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The trucking and transportation industry is one of many being affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. What’s worse, there’s a trickle-down effect on several other markets, including hort...
STERLING, Ill. — Farmers are no strangers to difficult times. They’re also not strangers to stepping up to help neighbors in need. A Sauk Valley farmer has set the wheels in motion so farm...
They keep stores stocked and goods moving, often going unnoticed. Right now there’s a lot of discussion on who is an essential worker and who is not. One we often forget that is essential for al...
Tonn Ostergard wants all those people shopping in Walmarts, Costcos and grocery stores to know one thing. "If somebody bought it, a truck brought it," said Ostergard, CEO and chairman of Lincoln's Cre...
Adherence to government guidelines, adoption of CGMP sanitation standards protect ‘essential’ employees, feed production “Currently, there is no evidence to suggest the transmission ...
“Increased truck weights improve the food and agriculture industry’s efficiency and capacity to deliver essential food, feed and key ingredients which sustain our food supply chain,”...
KeepTruckin, the maker of electronic logging devices, has laid off 18% of its global workforce. Employees who received the termination notice on March 31 in a letter signed by CEO Shoaib Makani were ...
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St. Louis-based Purina PetCare’s parent company Nestlé announced that employees worldwide affected by work stoppages would receive full salaries for at least three months. ...
ARVILLA, N.D. — The grain trade in the Upper Midwest seems bedeviled at every turn — unprecedented harvest woes, trade wars, and now a worldwide coronavirus scare. “We’re handl...
Jim Edmonson has been a truck driver for 35 years and in recent weeks, he says his job is more important than ever. "We feel that the American people are counting on us and we want to be there for the...
In the United States, the agriculture industry was labeled as critical, allowing businesses to continue to operate as usual despite current and potential restrictions enacted to stop the spread of the...
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Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Transportation are offering special permits and extended hours to truckers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The volume of goods that are being tran...
The coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented hoarding that has created havoc in the supply chain. Truck drivers, many who are not paid by the hour, are working under suspended hours of service re...
Companies with fleets tasked with moving goods to meet the COVID-19 demand now can register for free Uptake predictive maintenance software. With the help of AI-enabled predictive maintenance tools, v...
Bloomington, Ill (AgPR) — With food banks charting unknown territory in the midst of a global crisis, farmers and grain companies in the Midwest are stepping up to help feed those in need. FS GR...
WASHINGTON — In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 53 other agricultural groups on March 25 urged that the ag...
To fill empty miles with loads that aren’t their own, private fleets must acquire for-hire authority to pursue revenue-producing freight, Petty said. Of those private fleets with for-hire author...
The US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is seeking clarity and flexibility in federal transportation regulations for feed, feed ingredient, grain and agricultural products to support produce...
This moment, thousands of truck drivers are pushing through our highways, each, doing their role to keep stores stocked and haul over necessary medical supplies. Truckers like Michael Franklin have sp...
CNN Business consulted with a number of truck drivers concerning their current experiences. Many claimed they’re functioning under attempting scenarios that consist of longer hrs, crowded truck ...
Like many South Dakota businesses that have opted to keep their doors open, local grain purchasers are taking precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Poet's facility near Loomis has made changes...
President Trump rounded out his COVID-19 press briefing on March 20, 2020 with the words: “Americans from every walk of life are coming together and thanks to the spirit of our people, we will w...
The Coronavirus has affected multiple industries as this pandemic has spread across the US, but not all industries have been hit the same. One semi truck driver talks about how this pandemic has affec...
Davenport, IA-based River Valley Cooperative has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Michlig Grain Holdings LLC, the company announced in a recent release. The company manages seven co...
In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain & Feed Assn. and 53 other agricultural groups urged the agency to grant relief from federal drive time ru...
The coronavirus crisis is increasing the demand for truck drivers across the country. With people panic buying and ordering more things online, the trucking industry has never been more needed to keep...
The Australian, state and territory governments have confirmed the critical role of the freight sector, including trucking, in providing essential supplies of food, medicine and goods. During a meetin...
While many people are staying home, truck drivers are continuing to hit the road. Their job is as crucial as ever as they deliver groceries, cleaning products, and medical supplies. "I've never seen t...
U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it probably won’t last long. Shipping has picked up pace as the rest of the country shuts d...
Rush hour slowdowns and traffic bottlenecks on major freeways are practically non-existent as millions of people stay off the roads during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing truckers to move freight f...
With certain products flying off the shelves and stores in constant contact with their suppliers to meet the customer's needs, trucking companies are now trying to adjust to the increased shipments....
Farmers literally fed the Allied forces and the world’s war-ravaged citizens during World War II. This time the war is against a different enemy — COVID-19 — the novel coronavirus. E...
As coronavirus precautions grow, so does the disappearance of the everyday luxuries many have taken for granted. For those who spend their life on the road, those luxuries have long been considered ju...
There's no shortage of people facing extraordinary adversity to help us maintain some semblance of civilization in these pandemic times. There are the usual suspects — doctors, nurses, firefight...
On Monday, President Trump thanked truck drivers, among many other workers, who are helping the country function during this critical time. Some drivers said they are working more than ever to keep st...
As more states like California and New York are ordering its millions of residents to stay home because of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has listed which industri...
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is asking state officials to keep animal feed production and retail sites open as states are closing “non-essential businesses.”...
THE Government’s second coronavirus economic package will support trucking operators and deliver business confidence, Australian Trucking Association Chair Geoff Crouch said yesterday. “Al...
Canada’s grain companies are still moving grain to market, but have implemented measures to protect staff and customers from COVID-19. Richardson-Pioneer, Viterra, G3, Cargill and Parrish and He...
Our nation’s health-care workers are giving us a daily profile in courage as they serve on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19—increasingly at the expense of their own health. Bu...
The current freight maret environment is unlike any we’ve seen in recent years. Domestic freight volumes are more than 10% higher than the 2018 summer peak, and capacity is near Christmas holida...
Truck drivers in the coronavirus pandemic are putting in a lot of time to get their deliveries to stores, but as more Americans start panic buying supplies, the more work they put in. "You really ...
Farmers across the U.S. are prepping for planting season, amid concerns about how the Covid-19 pandemic could disrupt the supply chain, lead to labor shortages and influence price manipulation. Zippy ...
The unemployment numbers in Kansas mirror those across the country, growing and growing quickly. At the same time, demand for truck drivers to keep the supply chain moving also is growing....
It's a job most Americans depend on without even knowing it. Right now, thousands upon thousands of truckers are rapidly trying to meet the demands of supermarkets, and hospitals all across the countr...
Airfreight stakeholders are asking governments to exempt all-cargo carriers from certain health and operating rules because of their critical role in helping delivery medicines, medical equipment and ...
The sprawling Port of Los Angeles, which handles more container cargo than any U.S. seaport, expects goods flowing in from international shippers, particularly China, to stay below average through the...
With Pennsylvania having at least partially backed off its plan to close all rest stops, the question is just what other services may be lacking for drivers on the road. It does appear that Pennsylvan...
Truckers are taking precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and so are the roadside rest stops that give them some much needed time off the road....
Truckers are trying to navigate growing challenges on highways and at loading docks as they seek to keep supply chains running to meet surging coronavirus-driven demand for consumer staples and med...
Griffith, IN, March 17, 2020 -- Bulkmatic, one of the largest dry bulk transporters in North America, today announced the acquisition of Paris Transport Inc. and start of operations at the terminal an...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 18 issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting e...
CHINO, Calif. — The turning radius took some getting used to. So did the gigantic steering wheel. But the electric version of the Freightliner Cascadia big rig was otherwise easy to drive, as I ...
PennDOT officials Wednesday said they plan to reopen at least 13 of the highway rest stops that were closed in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak facing the nation. The decision to reope...
Shortly after issuing a nationwide Hours of Service regulation waiver for truckers hauling Coronavirus relief supplies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took a moment to thank t...
Last week the Department of Transportation relaxed some of the rules on driving hours for truckers if they're hauling medical or emergency supplies. Truckers who aren't hauling those items, however, a...
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service...
Groceries began reappearing on American store shelves this week, thanks to the strength of a supply chain that includes farmers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers — all of whom are literally ri...
Groceries began reappearing on American store shelves this week, thanks to the strength of a supply chain that includes farmers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers — all of whom are literally ri...
For government-related freight affected by COVID-19, most prime contracts contain an “excusable delay” provision under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides that the con...
In 1938, the federal government enacted what are called hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers, intending to cut down on fatigued driving and resulting accidents. After President Trump declare...
The unprecedented surge in truckload volumes to restock retail stores with groceries, soap and hand sanitizer, bottled water and electronics is tightening trucking capacity and pushing spot rates up. ...
Driver John olszewshis isn’t worried about the food aspect of the shut down as his wife packs meals for him. It’s the inability to stop and rest at a brick and mortar facility that he says...
The volume surge in freight primarily as a result of restocking store shelves is continuing and has reached a significant milestone in a key supply/demand metric. FreightWaves’ outbound tender r...
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Pennsylvania has closed all 35 of its highway rest stops to all activity following the declaration of a state of emergency. A spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Transportation said th...
Truck companies do not usually have very exciting products – they are 100% rational purchases – and their advertisements are directly focused on the professional public. There is no talk o...
U.S. highway-safety regulators are suspending rules that limit daily driving hours for truck drivers moving emergency supplies such as medical equipment, hand sanitizer and food in response to the nat...
World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus briefed reporters this week about the spread of coronavirus,or COVID-19. “The threat of pandemic has become very real," ...
TEXAS, USA — To combat empty shelves at grocery stores, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is waiving some trucking regulations to help expedite delivery of resources around Texas. "As the State of Texas wo...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is postponing its Truck Safety Summit due to coronavirus-related concerns. FMCSA announced March 13 that it was delaying the event because of recent tra...
It’s been one year since the bomb cyclone hit. The historic storm system dropped two feet of snow in the Plains and Midwest and several inches of rain, which wasn’t what an already elevate...
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Companies across the US are requiring their employees to work from home as a response to the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 123,000 people and killed more than 4,500....
Bulkmatic, LLC. announced the opening of a bulk transloading railyard in Kansas City, MO. The location, served by the Kansas City Southern Railway, offers shippers a strategically located central US l...
Amidst the current trucking insurance crisis, insurance premium costs per mile increased over 17% between 2013 and 2019. Commercial truck insurance is one of the largest expenses for motor carriers, s...
Joker lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues. And some items have surged to the top of people's shopping lists, with toilet roll now seen as ...
As imports drop and experts begin to discuss the economic impact, a Morgan Stanley survey has found that half of all respondents still believe the impact is “low.” The survey of 350 freigh...
Kenworth Truck Co. is introducing an optional diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with integrated steps designed for its T680 and T880 models. The access steps to the deck plate are mounted directly over ...
Whitney MacMillan, ​a billionaire and the former chairman and chief executive officer of agribusiness giant Cargill, passed away on March 11 in Vero Beach, Florida at 90 years old. MacMillan transform...
Just hours after assuring attendees that the 2020 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) would go on as planned, event organizers have confirmed that the show is canceled. The MATS trucking show was schedul...
“The new 50 per cent investment allowance is a win for the ATA and every trucking business. The allowance will encourage trucking businesses to invest in new trucks and trailers and reflects the...
“Insurance is making it untenable to do business.” For 101 Transport, the point of “untenable” was reached after one of his company’s trucks was involved in a serious acc...
As the coronavirus spreads, shippers are implementing new procedures for truck drivers making deliveries and arriving for pickups. Numerous shippers contacted for this story either declined to comment...
The trucking industry has been in a recession for a while. Now—after the Covid-19 coronavirus has pummeled the sector—trucking stocks reflect that fact. But there are some glimmers of hope...
A Missouri-based trucking company has agreed to a multi-year pilot program with a trucking technology company that provides “human-guided autonomous convoying.” Springfield, Missouri-based...
“It’ll never happen to me.” That’s a phrase that far too many of us have thought far too often when it comes to railway incidents. It’s that mindset the CN Police Service...
PRINCE ALBERT -- Prince Albert area farmer Ken Blocka is close to two months behind schedule for grain hauling. “We are holding onto a lot of crop from last year that we can’t move. And ev...
The trucking industry, a key link in Canada’s supply chain, is facing a driver shortage that could exacerbate disruptions to supply chains caused by recent rail blockades and the COVID-19 outbre...
CHICAGO, IL - March 10th, 2020 - Barchart, a leading provider of commodity data and agribusiness solutions, announces the release of Marketplace, a solution that connects grain buyers with their produ...
There are no technical details about this concept, nor are there any statements out of Bugatti. It’s not like they are going to stop building multi million dollar hypercars for fast trucks &nda...
Larry Richard remembers when he used to listen to experts recommend farmers make heroic efforts to get it out of the field and not risk winter harvest losses. “That was old school, when corn var...
Funding would be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants would be required to submit detailed proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The primary focus would be to construct new tru...
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If the path to autonomous trucking were a highway, it would be strewn with confusing laws, conflicting definitions, ignored recommendations, unproven technology and the rush for profits. Above this my...
HORACE, N.D. — Larry Richard remembers when he used to listen to experts recommend farmers make heroic efforts to get it out of the field and not risk winter harvest losses. “That was old ...
The corn and soybean markets continue to be plagued by the coronavirus and its impacts across the globe. July corn was up 6.5¢ for the week ending March 6. July soybeans were down 2¢ and May...
FREDERICK — Tillman Producers Co-op, an ag cooperative based out of Frederick, officially began operating as part of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, on March 3. The gro...
MANKATO — The United States has long had a competitive edge in exporting grain and other farm products because of a robust transportation system. That edge, say ag and transportation leaders, is...
OSWEGO COUNTY – Page Transportation Inc. will hold a hiring event at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at Oswego County Workforce NY, 200 N. Second St., Fulton. The trucking company has an immediate ne...
Had Charles Dickens been a trucker in 2019, it would have been highly likely that he would have truncated this famous sentence to “It was the worst of times.” The freight recession that st...
Had Charles Dickens been a trucker in 2019, it would have been highly likely that he would have truncated this famous sentence to “It was the worst of times.” The freight recession that st...
Poor sleep has impacts on employee health and well-being that can negatively affect an employer’s bottom line. In fact, sleep deprivation increases the chances of workplace injuries by 70%. This is p...
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association worked closely with members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to develop meaningful truck parking legislation that would garne...
Trucking markets are taking the coronavirus in stride — at least by some measures. Even as imports and intermodal volumes plunged in February and into March, contracted truckload volumes are up....
Commercial truck driving can be a dangerous profession. In addition, the trucking industry’s occupational hazards affect not only those employed in the sector but they also pose a risk to the g...
Two New Jersey state troopers are being hailed as heroes for saving a man from a fiery wreckage. On Monday, Lt. Edward Ryer and Trooper Robert Tarleton rescued a truck driver from a burning tractor-tr...
Farmer cooperatives have been trying for more than two years to reestablish a tax deduction comparable to what they received before the 2017 tax law was passed. Last summer, the Treasury Department pr...
Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co. entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Pacific Ethanol Inc.’s ownership interest in Pacific Aurora LLC, including its two ethanol production plants and a...
Fierce winds are still pounding parts of the Plains, in some of the usual trouble spots for truckers – namely Wyoming and Montana. It’s been a bumpy ride in portions of these states for th...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — “There are many substances you might not think are explosive that, under the right conditions, actually are,” says Kingsly Ambrose, agricultural and biological...
The question seemed to catch Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a bit off guard: Was it true that in Canada, a lot of carriers were altering r...
The coronavirus isn’t hammering the grain markets the same way it is hitting the stock market, but it isn’t helping an already challenging situation. “We’ve got large supplies ...
Major changes to federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations have been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review after two years of revisions and thousands of publi...
Today’s 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case involves an agreement between a broker and a truck driver to haul milk from Indiana to Minnesota, and the question of when the trucker had an accid...
It’s the freight on the Pacific Ocean that has us worried. Customs imports into Los Angeles/Long Beach are 23% below 2019’s Chinese New Year-related trough. Intermodal shipments out of the...
Autonomous trucks will be safer and more fuel-efficient, and will reduce congestion. These vehicles will self-drive only on highways, maintaining a major role for human drivers on the off-highway sect...
Commodities in the U.S. are taking a beating and hurting Kansas farmers and ranchers. The culprit is the fear of coronavirus. The market is looking toward the future, and traders think the future migh...
Costs in the trucking industry far surpassed the increases felt by many other industries. By comparison, inflation in the U.S. was 2.49% for the same period. Shipping rates aren’t growing at the...
Dalmac Energy, a trucking company serving Canada's struggling oilpatch, has shut down as a creditor-imposed bankruptcy looms. Alberta-based Dalmac ceased operations abruptly on Jan. 27 as a court-appo...
Relentless storms that have marched across the Midwest and into the South this winter have already filled rivers to the brim and are threatening to make farm fields too soggy to plant as spring arrive...
To Thompson, ensuring today's farmers have access to lending programs like the one that helped him start his own farm more than 30 years ago is vital. "We need a way to provide for them to do that," h...
The outbreak of the coronavirus, originating from Wuhan, China, comes at one of the worst time for the shipping industry, which is currently struggling with the additional fuel costs from IMO 2020 and...
At a session at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting near Orlando on March 1, Tim Hindes, the CEO of recruiting and retention-focused StayMetrics, laid out that scale in response ...
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A shortage of drivers continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing the trucking industry today. Based on a 2019 report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry was short r...
If you love trucking and barbecue, you’ve got to take a look at how one Texas trucker is combining the two worlds for a good cause. Veteran trucker and Texas resident Terry Folsom was recently f...
Details are skimpy at this point, but a lot more refiners are going to need to account for ethanol somehow in their operations The most recent shift in the Trump administration’s policy on biofu...
The coronavirus or COVID-19 is having far-reaching global effects on countries and their economies but is also hitting the Midwest hard. While confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States remain l...
Anthony and Zach explain the primary cost drivers of operating a trucking company and the market influences that drive the pricing volatility on both contracted and transactional freight movements. Al...
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has confirmed that it was the victim of a serious data breach that exposed sensitive carrier information. Just before 6 a.m. on February 27, TQL stated on their company w...
Details are skimpy at this point, but a lot more refiners are going to need to account for ethanol somehow in their operations The most recent shift in the Trump administration’s policy on biofu...
You can’t fit FFA in a box. It’s not just farming or welding or raising livestock or public speaking or growing vegetables. It’s a nearly limitless opportunity for young people to fi...
When Bob mentioned how he missed the days of driving his semi-truck and he wished he could take one last ride, our team knew that we needed to help make this happen. Bob had been a long haul truck dri...
There is a great deal of confidence in the North American railway freight business model. This is because rail freight profitability is huge compared to the low returns in trucking. Rail enjoys margin...
Rail blockades are upending Canadian meat and grain supply chains, pushing storage capacity to its limit and squeezing the flow of feed and propane to farms as producers rack up millions in additional...
A truck-only vehicle miles tax would increase truck transportation costs, lower market prices and reduce market share for U.S. agriculture, warns a coalition of agricultural commodities groups. In a F...
For independent trucking operators, the largest chunk of their insurance costs is liability coverage, which pays for injuries and property damage from a wreck and are pinching their operations. For ov...
“The market in 2019 was brutal on us and we did everything in our power to survive, but then a couple of months after implementing [electronic logging devices] ELDs, the market tanked and we hav...
Since 1962, there have been almost 200 grain bin accidents in the state and Minnesota is one of the top three states, alongside Iowa and Indiana. In the past year, eight people have died from grain bi...
The good news for diesel consumers in the global sell-off of commodities and equities Monday is that diesel prices fell further than most other financial assets. The ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) con...
Truckers are indeed the backbone of America. Moving goods from coast to coast and everywhere in between. But with the job comes long, solitary hours on the road. But having a companion can make life o...
REGULATING TESLA'S AUTOPILOT: Ahead of an NTSB meeting this afternoon that's expected to further scrutinize Tesla’s Autopilot system and the way it’s regulated, our team looked at how DOT&...
The deal promised significant trade benefits to U.S. agricultural product exporters through $50 billion in purchases by China this year. American farm goods were heavily tariffed by the Chinese govern...
A sense of calm has returned to grain and soy markets overnight as we appear to have weathered the latest tempest of Covid-19 risk-off selling. Now, if we have actually sailed beyond the worst of the ...
Area farmers will have an opportunity to finally get answers to questions about on the road motor vehicle rules and farm exemptions that can compound the problems with truck regulations. The Illinois ...
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Canadians are in many ways blessed geographically—we share a continent with the world’s largest economy, the United States, and one of the more dynamic emerging economies of the world, Mex...
Last week, February 16 to 22 was declared Grain Bin Safety Week. The intent is to put a spotlight on the importance of safety when working with grain bins on farms and agribusinesses. South Dakota Gov...
In the 2017-2018 agricultural year, Russia exported a record 40.449 million tons of wheat to the global market; in 2018-2019 it delivered 35.2 million tons. This year's export crop may amount to 36 mi...
The dangers of out of condition grain are never far from Woodruff’s mind as a District Manager for GSI. He is especially concerned this year as farmers start to handle the wet, damaged grain tha...
HALIFAX – Maritime trucking companies have been busier than ever over the past few weeks. But most will tell you they are far from happy about it. With protests keeping trains in Eastern Canada ...
A panel of women from the trucking and engineering sectors are sending a message to other women looking to break into any male-dominated industry – believe in yourself and anything is possible....
While absolute costs are rising, the overall trend is toward lower average costs among a benchmark group of trucking companies tracked by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Mai...
The training went along with grain bin safety awareness week. Turner County Emergency Manager Brad Georgeson says a person can become fully trapped in a grain bin in a matter of minutes. “Think ...
Since the first of the year, the grains seem to have been on a one-way ticket to the basement. December 2019 was a good month for the grains with most rallying enough to make a significant recovery...
It is still early in the year, and there are still plenty of hurdles to overcome for carriers, but a often overlooked pattern has changed since last summer that may help their bottom line — long...
a multi-purpose trailer built for Essex farm MJ & SC Collins, where he had previously worked during harvest.He decided to do something about the tedious process of loading/unloading and strapping ...
To be sure, there are jobs more dangerous than driving a truck. Dig down a bit deeper into the BLS data, which were released in December, and one finds fatality-rate estimates of 67.5 per 100,000 full...
And speaking of halves, the two halves of 2019 differed significantly, Amen said. Average net income in the first half of the year was down about $600 from the prior year’s first half. But in th...
Robert Johansson, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist, projected the area planted to wheat for harvest this year to be the smallest in records extending back to 1919. At the sam...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation naming Feb. 16-22 Grain Bin Safety Week. Last week, the secretary sat down with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to talk about the importa...
A trucker’s insurance company has been slammed with a $21 million verdict in a fatal crash case. Attorneys for the insurance company tried to claim that the trucker passing out behind the wheel ...
It’s been two years since the discovery of the “grain glitch” in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. A DTN report says farmer cooperatives are still asking Treasury Department officia...
A South Dakota man has been indicted in federal court on allegations that he was marketing conventional agricultural products as organic and using the proceeds to propel him to an extravagant lifestyl...
Trucking generates more than $700 billion in annual revenue in the United States and is responsible for transporting nearly 70% of the nation’s freight annually. For many years, trucking was the...
Farmer's income depends on that crop. They might not be in a position to wait to harvest it and sell it....
“I WOULD HOPE THAT IF IT WERE MY KIDS, THAT SOMEONE WOULD STOP AND HELP THEM.” – WARREN BROWNLEE, ABF FREIGHT...
ERDAHL, Minn. — Dale and Cindy Ekdahl got into the grain bin safety business more than a decade ago. Ekdahl and his family have trained first responders from 22 states on how to conduct grain bi...
Farmers are struggling with mental health issues and mental health providers are going to have to go to them if they hope to get people help, a panel of local women in agriculture told a recent confer...
“With this acquisition, company culture was an important factor for ALC. While doing our research, the executive team was very impressed with the people and the culture they have created at DMTB...
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced it submitted a $425 million offer Monday to buy some of bankrupt Dean Foods’ assets. DFA’s stalking horse bid sets the floor price of the sale of D...
Air monitors, filter masks, better ventilation and more safety reminders — among many options discussed Tuesday at the State Capitol as lawmakers focus on the recent spate of grain bin accidents...
A light harvest has weighed heavily on GrainCorp's financial position this season, but it has also triggered a $57.9 million insurance payout....
A low pressure system in the central Great Plains will move through the Midwest the rest of today and tonight, dumping moderate to heavy snowfall mainly in the northern Great Lakes. The heaviest snowf...
A Missouri state lawmaker wants to prohibit driverless truck operations from using roadways around the state. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, the bill would require a trained person to be pr...
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Later this year, the first Tesla Semis will be rolling out of a gigafactory. As with many of Musk’s plans, schedule is the least firm thing about them, as the trucks were originally going to be ...
What a difference rain has made.! Grain prices continued fall in the past week as grain supply concerns ease and the focus turns to an expected large winter crop planting in the autumn. Stockfeed whea...
Fuel efficiency has long been an essential component to the feasibility of trucking operations globally, given the low rate of payment to truck drivers in the mining, agriculture, distribution trade a...
AUSTRALIA is now the only country in the world with a permit to export feed grain to Indonesia after the ratification of a preferred trade agreement between the two countries earlier this week. The In...
Green Plains, Inc., one of the largest ethanol producers in the U.S., is rolling out a new, high-protein animal and fish feed product....
The U.S. trucking industry is massive, sustaining millions of stakeholders in a market that is worth close to a trillion dollars annually. Its sheer scale brings in volatility to capacity and volumes ...
The 40-year trucking veteran is a tireless advocate for the trucking industry and uses humor and honesty to share her cancer story to save others....
The regulatory scope of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has steadily grown as the transportation industry itself has grown. Since its establishment in 2000, the administration&...
Harvesting canola in the spring can be frustrating. That means a lot of frustrated prairie canola producers will be climbing into combines in the next few months. Based on industry estimates and data ...
"My mother always had a big garden, and she had a lot of chickens, and I'd help her can," recalled Marcia Taylor, owner and operator of one of America's largest trucking companies. "My dad always had ...
Hundreds of trucking companies — both large and small — have shut their doors forever in the past few years, leaving thousands of drivers looking for new jobs. Unfortunately, there is no s...
As Aurora Cooperative's CEO suggests, farmers are looking to the future – in virtual reality. The cooperative’s annual meeting featured demonstrations on VR headsets. It’s enough to ...
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (WDIV/CNN) – Johnnie Lowe says he’s a lucky man after a metal beam sliced through the windshield of his box truck and narrowly missed him....
The Alberta government has introduced the Efficient Grain Dryer Program to cover half of the expenses associated with improving grain dryers. The announcement made on Monday is a $2-million grant that...
LONOKE -- Nearly 311,000 bushels of rice constituted 80% of a farm family's 2013 crop for which they never got paid, a farmer testified Tuesday in a trial related to the 2014 closing of Turner Grain M...
Five individuals accused of participating in a two-year conspiracy to stage accidents with tractor-trailers in the New Orleans area have pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges. Three others also...
Farmers in North and South America sued C.H. Robinson, the world's third-largest logistics company, alleging illegal business practices they say defrauded them, Texas Public Radio reported Friday....
The group of farmers filed the lawsuit in federal court in Minnensota mid-January seeking a total of $1.1 billion for reportedly overcharging shipping costs while pocketing the additional profits and ...