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Omaha, Nebraska-based LGT Transport announced it has acquired Jason Thomas Trucking, a provider of liquid fertilizer transportation in the Midwest. The acquisition of Hastings, Nebraska-based Jason Th...
Used truck auction prices dipped in April as freight demand softened, but the doubling in cost of acquiring low-mileage pre-owned equipment over the last year will take months to return to anything re...
A fraternal dispute that has boiled for years has resulted in what appears to be the largest shareholder buyout case in Minnesota history....
Over the next two years federal regulators are expected to propose new trucking regulations that will significantly alter the world in which professional drivers, motor carriers, and trucks operate. P...
“In additional to deteriorating freight-related metrics, there appears to be little relief from the three key macro-related themes of 2022: war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and inflatio...
Improving driver retention has been a focal point of the U.S. Department of Transportation in recent years. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in particular, has spent a lot of time stressing th...
Real-time data suggests that one major cause of supply chain headaches in the United States — a shortage of available trucking — is coming to an end. But it also is signaling that the econ...
International Roadcheck Week is hardly the sexiest topic in trucking, but it is a darn-tootin’ important one. Inspectors in the U.S. and Canada halt tens of thousands of trucks for vehicle inspe...
Cargill has unveiled plans to build a new soybean processing facility located in Pemiscot County, Mo. near Hayti and Caruthersville to support growing domestic and global demand for oilseeds driven by...
Trailer orders plummeted nearly 60% month over month in April as manufacturers faced so much uncertainty that they booked only orders they could confidently deliver. COVID shutdowns in China, the war ...
Australia’s biggest grains business will bankroll roughly a dozen start-ups through a new $30 million corporate venture capital fund in hopes that new technologies will propel the 104-year-old c...
This is our 200th episode and we can't thank our listeners enough! Thank you for supporting this show and helping us become a resource in this industry. In this episode, Jared brings on BulkLoads Memb...
The American Trucking Associations published a list of the products exempted under the pandemic-fueled relief. The three energy products–which ironically were added just as their peak winter usa...
In a report to Congress released this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration emphasized that the costs of catastrophic truck or bus crashes have increased significantly over the past 40...
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress announced that it is cutting 5% of its corporate workforce in an effort to slash costs after the truckload carrier reported last week losing more than $8.9 mil...
LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Two western Kentucky men pleaded guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Lyon County grain elevator company. Gerald Kent Kingston, 61, of Elkton, and Bobby Joe Merrick, ...
Everyone knows Mike Simpson wants to breach four dams on the lower Snake River. I’ve said Simpson’s plan is totally absurd. Mr. Blair Moncur recently wrote I falsely claim Simpson’s ...
The East Coast of the U.S. is reporting its lowest seasonal diesel inventory on record. And some trucking companies appear spooked. The East Coast typically stores around 62 million barrels of diesel ...
Is the booming market for trucking services – truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) – finally slowing down after an unprecedented two years of demand following the COVID-induced economic...
Interim Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger says two silos are leaning, appearing close to collapse. There’s also a small fire in a third silo, causing concern about another explosion. Two employees suf...
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has so far received more than 8,100 comments on the Federal Register for its proposal to install speed limiters on commercial vehicl...
A major change is coming to the centerpiece of a massive industrial rail park development northwest of Yankton. As of next week, Cargill will be taking over operations of the Dakota Plains Ag, LLC, fa...
It is not possible to live in this world and ignore the fact that the trucking industry is rapidly growing. It is one of the most profitable industries in the world because of the high demand for good...
Thousands of truckers and trucking industry stakeholders have commented on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plan to push forward with rulemaking to require speed limiting devices ...
11 years ago, I cofounded BulkLoads.com. Since then, thousands of people have used our loadboard to connect with bulk shippers, brokers and carriers moving over $12 billion in commodities. But there w...
Do truckers think about the future when planning their businesses, or do they just expand whenever they’ve got cash to burn? The answer to this question has sweeping implications for the freight...
Jared brings on popular guest, Tim Brady to discuss rates in relation to fuel prices! Tim shares some helpful tips on how to adjust your rate to include fuel. He also talks about how to be more transp...
In the Midwest—locus of the key grain-producing States—the diesel price rose to $5.329 per gallon, 34.2 cents per gallon and 224.4 cents above the same time last year. Diesel provides the ...
“The trucks don't idle. If you don't think of it much but it all adds up. They burn almost a gallon an hour when they idle. So $5 to keep a truck idling when you got a fleet of 100 trucks. It ad...
While a host of unfavorable freight data points appeared by the end of the first quarter, with trend lines declining further to start the second quarter, many executives at the nation’s largest ...
America’s biggest trucking companies have lots of used tractors and trailers. Some of those companies quietly made tens of millions of dollars in 2021 and the first three months of this year by ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a notice of intent to solicit comments that the agency will use to inform a supplementary notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM), whic...
Brazilian agtech company Grunner turns regular Mercedes-Benz trucks into autonomous farm vehicles for sugar cane harvesting. With the autonomous trucks, farmers can reduce both costs and soil compacti...
Eight years ago, we cofounded Smart Freight Funding. Since then thousands of bulk haulers have used our service to simplify the freight payment process. We didn't like how other factoring companies ...
In 2014, Paxton Calvanese launched a unique aviation weather app called Wx24 Pilot. In the ensuing years, he developed a similar road weather app called Drive Weather. With constant refinements and up...
After its extended protest failed to accomplish anything earlier this spring, the People’s Convoy appears set to return to the Washington area, according to videos posted on Facebook over the we...
Gasoline prices are increasing almost daily, pinching the wallets and pocketbooks of nearly all Americans with cars. However, as bad as that news is, diesel prices are surging even more across the cou...
Jared brings on Scott Dressler to discuss the 'Door Demon HTO'. This product automates the opening of hopper traps to improve unloading efficiency. Get entered to win swag and learn more here: https...
A previously convicted fraudster ran a Ponzi scheme and bilked investors out of $40 million in a truck investment venture, then used the money to pay personal expenses, according to federal prosecutor...
Concerns over the world’s supplies of grains and oilseeds are prompting the Biden administration to step in and encourage more production. Grain analysts say while there’s no doubt supplie...
Responding to questions about the supply chain, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to problems with driver retention in the trucking industry. “Part of this is a labor issue –...
Federal regulators plan to propose setting a truck speed limit using electronic engine devices in a proposed rule anticipated in 2023. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday issu...
BulkLoads.com provides solutions to the bulk trucking commodity industry that make business faster, more efficient, and more profitable. They are a network for bulk commodities and transportation, con...
Costs are up and profits are down, it’s a fact for Wharton County agricultural producers and they’re having to adapt to a changing financial landscape to stay afloat....
It’s no secret that the supply chain has been backed up, bottlenecked, scrambled, and … (insert your own word here.) Freight carriers of all kinds have had their work cut out for them sin...
Truck driver Tilden Curl says there’s an old adage in the trucking industry: If the wheels aren’t turning, you aren’t earning. There is truth to that statement. Much of a trucker&rsq...
A few anecdotal examples from the Bank of America survey illustrate that data. One food shipper said it was receiving more cold calls from freight brokers rather than those brokers having to seek capa...
The pandemic exposed weak spots of an already distressed trucking industry afflicted by labor shortages, low salaries, and poor worker retention. After two years of pandemic-related setbacks, the indu...
Alberta farmer Craig Mills started delivering grain to G3’s Morinville elevator as soon as it opened in 2020. He liked what he saw right away. “A bright, clean modern facility, nice and cl...
Jared brings on Scott and Dan with Meerdink Inc. to discuss bulk rates. Scott and Dan created a rate calculator for their company which has increased their profits dramatically. They now want to share...
Agriculture company Greenfield Holdings announced Thursday it would locate its new headquarters in Denver, creating up to 20 jobs, according to a news release. The company “is on a growth trajec...
“Instead of reinventing the wheel, we decided to partner with the most trusted onboarding and monitoring solution in the industry. They offer an affordable, yet complete solution. It’s goi...
Truck driver Dominic Oliveira’s last paycheck from Prime Inc., the 15th-largest trucking company in the U.S., was $712. Oliveira needed that money during his job change to a new trucking company...
Farmers need to be on the lookout for potential hackers, according to the FBI. Officials say cyber-criminals might go after agriculture cooperatives during planting and harvesting seasons, believing t...
Mike’s first flatbed delivery was about 20 years ago when he transported a load of granite tombstones during a cold, snowy day and night in Minnesota. Having just finished driver orientation and...
NEW YORK — A former New York trucking company owner has been indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with various alleged fraud schem...
After trucks were facing delays exceeding 5 hours at some Texas-Mexico border crossings and commercial traffic dropped by as much as 60%, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week decided to walk back an order...
The recent pullback in spot freight rates isn’t affecting the sky-high prices of used Class 8 trucks. Some higher-mileage used models sold for less in March, but the undersupply of equipment sho...
Jared brings on fertilizer expert, Steve Morgan, to discuss the current market. Steve talks about what's caused fertilizer prices to double, what this means, and what we can expect in the future. Cl...
A Michigan congressman has introduced legislation aimed at allowing truck drivers to receive overtime pay – something that is currently prohibited by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Rep. Andy Levi...
Imagine never handling a paper ticket again Easily manage and dispatch trucks - No emailing/texting/calling! See shipments in real time, anytime Easy access to all onboarding information in one lo...
Kemp’s executive order, which goes into effect Saturday and runs until May 16, bans price gouging on goods and services such as diesel fuel and gasoline. It allows trucks with a gross vehicle we...
Merely unseasonable dips in freight demand have cemented into a downward trend, reflecting shippers’ overfull inventories and consumer concerns about rising inflation. Even after adjusting for t...
“It’s going to speed up the time,” said Senator Gary Smith to the Louisiana Illuminator. “One truck can pull up, load two containers, and he’s gone.”...
Interestingly Sikhs from India have made inroads into the trucking industry in America like in perhaps no other business. According to some estimates over 200,000 Sikhs in trucking industry account fo...
Some grain elevators are so full that farmers trying to sell their crops are being turned away. But at the same time, flour and animal-feed mills are halting production because they can’t get th...
James Cox counts himself lucky. The owner of a 687-acre farm in Gloucestershire, a bucolic county in the southwest of England known for its quaint villages and rolling landscape, bought all his fertil...
One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained closed Tuesday as frustration and protests mounted over new orders by Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial truck...
Trucking is a massively cyclical industry. How is it possible to have a “driver shortage” and a capacity glut at the same time? This is a common refrain that I hear when talking about a sl...
Marty Ellis is hearing a complaint we’ve all heard many times over the years – dispatchers telling truckers to get back on the road because they have time left on their clock, even though ...
Mike Kucharski, co-owner and vice president of JKC Trucking, Chicago’s largest specialty contract carrier, doesn’t look too far down the road when evaluating his business these days. It&rs...
NBC’s Saturday Night Live aired a skit over the weekend aimed at poking fun at truckers and truck stops. The skit covers everything from peeing in a bottle while on the road to a “ghost tr...
Bipartisan bill would establish tax credit for truck drivers A new bill introduced recently in the U.S. House of Representatives would, if passed and signed into law, establish a $7,500 tax credit ove...
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, S.D., are moving a bill in the Senate, designed to pressure international ocean freight companies to fill freight “containers” with agricu...
The latest data compiled by the federal government reveals that complaints of coercion filed by truck drivers could easily break a record in 2022. As of Friday, there have been close to 500 such compl...
In this episode, Jared spotlights Perdue Logistics. He brings on Justin Abbott to discuss what Perdue does and how they manage to move 600 bulk loads a day! Check them out here: https://www.perduelo...
I have been around trucking for 42 years – literally my whole life. My grandfather and father began trucking companies. I began to learn about trucking when I was very young, because I grew up i...
A Logan, Utah-based trucking company, L.W. Miller Cos., notified customers and drivers earlier this week that it will shut down its livestock hauling division on Monday. Its other four divisions will ...
President Biden wants to make Robin Hutcheson the leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced on April 6. Hutcheson, the current deputy administrator, has serv...
When purchasing physical damage coverage, remember that the price paid for the vehicle probably isn’t its current value...
Surging oil prices usually produce both winners and losers for transportation companies, but not this time...
The state of emergency is intended to relax hours of service requirements so that resources such as petroleum products, emergency/disaster supplies, agricultural and food products can be brought more ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting applications for a new task force that will look into truck leasing agreements and whether predatory arrangements affect driver safety. The...
We understand that all of your loads don't get posted for various reasons. Now, through BulkTMS, all parties can interact privately through both the website and apps. Bids can be sent directly to carr...
With fuel prices surging by $1.50 during the same time as the market downturn, inflation curbing consumer spending, and the knock-on effects from the war in Ukraine, running a truck just got much more...
Jared brings on Bill Kenedy with LUTZ to discuss selling your business. In this episode, Bill covers the steps you need to take to sell your business. He talks about depreciation recapture, taxes, and...
President Joe Biden wants more truckers. That was one take-away from an update the president gave on his Trucking Action Plan on Monday. The White House is pushing a pilot program that would allow 18-...
Photos of empty shelves have littered social media over the past year. And these, in part, have been blamed on a lack of truck drivers. Reports of a trucker shortage are nothing new but they've been p...
The bill would also establish incentives for Americans to enter truck driving apprenticeship programs. “The truck driving industry is facing a massive workforce shortage that’s disrupting ...
For only the third time in U.S. history, farmers are going to plant more soybeans than corn in 2022. USDA’s prospective plantings report found soybean acreage will rise 4% from last year to 90.9...
For anyone who lived through the trucking debacle of 2019 – when carrier after carrier suddenly shut their doors – the thought of experiencing that again is truly frightening. After all, w...
The war in Ukraine has speeded up the first shipment of grain this season out of the newly revamped Port of Oswego. More than 18,000 metric tons of soybeans grown in central New York is headed to Belg...
Werner Enterprises was granted more flexibility to seat drivers faster based on an exemption approved by federal regulators. In a notice scheduled to be published on Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrie...
Independent trucker Michael Whitaker is getting ready for his next haul of equipment from South Carolina to Arizona. Whitaker has been an owner-operator trucker since 1998. His specialty is hauling in...
A northeast Nebraska farmers' cooperative is acquiring an elevator in South Dakota. Farmers Pride announced Monday that it is purchasing Avon Farmers Elevator of Avon, S.D. The acquisition will includ...
Solar panels can be heavy, hard to install or fragile. Sunflare Solar’s panels have double-sided adhesive that allows customers to “peel and stick” solar panels in place, Philip Gao,...
The United States lost 6% of its dairy farms in 2021 and now has fewer than 30,000. The Mid-Atlantic lost 480 farms, or 5% of its total. New York and Pennsylvania both lost over 200 farms, while Maryl...
Gavilon Fertilizer Monday (March 28) announced the acquisition of five wholesale fertilizer facilities from CHS. The facilities, located in Lake Providence, Texarkana, Greenville, Little Rock and Memp...
Scoular has acquired two facilities in northern Florida to help the company better serve grain and livestock producers in the Southeastern United States....
Two grain traders are facing fines in South Dakota after regulators said they were operating in the state without a license. The most serious of the two cases involves Crossroads Cooperative of Sidney...
A milk truck looks like a big silver tube on wheels. And on an early winter day, one backed up into the dirt driveway of Gervais Farm in Enosburgh. The truck’s driver was Ben Kane, who hopped ou...
BulkTMS, a digital freight platform Powered by BulkLoads.com, enhances the most popular Bulk Freight Marketplace, BulkLoads.com, by adding a full Dispatch-to-Payment solution to facilitate sharing of ...
For many carriers, the continual disruptions to the global supply chain have created tremendous demand and increased the amount shippers are willing to pay for capacity. However, the picture isn&rsquo...
Federal agencies responsible for truck safety are requesting significant staffing level increases to help issue and oversee new regulations in fiscal year 2023. According to the FY23 budget request re...
The company was ordered to cease all commercial motor vehicle activity and not to load or transport cargo. The company was required within eight hours to identify each vehicle, its location and name o...
A trucking company facility in Suffolk was evacuated Sunday afternoon after authorities received a bomb threat. According to Suffolk Police, the initial threat was received by Newport News police disp...
“We instantly knew it happened on that road,” she says. “If anything was going to happen, it was going to be on that shocking road.” Emma says people have been calling for Bald...
Jared brings on Will Allen, President of AW Collects and Freight Checkers, to talk about multiple important topics related to the trucking industry. Will talks about non-payments, identity theft, do...
On March 21, the 2022 navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River began, as announced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Originating from St. Louis, MO, and pushing nine barges, the Mot...
Commodity prices have been firm for months. Whether it be energy, agriculture, or metals, supply and demand have been out of balance due to capacity underinvestment and/or naturally occurring limitati...
The dispute, prompted by rising costs, especially for diesel fuel, involves multiple players large and small, from aggregate suppliers such as Lafarge and Dufferin to modest-sized trucking owner-opera...
After two years of COVID-induced havoc in global freight markets, volatility has started to abate. FreightWaves’ view of the market has become clearer, and the picture isn’t pretty. We thi...
Shippers and carriers are being forced to collaborate more than ever, with supply chain challenges and labor shortages constraining fleets’ abilities to meet current freight demand....
Jared brings on BulkTMS Director, Caleb Kindle, to discuss what's happening at the National Grain and Feed Association conference. They discuss the speakers, topics that were brought up, and overall h...
Attendee registration and housing are now open and available for the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) 2022, the largest annual trade show dedicated to the heavy-duty trucking industry. The show return...
BulkLoads will be at The Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY this year! Come meet Jared, Tyler, Fred, Dalton, Levi, Zach, and Austin at booth #68132 in the West Wing. We're coming with lots of ...
Defining whether a worker is an independent contractor (IC) or an employee got a little more confusing over the past week with a federal court reimplementing a Trump administration rule that the Biden...
The Biden administration is attacking supply chain data gaps from both land and sea: One campaign is being led by the Federal Maritime Commission, the other by the U.S. Department of Transportation. B...
After an extended run on the high road to profits, the US trucking industry appears to be headed for a bumpy ride that will take a toll on rates thanks to significant economic pressures, including fue...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - “There is no other area of the law in Iowa where there’s a limit like this; it’s a carve-out for the trucking industry,” said Semelroth of RSH Legal...
Did Colorado's wage regulations entitle four truck drivers to overtime pay because they worked almost exclusively within state lines? Or did Colorado actually mimic ..............
Venture capital and private equity investors continue to make waves in the transportation sector, as the well-funded trucking firm Transport Investments Inc. this week acquired SmartWay Transportation...
The Nebraska Public Service Commission on March 15, 2022, imposed a $290,000 civil penalty on Banghart Properties LLC of Gettysburgh, South Dakota, for buying grain in Nebraska without a license....
Sukup Manufacturing Co., along with their business partner in Ukraine, the Grain House Company, is helping refugees escape the war in Ukraine KCCI reports....
Jared brings on David Buonerba with Bulk Cargo Systems to discuss his latest innovation, the Eco Van Tank. This product allows liquid to be hauled in an enclosed trailer such as a dry van or reefer. ...
Iowans are griping about the cost of gasoline as prices approach four dollars a gallon, but imagine having to keep a fleet of semis fueled with diesel for routine cross-country jaunts....
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling on the Biden administration to take immediate steps to boost domestic energy production as gasoline and diesel fuel prices soar on the heels of Russ...
In a March 10 letter addressed to President Biden, ATA President Chris Spear addressed the current fuel crisis caused in part by the U.S. decision to ban Russian oil in response to the war in Ukraine....
ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - With gas prices well above four dollars per gallon across the U.P., semi-truck companies’ wallets are a lot lighter. “You go from spending $350-$400 to fill up a s...
“Usually I pick up down around Mobile, Alabama then I go to just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” says driver Brandon Miller. “It’s like 1,002 miles and then I come back her...
BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - Age is nothing but a number for one student at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) in Bainbridge. William Nichols has been a star student and his family couldn’t ...
A General Assembly committee heard testimony Mar. 9 on legislation creating a public-private partnership to address the state’s historic truck driver shortage. CBIA testified in support of SB 33...
The 2020s have not been kind to Ohio farmers. The already uncertain profession was made more difficult when COVID-19 struck the U.S. two years ago. What followed was supply chain slowdowns induced by ...
In a March 7 letter to President Joe Biden, The Fertilizer Institute, the National Grain and Feed Association, and 19 other members of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group requested the admin...
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...
Jared brings on Keith Eastman with Trinity Trailers to talk about new trailer innovations! Keith brings insight into the belt trailer world and explains some of the benefits of owning one. Jared and K...
Businesses like family-owned Heavy Salvage in Pickens, SC are selling used truck cabs, trailers and truck parts to large trucking companies that “historically wouldn’t buy salvage,” ...
Drivers there are paying more than what they're used to. "It’s going up so quickly. We pay for our fuel daily, so we’re having to scramble and adjust and try to stay on top of it," said Jo...
Owning your own truck can be rewarding. It can also be a daunting task if you’re not ready for what lies ahead. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Truck to Success course...
In 1919, a transcontinental truck convoy that included then-Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower drove more than 3,000 miles from Washington, D.C., to Oakland, California, to test the mobility of the militar...
Connecticut State Police (CSP) shared details about a recent enforcement effort conducted in partnership with federal agencies intended to help identify motor carriers illegally transporting harmful d...
Born to chase the white line, Ryan Robb was a trucker’s trucker. On Nov. 29, 2021, when Robb, 33, passed without warning, his long-haul brothers responded in force. They measured, cut, welded, p...
Today, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced a partnership with the American Trucking Associations – the largest national trade association for ...
Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, led the panel discussion with soy industry professionals about how transportation, emerging markets, and the supply chain play i...
The Illinois State Police is cautioning drivers to beware of a planned trucker convoy that is expected to pass through the state this week to disrupt traffic. Members of the Freedom Convoy gathered in...
Jared brings on Toby Young, to talk about the Mid-America Trucking Show! MATS is the largest trucking show in the country and has been held annually for over 50 years! Toby talks about his grandfather...
I have lived through multiple grain embargoes, a trade war, and droughts, but this week was one for the record books. The $1 plus trading range in soybeans and wheat on Thursday were the largest daily...
There isn't a shortage of people willing to be truckers. Instead, their industry just has a huge retention problem. Companies are hiring but people keep quitting, and it's an age-old problem....
On Tuesday, six seed corn companies that have been cleaning up the AtlEn ethanol plant site near Mead, Nebraska, filed two separate federal lawsuits seeking repayment for their work. One lawsuit alleg...
Trucking companies already coping with higher fuel costs are bracing for further increases in prices for diesel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine roils energy markets, sending crude oil prices sur...
Minnesota-based Cargill has a sizeable footprint in Ukraine, including a major port operation on the Black Sea, multiple grain silos and oil processing plants scattered across a country that's nearly ...
Freedom Convoy redux? — The U.S. may get a taste of Canada this week via a trucker convoy forming in Barstow, California. The People’s Convoy’s press release states, “American ...
Inspired by the trucker convoy in Canada, a group from California says it will now head to D.C. to protest COVID-19 restrictions. It is one of many planned convoys of truckers that is planned to come ...
U.S. governors, Canadian provincial leaders want truck drivers’ cross-border vax exemption reinstated A group of 16 governors from the United States and two Canadian premiers penned a letter to ...
Jared brings on Andrea Marks with Trucker Nation to discuss the new FMCSA CDL training requirements effective February 2022. Andrea talks about what you need to know and how it could affect you and yo...
Contract rates for dry van truckload have increased roughly 25% over the past year, or 59 cents per mile, according to FreightWaves invoice data. In the meantime, carrier compliance rates for acceptin...
A United States Senator will soon introduce legislation to end newly implemented cross-border restrictions for truckers. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) took to social media on Friday to call for the termin...
Nathan Phillips had never been to a protest before. But in early February, the 47-year-old grain farmer from Tisdale, Sask., decided he'd had enough with COVID-19 vaccine mandates from governments tha...
Prairie grain companies are disappointed with rail grain movement this winter. The executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, Wade Sobkowich, says the most recent week saw CN Rail s...
The state of Colorado will delay the implementation of clean-truck policies until the year 2026 in order to focus on better implementation and more pressing supply chain issues, the Governor’s o...
Pilot Company recently opened a new truck stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Company officials say that the new Pilot Travel Center, located at Exit 215 on I-25, opened this month. Amenities at the 14,3...
INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — One person is dead after being trapped under a trailer in Boone County Wednesday night. Dispatchers said a man died at Southeastern Freight Lines in Independence after he was...
Canadian truckers who have stood their ground at the U.S.-Canada border — both physically and philosophically — have enthusiastic support from some big-rig drivers here in our country even...
Why grain would get dumped on the side of the road is a mystery to many, but it happens. Oklahomans driving north on I-35 may pass a sign warning drivers to not dump their grain trailers before the St...
The Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) will take to the skies to enforce traffic laws on Tuesday and Friday. WSP says that two aerial enforcement efforts will take place this week, weather permitting. The T...
MARSHALL, Mich. — Paccar Inc.’s new 18-speed automated manual transmissions prove their worth long before approaching a 15-degree hill on Eaton Corp.’s snow-covered proving ground in...
Maybe every couple of years I will write a post about songs along a certain theme, like best prison songs or best rodeo songs. A few months ago I had been thinking that I would write a thread on truck...
Jared brings on Ashley, Brian, and Marc with NSG Logistics to discuss grain and salt, but more importantly, how they keep drivers for 45 years! During the show, they highlight the history of NSG and w...
Decatur Fire & Rescue on Wednesday night helped free an employee at the Bunge Limited food processing facility in Decatur who was trapped in soybeans in an incident that officials say could have b...
Long-haul drivers can earn a living even if they are not vaxxed, despite claims by some protesters that being unvaxxed has cost them their livelihood, the Manitoba Trucking Association says "I've seen...
A Missouri task force is working to address the state’s supply chain slowdowns. More than 70-percent of Missouri communities rely solely on the trucking industry to get their goods delivered to ...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned law enforcement agencies that a convoy of truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates could affect this weekend's Super Bowl in Los Angele...
Transportation is generating a new pain point for those in the agriculture industry from nut farmers to dairy suppliers. Charlie Pitigliano is a fourth-generation pistachio and almond farmer in Tulare...
Nine US midwestern states, many of them top grain producers, have signed a memorandum of understanding that increases interstate truck weight limits during major disasters declared by a US president. ...
Over the last four decades, trucking capacity was generally plentiful and retailers were more than happy to outsource it, explained Gary Petty, president of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). ...
A nationwide convoy — starting in California before heading toward Washington, D.C. — is expected to get underway on March 4 amid a growing clamor from those who believe their freedoms are...
MONTREAL — Canada's largest trucking company is virtually untouched by the vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the U.S.-Canada border, says TFI International Inc. chairman and CEO Alain B&eacu...
Schedules that are constantly shifting. Changes are made at the last minute. There are problems with the routing. The trucking industry demands a flexible workforce to keep up with the seemingly limit...
New federal requirements for a commercial drivers license (CDL) take hold Monday, and it could have a major impact on anything from hauling grain or livestock to picking up a piece of equipment that's...
There’s just a medical exam, a multiple-choice written exam, and a brief driving test—which in some states can be administered by the school that drivers paid to train them....
Jared brings on Michael Schneider and Todd Amen with ATBS (American Truck Business Services) to discuss trucker taxes. ATBS has been in business for over 20 years and specializes in taxes, bookkeepi...
In an attempt to shore up the country’s supply chains and tackle worker shortages, the federal government is starting a pilot program that will let 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds drive big rig trucks...
Saturday, dozens of semis, tractors, and fire trucks lined the streets of Brainard and David City to celebrate the life of a nine-year-old boy who died earlier this week. Trucks, one of Kroy Vandenber...
Canadian truckers are in an uproar, to say the least, about the U.S. and Canadian vaccine mandates for crossing the border, and Marty Ellis is getting an earful. Also, the hike in minimum insurance li...
BELGRADE — Smoke billowed above Belgrade on Friday morning, leaving morning commuters all over the Gallatin Valley wondering what was burning. Crews from across Gallatin County responded around ...
PHOENIX — Over 400 former Arizona inmates have finished a job-skills training program in trucking, officials said Wednesday. The interagency program — funded through a Department of Educat...
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The first of these bills, the Transportation Security Administration Security Threat Assessment Application Modernization Act, introduced by Reps. Adam Smith (D-Washington) and John Katko (R-New York)...
State Sen. Judy Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat, introduced legislation last week that would create a safety net for farmers who sell grain through a broker in case that broker goes bust. Th...
Sens. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., on Wednesday introduced a bill to mitigate supply chain disruptions with trucking industry reforms. "One of the first steps towards fixing our cu...
But a strike would have implications that could create a problem in the Permian Basin that would echo out into the rest of the world. The greater Permian Basin accounts for nearly 40 percent of all oi...
Jared brings on Darryl Gibbs, a bulk hauler who's running for Governor of Colorado for 2022. Darryl is an Air Force Veteran with over 40 years in the trucking industry. Darryl says he's running for ...
As January comes to a close, the increasing costs and scarcity of equipment, parts to fix the equipment, and the labor to install those parts on the aging equipment, has and will be a trucking problem...
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has asked the Biden administration to drop its vaccine mandate for truckers coming to the United States from Canada, which began Jan. 22, 2022. Truc...
Patented design of road-ready trailer allows bulk transporters to haul liquid or packaged cargoes with one vehicle...
MAASTO-member states collaborated to identify acceptable emergency divisible load truck weights for disasters in the Midwest region. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Ohi...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Trucking companies are pushing to fill thousands of open positions to help get your packages delivered on time. Let's connect the dots. According to the American Trucking Assoc...
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on Thursday an ambitious program to tackle what the Biden administration considers to be a national crisis: deaths and serious injuries involving cars...
Trucking couple Carla and Robert Holmes take turns driving an 18-wheeler across the country. As long-haul team drivers, their joint income is around $125,000 per year. See photos documenting the duo's...
Representatives of small-business truckers have asked a federal appeals court to deny safety advocates’ challenge to hours-of-service (HOS) rule changes, saying the challenge is not based on tru...