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Shippers are struggling with a volatile freight market for the second time in three short years as carriers are rejecting load tenders at rates not seen since the middle of 2018, the mythical anomaly ...
Indiana-based agricultural cooperatives Co-Alliance, LLP and Harvest Land Cooperative announced on Thursday an agreement to pursue a merger. “This merger will offer exceptional opportunities to ...
Life on the road has become a lot tougher since the 1980s, when Schumpeter spent a year driving a battered old lorry with several tonnes of four-hooved cargo around the western United States. The cab ...
OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh began his career in trucking in 1994. Most of the industry’s major problems and concerns during that time still exist today. “All of these issues ...
Trucking industry lobbyists are pushing legislators to temporarily halt the federal excise tax on new truck purchases and the annual Heavy Vehicle Use Tax levied against most Class 8 vehicles in the U...
Put him in a room with a white board and accompanying problem, and watch as the scribbles explode—the issues are defined, previous business protocols are challenged, and big ideas are bulleted...
Marubeni reported weaker financial results from its agricultural business during the first quarter of its fiscal year because of weaker profits from subsidiary Gavilon. Total revenue generated by the ...
Barglof, who farms near Burt, Iowa, balances time between farming and his job at Raven Industries, a precision ag company based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he wanted to build a new grain sy...
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) officials are urging Congress to suspend the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as a means of providing economic relief to small-business ...
The company reported net income of $3 billion in its fiscal year through May, up 17% from the previous year and its fourth-highest ever, according to audited accounts reviewed by Bloomberg News. Cargi...
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota has a truck-driver shortage. According to state lawmakers, the answer isn't the size of the workforce; it's the size of the trucks. Which is why they're working on...
Officials from Archer Daniels Midland Co. confirmed on July 30 that two of the company’s dry mill ethanol plants remain idle. The company is taking a data-driven approach to determining a restar...
Momentum has seemingly continued for the freight recovery that began in late May, in some ways bucking seasonal trends as spot market freight and rates haven’t seen the usual June-to-July drop o...
Several flatbed carriers and two of the nation's top freight brokerages are among the major unsecured creditors owed thousands after the lumber supplier filed bankruptcy on July 27....
July 29 (Reuters) - U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co on Wednesday posted a second-quarter profit that doubled from a year earlier, boosted by growth in its nutrition and agricultural ser...
If truck driver Lynn Jackson passes you on the road, we promise you’ll take notice. That’s because he’ll be the guy in the acid green and velvet purple Peterbilt dubbed “The Jo...
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations related to commercial trucking in the state of Texas. These suspensions will allow commercial drivers to more quickly deliver supplie...
PT Corporation would like to announce the internal promotion for two of its own. As of Monday, July 20, 2020 Matt Kositzky and John Powell will assume their new roles as Director of Operations and Dir...
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 Three Gorges Dam, which is nearly 1.5 miles long and taller than the Washington Monument, was strategically placed on the Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province to control flooding and gene...
It’s been the scourge of trucking for decades, chipping away at carrier revenues. Yet, many fleets don’t have reliable data on how bad the problem of empty miles is. Nor do many of them ha...
The advisory – a copy of which has been circulated among various media – follows best-practices advice from private industry warning on the potential security vulnerability of ELDs and other technolog...
After a years-long court battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, a Missouri-based trucking giant is settling two class-action suits with its truck drivers, said a court filing from Monday....
Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla’s plan to build its electric semi truck, the Tesla Semi, at its upcoming new factory in Austin. At the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that ...
SACRAMENTO – Over the last few months, commercial drivers have made it possible for essential businesses to receive the supplies they need. Thanks to the California Department of Motor Vehicles,...
FMCSA’s final rule on hours of service offers four revisions to the existing HOS rules, which are as follows: Flexibility has been added for the 30-minute break rule by requiring a break after 8...
FarmInsect co-founder Wolfgang Westemeier doesn’t want to sell farmers insect meal. He wants to see farmers around the world do what they do best, and start raising insects of their own. The 2-y...
Impacts on farm supply and marketing cooperatives from the past three years of agricultural trade upheaval, industry consolidation and four months of a global virus pandemic are as varied as America&r...
Professional drivers considering whether to become owner-operators need to collect savvy information for the basis of their decision. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to help. ...
John McGee of Simsboro, Louisiana, began driving truck in 1985, buying his first one and going into business for himself six years later. He got his start hauling for a brother-in-law’s logging ...
Burdensome regulations under the guise of safety plague the trucking industry, causing some of the safest drivers to leave. If safety advocates really want safety, keeping experienced drivers in the s...
A change to the HOS laws, which affect how truck drivers use their ELDs, will save serious dough for taxpayers, says the Trump administration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP...
WHAT is a farmer? Those of us with any remote connection to agriculture know the urbanised stereotype of flannelette shirt, overalls, gumboots, battered Akubra and maybe even a token pitchfork, is a l...
Hyundai has begun shipping fuel-cell based heavy duty trucks to face off against battery-electric trucks in the commercial hauling market. Battery electric vehicles, more commonly known as electric ca...
One of the biggest action movie stars of all time crafted a new video to recognize American truckers for answering their country’s call and keeping the nation supplied during the Coronavirus cri...
OMAHA, Neb., July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced its subsidiary, Green Plains Wood River LLC has installed a separate 25 million gallon facility engineere...
BORING IS THE new sexy in Silicon Valley. As the coronavirus crisis has turned America upside down, it has become in vogue to just do the basic things right. Quantum computing may come eventually, and...
Green Plains filed the proposed class action with the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, where it also claimed that senior ADM officials knew of the alleged manipulation. ADM did not respond to a reques...
A new report commissioned by the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) highlights how legislation allowing bigger and heavier trucks on the nation's highways would result in a "major diversion" of fr...
While much of the trucking industry is in turmoil, a family-run North Dakota-based trucking company is reporting remarkable success and stability in spite of challenging times. Mapleton, North Dakota-...
Increasing the size and weight limits of trucks on the nation’s highways would divert a potentially huge amount of goods from rail to roads, further damaging the nation’s infrastructure, c...
It's not enough to know just the cost of a truck or rail rates or barge freight when moving corn or soybeans to market. Transportation costs include the base cost of transporting these products, as we...
The well-known adverse driving conditions exception to the hours of service regulations allows for two additional drive hours (in conditions defined in 49 CFR 395.2) to complete the “run or to r...
Temperatures reached the mid 90s outside, but Thorbahn stayed cool in his cab as he methodically went back and forth across the field, leaving small mounds of wheat straw in his wake as the combine's ...
MERRILL, Iowa — Farming and trucking are two professions that often run in families. TJ Kounkel’s family has a tradition of both. In addition to farming 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in...
Want to increase your income and become a more successful freight broker? SPI Logistics, one of the most successful operators out there, has a few tried-and-true trade secrets that can help....
Canada’s livestock and livestock transportation industries continue to look for ways to ensure the comfort, health and welfare of farm animals during transportation. Last year, the Canadian Anim...
The coronavirus pandemic and an ongoing trade war with the United States have accelerated the threat China faces of businesses moving manufacturing operations elsewhere, but the effects those potentia...
D&D Ingredient Distributors of Delphos is an independent business that specializes in manufacturing and distributing for the animal and pet feed industry. Their donation to the West Ohio Food Bank...
In a press release last week, GROWMARK FS in Hartley and STAR Energy FS in Manson revealed they are merging into one. The new company will be named GROWMARK FS, and will offer its farmer customers wit...
More than 3,200 companies in the two main government classifications that comprise long-distance trucking received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in excess of $150,000, according to data rele...
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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has extended through July 30 the temporary higher weight limits for commercial trucks hauling critical supplies and goods during the current public h...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-o...
TuSimple, an automated trucking technology company, announced the launch of what it is calling the world’s first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN), which will enable fleets of driverless trucks u...
Controversial trucking company YRC Worldwide has been given a $700 million loan by the U.S. Treasury Department. In a statement, the company said it was being given the loan under the CARES Act after ...
The protest group, comprised mostly of members of various Facebook groups, began the protest without a clear objective, other than to draw attention to low freight rates. Proposed solutions to the pro...
Jefferson City, MO – Truckers continue to face unprecedented dangers amid the recent widespread social uprisings and at least one lawmaker is speaking up and demanding action. Missouri State Rep...
Amazon is expected to announce a deal to buy self-driving technology startup Zoox for over $1 billion, according to a report by The Information. This does not come as a surprise, considering Amazon&rs...
Cooperative Producers, Inc., in partnership with Gavilon Fertilizer, have announced plans for the construction of a new liquid fertilizer plant next to CPI’s current dry fertilizer plant in Hast...
An Illinois lawmaker has introduced an amendment to a huge highway funding bill that would remove a provision to more than double current insurance liability requirements for commercial vehicle driver...
A sun-filled June day with temperatures in the 90s found Bruce Cowen sitting in a familiar place, behind the wheel of his grain truck taking wheat to be processed. The fact that it was Sunday night wa...
“Some people call them tourists, but as far as I can tell, they are out to scare the hell out of me, so I consider every damned one of them as a terrorist,” author Ed Miller recalled a dri...
Proposed rule would consider options to quickly shut down brokers that can’t pay claims...
In April, 27 State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) were closed, along with most government offices, due to COVID-19 concerns. If someone wanted to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) an...
The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1% in May, from April, and was down 9.6% from May 2019. Meanwhile, the shipments componen...
A trucking company accused of illegal dumping in the North Dakota oil patch could be facing up to $2 million in fines, according to an administrative complaint filed by the North Dakota Department of ...
The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that his agency is actively investigating several allegations of violations by freight brokers. During a June 23 Truckload Carr...
If the USA trucking industry were to shut down for any reason, within 24 hours, delivery of critical and essential medical supplies would cease, and hospitals will begin to run out of supplies. Our he...
For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating to raise awareness about several issues in trucking, expressing worry that their businesses will not survive the tough economic c...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released comprehensive research that confirms that large verdicts against trucking fleets are increasing dramatically, both in number and in...
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The world changed nearly overnight due to the ­novel coronavirus pandemic and governments’ responses to it, but analysts postulate it will take a long time to return to a semblance of normal...
More than 60 organizations urged members of Congress to support a bill that would help the nation’s agricultural suppliers, producers and transporters by ensuring that hours-of-service rules for...
Peloton Technology is finding early success with its Level 1 PlatoonPro system, which has moved more than 1,500 tons of freight since last year. In the future, it could make drivers more productive....
That big rig rolling next to you on Interstate 70 could soon be driving itself. The Indiana Department of Transportation is working with its Ohio counterpart and an engineering company to operate part...
The last year has been tough for the trucking industry — several trucking companies have closed their doors. Many of the defunct carriers cited insurance premiums as one of the factors. A curren...
Lawmakers marking up the U.S. House of Representatives’ version of the surface transportation reauthorization bill have approved an amendment to more than double the required amount of insurance...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — Hot, dry weather in the southern Plains made for a brisk start to the Kansas wheat harvest last weekend. Building on the marked progress begun weeks earlier in some s...
Regional fleets could probably do a better job at fuel savings if they took advantage of available fuel-saving technologies and applied them to their fleets as specific applications demand. The North ...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
A truck driver who has been delivering essential supplies throughout the lockdown will continue working nights - despite winning £350,000 on The National Lottery....
Cities nationwide are eyeing cuts to police departments amid calls for elected leaders to defund or disband their police departments. But this push to “defund police” hasn’t necessar...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
The House of Representative’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) recently unveiled its surface transportation reauthorization bill, named the INVEST in America Act. While th...
Dana “Baby Boy” Bubar, passed away at the end of May and one of his wishes was to have a truck parade. So, his family and friends did just that. A longtime friend said that they were happy...
The truck industry has strongly protested the increase in fuel prices for the ninth day in a row today. As the industry is already affected by the lockdown, such increase will make it worse and it is ...
Anything that provides immediate, intense gratification typically comes at a high cost. The cost of the 2017-18 freight boom has lasted for nearly two years. Spot rates, which are a good measure of ca...
Kevin Kocmich and his wife, Joy, might take a vacation. With a $25,000 check in his pocket, the two could afford a little time off. But like many other self-employment opportunities, working as an own...
“He knew the lifestyle,” Tetreault said. “He said to me, ‘You know, you’re out here dealing with a lot. It can be stressful at times.’ But in the end, he was proud ...
Spuds can be fed whole to range cattle, but feedlots must grind them up so that they can be added to other ingredients in the ration Mashed, baked or fried: none of these potato options are suitable f...
Calvin Diehl entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. He and Kenneth Ehrp are charged with directing Farmers Cooperative S...
Through April, the number of companies that have ceased operations and reduced the number of trucks on the road has risen, but the decline in capacity has not been “as significant as the collaps...
Bob Voltmann, the longtime president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has stepped down. Voltmann led the association for almost 23 years but the last few months have prob...
The temporary suspension of truckers’ service-hours requirements during the coronavirus crisis was extended by a month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said June 8. The extension...
There seems to be no question that guns are popular in the trucking industry, but whether a trucking company would change its internal policies if federal concealed weapons laws became less strict is ...
Many driving entrepreneurs experience the pride in seeing their name on the side of their truck. Imagine seeing it on more than 10,000 trucks. Only a few truckers reach that lofty status, and CL Werne...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its national emergency exemption for hours of service (HOS) to July 14 but has excluded grocery restocking, fuel, and precursor raw...
ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2020 - The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and more than 60 other organizations urged members of Congress to support a bill that would help the nation's agricultural...
A new report out suggests the Canada-U.S. border closure could be extended through until the end of July. Truckers are still deemed essential, so it won’t impact their business. At least not too...
OOIDA contends lack of record-keeping violations against truck brokers highlights difficulties drivers have with filing complaints in FMCSA’s database....
American Trucking Associations, along with OneBeacon, US Bank, Michelin and Hydro-Chem Systems, are providing additional hand sanitizer stations, along with meals for professional truck drivers, throu...
“I believe the solutions built can improve safety and create efficiency by allowing the driver to be paid faster and the shipper/broker to collect documents quicker to invoice their client,&rdqu...
On the surface, racism isn’t as blatant as it once was in the trucking industry, according to Lawrence E. Bell of Pittsburg, Texas, who has been a truck driver for about 10 years. While racial s...
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Advancing legislation that would allow truck drivers to travel freely between states while carrying a concealed weapon is a priority for the lawmaker who introduced it.“Truck drivers are the bac...
The INVEST in America Act, a $494 billion, five-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs introduced on Wednesday by Democrats on the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Commi...
When the coronavirus pandemic started spreading across the U.S. in March, state governments issued lockdowns. People stayed home to protect themselves and their families. Toilet paper and Tylenol flew...
Jayson Penn, CEO of the second-largest U.S. chicken processor, entered the plea in a federal court in Colorado on Thursday. He and three other U.S. poultry industry executives were indicted Wednesday ...
Fundamentals: Weekly export sales this morning came in at 637,500 metric tons for 2019/2020, within the range of expectations, up 49% from the previous week, but down 19% from the 4-week average. Yest...
Transportation industry leaders told Congress this week that the industry needs liability protection and flexible funding in order to navigate the economic slow-down that resulted from the COVID-19 pa...
Mental health awareness getting stronger in trucking industry The trucking industry for one can take a toll on one’s mental health. Drivers can easily get lonely, often driving for weeks at a ti...
A U.S. infrastructure bill unveiled yesterday would fund highways and clean transportation efforts, but also delay a final hours of service rule, and push for a rulemaking on driver detention and chan...
Truck driving is known as one of the world’s most dangerous professions. Yet, drivers of large, heavy trucks must regularly meet tight deadlines set by shippers and receivers to deliver goods to...
A west-central Minnesota farmer has been charged in federal court with cheating a grain elevator out of thousands of dollars with the help of two elevator employees over four years. Bryan D. Crandall,...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
Oakland International has extended the onsite parking and toilets at its Redditch hub for visiting drivers. Alongside a new canteen, the extended shower and toilet block have just opened....
"You can’t drive into a riot situation because you are going to lose,” said Ronnie Sellers, former truck driver and retired police officer. ...
With industry-wide use of ELDs and fleet telematics technology, motor carriers may be concerned that the information they are providing to shippers has become a commodity. As noted in this recent CCJ ...
Trucking industry is at its boom. Although it is still under major developments, a lot of people are considering to enter the market. However, starting in this industry can be highly difficult. When y...
THERE'S nothing more than three-year-old Arkady Douglass loves more than watching the garbage truck every week. So when social distancing restrictions meant a big birthday celebration was off the tabl...
Brian Irving is a man who loves Houston. While watching the news, he saw people spraying graffiti on structures around town and he made a decision. He decided to get his pressure washer and clean it u...
A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major U.S. cities imposed curfews in fear of anot...
Keith Finney bought his last corn for Tharaldson Ethanol on his 67th birthday, March 28, 2020. Thus ended 47 years of grain buying. The length of his career, plus his unique experience in large-volume...
Upon entering Idaho, from Utah, we are required to stop at the Cottrell Port of Entry. On April 18 I drove into the port of entry to do the usual truck legal business. As I was getting ready to leave...
Despite widespread complaints by small business truckers that they are being gouged by freight brokers colluding against them, the industry’s top regulator has yet to see formal evidence backing...
The American Trucking Associations released data from its latest Driver Compensation Study, showing driver pay has climbed as rising demand for freight transportation services has increased competitio...
For farmers in Montana, the spring planting of crops is almost complete. But a labor shortage created by COVID-19 may impact this year’s harvest....
COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of the U.S. agriculture-supply chain. For example some ports have needed to temporarily suspend shipments due to viral outbreaks. Agricultural exporters, primarily ...
Truck drivers travelling across the country in the pandemic may be allowed to cross the border, but good luck trying to find a decent meal or even an open bathroom. That's what Lethbridge resident Le...
Corn used for ethanol is projected to increase from the 2019/20 coronavirus reduced levels, based on expectations of a rebound in U.S. motor gasoline consumption, according to the USDA in May. Corn f...
Corn produced by U.S. farmers is exported, fed to people and animals, and used to make ethanol as well as many other products. Pete Meyer, Head of Grain and Oilseed Analytics for S&P Global Platts...
Motor carriers may access and transmit their information through a portal directly with FMCSA and upload documents in a secure environment. Many motor carriers maintain their records electronically an...
A Pocomoke City trucking company says although truck drivers are essential workers, they’ve been left behind in recent months because of new restrictions....
The introduction of the TMS and this first phase is coming at a time when the demand for digitizing tickets and bills of lading has grown because of COVID-19. With this first phase, carriers can keep ...
Thank you for thinking of us who have continued to work during this pandemic. We had been asked not to go home. Just “keep on trucking and deliver the much-needed food”, we were told. N...
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The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) asserts that it is not opposed to the raising of weight limits by individual states aimed at making it easier for shippers and carriers to move essential fre...
Kansas farmers are projected to harvest 284.4 million bushels of winter wheat this year, industry leaders said Thursday. The forecast from the annual Wheat Quality Tour, held for the past 50 years by ...
Hall thinks southbound truckers are self-weighing their loads of grain during the night at unmanned weigh scales and finding a convenient place to lessen their load when they realize their actual weig...
Rodgers, the owner of a small trucking firm, is one of the 3.5 million truck drivers helping keep America running during the coronavirus outbreak that has already sickened one of his drivers and has k...
Outbound tender volumes are benefiting greatly from the reopening of the economy and a release of pent-up consumer demand. Supply dynamics are taking longer to adjust and capacity remains extremely lo...
Blessing Bags are being handed out by the Asbury United Methodist Church at truck stop areas along the Thruway. A simple way of saying thank you for being an essential worker and another Western New Y...
"There's nothing like that view out of the windshield," he says, looking out the bug-spattered glass. "I'm happiest when I'm looking out it." Rodgers, the owner of a small trucking firm, is one of the...
A private attorney with the OSHA workplace safety practice group says he believes this country is on the verge of a tidal wave of litigation stemming from COVID-19....
A retired teacher is hosting a second “Feed the Truckers” event Tuesday to show her continued appreciation for truck drivers. “Sandwiches 4 Semis: A Free Meal to Say Thank You”...
After serving more than 1,200 free meals to America’s courageous and hard-working truckers, San Paso Truck Stop, and its partner Melton Technologies, Inc., are again providing breakfasts to all ...
The pandemic has been a tale of adapting for the trucking and transportation industry — defined by remarkably high demand and catastrophically low rates. Before Denton County even confirmed its ...
Owner-operators have stepped up their fight for greater broker transparency by formally petitioning the Trump Administration to levy fines on brokers for non-compliance. “Brokers have been delib...
Comcar announced Sunday that it would sell off all five of its national transportation companies in its Chapter 11 filing. Comcar management said it will conduct daily business activities as usual un...
We need to get back to normal, whatever that may look like. Back to work, back to school, back to going out with friends. We are isolated enough in the trucking industry without being denied the right...
In a letter obtained by Freight Broker Live, TIA is telling its members how to respond to inquiries from owner-operators and small carriers regarding CFR 371.3. That regulation states brokers must kee...
Bay Area-based big-rig drivers and other motorists have the opportunity temporarily to get a hot meal on the road even though most restaurants are closed, Caltrans officials said Monday. That’s ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has altered the rules concerning the hours of service for commercial motor vehicle drivers. &cop...
TRUCK driver Gary Jackson is a little overwhelmed with the publicity he's receiving after being hailed a hero after stopping a driver of an erratic vehicle with his truck, but he's glad he stopped the...
The 41st Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, Iowa, will go virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show – which is scheduled for July 9-11 – wil...
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about The American Trucking Associations’ motto: Moving America Forward. It’s never been truer than it is today. Everything we need to fight COVID-...
A final truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rule released Thursday will give drivers and motor carriers much-wanted flexibility in how they manage driver hours, but may limit their ability to raise pr...
The 41st Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, Iowa, will go virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show – which is scheduled for July 9-11 – wil...
Highway safety regulators are changing work rules that limit truck drivers’ time behind the wheel, shifts they said would give drivers more flexibility without increasing overall daily driving t...
Two of the safety groups that have been most vocal in opposing the hours-of-service (HOS) changes since they were first proposed in 2018 were still considering on Thursday whether to challenge them im...
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced final rules Thursday that will relax some of the safety restriction on the trucking industry. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao believes t...
Diversification and adaptability have kept executives at Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) optimistic throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company took action early with strong lea...
A final rule that promises to add flexibility to the hours-of-service regulations was announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday, May 14. The announcement revealed the fi...
“You wanted us to help you keep this nation running? We did, we have, we are, we’re still here. We need the president to answer our call,” truck owner Lana Danko said over the cacoph...
MKC, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, has finalized the acquisition of Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc., a full-service agricultural retailer headquartered in Paola, Kansas, effective May 12. The com...
Field of Hope team of staff and FOH graduates living in campus community homes met at a rest stop to “feed the ones who are feeding us - and the rest of America,” FOH supporters said....
Although summer hasn't officially arrived, we've certainly had summer-like weather here in the Coastal Bend. While it's nice to see the sun shining, the dry weather has been hurting our farming indust...
The challenge with buying used semitrucks, unlike farm iron, is that they are employed in a huge variety of transport jobs or may have a murky past. For these and many other reasons, it is most pruden...
Big names like C.H. Robinson would duel with techy upstarts like Uber Freight to see who would be able to control the freight-brokerage market — the sometimes costly, cumbersome process in which...
Weight exemptions that were granted because of the COVID-19 pandemic should expire as soon as possible, OOIDA said in a letter to leaders of the Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Admini...
A truck driver has received $3,017 in back wages after being denied emergency paid sick leave while he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. The U.S. Department of Lab...
Kansas harvester Mike Keimig is growing increasingly anxious about whether the foreign seasonal workers he needs to run his nine combines and drive his grain trucks will arrive in time for the start o...
In today's episode Jared gets to speak with John Dill of Columbia Grain & Ingredients. John has worked in all aspects of the trucking industry, including being a driver and dispatcher. He and Ja...
“We’re sanitizing the office twice a day. Areas in the building have been assigned to certain personnel only. It’s weird to have to lock the front door for the first time in 29 years...
BULKLOADS.COM RELEASES FIRST PHASE OF THEIR BULK TMS SYSTEM FOR SHIPPERS, BROKERS AND CARRIERS. THIS FIRST PHASE INCLUDES A DOCUMENT LIBRARY WHERE CARRIERS CAN SEND DOCUMENTS TO SHIPPERS & BROKERS...
The trucking industry is asking for more government regulation to help increase transparency about pricing as shipping rates plummet, putting more companies at risk of failing during the coronavirus p...
April wiped out all trucking employments gained during the past five years and a half years, bringing the industry back to its employment numbers in November 2014....
The continuing anger on the part of independent owner-operators targeting the broker community for low trucking rates has now led to the owner-operators’ trade group asking Congress to amend a c...
The export market heated up this week as China bought U.S. beans for August/September shipment, but then the President suggested the trade deal could be secondary to China, who might be responsible fo...
Most people want to be shown appreciation for their hard work. An unsolicited “thank you” can go a long way. Truck drivers have heard plenty of “thank yous” since the COVID-19 ...
For Northeast Transport, out of Crawford, Maine, business was strong at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The 35-truck fleet rode the early, albeit brief, uptick in reefer freight, but “as the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the fact that America’s economy rolls on the back of the nation’s trucking fleet. According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 71% of...
According to the American Trucking Association, there are over 3 million truck drivers currently employed throughout the United States. Almost 8 million total employees work at jobs in an industry tha...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially confounding event for independent truckers. I had a conversation yesterday with TBS Factoring Service President Jennifer Lickteig. Asked for her thoughts o...
Over the past year, several analysts and experts in economic trends have flashed warning signs about the U.S. economy. Not waving a red flag of concern would be a challenge in today’s somewhat c...
Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas Department of Transportation are distributing 100,000 masks to commercial truck drivers at weigh stations and rest areas across the s...
Johnson’s company is able to keep rolling by transporting agricultural goods to farmers, ranchers and businesses throughout North Dakota and nearby areas. “Economically, there’s noth...
SCHUYLER, Neb. (NCN) - An eastern Nebraska meatpacking plant is temporarily closing as its workforce deals with the impacts of COVID-19. Cargill announced Monday that it started the process to idle it...
A weekend “May Day” rally in Washington by small-business truckers claiming they are being mistreated in the freight market during the coronavirus pandemic ended with a positive message fr...
Businesses across the country are shut down due to COVID-19, but truck drivers are not. The result? A bidding war between truckers that is driving down pay rates, and making a tough time even tougher ...
Iowa is the largest producer of pork and corn in the U.S. As many meat processing plants shut their doors due to COVID-19, demand for pigs plummeted. The effects have trickled down the supply chain to...
In a time of coronavirus and social distancing, there are some people who willingly leave their homes and travel for hundreds or thousands of miles to make sure folks in Utah get their food, essential...
Rodney Morine believes his second chance is no better than his first to secure a loan through a government program intended to help small businesses like his survive the pandemic. “I have zero ...
All trucking companies charge their customers for the fuel that they spend. Because the price of gas varies wildly, and because a single trucking trip can rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars in f...
In a time of coronavirus and social distancing, there are some people who willingly leave their homes and travel for hundreds or thousands of miles to make sure folks in Utah get their food, essential...
The coronavirus crisis hasn’t been easy for taxpayers. Relief legislation thus far has added roughly $3 trillion to the federal debt, or about $20,000 for each family in the U.S. And now, some o...
Tyson Foods announced it is doubling bonuses, increasing short-term disability coverage and implementing additional health screening measures as part of its ongoing efforts to support frontline worke...
But what to do when home is 2,000 miles away? Drivers trying to quarantine in their trucks could experience severe health problems, while posing a risk to others as they try to wait out the virus in a...
In the past week, truck drivers in three different states have launched demonstrations this month as pay plummets. The rate of moving goods via truck has fallen to the lowest levels seen since 2009, a...