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Seems pretty straightforward — but in reality, it’s not. That’s why the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, passed late last year, re...
Before I get into the story of my trip to Armenia, a country which I have dubbed “the double brokering capital of the world,” I would like to inform the reader of what double brokering is....
One of the hallmarks of the pandemic has been the unprecedented growth in the number of new, mostly very small, for-hire trucking companies. But the pendulum looks to be swinging back the other way fo...
Agriculture Victoria grains biosecurity officer Jim Moran said dumped grain provided an untreated, unmonitored, unmanaged and very attractive site for stored grain insects and disease pests to thrive ...
Schneider National expects enforcement of California’s AB5 law, and any other similar laws requiring independent owner-operators to be reclassified as employees, to compound a driver capacity cr...
A week earlier, the high court took the same action (or inaction) by denying “cert” in Miller v. C.H. Robinson, a case involving a personal injury lawsuit. I argue that this will have much...
Those who have registered or must register large trucks and buses have until Aug. 31 to file their 2290, "Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return," for vehicles first used in July of this year, the Inter...
Availability of labor is becoming tighter and more competitive. Officials of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator at Rosholt, South Dakota, describe how in the spring of 2022 they offered $30 an hour for ...
Jared brings on Padgett Smith, Owner of The Permit Shop, to discuss all things authority. The Permit Shop takes care of all licensing, accounting, compliance, and everything else to keep your truck(s)...
A truck driver trapped in a vehicle overturned by high winds is rescued by another driver in this viral video....
Texas authorities arrested the former co-owner of Bill Hall Jr. Trucking in connection with a multi-million dollar payroll and insurance fraud scheme....
A new insurance company from BulkLoads.com’s founders now provides coverage for small businesses in the bulk transportation and commercial sectors. Bulk Insurance Group, which launched June 15, ...
ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor is extending the suspension of the state’s motor fuel tax through Sept. 12. Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed an executive order extending the suspens...
Washington — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 20 approved an updated version of the bipartisan Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (R-I...
Troopers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) took to social media to highlight numerous violations discovered during a recent inspection. In an August 3 Facebook post, SDHP said: Level one i...
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...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded millions of dollars worth of funding to community colleges to help current and former military members pursue a career in the trucki...
Bulk Insurance Group is the industry leader in bulk insurance. We know this industry, how you operate, and who your customers are. We are committed to providing quality long-term service through our o...
According to the American Trucking Association, in 2019, trucking demands represented 80.4 percent of the freight costs spent in the United States, providing this business category with a gross freigh...
Cape Town - Four suspects have been caught red-handed by City traffic officers in Parow siphoning diesel from a parked truck. At 4.10am on Monday, traffic officers came across the incident while the d...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved another significant toll increase that will go into effect in early 2023. On August 2, 2022, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a ...
BulkLoads.com recently partnered with NewBOS Partners to allow NewBOS users to post load opportunities to its online load board for the bulk hauling industry. NewBOS is a Florence, Montana-based techn...
The Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Illinois Trucking Association (ITA) recently teamed up with an Illinois trucking company to nab distracted drivers and encourage safe driving around commercial ...
This one is a little different from our normal episodes. Jared brings on Jesse Figueroa, owner of Big Jess Express, to simply hear his story. Jesse's story of becoming handicapped and still having the...
Wow! Another week has flown by already! It has pretty much been a blur. Except for trying to finish fertilizer on a couple of fields, the irrigators have been sitting still this week....
Spot (linehaul) to contract rate spread (w/fuel base at $1.20/gallon), Van Contract Rates Initial Report SONAR: RATES12.USA, VCRPM1.USA...
U.S. trucking CEOs expect to maintain pricing power even with volumes softening in the second half of 2022 as retailers, manufacturers and consumers adjust to disruptions from Covid lockdowns, the Rus...
Furst-McNess Co., headquartered in Freeport, Illinois, has acquired manufacturing and transloading facilities as well as a retail storefront in Lake City, Florida, previously operated by Central State...
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) -Eight Gavilon Grain Silos in Montana and North Dakota have been acquired by Columbia Grain International (CGI). This includes 3 facilities in Wolf Point and Chester, ...
An Illinois freight broker has filed a lawsuit accusing Liberty Mutual of overcharging it by demanding payment of workers’ compensation premiums for independent contractors who are ineligible fo...
Chemicals, coal, construction materials, crude oil, paper, lumber, auto parts and new cars stop moving. Wheat, corn, soybeans, animal feed, beer, birdseed, canned produce, corn syrup, flour, frozen ch...
With the recently completed acquisition of La Porte-based TIBC Rentals and Transportation, the company grew its fleet by more than 400 containers, including frac tanks, watertight roll-off boxes, vacu...
Since July 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has authorized just under 186,000 new trucking operations. To put that into perspective, the strongest 22 months of carrier gro...
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., rejected a union challenge to the Trump administration’s regulatory changes that eased rules governing maximum hours commercial truckers can operate....
I am a 1966 graduate of the Motor Carrier Fleet Safety Supervisor School at UC Berkeley, and was a truck dispatcher in San Jose from 1966-1970 during the Vietnam War for Southern Pacific’s truck...
Stimulus money padded consumer pockets, and many companies turned a bit frothy. It was one of the longest stretches of so-called easy money periods in history. If you wanted to move a lot of freight, ...
Jared brings on Shiva Bhardwaj with Pitstop to talk about their latest AI technology that prevents fleet breakdowns. Pitstop is able to predict truck failures before they happen to decrease downtime a...
The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), whose member companies are major customers in the trucking industry, does not believe the bill will gain much momentum....
When Indiana-based Altom Transport learned its old hardware was approaching obsolescence due to this year’s 3G sunset, safety leaders moved fast to onboard new technology—and keep the came...
The city of Portland will soon seek public comment on a possible ban on the sale of diesel fuel within city limits....
Western Kansas farmer David Schemm says winter wheat harvest exceeded his expectations despite severe to exceptional drought in areas of the state. “Surprisingly, it turned out relatively good f...
“Getting to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 means we must aggressively cut down the largest source of emissions: the transportation sector,” Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said in...
When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs. She avoids the West Coast and the Northeast, where diesel prices are highest. ...
The new data shows that half – 51% – of carriers that Truckstop.com defines as small fleets and owner-operators are considering job changes in the next six to 12 months, even though 32% of...
If America’s truck drivers have safely delivered relief loads under an emergency declaration waiver for more than two years, then why are strict hours-of-service regulations needed? Rep. Brian M...
Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked for input from the trucking industry to help guide the agency in developing future guidance on the definitions of “broker”...
Guess who opposes overtime pay for drivers, something that could attract more drivers to the industry? The same people who cry about a driver shortage – big truckload carriers and their big club...
The Consumer Price Index shows that all items saw high inflationary pressure, amounting to 9% “all in,” meaning including volatile food and energy costs. However, he noted, the Core CPI nu...
Cameras are an indispensable element of an effective safety program in an increasingly litigious environment for truck fleets. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently acknowledged the...
Jared brings on Tim Brady to discuss the turnover in this industry and why it's so high. Tim breaks down what we need to look at and how drivers need to be treated. Jared and Tim also go over driver c...
Until now, the legal age to drive trucks for interstate supplies was 21 years old, but now an apprenticeship program launched that allows 18-year-olds to become truck drivers to combat rising supply c...
Jaypur Logistics, a Houston-based trucking company with a fleet of 18 trucks, was shut down for widespread safety violations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 7. The owner of J...
Marco Perez Jr., 37, used his company, Permian Basin Proppants, Inc., between 2017 and 2022 to perpetuate a Ponzi scheme by soliciting investor money based on misrepresentations, according to a press ...
Just off I-80 in Iowa, CNN's Ryan Young visits the largest gathering of American truck drivers to hear their take on the state of the US economy....
Total grain rail cars loaded and billed dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2022 from 381,000 cars in quarter one to 373,000 cars in quarter two. This 8,000-car difference is half the decline fro...
Trucking companies and truck owner-operators are scrambling to figure out how to operate under a new California law that toughens definitions of nonemployee drivers, upending decadeslong practices tha...
“These load boards essentially serve as an ‘information marketplace’ for entities in the transportation industry,” said Chris Burroughs, VP of government affairs for the Transp...
Acme Truck Line, Inc. is an industry leader with a fleet of more than 1,500 trucks, more than 40 service points, and nationwide and Canadian operating authorities. The Acme of 2022 is a nationwide ope...
BulkLoads.com founders Jared Flinn and Matt Fredin are set to unveil a new company focused on insurance for bulk transporters as they continue to build out the BulkLoads ecosystem of services. Bulk In...
Effective July 1, Indiana and Missouri raised fuel tax rates, while Illinois suspended all of its scheduled fuel-tax increases for 6 months, until January 1, 2023. In Indiana, the diesel rate rose 2 c...
Shippers are trying to reset contract agreements to cut expenses, but costs remain several times higher than before the Covid-19 pandemic...
Jared brings on Rob Faw, an Executive Coach to talk about scaling your business. Rob explains that his role is not to run your business but to unlock your potential. Jared and Rob also go over how imp...
Hardy Brothers Trucking Company, headquartered in Siloam, North Carolina, was selected to haul the 2022 Capitol Christmas Tree from the National Forests in North Carolina to Washington D.C., with seve...
Deputies were called to the 1000 block of Township Road 1806 at 9:56 a.m., according to a news release from the Ashland County Sheriff's Office. They found a man had been "electrocuted while operating...
A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the leader of the trucker group that has staged protests by driving slowly on area highways released from custody Thursday, but ordered him to return to court Aug. ...
About 70,000 truck owner-operators who form the bedrock of California’s transport industry are in limbo as state-level labor rules start applying to them, creating another choke point in stresse...
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that JMS Trucking of Cedar Rapids, and an affiliate, JMS Transportation, signed contracts with several independent drivers or transportation companies, inc...
11 years ago, I cofounded BulkLoads.com. Since then, thousands of people have used our loadboard to connect with bulk shippers, brokers and carriers moving over $12 billion in commodities. But there w...
Jared brings on Larry Hurt, CEO of Bulk Insurance Group, to discuss why BulkLoads launched this new company. Bulk Insurance Group was officially launched on June 15 by BulkLoads founders, Jared Flinn ...
Maryland State Police say they responded to two traffic incidents around 8:15 a.m. on the Fourth of July. One group of truckers blocked I-270 just before I-370. Another group blocked southbound I-95 j...
In the late 1990s, Jason Seidl, at the time a green transportation analyst, was asked to take over his then-firm’s coverage of railroads, an industry in which Seidl had no experience or contacts...
The seasonal rise of truckload spot (NTI) and rejection rates (OTRI) heading into the Fourth of July holiday has occurred every year since 2018 when the Outbound Tender Rejection Index (OTRI) was crea...
Have you or your trucking business ever been stiffed by a broker or freight forwarder that has gone broke, or perhaps even had no intention to pay to begin with? While the situation may seem hopeless,...
“Motor carriers should immediately evaluate their California operations to determine what steps, if any, should be taken to respond to the changed backdrop for trucking” was the call to ac...
The pain at the pump is unflinching as the cost of diesel just keeps soaring. But there’s one strategy that fleets can put into place far more quickly than spec’ing new fuel-efficient equi...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines (FR&TL) recently joined the U.S. Department of Defense’s Skillbridge program as a certified Department of Labor apprenticeship provider....
The FBI is warning Eastern Washington agricultural companies to reevaluate their cybersecurity as soon as possible or risk ransomware attacks that could cripple their businesses and possibly disrupt t...
Some of the country’s largest fleets are growing their intermodal partnerships and working to improve efficiency, but not soon enough to deal with current intermodal congestion. In mid-April, BN...
Shippers are looking at developing their own truck fleets due to low service levels and greater affordability, a leading logistics report says. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals rel...
After 20 years in the trucking industry I've realized most software systems over complicate the process from posting a load, finding a truck, transit, delivery, invoicing and payment. Many cater the n...
A group of Huntington County farmers claimed the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency broke state law by allowing Salamonie Mills (SMI) to remain open when the agency knew the grain ele...
The grain silo owned by Gabeline Trucking Corp collapsed on Tuesday, June 21st at the Agri-Way Grain Elevators in Yarmouth, Iowa at 8:08 a.m....
In this episode, Jared brings on Craig Burgess with BR Williams. Craig has been with BR Williams for 30 years and talks about the history of the company and how they've been able to grow so rapidly. ...
According to Freight Waves, a company that monitors trucking industry data, Chris Tucker of Winchester, Kentucky, owns a truck brokerage called Full Coverage Freight....
LIMA, June 26 (Reuters) - Peru's truckers and some farm groups will go on strike on Monday after failing to reach agreements with the government seeking measures to reduce the impact of steep global p...
Van Buren-based USA Truck is being bought by Germany-based DB Schenker in a $435 million deal expected to close by the end of the year. The deal is for $31.72 per share of USA Truck (NASDAQ: USAK) and...
The Winchester, Kentucky-based owner of Full Coverage Freight, a truck brokerage, recently advertised to truck drivers on a load board that it had a shipment of hot tubs headed from Seattle to a small...
According to a Thursday announcement from Swedish freight tech company Einride, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has approved the company’s Autonomous Electric Transpor...
Supply chain disruptions are still rippling across the globe, and the head of the world’s largest truck maker has warned that parts shortages are slowing the production of thousands of its vehic...
The lawsuit was filed in March 2022 in Tarrant County District Court located in Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. According to the suit, 47 year old truck driver Jose Gonzalez was over...
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has put pricing and availability pressure on anything that flows from or through those countries, including urea – a critical chemical in diesel exhaus...
The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administ...
Jared brings on Tim Sullivan with Tim Sullivan Farms to talk about his success using BulkLoads.com. Tim explains his trucking career and the history behind it as well as how he used BulkLoads to make ...
Few industries came under as much pressure and made as many adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic as trucking. Looking back over the more than two years since the pandemic first hit, executives in ...
Buyer beware — With recession fears, inflation and high fuel prices crushing consumer confidence, it’s hard to imagine the consumer will save us from the freight decline. Stimulus is often...
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 (Reuters) - For companies working to make self-driving trucks a near-term reality, all roads lead to Texas. Vast highways, a booming freight market and, crucially, the least...
Inver Grove Heights-based CHS Inc. this summer will begin constructing a new grain facility in the northwestern Minnesota town of Erskine.Slated to open in fall 2023, the facility will give the compan...
KAG Logistics LLC has acquired American PetroLog LLC, a Lafayette, Louisiana-based company providing multi-modal distribution services to the petrochemical industry. KAG Logistics is a major logistics...
A Mississippi trucking company and its owner have been hit with charges they misused funds paid out through the Paycheck Protection Program. Bailey’s Trucking LLC and its owner, Xavier Bailey, o...
ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, US — Jason Klootwyk has been named the new chief executive officer of Agtegra Cooperative, succeeding Chris Pearson, who had served in the role since 2017, the company&rs...
Successful farm tire dealers and their staff are knowledgeable about the tires they sell, including how they perform in certain applications and how they deliver on key attributes such as tread wear a...
DULUTH, MINNESOTA, US — The Hansen-Mueller Co. has acquired General Mills Elevator A in Duluth, Minnesota, US. The facility, which has been inactive since 2015, becomes the second Hansen-Mueller...
BOULDER, COLORADO, US — Viserion Milling, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Viserion International Holdco, LLC, has entered an agreement to acquire Visalia, California, US-based Western Milling,...
Federal regulators working on a proposal that would create a nationwide truck speed limit using electronic engine devices last week extended the comment period on the controversial move by six weeks, ...
Food processing corporation Smithfield Foods will shut down its Vernon, California, plant and scale back operations in California, Utah and Arizona, the company announced Friday. Smithfield “wil...
Jared brings on Max Fisher, Chief Economist and Treasurer of the National Grain and Feed Association. Max talks about the history of the NGFA and the process of how trucking bills move through congres...
After watching semis unloading at an ethanol plant make small problems that put a simple system into disarray, Myron Friesen reflects on how small problems in an estate plan can turn into bigger probl...
The Arizona Trucking Association is calling out ADOT’s recent decision to limit semi trucks to the right lane of Interstate 10, saying that the attempt at a “solution” may actually m...
Being able to fill up your vehicle with fuel has become a luxury with the sky-high prices of gas and diesel, but a new wrinkle stemming from the war in Ukraine and railway complications could prevent ...
Damaging winds throughout the region in May inflicted serious damage on grain storage bins, raising questions about grain storage come harvest time.......
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving closer to settling a controversy over how to define freight brokers while also clarifying the level of financial penalties for unauthorized br...
Diesel gas is almost double what it was one year ago. The current average for a gallon of diesel in Alabama is $5.59 cents, according to AAA. "I mean you're looking at 300 gallons at sometimes $5.95 a...
BUFFALO, Mo. — A truck driver received minor injuries Monday when their tractor-trailer crashed on Route D two miles east of Urbana, Oklahoma. Authorities said that the big rig was hauling 300,0...
Decreasing the amount of fuel you use, via better miles per gallon or improving freight efficiency through routing or more efficient use of trailer space, is not the only way to save money on fuel. Ta...
The Corn Plus ethanol plant on May 22, 2015, in Winnebago, Minn. President Biden is under pressure from the ethanol industry to reinstate a Trump administration policy that allowed the sale of E15, a ...
If Shakespeare were a trucker, he would ask, “What’s in a load?” While I’m not as eloquent, I hope to answer this question from the standpoint of what a carrier should look for...
Heritage Cooperative Inc. announced it has exercised its option to acquire the feed, grain, agronomy and retail assets of Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc. of Columbiana, Ohio, US. The transaction in...
Jared brings on Scott Kartes with Roll-Rite to talk about their automated tarping systems. Scott has been with the company for many years and dives into the history of this product and the many benefi...
Carriers that move mostly contracted freight (not the spot market) may be having a better year this year than through the first five months of 2021. According to FreightWaves’ proprietary contra...
When Von Denning began driving a milk truck at 16 years old, he could not have imagined that driving would define his life, and more than 50 years later, he would be recognized among his peers with th...
On roads across KELOLAND, you can find semis hauling goods where ever they need to go. In this week’s Flashback Friday, we’ll take you back to 1986 and show you the world record truckers t...
The Louisiana Legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill described as a simple solution to bring overnight relief to the supply-chain bottleneck caused by a nationwide shortage of truck drivers....
Car-hauling companies and the Teamsters union went down to the wire Tuesday to reach a collective bargaining agreement and avert a nationwide strike that could start as soon as a minute after midnight...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s COVID-19 hours of service waiver has been extended yet again. The waiver was to expire Tuesday. But late last week, just prior to the holiday we...
While our nation has been experiencing supply chain challenges, we also are experiencing catastrophic conditions on our roadways with recently released crash fatality figures for last year revealing t...
It cost Carl Smith $999 to refill the 275-gallons fuel tank of his semi-trailer on Sunday for a run from Ohio to Wisconsin—and that’s just because his fuel credit card cuts off at $1,000. ...
Jared brings on Dalton Maher, Sales Director, for Smart Freight Funding. Dalton and Jared discuss how much a trucker's time is actually worth and how to maximize that value. Contact Dalton: ...
We recently surveyed 135 trucking companies to learn how they think about their business expansion plans. The data show that it’s impossible to characterize all trucking companies in a single br...
In his 29 years in the grain industry, Kurt Haarmann, senior vice president of grain, for Portland, Oregon, US-based Columbia Grain, said he’d never used the phrase, “I’ve never seen...
When a U.S. freight railroad engages with a rail shipper of bulk commodities to haul goods, the railroad must abide by terms expressed in federal code. That federal code is known as the common carrier...
Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter. In this issue, the grossest truck accident of the year; dead cat bounce for spot rates; shippers fight trucker OT pay; and more....
Despite sky-high diesel fuel costs, the USDA in late May reported generally adequate truck supplies for most produce growing regions and truck rates that are generally below year-ago levels. That coul...
Legislation aimed at ensuring overtime pay for truckers is getting close scrutiny from a major shipper group that plans to fight hard against it if the bill starts to gain steam. The Guaranteeing Over...
A local judge and rancher in Loving County, Texas, and three other men were arrested on Friday and booked on multiple felony charges of organized crime and livestock theft, in connection with an alleg...
The conventional wisdom at this time is that most of the world has moved on from the pandemic (except for China); therefore, supply chains will return to “normal.” Unfortunately, this is n...
Jared brings on Josh Holstein with CellARide to discuss their new technology, 'MyCarRecall'. Josh dives into what this software does and explains it has 3 simple steps: 1. Take a picture of your ...
Omaha, Nebraska-based LGT Transport announced it has acquired Jason Thomas Trucking, a provider of liquid fertilizer transportation in the Midwest. The acquisition of Hastings, Nebraska-based Jason Th...
Used truck auction prices dipped in April as freight demand softened, but the doubling in cost of acquiring low-mileage pre-owned equipment over the last year will take months to return to anything re...
A fraternal dispute that has boiled for years has resulted in what appears to be the largest shareholder buyout case in Minnesota history....
Over the next two years federal regulators are expected to propose new trucking regulations that will significantly alter the world in which professional drivers, motor carriers, and trucks operate. P...
“In additional to deteriorating freight-related metrics, there appears to be little relief from the three key macro-related themes of 2022: war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and inflatio...
Improving driver retention has been a focal point of the U.S. Department of Transportation in recent years. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in particular, has spent a lot of time stressing th...
Real-time data suggests that one major cause of supply chain headaches in the United States — a shortage of available trucking — is coming to an end. But it also is signaling that the econ...
International Roadcheck Week is hardly the sexiest topic in trucking, but it is a darn-tootin’ important one. Inspectors in the U.S. and Canada halt tens of thousands of trucks for vehicle inspe...
Cargill has unveiled plans to build a new soybean processing facility located in Pemiscot County, Mo. near Hayti and Caruthersville to support growing domestic and global demand for oilseeds driven by...
Trailer orders plummeted nearly 60% month over month in April as manufacturers faced so much uncertainty that they booked only orders they could confidently deliver. COVID shutdowns in China, the war ...
Australia’s biggest grains business will bankroll roughly a dozen start-ups through a new $30 million corporate venture capital fund in hopes that new technologies will propel the 104-year-old c...
This is our 200th episode and we can't thank our listeners enough! Thank you for supporting this show and helping us become a resource in this industry. In this episode, Jared brings on BulkLoads Memb...
The American Trucking Associations published a list of the products exempted under the pandemic-fueled relief. The three energy products–which ironically were added just as their peak winter usa...
In a report to Congress released this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration emphasized that the costs of catastrophic truck or bus crashes have increased significantly over the past 40...
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress announced that it is cutting 5% of its corporate workforce in an effort to slash costs after the truckload carrier reported last week losing more than $8.9 mil...
LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Two western Kentucky men pleaded guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Lyon County grain elevator company. Gerald Kent Kingston, 61, of Elkton, and Bobby Joe Merrick, ...
Everyone knows Mike Simpson wants to breach four dams on the lower Snake River. I’ve said Simpson’s plan is totally absurd. Mr. Blair Moncur recently wrote I falsely claim Simpson’s ...
The East Coast of the U.S. is reporting its lowest seasonal diesel inventory on record. And some trucking companies appear spooked. The East Coast typically stores around 62 million barrels of diesel ...
Is the booming market for trucking services – truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) – finally slowing down after an unprecedented two years of demand following the COVID-induced economic...
Interim Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger says two silos are leaning, appearing close to collapse. There’s also a small fire in a third silo, causing concern about another explosion. Two employees suf...
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has so far received more than 8,100 comments on the Federal Register for its proposal to install speed limiters on commercial vehicl...
A major change is coming to the centerpiece of a massive industrial rail park development northwest of Yankton. As of next week, Cargill will be taking over operations of the Dakota Plains Ag, LLC, fa...
It is not possible to live in this world and ignore the fact that the trucking industry is rapidly growing. It is one of the most profitable industries in the world because of the high demand for good...
Thousands of truckers and trucking industry stakeholders have commented on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plan to push forward with rulemaking to require speed limiting devices ...
Do truckers think about the future when planning their businesses, or do they just expand whenever they’ve got cash to burn? The answer to this question has sweeping implications for the freight...
Jared brings on popular guest, Tim Brady to discuss rates in relation to fuel prices! Tim shares some helpful tips on how to adjust your rate to include fuel. He also talks about how to be more transp...
In the Midwest—locus of the key grain-producing States—the diesel price rose to $5.329 per gallon, 34.2 cents per gallon and 224.4 cents above the same time last year. Diesel provides the ...
“The trucks don't idle. If you don't think of it much but it all adds up. They burn almost a gallon an hour when they idle. So $5 to keep a truck idling when you got a fleet of 100 trucks. It ad...
While a host of unfavorable freight data points appeared by the end of the first quarter, with trend lines declining further to start the second quarter, many executives at the nation’s largest ...
America’s biggest trucking companies have lots of used tractors and trailers. Some of those companies quietly made tens of millions of dollars in 2021 and the first three months of this year by ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a notice of intent to solicit comments that the agency will use to inform a supplementary notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM), whic...
Brazilian agtech company Grunner turns regular Mercedes-Benz trucks into autonomous farm vehicles for sugar cane harvesting. With the autonomous trucks, farmers can reduce both costs and soil compacti...
Eight years ago, we cofounded Smart Freight Funding. Since then thousands of bulk haulers have used our service to simplify the freight payment process. We didn't like how other factoring companies ...
In 2014, Paxton Calvanese launched a unique aviation weather app called Wx24 Pilot. In the ensuing years, he developed a similar road weather app called Drive Weather. With constant refinements and up...
After its extended protest failed to accomplish anything earlier this spring, the People’s Convoy appears set to return to the Washington area, according to videos posted on Facebook over the we...
Gasoline prices are increasing almost daily, pinching the wallets and pocketbooks of nearly all Americans with cars. However, as bad as that news is, diesel prices are surging even more across the cou...
Jared brings on Scott Dressler to discuss the 'Door Demon HTO'. This product automates the opening of hopper traps to improve unloading efficiency. Get entered to win swag and learn more here: https...
A previously convicted fraudster ran a Ponzi scheme and bilked investors out of $40 million in a truck investment venture, then used the money to pay personal expenses, according to federal prosecutor...
Concerns over the world’s supplies of grains and oilseeds are prompting the Biden administration to step in and encourage more production. Grain analysts say while there’s no doubt supplie...
Responding to questions about the supply chain, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to problems with driver retention in the trucking industry. “Part of this is a labor issue –...
Federal regulators plan to propose setting a truck speed limit using electronic engine devices in a proposed rule anticipated in 2023. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday issu...
BulkLoads.com provides solutions to the bulk trucking commodity industry that make business faster, more efficient, and more profitable. They are a network for bulk commodities and transportation, con...
Costs are up and profits are down, it’s a fact for Wharton County agricultural producers and they’re having to adapt to a changing financial landscape to stay afloat....
It’s no secret that the supply chain has been backed up, bottlenecked, scrambled, and … (insert your own word here.) Freight carriers of all kinds have had their work cut out for them sin...
Truck driver Tilden Curl says there’s an old adage in the trucking industry: If the wheels aren’t turning, you aren’t earning. There is truth to that statement. Much of a trucker&rsq...
A few anecdotal examples from the Bank of America survey illustrate that data. One food shipper said it was receiving more cold calls from freight brokers rather than those brokers having to seek capa...
The pandemic exposed weak spots of an already distressed trucking industry afflicted by labor shortages, low salaries, and poor worker retention. After two years of pandemic-related setbacks, the indu...
Alberta farmer Craig Mills started delivering grain to G3’s Morinville elevator as soon as it opened in 2020. He liked what he saw right away. “A bright, clean modern facility, nice and cl...
Jared brings on Scott and Dan with Meerdink Inc. to discuss bulk rates. Scott and Dan created a rate calculator for their company which has increased their profits dramatically. They now want to share...
Agriculture company Greenfield Holdings announced Thursday it would locate its new headquarters in Denver, creating up to 20 jobs, according to a news release. The company “is on a growth trajec...
“Instead of reinventing the wheel, we decided to partner with the most trusted onboarding and monitoring solution in the industry. They offer an affordable, yet complete solution. It’s goi...
Truck driver Dominic Oliveira’s last paycheck from Prime Inc., the 15th-largest trucking company in the U.S., was $712. Oliveira needed that money during his job change to a new trucking company...
Farmers need to be on the lookout for potential hackers, according to the FBI. Officials say cyber-criminals might go after agriculture cooperatives during planting and harvesting seasons, believing t...
Mike’s first flatbed delivery was about 20 years ago when he transported a load of granite tombstones during a cold, snowy day and night in Minnesota. Having just finished driver orientation and...
NEW YORK — A former New York trucking company owner has been indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with various alleged fraud schem...
After trucks were facing delays exceeding 5 hours at some Texas-Mexico border crossings and commercial traffic dropped by as much as 60%, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week decided to walk back an order...
The recent pullback in spot freight rates isn’t affecting the sky-high prices of used Class 8 trucks. Some higher-mileage used models sold for less in March, but the undersupply of equipment sho...
Jared brings on fertilizer expert, Steve Morgan, to discuss the current market. Steve talks about what's caused fertilizer prices to double, what this means, and what we can expect in the future. Cl...
A Michigan congressman has introduced legislation aimed at allowing truck drivers to receive overtime pay – something that is currently prohibited by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Rep. Andy Levi...
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Kemp’s executive order, which goes into effect Saturday and runs until May 16, bans price gouging on goods and services such as diesel fuel and gasoline. It allows trucks with a gross vehicle we...
Merely unseasonable dips in freight demand have cemented into a downward trend, reflecting shippers’ overfull inventories and consumer concerns about rising inflation. Even after adjusting for t...
“It’s going to speed up the time,” said Senator Gary Smith to the Louisiana Illuminator. “One truck can pull up, load two containers, and he’s gone.”...
Interestingly Sikhs from India have made inroads into the trucking industry in America like in perhaps no other business. According to some estimates over 200,000 Sikhs in trucking industry account fo...