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On Monday, delays were reported at the U.S./Manitoba border as a group of truck drivers demonstrated against new vaccine requirements that went into effect over the weekend. Starting around 3 a.m. on ...
Jared brings on Doug Berven with POET to discuss ethanol and carbon. POET is one of the world's largest ethanol producers, they purchase 7% of the US corn crop. Doug talks about farmers getting a pr...
C&K Trucking, based just outside Chicago, has been “under extreme pressure” to hire and retain drivers since the COVID-19 pandemic started, said Mike Burton, president of C&K Holdi...
Government of Canada planning to implement its vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers on Saturday, January 15, and a looming domestic mandate still at play, the agricultural industry is trying...
Trucking, farming and heating homes is set to get more expensive as diesel prices surge to highs not seen since 2014. In yet another setback for the Biden administration that’s facing mounting p...
The Biden administration’s proposed so-called vaccination mandate in the workplace does not apply to solo truck drivers, according to new guidance handed down by the Occupational Safety and Heal...
Truck driving can be a well-paying job, but only when things are moving without delays....
DONISHA LEE admitted that on September 6, 2017, on the I-10 near the Almonaster exit, she was a passenger in Erica Lee’s 2015 RAV4 being driven by their former co-defendant, when he intentionall...
CHICAGO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM.N) said Tuesday it had signed a letter of intent with Wolf Carbon Solutions to build a pipeline that would capture and transport carbon dioxi...
We have been talking about the supply chain challenges for more than a year, and today we are getting a look at how some companies are adjusting. The grain industry is taking matters into its own hand...
Jared brings on Jeff McConnell and James Mennella with Road Law. These guys are truck driver lawyers and they know the law. They've been serving truck drivers for about three decades. They do it all...
CHICAGO — As an ongoing computer chip shortage continues to affect the auto industry among many others, a shortage of used cars has led to a shortage of used semi-trucks as well, further affecti...
The push to get driverless trucks on the nation’s roadways comes as safety concerns and the pace of development has delayed the adoption of fully autonomous passenger vehicles. Tesla Inc. has co...
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - No one was hurt when a fire broke out at ADM Grain Company on Miami Street Friday morning. It started just before 9:00 a.m. According to Toledo Fire and Rescue, crews saw smoke c...
American Energy Partners recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Apex Energy Service, which is located in Canonsburg, Pa. American Energy reported it is to pay potential contingent ...
Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts followed California in approving the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule late last year, requiring a growing percentage of all medium- and heavy-...
The driver of a flatbed truck was killed Tuesday when the load he was hauling smashed through his cab, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Interstat...
Spring brought heartache when the most promising crops in years were widely damaged by rain and floods, dampening millions of dollars in value — but the hard work was only just beginning....
Amid supply chain problems, truck drivers are making painfully long hauls on the road to deliver products. Some live full-time and cook in their big rigs. They make roasted yams, green bean casseroles...
The shortages keep coming. From workers to food items and now semi-trucks. It’s only Jan. 4, but sales representatives at the Wichita Kenworth dealership say they are already sold out of new sem...
Happy New Year to all of you! 2021 has no doubt been a strange one for our supply chains, with trucking shining as never before, in many ways. Yet at once, trucking seems to be getting more of the cri...
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says help is on the way to hundreds of motorists who spent a chilly night snowed in along on Interstate 95 after tractor-trailers lost control in the ice and snow and block...
To secure reliable capacity and ensure timely delivery amid driver shortages, shippers across the supply chain are relying more heavily on third-party logistics providers....
A truck driver chose to stay with his rig for two whole days while he waited for a tow after getting stuck in a ditch in North Dakota earlier this week. The truck driver lost control and went into a d...
Darling Ingredients Inc. has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately US$1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil fac...
Several semi trucks were severely damaged on Tuesday afternoon when a semi truck slammed into a group of stopped rigs. The accident happened on December 28th on Interstate 90 along the Snoqualmie Pas...
Here is the 2022 BulkLoads calendar! Thanks to all who submitted their rigs! Anyone who wants one, we will send you one completely for free! Just shoot us an email to [email protected] letting us ...
In 2021, UPS bailed out of the LTL business and Knight Swift jumped in. It was also the year a major railroad bought a major motor carrier and (almost) nobody noticed....
The program also helps the trucking industry fill a critical need for drivers....
Jared brings on Charlie Mckellips with CR Mckellips Rodeo to discuss trucking and buckin' bulls. Charlie runs a company that puts on rodeos, he also announces them. When he's not doing that, he's hau...
Transportation woes continue to haunt Northeast shippers as trucks remain hard to come by and freight rates skyrocket because of rising fuel costs and a scarcity of drivers. “Trucks are at a pre...
Deferred grain contracts are helpful tax planning tools. Simply, grain is sold at the local elevator, but payment is deferred to a future date. Most times, that payment date would be the first of the ...
GARDEN CITY, Kan.—A century after the Dust Bowl, another environmental catastrophe is coming to the High Plains of western Kansas. The signs are subtle but unequivocal: dry riverbeds, fields of ...
After nearly 25 years of export bans, U.S. potato farmers could begin to distribute and sell more fresh potatoes across all of Mexico by early 2022. American potato farmers and exporters currently are...
The White House effort on trucking is too focused on finding more drivers and not focused enough on making trucking jobs better....
Turlock, California-based The Swanson Family of Companies has acquired Delphos, Ohio-based D&D Ingredient Distributors Inc., a deal that will expand opportunities to better serve the animal feed a...
Cargill and Tyson Foods Inc. are each donating $100,000 to the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), the charitable foundation of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), to help with relief efforts for c...
Over the years, as a father reading books to my children, I realized there weren't any I could find about our industry to teach about both trucking and agriculture. Three years ago, I began putting t...
The founder of a Nebraska trucking firm has agreed to pay a $486,900 fine to the federal government for purchasing large amounts of his company’s stock as a director without properly reporting i...
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended a regional emergency declaration that allows trucks to move through the U.S. when bypassing Canadian areas cut off by floods a...
The 60-year-old transportation company said the bonuses will be handed out to drivers, maintenance technicians, and other full-time hourly employees who were hired before October 1 and are still emplo...
Record breaking winds swept across a large part of the country last week, sidelining trucks in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, and beyond. Now that the breeze has settled, some have posed the question: is col...
HILLSBORO – Montgomery County jurors returned a verdict for farmer James Reynolds in December, finding he didn’t cause a collision between his grain truck and a Toyota Prius. Plaintiffs Dy...
Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the winter load increase period. However, trucks must comply with current reg...
Jared brings on Ethan Forhetz, the National Spokesperson at Convoy of Hope to discuss the recent tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky last weekend. Ethan speaks on what they are currently doing to ...
A truck driver was sentenced earlier this week to 110 years in prison for a 2019 crash that left four people dead and several others injured in Colorado. By Friday, more than 3.4 million people had si...
The new 1.4 million bushel CHS elevator here is moving toward readying a highly automated testing and delivery system which will make life for farmers and elevator staff a lot less stressful during bu...
Unless you need to move grain due to tax planning, producers should be patient and hold off on making sales right now....
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again denied a request from a group of truck brokers for an exemption from a $75,000 bond requirement — but the petitioners contend the agency...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – a government agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) – has declared a South Dakota-based trucking company to b...
A boiler explosion at the Sanderson Farms Collins Feed Mill in Mississippi injured one person on Dec. 13, according to the Collins Fire Department. The department received the call at 9:36 a.m. that a...
Jared brings on Andrea Marks with TruckerNation to discuss the current Hours of Service along with other FMCSA regulations. She explains that truck drivers operating without HOS and logs have been mor...
Producers are over-ordering supplies for 2022, farmers are considering new cash crops, while others are getting out of the business....
A series of severe storms barreled across the U.S. Friday night, producing rare mid-December tornadoes. The system proved deadly as it ravaged areas across the Midwest and South. Officials said Sunday...
One of several tornadoes that raked through the Mid-South and central sections of the U.S. Friday night and into early Saturday morning toppled big rigs along Interstate 55 near Steele, Missouri, befo...
2100 employees will be laid off right before Christmas. Central Freight Lines is the largest trucking company to close since Celadon ceased operations in 2019....
STUTTGART, ARKANSAS, US — Riceland Foods, Inc., the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice, will invest $13.2 million to expand its plant in Stuttgart. The move comes in response to &...
Amid what one trucking analyst calls “an everything shortage,” shippers enter 2022 with heavy volumes of truck shipments bracing for continued higher ground freight rates. Those rates can ...
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, US — After two years of reorganizing, rightsizing the portfolio and getting the balance sheet where it needs to be — the so-called “fix” phase, Bunge Ltd. ...
At a time when owner-operators and CDL holders of all types are seeing record income, rates, and demand for their services, Overdrive sister publication Commercial Carrier Journal's Solutions Summit b...
Trucking is one of the most profitable businesses in the industry. That is because it’s relevant to almost every field of work. Every company, store, market requires shipment of goods, and this ...
Jared brings on a popular guest, Tim Brady, to discuss business forecasting and the new year. Tim explains what steps a business owner should take to plan for the next year ahead. He goes over market...
As insurance costs balloon for motor carriers in the age of nuclear verdicts and reptile litigation, Jean Gardner and Schuie Yankelewitz, CEO and COO of the Central Analysis Bureau (CAB) respectively,...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While global supply chain issues are reportedly easing, Florida farmers told lawmakers this week that perishable items with short shelf lives continue to struggle in being mo...
Finding the right gift for the trucker in your life is hard. Land Line Magazine’s Tyson Fisher shares his Cool Gift guide for the holidays....
The driver shortage has been one of the transportation industry’s hottest topics for years, and the coronavirus pandemic has put additional pressure on the shrinking driver workforce. In an indu...
Delaware Express represents another strategic acquisition that bolsters the Quantix fleet of specialized assets and reinforces the company’s footprint in the Mid-Atlantic region, a release state...
When Bill Ross started farming, the investment in machinery was a lot different than the requirements for a farmer today. “His dad bought a 1948 International B, a two-row planter, a two-row cul...
Timpte is recalling certain 2022 Bulk Commodity Hopper trailers based on information from ZF Wabco about iABS Electronic Control Unit assembly issues, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Admi...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The trucking industry has been feeling the impact of the nationwide worker shortage for some time. Now, new federal regulations may make it even more difficult to...
Temporarily raising the 80,000 lb. truck weight limit in California to 88,000 lbs. largely misses the mark when it comes to relieving historic congestion at the state’s ports, according to truck...
“We’re pleased the FMCSA recognized the challenges COVID still presents and the problems it has created, including supply chain issues, for the livestock industry and acted accordingly,&rd...
The HOS rule limits truckers to 11 hours of driving time and 14 consecutive hours of on-duty time in any 24-hour period and requires prescribed rest periods. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in ...
The American Transportation Research Institute’s latest trucking costs data suggest last year was good for carriers, but maybe not so much for drivers. ATRI’s newest study, “An Analy...
A group of Mississippi Delta farmers is suing Missouri-based UMB Bank in federal court after the bank seized their fall harvests as collateral from Express Grain, a Greenwood grain elevator and biodie...
Freight brokers are required to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulations for licensing. There are a few different types of operating authority licenses that frei...
Trucking is one of the most profitable businesses in the market today because almost every sales market requires the import and export of goods. How expensive it may seem to run a trucking business on...
Governor Bill Lee has joined 14 other Republican governors pushing “Operation Open Road”— a combined effort to deregulate trucking as the nation experiences supply chain issues....
Labor shortages continue to plague the ag industry, and the livestock industry is no exception. Jara Settles with the Livestock Marketing Association says the labor squeeze goes beyond processing faci...
Winding across a hilly, gravel road in Crockett, Virginia, is where you’ll find Allen Dix every day of the week except Sunday. “This is part of my 75-mile mail route that I travel six days...
FMCSA grants another extension for hours of service waiver for haulers of water and livestock feed VIEW THIS RELEASE ONLINE: governor.ND.gov...
CGB Enterprises, Inc., a leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1969, today announced that its subsidiary, Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB), has acquired Agspring Logistics, LLC...
Covid-19 clearly disrupted supply chains, but it also seems the pandemic had a measurable impact on the costs of trucking in 2020. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) tracked a 1.2 m...
Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) is seeking approximately $1.5 million in state and local financing as part of a planned $72 million expansion of its soybean processing facility in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, US. A...
American businesses are not facing a truck driver shortage as much as they are failing to fully utilize the drivers who are already on the job, a U.S. research scientist has argued. “The issue o...
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Arguably no image is more closely associated with trucking than a driver with a CB radio in one hand and the steering wheel in the other as the truck roars down the highway. Citizens band, or CB, radi...
St. Louis trucking company Red Bird Carriers is giving away hundreds of turkeys to police officers and firefighters at its downtown location on Friday. “Frankly, it’s a very simple message...
American long-haul truck drivers are “seriously underutilized,” and the problem comes from the scheduling practices of shippers and receivers, an expert from the Massachusetts Institute of...
A new platform is aiming to push the trucking industry forward by pairing independent truck owners with licensed drivers to create a scalable fleet....
Growing Consumption of urea-based nitrogenous fertilizers will help to boost the global nitrogen fertilizer market in the forecasted time period. Nitrogen Fertilizer is one of the most common kinds of...
Laura Reny has been an over-the-road truck driver since 2014. The Idaho resident got into the trucking industry full time to pay the bills after her husband passed away from a long illness. She was 63...
Jared brings on William Walls to talk about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). William discusses how DEF users can make their own and save money by doing so. He also touches on the shelf life of DEF and the ...
More than 195,000 drivers still hold operating authority gained over past 16 months, FTR analysis shows...
The Honeyford grain elevator, North Dakota's oldest cooperative elevator, is the first south of the U.S.-Canadian border to load an 8,500-foot — 1.6 miles-long — unit train. The train full...
Doud, who was raised on a dry-land sorghum, soybean, wheat, pig and cow-calf operation near Mankato, Kansas, said along with beef, China is increasing its demand for both corn and soybeans. "China is ...
Often times consumers don’t usually think about exactly where the food on their table comes from. Yes, it is purchased at the store, but where did it originate from? How did the store get it? Th...
Farmer-owned cooperative Landus purchased a 3.4-million-bu grain elevator in Atlantic, IA from Pipeline Foods after the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) joint venture filed for bankruptcy....
In reality, there is no shortage of people who want to get into truck driving, nor is there a shortage of people who have obtained commercial driving licenses (CDLs)....
With diesel prices spiking, the sector is calling for urgent action from the government, which it accuses of ‘neglect’...
The country is facing a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers, warned the American Trucking Associations (ATA), an industry group representing big US trucking companies, on Oct. 25. It’s a warning th...
The trucking industry is suing over president joe bidens vaccine policy that requires private sector employers with over 100 employees to be vaccinated against covid-19. The american trucking associat...
A dump truck driver disrupted traffic after striking an overpass and leaving an entire open box bed behind. The accident happened on Wednesday, November 10th at around 8:30 a.m. in Ottawa, Canada. ...
I’ve been driving a truck for 23 years. While driving, I’ve seen many scenic landscapes around the country, and I’ve met many generous and interesting people. But what I am most prou...
Earlier this year, the federal government asked members of U.S. transportation industries for their thoughts on problems within the supply chain. To no one's great surprise, the feds got an earful fro...
The North American Millers’ Association, along with other key supply chain stakeholders in the agricultural, foodservice, trucking, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, construction and energy se...
State and federal transportation agencies have recently upgraded and reclassified Washington State Route 281 as a heavy truck freight corridor allowing 10 million tons or more of mostly agricultural f...
A wholesale CEO said he's had to turn down a painful number of truckers because they can't pass drug tests. Drug and alcohol rules are keeping about 72,000 drivers off the road in the US, per governme...
Jared brings on Michael Hinton and Brad Ryan with AgTrax to discuss their grain software system. AgTrax has been the leading agricultural software provider for the past 25 years, serving customers acr...
“Congratulations to American PetroLog for receiving the Liquid Bulk Services Award from Penske Logistics,” said LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics. &...
Most truckers are not covered by President Joe Biden’s Covid vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses, according to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, a win for an industry that had war...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Wednesday to support livestock producers hurting for lack of feeding following this year’s historic drought. In a statement, th...
In conjunction with the release of the almost 500-page preamble prior to the publication of the formal federal rule, the Department of Labor released a prepared statement spelling out the primary requ...
Truck driving is becoming a desk job at Einride, the Swedish company whose electric Pods are now plying the freight yards at GE Appliances' 750-acre campus in Louisville, Kentucky. Why it matters: The...
GURLEY, NE — No injuries were reported after a grain truck came open while crossing railroad tracks in Gurley. Authorities say the accident happened Monday morning as a truck driver was attempti...
From an early age, Edward “EN” Hanson remembers riding in the cab of a truck or tractor with his dad and grandpa. “I don’t remember a time in the fall I wasn’t in a truck...
All eyes are on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where the ships waiting in San Pedro Bay have become a symbol of the worldwide logistics crunch. According to Marine Vessel Traffic.com, there ...
One reason is that the U.S. Department of Transportation makes it extremely difficult for would-be truckers to obtain commercial driver’s licenses if they’re being treated for opioid-use d...
It’s not always easy to run a company, but it’s especially difficult in the competitive transportation industry. So as my company approaches it’s 10-year mark, I am excited to share ...
It took Shawn Cwynar only two years to see all 48 states in the continental U.S. Rhode Island was the last state he drove into, but he particularly enjoys passing through the dense woodland of Vermont...
Donating a gift of grain is a simple, tax-wise way for farmers to make a difference in their local community. By giving grain to the cause close to their heart, farmers support an organization doing g...
If it would be legitimately unsafe to operate, the short answer to the question in the headline here is "yes," as detailed in this adaptation of an installment in Overdrive's "Trucking Law" series. In...
European corn farmers are facing the prospect of having to leave crops in fields because of the energy crunch, a fresh sign of how the crisis is heightening the risk of global food inflation. The grai...
While some industries are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, changing shopping habits and the surge in demand for goods have generated new opportunities in others. Chicago residen...
Rising fuel costs, parking among top owner-op concerns Fuel prices, truck parking and driver compensation are the top three trucking industry concerns for owner-operators, according to the American Tr...
The great global supply chain crisis of 2021 — which has ensnared groceries, holiday shopping and everything in between — has bottlenecked West Coast ports, and drawn the involvement of th...
Cully Frisard, COO of his family business, Frisard Cos., a Gramercy, La.-based trucking firm, and Gene Woolsey, a Missouri-based retired driver volunteering for Convoy of Hope, were formally honored a...
“We do a lot of custom farming, so keeping the machines rolling is key. We can’t be sitting in line waiting to dump and so forth. We needed something that we could get our grain in and kee...
The decades-old truck driver shortage, now estimated at 80,000, is bad and getting worse because of the nationwide service worker shortage, early retirements, the global pandemic and other acute econo...
Have you ever wondered what it's like being a broker in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade? Jared brings on Ryan Nelson of Barchart to talk about Ryan's start in the industry. Ryan worked at the C...
Audra Smith and about a half-dozen others camped out this week at the Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Drive Test Center in Fontana, hoping to put a small dent in the estimated shortage of 80,0...
Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California could keep some of America’s store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming f...
A man who was fired Thursday from a grain services company in Nebraska returned to the facility later in the day and fatally shot two people and wounded another, police said. Hours after he was termin...
The sale is part of ADM's review of its dry ethanol mills that started in 2016 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-adm-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-adm-ceo-says-wrong-time-for-monster-acquisitions-idUSKCN1P...
CLEVELAND — An Ohio Federal Court has struck down an argument that commercial truckers should be held to a higher standard of care on roadways because they are professional drivers. In Krendl v....
Jared brings on Angie Setzer, also known by her Twitter handle, "GoddessofGrain". Angie comes on the show to discuss grain marketing and how her program connects farmers directly with the end-user. ...
Farmers need more space to grow crops to meet mounting demand for food and renewable fuel at a time of slowing growth in yields, consultancy AgResource said on Tuesday. A renewable fuel push under U.S...
The trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers, a record high, Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, tells CNN. That's a 30% increase from before the pandemic, when the ...
Hoard’s reporter Michael McCully estimated in late September that a 3,500-cow operation can earn $350,000 annually from manure methane sales by partnering with an energy company. A dairy that ow...
Intermodal and logistics company Hub Group announced it acquired Choptank Transport Inc., which was founded in 2000 and is a provider of non-asset refrigerated transportation solutions. Hub Group repo...
PORTLAND, OREGON, US — Although its supply chain is comprised, Columbia Grain International (CGI) is working diligently with its vast producer network to move grains and pulses as fast as possib...
Oct. 18—Instead of joining the family farm, J.D. Burns joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Apollo High School in 2013, with no thoughts of returning to the family farm. Burns, 27, said...
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Gas prices are rising and employing truckers is getting harder by the day. These facts are nothing new, but News 40 investigated how these struggles impact Southcentral Kent...
Lauwers remembers all too well the moment he got that flash of inspiration. “I saw a rusty, ventilated brake disc. When you brake with that, you almost push the brake discs together and the blad...
As promised, we selected five submissions that rose to the top of a luv-filled field. We're buying lunch for each of those truckers mentioned by their luved ones. We're sending each driver a $25 Subwa...
Dale Hadden cannot find any spare tires for his combine harvester. So the Illinois farmer told his harvest crew to avoid driving on the sides of roads this autumn to avoid metal scraps that could shre...
A Thunder Bay grain terminal has established a record for the largest amount of grain loaded onto a single vessel in the history of the port. The new mark was reached Sunday at the G3 Canada elevator ...
Every facet of the industry is so competitive that it can feel like there’s no room for improvement in rates or costs. Imagine your operating ratio (OR) is over 100 and your investors and banks ...
MOLINE, Ill. — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday at midnight after “the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs,...
Jared brings on Kevin Johansen, Founder of AgButler, to discuss Kevin's platform. AgButler connects laborers to farmers and ranchers. Farmers simply post a job opportunity and laborers can connect wit...
American Trucking Associations (ATA) CEO Chris Spear in an email to members Tuesday night said his group "is working to ensure the ultimate rule, if and when it issues, takes into account the vital wo...
Being an owner-operator is an appealing career option for many drivers, but motor carriers that create opportunities through lease-purchase agreements face mounting legal challenges. Motor carriers we...
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KS (Oct. 12, 2021) – Bartlett, a Savage Company, has obtained approval from the Board of County Commissioners of Montgomery County, Kansas to receive county-issued industrial ...
Big-box retailers and their rail- and truck-carrier partners are the next targets of a more round-the-clock operating regime being coordinated by the Biden administration to help solve the supply chai...
As of September, it has been 18 months since industry members were face-to-face at a Technology & Maintenance Council meeting. This year’s Fall meeting in Cleveland showed, just as the truck...
The choppy trading environment in the grain markets has presented some great short-term opportunities for market participants on both sides of the market, creating a bit of a traders paradise....
OMAHA, Neb. -- Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Fl...
Officials say there could be as many as half a million shipping containers on cargo ships off the ports of LA and Long Beach, waiting to be offloaded. Frustrated truck drivers say the port needs to sp...
Because of the ongoing drought, Minnesota's governor has again signed an emergency order waiving some regulations on hours of service for truck drivers to allow for more efficient movement of livestoc...
There has never been more attention paid to freight transportation than what we are experiencing now. And like the Wall Street Bets crowd on Reddit, our industry loves talking about the direction of t...
The carriers, which are normally used for loose goods such as grain, coal, and other raw materials, were chosen because the beverage company could not get the shipping containers and cargo space neede...
The Andersons said Friday it has purchased Capstone Commodities LLC, a Texas-based company that provides feed ingredients to dairies, feed mills, feed yards, and other businesses....
One of Greenwood’s fastest-growing companies is seeking protection from its creditors. Express Grain Terminals LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Nort...
“As consumers start to spend more on services, you’re starting to see some substitution away from goods consumption, and that gives the entire system a chance to catch up,” Bingham s...
Jared brings on Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey's Corp, to discuss the history of how Stuckey's came to be! Stephanie dives into how they are bringing the popular brand back and what the future look...
How many more truck drivers are needed to balance the demand for truck transportation with the supply of capacity? My answer to this question for shippers procuring long-distance (outside of a given m...
Bankrupt Pipeline Foods LLC plans to sell property and a grain storage and handling facility in Atlantic, Iowa, to Scoular Co. for roughly $4.4 million. The offer is subject to higher bids and bankrup...
Shipping containers haul food, sure. But increasingly, they grow it, too. Just 5 gallons of water per day and the right amount of LED lighting, carbon dioxide, nutrients and humidity can yield bountif...
Farmers delivering corn and soybeans to the new CHS elevator in Herman, Minn., won’t be lining up their trucks and waiting to unload their crop. CHS has built the first-ever totally automated el...
“From the beginning of Kodiak, we have always tried really hard to thoughtfully integrate our technology into the platform,” CEO Don Burnette told FreightWaves in an interview. “Ther...
GOODLAND, KANSAS, US — Scoular announced on Sept. 27 that is has purchased a grain handling and processing facility from Archer Daniels Midland Co. near Goodland, Kansas. The facility, located 5...
For the first time since Todd Amen’s ATBS firm has been tracking fleet and average independent owner operator salaries, pay levels have cracked an annual rate of more than $70,000. That was the ...
The Columbus, Indiana-based business management consultancy lowered its Class 8 truck production forecast from 308,000 to 265,000 with “additional downside risk,” Kenny Vieth, ACT presiden...
The man driving the truck was unaware his back end loader was up and accelerated while under a grain elevator, according to Delaware State Police. The loader hit the elevator, which fell onto the truc...
While a truck driver shortage creates obstacles for the businesses that depend on drivers for deliveries, it has opened doors for others. Because of this shortage, new employment opportunities are ava...
The latest expansion is the acquisition of Gramco Feeds in New York. Scot Hillman, a fourth-generation Heiskell, is the current CEO of the company. His son, Jeff Hillman is the chief financial officer...
A truck driver who was hit by a falling 48-pound tire at a Goodyear Tire & Service Center near Harrisburg has been awarded more than $1.3 million in damages by a federal jury....
Jared brings on Demarco Thomas with Metromax to share his story on building his business. Demarco talks about how big he grew his company in just 5 years. He talks about the mistakes he made and how h...
I’m talking about the physical weight of the wheel. How much does the actual wheel weigh? I have to be honest and admit that the wheel's weight never crossed my mind when I was a technician. Dis...
New Cooperative, a farm services business with headquarters in Fort Dodge, was targeted by a Russian-backed ransomware group called BlackMatter. Bloomberg News, citing a cybersecurity expert, said Bla...
The company has implemented a card reader system at scale houses in three Ag Valley locations, North Platte, Bartley and Edison, to reduce the labor involved in taking in grain. Upon entering an inbou...
THE PROCLAMATION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER 17TH, ALLOWING VEHICLES TRANSPORTING CORN, SOYBEANS, HAY, STRAW, SILAGE AND STOVER TO BE OVERWEIGHT WITHOUT A PERMIT, BUT NOT EX...
SEYMOUR - The chief executive officer of the newly-formed agricultural and energy cooperative Premier Companies in Seymour says co-ops across the country are seeing the need to gain size and scale to ...
When you advise independent owner-operators on their finances, you get a good look at how they’re doing. And Todd Amen of ATBS likes what he’s seeing....
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The trucking industry is a vital part of shipping across the country, and, locally, in Texas. “A lot of people don’t realize the trucking industry is huge. Ju...
Independent owner-operators took congressional Democrats to task for failing to fund expanded truck parking in the $3.5 trillion federal spending bill. In marking up its portion of the legislation on ...
A lot has happened in the past 13 months, with prices moving from $3.07 corn futures to the $7.76 high May 13, 2021. Soybeans moved from $8.70 on August 7, 2020, to $16.60 on May 13, 2021, and HRS whe...
For July, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported a decline of 1.2% in its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Trucking Index. The drop follows a 2% decline in June. The ATA index compares freight ...
(Reuters) – Kansas City Southern said it planned to accept Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd’s $27.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer as superior to its $29.6 billion deal to sell itsel...
A Des Moines businessman and philanthropist who has been chairman of the Des Moines-based World Food Prize Foundation has died at the age of 78 after a long illness....
CDLLife reader Sammy sent in touching video of a funeral convoy for 68 year old truck driver Gary Mathis of Mathis Farms. The video was captured in Roaring River, North Carolina Mathis passed away aft...
This special week to acknowledge the often-overlooked work of truck drivers of all stripes once again will be observed against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the added demands it makes of t...
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear pushed back on President Joe Biden's plan requiring companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID vaccinations or require workers...
Aon Transportation Programs and CarrierHQ have teamed up to launch the Small Fleet Advantage trucking insurance program that allows small fleets to directly influence their insurance premiums, even du...
Supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to disrupt the dairy industry, impacting processing schedules. Even though milk production continues to best prior-year volumes, processors are running...
Jared brings on Roland Wohlgemuth for this episode to talk about Roland's invention: The Camera Arm. He discusses why he created this product and explains the many benefits it provides. This camera al...
The heated debate over vaccine mandates has spilled over into the trucking industry with some shippers and major players now requiring drivers to be vaccinated, with Tyson Foods chiefly among them. On...
Last month a trucking company in Illinois contacted me. They were concerned about the high cost of their trucking insurance and asked if I could help. I reviewed their policy’s declaration pages...
The truck driver shortage presents an ongoing challenge for the logistics industry. However, many people understandably wonder why it’s still a problem. One often-cited challenge is that there a...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers Cooperative announced they are forming a joint venture to purchase and operate a grain facility west of Defiance, Ohio. Together, GROWMARK and Leg...