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The demonstrator vehicle features regenerative braking, reduced weight and aerodynamic enhancements. Kenworth unveiled its SuperTruck 2 last week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Las ...
ALACHUA, Fla. (WPEC) — A kitten lying down in the middle of a Florida highway was saved with the help of a police officer and truck driver. While on patrol, Officer Stanfield from the Alachua Police D...
LAS VEGAS — On the road toward a more environmentally sustainable future, the trucking industry is encountering an unprecedented level of complexity driven by an expanding menu of powertrain options, ...
May is World Trade Month and this is World Trade Week – a perfect opportunity to celebrate U.S. agriculture’s trade successes and highlight the importance of trade to the farm sector and to our nation...
The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Conference in Las Vegas offered a glimpse into the future of trucking this week, with a number of OEMs showing off their latest technological advancements. The ...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday $300 million in funding for more than 60 groups seeking to diversify American agricultural exports. “USDA is pleased to be able to pro...
There’s no amount of money that would make being chased by a grizzly bear worth the trouble. In my opinion, you’ve got to call it a career as a trucker if you are forced to climb atop your big rig to ...
According to a research report “Global Agriculture Industry Outlook 2024 - Feeding the Future Through Innovation” published by MarketsandMarkets, the Top 10 Agriculture Markets Will Grow from USD 81.5...
Representatives of Louisiana’s trucking industry point to systemic issues for a worsening driver shortage and hope to cast a bigger net to entice more nontraditional workers to the industry. As 10/12 ...
San Antonio, Texas — Today, the American Trucking Associations formally launched “Nothing Without Trucking” – a multi-year, nationwide image campaign to educate policymakers and the public about the i...
Conventional agriculture relies heavily on synthetic fertilizers, which can harm soil health, water quality, and biodiversity. Organic fertilizers, derived from natural sources, offer a more sustainab...
Since BulkLoads started offering trucking insurance in June of 2022, over 160 trucking companies have trusted us to insure their operation. Out of 160 clients, we've saved our members well over $50...
The Environmental Protection Agency published April 11 the latest edition of the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2022. The report has been published annually since 1990; it...
The best fleets, buffeted by higher costs and now increasing environmental mandates, manage to stay ahead of competition through vision, strategy, and execution. But in the end, executives say it’s th...
From sponsorships to TV ads and TikTok, fleets are using marketing to differentiate their businesses. When Sherri Garner Brumbaugh first looked into a NASCAR sponsorship for her trucking company, ...
In 1990, NIOSH developed an agricultural safety and health program to address the high risks of fatal injuries and illnesses experienced by workers and families in agriculture. NIOSH supports extramu...
Alabama has now banned lab-grown meat becoming the second state, following Florida, to prohibit the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of food products made from cultured animal cells. Erin Beasley...
The driver of a semi truck that careened off the Clark Memorial Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky, is speaking out for the first time since her miraculous 40-minute rescue. "It happened so fast,&quo...
The agricultural landscape is rapidly evolving, driven by advancements in technology and entrepreneurship. On May 29, 2024, join us for a groundbreaking symposium titled "Innovations in Agricultu...
A small trucking company owner has called the new truck emissions standards a “crazy” mandate that’s too soon.  Matt Pierson owns Eagle Enterprises in Nebraska and is a part of the Nebraska Truckers’...
Trucking is a job within itself, many owner-operators create a small trucking company without thinking of what all the business side encompasses. There are many reasons why small trucking companies ha...
Trucking companies can start reaching younger audiences by making their presence known at high school and technical college career fairs, implementing training programs that target younger audiences....
The Cargill grain elevator south of Pipestone on state Highway 23 is among several that will be sold to CHS....
The trucking industry applauded the Senate’s passage of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2023, which would reauthorize the DERA program through fiscal year 2029 at $100 million annually.  ...
The Department of Labor’s revision introduces a comprehensive six-factor test to determine a driver’s employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This test aims to better identify eco...
A federal grand jury has indicted an Ohio trucking company owner, alleging she failed to pay approximately $1.2 million in taxes in a yearslong scheme....
OSHA cited Latham, New York-based Rail Modal Group LLC for 21 “serious” and two “other-than-serious” violations and proposed $261,375 in penalties over a November 2023 incident at a grain facility in ...
Given the significant infrastructure hurdles in the race to battery electric trucks, a reduced total cost of ownership – largely helped by the absence of fuel expenses and maintenance savings from not...
U.S. farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after it was found in Japan....
In recent years, the trucking industry has seen a significant rise in nuclear verdicts—judgments where damages exceed $10 million. These verdicts can have catastrophic effects on fleet businesses, not...
It's 2024, if you're still dispatching your drivers every day by texting them each morning, you're leaving money on the table. Same with using spreadsheets like Excel or using a pen and paper. When th...
News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Florida residents become better drivers by being better educated.  Four years ago, Tro...
Dawson Baroh, 27 years old, passed away on Monday after a farming accident in Geraldine, Montana. His family and friends, knowing his love for trucking, weren’t going to let him go without one last ri...
When it comes to the topic of driver detention, Ed Nagle, president and CEO of Ohio-based Nagle Companies, is direct when expressing his displeasure with the time his company’s drivers spend waiting a...
unge is looking to acquire Viterra, which is involved in grain purchasing, processing and marketing. But a group of agricultural associations have come out against the merger....
Arnold Transportation Services had 341 truck drivers and 402 power units...
In 2023, the inaugural conference drew nearly 200 attendees. The 2024 event saw a notable increase in participation, nearly quadrupling the size of the gathering from last year, said a spokesperson fo...
Springfield, Mo. — More than 500 industry professionals attended this year’s Bulk Freight Conference, held April 24-26 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield, Missouri, according to BulkL...
Donna Brisbois describes her 6′5″ son Jacob as a gentle giant, full of kindness and compassion. The 25-year-old Princeton man worked 2 jobs and was a manager at the Leicester Walmart....
An outsized supply of firms is still clinging to the market, which dominant firms say amounts to overcapacity and has left power in the hands of shippers....
For two years, trucking industry watchers have predicted a "bloodbath" where drooping rates and rising diesel press tens of thousands of carriers, particularly small carriers and owner-opera...
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for falsifying statements to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to create multiple unauthorized trucking compa...
For three and a half decades, C.H. Robinson’s position was uncontested. It was in an enviable position — it had information and access to fleets that no one else did. After all, with the largest numbe...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Justin Sensenig shares insights on the trucking industry as a serial entrepreneur with a landscape supply and trucking company. He also delves into his ...
The country’s biggest truckload carrier is on the lookout for more acquisitions as it seeks to expand its business in a slimmer wing of the trucking sector into a $2 billion national operation....
A new final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor that extends overtime protections to millions of workers does not apply to truck drivers. However, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association...
According to authorities, David Schultz, 53, left his home in Wall Lake, Iowa, around 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2023. He was scheduled to pick up a load of pigs from a hog confinement and deliver them to Sac...
With no experience in the industry, Trifan acquired his CDL and started a trucking company. With just one truck, Trifan grew APL Cargo into a successful carrier through years of hard work....
A judge Wednesday approved Farmland Industries' plan to sell its grain elevators in Oklahoma and three other states to Archer Daniels Midland....
INDUSTRY estimates say up to 100 grain trucks have been “parked up” or redeployed in southern Queensland in recent months in response to a drop-off in work, and rates seen by some to be too low to kee...
The American Trucking Associations commended Mississippi on enacting comprehensive reforms to crack down on predatory towers that target heavy-duty trucks. The bill, SB 2635, was signed into law by Go...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Frank Provost shares his extensive experience as a company driver, owner-operator, and freight broker. He discusses the challenges of living in a truck,...
The Chicago Police Department said a police officer was shot to death while heading home from his shift early Sunday morning....
We asked Overdrive's largely owner-operator readership what they'd seen at the far end rip side of that scale throughout their careers. Results showed a majority of respondents at one time or another ...
“All I ever wanted to do was farm and I thank God for letting me be his caretaker for all these years,” said Friestad, who farms together with his son, Scott Friestad, and his granddaughter, Marissa S...
Effingham Equity, a leading farmer-owned cooperative, announced today that it will be purchasing all grain facilities and assets from Littlejohn Grain, Inc., a 5th generation family-owned grain compan...
Hunt has invested in improving the online marketplace that powers most of ICS’ transactions, J.B. Hunt Carrier 360, by removing sketchy carriers and covering more loads manually to avoid fraud and bad...
Shares of U.S. trucking firms fell on Wednesday, after dismal quarterly numbers from JB Hunt Transport Services and Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings signaled a longer wait for a rebound in the fre...
Tom Vilsack, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) said the county estimates for crops and livestock recently discontinued by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are critical ...
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CHS has signed an intent to purchase agreement for eight grain assets in five states from Cargill. With this purchase, CHS aims to continue optimizing its enterprise supply chain while providing marke...
Dooner is talking to Brush Pass Research’s Kevin Hill about his latest data on freight brokerages....
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Bo Prock from Eagle Logistics shares his journey from mechanic to operations manager, detailing the company's expansion into hauling windows, reefer, and dry ...
“A transportation worker need not work in the transportation industry to fall within the exemption from the FAA provided by the Act,” Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion. “Th...
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The U.S. Congress enacted truck safety legislation—known as Title 49—to authorize limits on truck drivers’ working hours, ultimately seeking to enhance driver and roadway safety. Title 49 follows deca...
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"We've observed that even though the number of positive drug tests dropped for the first time in relation to the previous calendar year, the number of overall drug violations reported to the Clea...
Two new Wisconsin laws are touted by supporters to help reduce the number of trucks on roadways in exchange for permitting certain heavier truck loads....
Only 113 carriers have sought to participate in agency’s pilot program since January 2022 launch....
Dealing with the FMCSA can be challenging and complex, leaving few with enthusiasm for the task. Trusting experts to navigate FMCSA issues allows you to concentrate on your operations without the head...
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, Keener manipulated insurance reimbursement claims to misappropriate more than $562,000, but stole the lion's share of the $1.3 million with...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Adem Tate, an oil and gas industry professional, provides crucial insights into the world of fracking and oil logistics. Tate discusses the dangerous co...
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, Keener manipulated insurance reimbursement claims to misappropriate more than $562,000, but stole the lion's share of the $1.3 million with...
Just weeks after TMC, EPA finally finalized its Phase 3 greenhouse gas emissions rules, which the agency says are designed to complement the NOx reduction standards. While the EPA says it is not telli...
Bulk commodities platform BulkLoads has created a marketplace for a very niche mode of transportation. Its app connects over 12,000 bulk freight trucking companies to the agricultural sector, along wi...
“With autonomy you can allow the few employees that are operating the fleet to focus more on animal health and ensuring that everything is running smoothly, rather than having your best talents in the...
Houston also suffers from major congestion along I-10 and I-45. The I-10 corridor alone carries over $130 billion of goods a year, per Daily Commercial News. In 2024, the Texas Department of Transport...
The testimony also revealed that a significant legal case is underway in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois involving six plaintiffs suing Super Ego Holding and several affi...
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The new paperwork, called beneficial ownership information reports, for LLCs is now required by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau under the Treasury Department focused on safeguarding...
A PLETHORA of anticipation and conjecture traditionally precedes the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) annual Prospective Planting Report, and a high degree of grain futures volatil...
Great Plains Trucking faces $20M verdict in fatal accident; judge dissents on barring evidence of motorist’s pot use...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Matthew Leffler, the "armchair attorney," provides deep insights into the impact of deregulation on the trucking industry and the complexities...
South Dakota corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2024, totaled 502 million bushels, up 23% from 2023, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 335 million b...
According to the American Trucking Associations, the US trucking market generated gross freight revenue of $940.8 billion in 2022, accounting for 80.7% of the country's total freight bill....
GROWMARK and Archer Daniels Midland announced a plan to consolidate their grain marketing and river elevator operations into a new ADM subsidiary called GROWMARK Grain....
Working from ATBS client averages to make the calculation, if an owner-operator takes an additional 500-mile load each month at $2 a mile, and their variable costs are 80 cents a mile, the operator ca...
While the rescue and recovery effort will take some time, the clean up and repair of the Patapsco River and the shipping corridor will take much longer, putting strain on the supply lines that flow th...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast live from MATS, Zach Curry w/ MKC Hauling shares the incredible journey of building and showcasing a jaw-dropping working-class show rig. From the truck's stun...
A moving truck cannot be loaded or unloaded. That makes a certain amount of dwell time — the total time a driver spends parked at a customer’s facility, including while loading or unloading — unavoida...
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“They basically are flooding people's inboxes and phone lines to try to get their hands on a load. ‘Hey, we're ABC Trucking, we have trucks available to haul your freight,’” Palmer said....
Deals are part of the strategy for the century-old company to achieve its long-term goal of increasing earnings by an average 15% a year, according to Chief Executive Officer Paul Maass. Omaha, Nebras...
Vulnerabilities in common Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) required in US commercial trucks could be present in over 14 million medium- and heavy-duty rigs, according to boffins at Colorado State Uni...
Appeals court finds insurer for Gold Coast Commodities does not have a duty to defend the company against lawsuits alleging dumping of pollutants due to the policy’s pollution exclusion....
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Founded in 1967 as a single truck in operation known then as Norris Trucking, Feldspar Trucking has grown to 60 company drivers and a crew of contract carriers, and office and shop staffs that special...
If this decision is affirmed, truckers who drive lawfully could be liable for a crash involving a motorist on the other side of the highway who loses control of their vehicle from their own negligence...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Jared Flinn speaks with Sean McCarty & Ryan Greenzweig from US Cellular about the company's revolutionary fleet tracking solutions. They highlight the div...
Paccar is recalling more than 100,000 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks due to an issue that could result in a loss of communication between the gear shifter and transmission, according to National Highwa...
“It will make an impact, especially on our livestock haulers and feed haulers. It’s a big challenge, especially when we have to get animals into and out of farms,” said Knittel, who spoke while attend...
This article breaks down the true story of these practices when viewed from their legal foundations....
Founded in June 2010, Nationwide Cargo Inc. of East Dundee, Illinois, hauls general freight, fresh produce and meat, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SAFER website....
The trucking industry applauded Indiana’s enactment of civil justice reform yesterday that amends the state’s seatbelt admissibility statute pertaining to automobile accident litigation. The legislati...
He was talking specifically in support of training on manual transmissions, but in light of recent events I feel compelled to expand further on his observation. Again. And not just as it relates to tr...
“The FMCSA administrator is vital to the success of that effort, which is why the candidates for this position must value stakeholder input and the importance of real-world data, not rhetoric, when fo...
Legislation being promoted for giving states more flexibility to waive truck weight limits in an emergency would also give state authorities broad new power to raise weight limits for all kinds of fre...
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In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Garlan Dubbels of Dubbels Trucking shares his inspiring journey from farming to growing a successful trucking business in the heart of Minnesota. He discusses...
“That load a couple of years ago may have been a low of $3.50 a mile, but now that same load, maybe $1.50 a mile,” he said. “That’s how a lot of operators are struggling right now.”...
A group of Louisiana-based trucking companies are asking a federal court to freeze the US Department of Labor’s new independent contractor rule before it goes into effect March 11....
The LCSO said the driver of the grain truck, 74-year-old John Kilburg, lost control and the truck rolled, ending up on its side in the southbound lanes of Highway 13. He and his passenger, 70-year-old...
Frisard’s Transportation, a Louisiana-based family-owned trucking company, has filed a lawsuit in a Louisiana federal court against the DOL. The lawsuit argues that the department’s final rule reclass...
Frisard’s Transportation, a Louisiana-based family-owned trucking company, has filed a lawsuit in a Louisiana federal court against the DOL. The lawsuit argues that the department’s final rule reclass...
Americans are spending more of their money on food right now than they have in the last three decades. Data from the USDA shows that families in the United States are spending around 11 percent of the...
People are willing to do the job, but they need the financial incentive. Pay them, and they will come. That idea is backed by a Bureau of Labor Statistics study. However, that’s not good for large car...
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Lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan budget bill on Sunday that would fund certain federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year ― with a rider blocking the Department of Transportation from requirin...
ATG is now New England’s biggest Daimler Trucks North America dealer, and the company opened its eighth regional location in 2021. The expansion came after it merged its sales and service provider Tri...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Mark Martin, a seasoned trucking and logging industry professional, shares invaluable insights into the importance of truck inspections and preventative maint...
There have been four general cycles of the transportation market over the past six years, when the tender data history started in 2018. That cycle began in 2017, but we only have history for the past ...
Arbert Ibraimi, a Chicago-area owner-operator, is requesting that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relieve him of the ELD requirement until Oct. 9 because buying an ELD “is virtually on...
Federal regulators have relieved drayage truckers from late-fee bills associated with picking up and returning cargo containers, while inadvertently — and unfairly — shifting the burden onto shippers,...
“I felt defeated in so many ways,” said Burroughs. “I had been beaten up and robbed by entrepreneurship. I had a business contract go south, and I lost [more than] 10 box trucks and the majority of my...
Third-party logistics provider DHL Supply Chain is laying off 161 workers in Joliet, Illinois, as a result of losing a customer, according to a filing with the state....
Rising insurance costs have been one of a slew of mounting pressures fueling a boom in trucking company exits. Now, insurers and managing general agents (MGAs) are experiencing a hyper competitive mar...
John R. Coleman, former chief executive officer of Express Grain Terminals, LLC, pled guilty to wire fraud for his role in altering the company’s audited financial statements in order to receive a sta...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Michael Tilmon of Tilmon Trucking LLC shares his journey from small business to acquiring multiple trucking companies. With a heartwarming side note, th...
Supreme Court considers that question and what it means for disputes taken to arbitration or to court...
Consistent shareholder-friendly initiatives in the form of dividend payouts or share buybacks imply the solid financial strength of companies in the trucking industry. Dividend-paying stocks provide a...
Farmers can get a free lime substitute that is mined right here in Eastern Ontario, and global tech companies are happy to foot the bill because of the product’s carbon-capture properties when spread ...
Since BulkLoads started offering trucking insurance in June of 2022, over 160 trucking companies have trusted us to insure their operation. Out of 160 clients, we've saved our members well over $500k ...
In this somber episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, we celebrate the late Bill Northey as he speaks about his unexpected journey into agriculture policy and his passion for serving the industry. He discu...
In the trucking industry, dispatchers are often seen as the nerve center, a crucial link connecting the fleet in motion with the essential revenue streams that keep the operation thriving....
U.S. District Court Judge James D. Peterson for the Western District of Wisconsin today and yesterday sentenced Didion Milling Inc. officials – including a corporate vice president and former food saf...
If you’re a truck driver and have a lease agreement with a trucking company, federal regulators want to see your contract — especially if you feel it’s predatory or fraudulent....
Freight shipments and expenditures continued to fall in January, according to data compiled in the Cass Freight Index....
Tax season is here, and for truck drivers and owner-operators, this can be a scary time of year....
Northern Dry Bulk is based in Clare, Michigan, and specializes primarily in the transportation and storage of plastic resins for automotive, packaging, electronic and other end markets in the U.S. and...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Jared Flinn interviews Andrew Richard, CEO of Sapp Brothers. Andrew shares the company's focus on serving truck drivers and the community, highlighted by thei...
Since the start of November, net active truckload operating authorities have dropped by 9,000 — an approximately 12% increase over the same period last year, according to Carrier Details’ ...
Dahlsten Truck Line, established in 1946, has been a family-owned business known for its high-quality service across Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. With approximately 75 trucks and an impressive track re...
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The Biden Administration’s Department of Labor on Jan. 10 finalized a rule that rolls back a Trump-era rule offering guidance on determining employee or independent contractor classification und...
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Drivers must receive minimum wages for all hours worked, including hours in their sleeper berth when not sleeping, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided....
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In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Jake Joraanstad, CEO of Bushel, shares insights into the digital transformation of the ag industry. He emphasizes the importance of user buy-in and fast...
Separations will affect 76 positions, including 59 drivers, for workers in Gordonsville and Rural Retreat, Virginia, as well as Beaver, West Virginia, according to a Jan. 5 letter. The cuts are slated...
A 25-year-old Georgia-based trucking company, which has 60 drivers and 33 power units, recently filed for bankruptcy protection....
The House Roads and Transportation Committee met earlier this week to discuss House Bill 1022. This bill would prevent automated tractor trailers from being used on a highway to transport passengers o...
Backers of the law declined to answer several questions emailed by FreightWaves regarding the specifics of the law. Various websites tied to insurance companies have differing numbers on what was requ...
The Scoular Co. has acquired three grain handling facilities from Skyland Grain near its Pratt, Kansas, US, shuttle-loader, more than doubling the company’s storage capacity in the region while ...
“The initial plan is to be accepting trucks at some point in February,” said Bartlett grain originator Nolan Allison. “I have my contracts bought on a buyer’s call right now. A...
With a projected increase to 14.2 billion tons by 2034, the industry must navigate economic shifts, technological advancements, and evolving market demands. This analysis provides a detailed look into...
“If you can triple the volume on something in three, four years, that’s a win,” Bunn said. “That’s a win in our book — especially stuff that operates well, has good...
On this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, trucking veteran Rob Grover shares insights on the upcoming agricultural and trucking event that aims to educate children and parents. He discusses the challe...
Until the covid pandemic, most Americans rarely thought about the supply chain and the truck drivers that make it possible to keep store shelves stocked. But, when people went to grocery stores and we...
Illinois once again produced some of the largest crops of any state in the nation despite drought and other weather challenges last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop p...
Mike Nichols, a truck driver based in Wisconsin, is probably one of the lucky ones. Unlike many of America’s 2.2 million truck drivers, he doesn’t waste hours of his week waiting to be loa...
Corbin Catt, CEO and founder of Catt and Associates, joins Ohio Ag Net’s Joe Everett to talk about the inspiration behind his company. Catt explains how a data-driven company, Go Farm Yourself, ...
To qualify for the complete list, which runs to 104, companies must have two or more facilities and total storage capacity of 6 million bushels....
Greg Buckner took his final ride Thursday afternoon — his coffin strapped to the back of a big rig en route to the cemetery. Buckner served as the lifeline for long-haul truckers as a dispatcher...
Illinois Farm Bureau President Harold Steele said Monday that recent court fines and continuing investigation in the scandal-ridden export grain handling cases point up the need to maintain and police...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, Jesse Runions shares valuable insights on tax advantages and depreciation for trucking businesses. He offers advice on maintaining a profitable operating rati...
Are you tired of dealing with unplanned downtime in your fleet management operations? It can be a significant pain, leading to problems ranging from maintenance expenses to lower productivity and reve...
Today, there are roughly 600,000 trucking companies in America. During the pandemic, the number of companies jumped by 100,000 as demand for goods accelerated....
Former TIA board chair Jeffrey Tucker told lawmakers that “our number one challenge is fraud. Fraud is rampant in trucking. It has ballooned to an $800 million problem. There is a surge of malic...
Although some states issued orders several days ago that soon expire, others with longer duration emergency orders are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Caro...
The new mobile bin will provide producers with an extra 2,000 bushels of storage, meaning they can go up to an extra four hours before needing a grain truck....
“When looking at margin percentages by equipment type," according to the published paper, "flatbed (F) comes in on top with a mean margin of 15.14%, followed by refrigerated (R) at 13.82%, with ...
While profitability reflects long-term success, cash flow is the lifeblood that sustains day-to-day trucking operations. It serves as the pulse of your business, ensuring bills are paid, employees are...
Some major regulations on trucking equipment could develop this year — from further emissions reductions to automatic emergency braking systems....
Iowa 80 Truckstop began as a small building with 6 diesel pumps and a 50-seat restaurant back in 1964. Then, in 1965, Interstate 80 was built, and before long thousands of truckers and travelers stopp...
In what has become something of a ritual in Congress, a bill has been introduced that would, if passed and signed into law, increase the minimum liability insurance requirements for interstate motor c...
Employees can wear many hats. But does a company hat make a worker an “employee?” Along with a few factors that are especially relevant to distinguishing which truckers are employees, and ...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, returning guest Rob Brackett (The Turbo Turtle) shares his journey of expansion and innovation in the trucking industry and how he has utilized BulkLoads offe...
A 43-year-old Florida man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction for transporting undocumented aliens, according to U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani....
The goods transport segment of U.S. GDP was flat last year and forecast to grow just 1.2% in 2024. Vise said increases of 2% or more are needed to give trucking demand a noticeable lift. Still-strong ...
In what has become something of a ritual in Congress, a bill has been introduced that would, if passed and signed into law, increase the minimum liability insurance requirements for interstate motor c...
Unit to Initially Focus on Corn, Grain, Soybeans...
Under the hood, there’s a mild hybrid powertrain and a waste heat recovery system, along with a lightweight chassis. These are impressive features for fuel economy, no doubt. But let’s not...
More than a year after it was first proposed, the Department of Labor has formally released its final independent contractor rule that one leading analyst said was “little … changed subst...
On Jan. 3, 2023, the transportation world awoke to the news that Bob Biesterfeld, president and CEO of freight broker and 3PL giant C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., had resigned his posts. The company&rs...
In a long list of denials of certiorari posted Monday, the court without comment said it would not review the appeal brought by Ying Ye, the widow of a man killed in 2017 in an accident in Texas. Ye&r...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to increase interstate registration fees by an average of 25% beginning in 2025 for truckers, brokers and other transport companies....
Most-active CBOT soybean futures on Monday bottomed at $12.36 per bushel, the lowest level since December 2021. Monday’s settle of $12.45-1/2 represents a 10% downturn since futures’ recen...
“I can think of nothing more un-American than for the government to extinguish the freedom of individuals to choose work arrangements that suit their needs and fulfill their ambitions. More than...
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Love’s says that they are proud to be the only major travel stop chain that remains family-owned and operated. Today, Love’s operates 637 locations in 42 states and employs 40,000 workers ...
In this episode of the BulkLoads Podcast, guest Drew Easton from AmWins sheds light on the changing landscape of truck insurance, emphasizing the impact of social inflation, the importance of strong i...
For-hire US trucking companies ended 2023 with fewer employees than when the year started, something that has only happened once — the pandemic year of 2020 — in the past decade, according...
YouTube video spells out why the truckload carrier is expanding its activities in that market, starting with agriculture...
New proposed regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), under the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), further detail the differences between broker autho...
Springfield, Missouri-based Prime Inc. took to social media on Tuesday, January 2, to announce the launch of a new division to start the new year....
We have one semi and will add a second this year. I have my commercial driver’s license, but my employee does not. He would if I paid for training. It costs from $3,600 to $6,500. Should I pay f...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new committee designed to provide advice to DOT officials and the U.S. secretary of transportation about plans and approac...
We'll get right into it, the reason you clicked the article in the first place. You want to know how truckers are saving on their insurance and possibly see if you can save on your premium as well. Si...