto liability coverage for freight brokers. TripExcess is a per shipment excess liability product that allows shippers and others to maintain...
This week, the Indiana House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee passed House Bill 1483, and the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee passed Senate Bill 346. The bills call for a res...
In a letter sent to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 1, the the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) partnered with approximately 60 other trade grou...
Two pieces of legislation moving forward in the North Dakota statehouse could result in longer and heavier truck sizes on state roadways. House lawmakers voted 62-30 to advance a measure that supports...
The CDC’s mask regulation, issued on Friday, states that in addition to those operating noncommercial, private automobiles and those operated by the U.S. military, “commercial motor vehicl...
Elon Musk is going to pay $100 million towards a prize to come up with the best carbon capture technology. (Or so he tweets. Details are scarce so far.) The maverick tech CEO’s promise is not pa...
“I am not ashamed to say it made me weep to see them honor their friend,” Scott said in a Facebook post. “Stevie drove a truck so he could provide for his family as he ministered to ...
On Friday, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the January Ohio Business Spotlight. A challenging 2020 ended with a flurry of business activity across Ohio. As Ohio kicks off a new year, the Sec...
Here’s an apt example of how the virus of longer, heavier trucks gets started and spreads. Larry Luick is a North Dakota state senator. He also owns a farm near the South Dakota state line. Lui...
There are more than 2 million farms in the United States, about 98% of which are operated by families, individuals, family partnerships, or family corporations, according to the American Farm Bureau F...
A truck driver made sure to protect those around him during a truck fire in South Carolina on Thursday. The fire happened on January 28th at around 8:26 a.m. in Greer, South Carolina....
A facility in Lothian that stores crops for farmers—known as a grain elevator—is set to close, leaving the region’s farmers scrambling to find alternate storage and local leaders try...
The Form 2290 is used to calculate and pay heavy vehicle use taxes for all commercial motor vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more. All new owners of trucks must file and pay heavy vehicle use taxes ...
We helped drivers with a lot of tickets in 2020. Now, their CDL tickets can help you watch out for areas around the country with high ticketing counts and the types of tickets given there. Here are th...
PARIS, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Expected record Chinese imports of corn and soybeans in the coming seasons will continue to absorb U.S. supplies and keep prices on an upward trend, Chicago-based consultancy...
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. entered into an asset purchase agreement with GreenAmerica Biofuels Ord LLC to sell its 65-million-gallon ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska, for $64 million and working capi...
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WCJB) - Eric Dowdy is a Navy veteran and no longer able to work as a truck driver after his battle with COVID-19, but the trucking community is still impacting his life. &ldquo...
On Jan. 25, OOIDA submitted comments to docket number FMCSA-2020-0194, “Petition for Rulemaking: Transportation Intermediaries Association; Property Broker Transaction Records and Regulatory Gui...
Drivers are demanding a review of their costs, including tolls, insurance rates, taxes and fuel prices. They were scheduled to meet with Sergio Massa, president of the lower House of Congress, to disc...
Jared brings on Caleb Kindle of Bulk TMS to talk about BulkLoads.com's new Transportation Management System. BulkTMS is a collaborative platform that facilitates the sharing of supply chain informatio...
Cargill, the global food, agricultural, financial and industrial products company, announced on Friday its plans of temporary idling of two protein processing facilities for scheduled maintenance. Ea...
Soybean processor Boyd Station will use a grant to expand its rail infrastructure in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, according to a report. The US$2.6 million in state grant money will be used to...
A Feb. 5 sentencing date has been set for a bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to devising an elaborate scheme to defraud a family-owned trucking company and farm in Missouri out of more than $700,000. Chr...
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...
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 ...