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Time is money in the trucking business, and nothing hurts carriers, shippers and brokers more than wasted time. But while everyone may agree that excessive detention is a problem, solving the issue is...
A shift to time-based truckload rates will come, eventually, as electronic logging and detention disputes reshape supply chains, a TIA report finds....
The dry bulk market seems to be settling down to yet another bearish period, after third quarter’s rebound. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking noted that “with the ...
CHICAGO — Grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co. is waiving the fees it charges farmers to dry grain at three of its Midwestern corn processors as it seeks supplies to keep the plants running...
GYPSUM — An attempt to avoid a head-on collision with a cattle tractor-trailer rig sent a Peterson Farm grain truck into the ditch on east Kansas Highway 4 near Gypsum Wednesday afternoon. From ...
(USDA/ARS) — Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double t...
Trevor Darrow, a truck driver in Illinois, recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Just Brands USA after he failed a drug test and lost his job. Just Brands USA is a CBD candy maker based out of...
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – A trucker recently received an unwelcome visitor while traveling down a Michigan highway. According to an official report, the incident occurred in late October when Tom Pet...
LANSING, MI -- Hemp, the once-derided and still-stigmatized cannabis cousin of marijuana, could become Michigan’s next big cash crop. Cannibidol, known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp that i...
Although final figures have yet to be compiled, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Dennis Burns said yields would be below average for the 2019 crop year. He also noted that wheat production might rise whil...
Crop yields are critical to determining whether it’s cheaper to buy feed or grow your own. If you can’t get high yields, it may be cheaper to buy feed. Twenty-five Pennsylvania dairy farme...
A weak third quarter for the phosphate fertilizer business led a to $44 million quarterly loss for the Mosaic Co. LAKELAND — Weak results in the Mosaic Co.’s phosphate segment based in Cen...
A trucking company owner who evaded paying the federal government about $2.3 million in personal and corporate income taxes was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday, federal authorities said. Tito...
* Marubeni Chief Financial Officer Nobuhiro Yabe said on Tuesday that the Japanese trading house has no plan to sell its U.S. agri-business unit Gavilon. * Marubeni’s agri-business profit in the...
Oct 28 - Nov 3 - More loads left the West Coast ports, heading toward retail distribution centers in advance of the holiday shopping season. The additional volume shored up van rates at the end of the...
It is not unusual to see a trucker with years of experience in the industry to step out of the cabin and into the shoes of a freight broker. In comparison to other people, truckers are well-suited to ...
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S. — In its new series of 10-year outlooks for corn, soybeans and wheat, the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group at Rabo AgriFinance foresees U.S. grain prices rema...
“There is a certain amount of anxiousness in the farming community now,” says Capron farmer Marshall Newhouse. “It’s time to get the crops out and guys want to work.” A w...
With a return to normal weather, farmers will expand vastly their corn and soybean plantings next year — enough to produce their largest corn crop ever and the fourth-largest soybean crop, accor...
Dale Bartlett, a co-owner of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., was sentenced Saturday to five years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of one felony count of writing a hot check. Turner Grai...
The costs associated with trucking have increased substantially, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute. ATRI on Nov. 4 released “An Analysis of the Operat...
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According to emails sent from Omnitracs to its ELD service users, due to the U.S. Government's required 3g/GPS change an emergency firmware update was required to be installed on all Omnitracs IVG ELD...
Check out our podcast this week with Candy Saunders! Hailey sits down and chats with Candy about the apple and cherry hauling industry! ...
hyundai has revealed two new hydrogen-powered concepts – a fuel cell electric semi-truck and refrigerated trailer. both vehicles are part of the automaker’s fuel cell electric vehicle 2030...
(CN) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its interim final rule on hemp production in America, clearing the way for farmers to cultivate what could be a highly lucrative — or highl...
On today's episode Dooner and Chad have an update on the Idaho hemp truckers and news on the USDA's new ruling, UberFreight UBER 0.03% crosses the border, we find out who made the Dean's List, play tr...
Sunday, November 3, 2019 College of The Albemarle is moving ahead with plans to launch a truck driving training course in Chowan County with a target starting date of fall 2020. Robin Zinmeister, admi...
Agricultural operations face many of the same challenges that other types of business do -- and they encounter some unique obstacles and opportunities, as well. In August of 2017, USDA and SCORE joine...
Agricultural operations face many of the same challenges that other types of business do -- and they encounter some unique obstacles and opportunities, as well. In August of 2017, USDA and SCORE joine...
While larger cities such as Memphis, Tennessee, is known as the hub for FedEx and Houston, Texas, referred to as the “Oil Capital of the World,” the city of Joplin, a longtime trucking hub, has been c...
“Representative Cartwright has a financial interest in a law firm that specializes in ‘big truck litigation’ and advertises itself as ‘the nation’s leading truck acciden...
Dive Brief: Excess capacity in the trucking market dragging down spot market and contract pricing by double digits put pressure on C.H. Robinson's revenue in the third quarter, executives said on an e...
USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK) reported an adjusted loss of $0.13 per share excluding amortization from an acquisition in the third quarter of 2019. The company reported earnings of $0.43 per share in...
When farmer Trevor Berkan suddenly passed away, his Saskatchewan community rallied together. Seeing as how it would be nearly impossible for his grieving family to finish taking care of the season&rsq...
Farmers who want to start growing cover crops can turn to “recipes” on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website. Free downloadable PDFs tell how and why to add cover crops into a corn-so...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People who live and work near Independence and Wilson avenues are fed up with semi-trucks crashing into the same bridge. For years, commercial trucks have either missed or ign...
MINNEAPOLIS — Pipeline Foods, a supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-G.M.O. and regenerative food and feed, announced on Oct. 29 it has reached an agreement, in pri...
To distract myself from my many failings, I went to town for breakfast with friends where I ended up talking about truckers. Why not? God forbid I’d start a discussion about politics in a publi...
Hilarious footage shows a driver struggling to operate a car with a stick shift while an amused trucker provides a running commentary. The video was filmed in Buffalo, New York by the laughing trucker...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday issued its proposed regulations on hemp production as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. The USDA established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program throu...
A key benefit that is driving autonomous truck development is their increased safety. Large truck fatalities in the USA rose to an all-time high of 4,761 fatalities in 2017. According to the Minnesota...
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Bunge Ltd. has a new CEO: agribusiness veteran Greg Heckman has more than three decades of experience in the agriculture, energy and food processing industries. Heckman joined the Bunge board in Octob...
A northwest Missouri farmer will be heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history. Federal prosecutors in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. farmers did not make the harvest progress last week that the trade expected, according to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report....
Late last spring, Donnie Conway of Melrose, Iowa, wanted to plant pearl millet in his fencerows for erosion control, wildlife habit, and forage for his cow/calf herd. He struggled to find seed. &ldquo...
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Many Northwest Indiana residents have probably found themselves sitting in their vehicle near or where Interstates 94 and 65 converge, surrounded by large trucks and other vehicles and inching their w...
ATLANTA, Ill. — This harvest season will be memorable for a lot of farmers for various reasons, but especially for Central Illinois farmer Ronnie Yeast. At age 83, he has decided that like it or...
My team at the University of Illinois just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S.&mda...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona state trooper shot and wounded a man driving a big rig the wrong way on a highway after bolting from a traffic stop and commercial vehicle inspection, official...
Autonomous cars are going to revolutionize a lot of things, mainly the way we get around. No more having to sit in traffic for hours without anything to do. Self-driving cars will take a lot of the ha...
On Oct. 9, Greg Rush was harvesting a field of soybeans on the flat terrain common to the northern portion of Boone County. The soybean field was just outside of the small town of Sturgeon, and Rush&r...
“Roll on highway, roll on along/ Roll on daddy till you get back home/ Roll on family, roll on crew/ Roll on momma like I asked you to do/ And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on.” Those lyri...
We are doing our biggest giveaway yet!! Our friends over at Cleveland Vibrator sent us one of their trailer vibrators and we want to give it away to one lucky and special trucker!! Send us an email or...
Daimler AG, Volvo AB and other truck makers should be ordered to pay 867 million euro ($965 million) over a price-fixing cartel, according to lawyers in Germany for companies that were overcharged. Th...
The biggest hurdle for farmers who are transitioning to organic crop production is timing. USDA requires a three-year transition period for farmers to certify their land as organic, which is essential...
Student designs of future vocational trucks may contain some long-term value for the Western Star Truck Sales subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Some ideas from a collaboration between...
California air regulators want to force a wave of cleaner trucks onto the road by requiring that half of all medium and heavy trucks sales be for zero-emission vehicles by 2030. If adopted by the Cali...
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment as it considers a trucking industry petition to preempt Washington state’s meal and rest break rules ...
The Iowa Department of Transportation is raising some sections of Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs to keep traffic moving even when the Missouri River is at flood stage....
Hamburg, Iowa is a river town located in the Southwest corner of the state. It is a place which has seen a lot of flooding, after levees breached along the Missouri River earlier in the year. “W...
Freeze damage this past weekend likely impacted corn and soybeans differently, but analysts believe true yield reports will not be available until January ...
Even though it’s October, reminders of the devastating March floods in the western Corn Belt haven’t faded. Roads are still closed, farms drowned, and the volume of grain carloads leaving ...
A grain elevator caught fire and was destroyed in Whitman County Tuesday, KHQ reported. The Colfax Fire Department said crews were letting the large blaze near Winona, Washington, burn due to high win...
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That’s the famous beginning of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. It could just as well be the beginning of the tale ...
Paragon Processing, the largest hemp processing and climate-controlled storage facility currently operating in the U.S., is offering a much-needed solution to farmers, who are dealing with the crisis ...
The rules on Hours of Service (HOS) are the standards by which both short haul and long haul drivers measure their drive time and their rest time. "This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving...
OMAHA, NEB. — Scoular, an organic grain merchandising company, is expanding its portfolio of certified organic assets. The company recently secured organic certification for its facilities in He...
Superior Ag has partnered with Central Kentucky Grain LLC., a grain storage facility located in Lebanon, KY. The business will continue to operate as Central Kentucky Grain LLC. All operations and per...
PARK CITY, Kan. – The organization that raises funds to help truckers and their families in the U.S. and Canada has announced its 12th annual holiday fundraising campaign. The Truckers Christmas...
Good Morning from Allendale, Inc. with the early morning commentary for October 22, 2019. Grain markets continue to show low trading volumes, with minimal fund activity as traders continue to focus on...
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An article published 100 years ago in the Medford Mail-Tribune predicted motor trucks would replace railroads just as the automobile had pushed aside horses on city streets and country roads. Under th...
Blue-collar workers in general have struggled in recent decades as pay and job security tumbles. But, following the largest strike since 1970, General Motors employees represented by the United Automo...
A combine is more than just a machine for Curtis Lewis; it’s his office. “Custom harvesting, I’ve been doing that all my life,” said Curtis Lewis, who lives in Bates City, Mo. ...
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hemp farming has become a hot commodity in the Lone Star State. House Bill 1325 authorized production of hemp in Texas Texas Department of Agriculture needs to send plan to USDA Hemp ...
An article published 100 years ago in the Medford Mail-Tribune predicted motor trucks would replace railroads just as the automobile had pushed aside horses on city streets and country roads....
RISING — It’s been slower than usual at the Premier Cooperative grain elevator in Rising, just west of Champaign. Farmers were late to start planting, so harvest is coming in late. “...
An explosion today (Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019) at Cargill’s Dodge City beef packing plant has injured two employees and shuttered the facility for the remainder of the day. The plant has a slaught...
With so much late-planted corn, it’s likely many farmers are struggling with wet grain. Because drying costs could be prohibitive, they’re looking for ways to market high-moisture corn and...
Online marketplaces are pretty good at recommending the exact sort of products you want. A slew of job-hunt websites are happy to send along potential openings tailored to your field, experience level...
A week before the largest U.S. trucking company reports third-quarter earnings, Knight-Swift Transportation CEO David Jackson is preparing investors for the volatility in the industry to hit the compa...
US soybean prices, planted acres are expected to stay low as trade challenges and the spread of African Swine Fever continue, say analysts....
Plentiful rain has been the weather condition for much of the Corn Belt this year, and according to a report by Adisseo and Novak Weather Consultants, this pattern will continue for several more weeks...
We're getting a better idea of just how far along harvest is following a historic, wet spring. The USDA has released new crop progress numbers. It reports only 22% of the corn in 18 states is harveste...
A week before the largest U.S. trucking company reports third-quarter earnings, Knight-Swift Transportation CEO David Jackson is preparing investors for the volatility in the industry to hit the compa...
When Tim Chelette is driving his 18-wheeler on interstate highways, he doesn't see other cars and trucks — he sees people. The Middle Tennessee-based truck driver is one of the safest drivers on...
Freight shipments by all modes of transportation – truck, rail, air, and barge – within the US fell 3.4% in September 2019, compared to September last year, according to the Cass Freight I...
A California trucker is making headlines for his biting self-introduction on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Cardiff, California resident Blair Davis made a splash during his Monday nigh...
Tuesday afternoon, Jim Trietsch did something that hasn't happened in Indiana for more than 80 years. Equipped with garden shears and his two sons by his side, Trietsch is now harvesting a large field...
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Bunge Ltd. is relocating its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, U.S., to St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. “While St. Louis is already an important hub...
Corn planted later in the season isn’t mature at the same time as what was planted on time—duh, right? It’s more than just the calendar delaying the corn’s maturity, something ...
“Oats know” is an old adage in Chicago grains markets, where moves in thinly traded oats can be a precursor for what may happen in the larger-volume corn and wheat contracts. What oats may...
Country Wide RV Transport (CWRV), the nation's second largest RV and motor-home transportation provider, is shutting down for good, according to information received late Friday by FreightWaves. The 5...
Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue ruffled some farmer feathers this week with a remark about the future of small dairies. There has been a lot of media coverage with varying degrees of accuracy since, but ...
As Americans, we all participate in agriculture—the system that feeds our economy as well as our families. From our personal health to the state of the climate, agriculture affects critical aspe...
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The millennials she works with planted the seed. All of their talk about industrial hemp and how it's going to be a real game changer for farmers and the environment is what led JoAnn Austin to resear...
Last year, Rebekah Koon left her job as an assistant manager of a gas station in Fort Bragg, N.C., to train as a truck driver, inspired by watching her uncle hit the road as a long-haul trucker when s...
Wayne Levinson and I discuss the history of fuel surcharges and how they are calculated differently among shippers and brokers. ...
ELLIS, Idaho — The weather has been a headache for some area farmers this year. Heavy rain in the spring delayed planting, and in the fall, rain again delayed some from harvesting their grain. N...
BETHEL, Pa. — In a field off Route 501, a John Deere combine and its operator have stopped for the day. The field once had sunflowers, but now shredded soft parts of stems cover the ground. Jake...
TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man was sentenced to prison today for orchestrating an elaborate shipping scam by which he defrauded five freight brokers out of $2.6...
Founded by an 18-year-old five years ago, Silver Trucking is on track to break $10 million in revenueFounded by an 18-year-old five years ago, Silver Trucking is on track to break $10 million in reven...
Thursday’s USDA Crop Production report increased corn average yield slightly to 168.4 bu. per acre, up 0.2 bu. per acre from September. Soybean estimated yield dropped 1 bu. per acre to 46.9 bu....
As farms grow larger, they often outgrow the resources of community banks, said Curt Hudnutt, head of rural banking for North America at Rabobank, a global leader in ag finance. “As the U.S. ag ...
INDEPENDENCE, Mo -- A man trying to rush his wife to the hospital got stuck in rush-hour traffic. While they were boxed in, a box truck driver came to the rescue, and escorted the couple to Centerpoin...
When Harold Sumerford’s phone rang at 2:30 a.m. on April 2, he knew the news couldn’t be good. But he figured it was probably the safety department – not the CFO telling him the comp...
SAN DIEGO — The trucking industry needs to get out in front of the challenges it faces with the growing legalization of marijuana, according to the co-chairman of an American Trucking Associatio...
On Monday, President Donald Trump oversaw the signing of two limited trade deals with Japan, reducing tariffs on agricultural products including $2.9 billion worth of America’s beef and pork pro...
Dallas-based Stevens Tanker Division has notified the state of Texas it will cease operations by October 15. The closure will permanently affect 586 jobs across Texas, according to a notice sent to th...
Bayer has taken some hits since it closed on its purchase of Monsanto in June 2018. Its stock price of $30.10 on June 8, 2018, has dipped to last Friday’s (October 4) $17.50 close. So far, Bayer...
Meteorologists are calling for a cold week across the Upper Midwest. But it’s not just the cold that has farmers concerned—it’s the snow in the forecast. Hype over a possible early f...
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...
This year’s railroad slump is getting worse as a slowdown in manufacturing threatens broader weakness in the U.S. economy. There’s no bottom in sight as the decline in carloads for large U...
Transport Topics Associate News Editor Dan Ronan recaps the MCE 2019 session in which shippers offered their perspective on critical issues to the trucking industry. ...
Agriculture in brief: 10/05/2019...
Along a rural stretch of the Alaska Highway, just south of Liard Hot Springs, a large memorial has been erected to ensure that the shortened lives of a young tourist couple are never forgotten....
WASHINGTON — The for-hire trucking industry has lost 9,300 jobs the past two months, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly job report released Friday, which showed that overall, U...
(TNS) — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced a tentative timeline for expanded information technology systems (ITS) to be installed along I-469 and I-69 in Allen County...
Immigration consultants and trucking firms with sketchy safety records have found ways to exploit foreign job seekers, sometimes with tragic results when unprepared drivers are sent out on the road, a...
The immature crops, rain and snow that have delayed harvest will have wide-ranging ramifications: some are obvious and some are not. The financial hit is at the top of the obvious list. A lot of malti...
Recently I had the opportunity to test-drive Covenant Transport Group’s latest addition to its fleet – the amazingly clever automatic Freightliner Cascadia fully equipped with a Detroit en...
If you think you’re seeing more trucks on the road, it’s not your imagination. And more are coming, meaning that work needs to be done on highways and other infrastructure to keep up with ...
The Andersons Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Wednesday that they have merged four ethanol operations into a new company: The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC. The operations involved are the Al...
U.S. Class I railroads BNSF (NYSE: BRK), Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP), CSX (NYSE: CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) got slammed with lawsuits this week from shippers of various industries. The lawsui...
Like most American sports fans, Oakley Trucking operations manager Nick Dulaney will find himself watching some of the MLB playoffs at some point over the next month. Maybe it’ll be the game tha...
A group of truckers plan to hold a demonstration on interstates around Sioux Falls on Thursday morning to protest problems facing the trucking industry. The group will have a "slow roll" on I-29, I-22...
The Energy Department's Vehicle Technologies Office's "fact of the week" pulls data on 2 key categories of medium- and heavy-duty trucks to illustrate what prolific fuel users they are. The big pictur...
Outside the Danvers branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, Congressman Seth Moulton publicly announced legislation he's filed in hopes of making it easier for traffic safety officials to...
RHEEMS, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S. — The Wenger Group said on Sept. 30 that it will purchase Risser Grain, LLC, including seven grain locations, a fertilizer facility and a feed mill. The purchase agree...
The trucking industry has seen a downturn in 2019 – with thousands of job losses and hundreds of bankruptcies. Truck drivers including Kentucky-based Chad Boblett have called the conditions a &l...
A Maryland man has pled guilty to fraud charges after he allegedly rerouted and stole more than 1000 payment checks from trucking companies as part of a “double brokering” scheme. On Septe...
Women now make up over 10 percent of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers, an increase of almost 30 percent over the 7.89 percent seen in the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association’s 2018 survey. The ...
It is hard to run a trucking company in 2019. Over 600 companies have shut their doors this year, and plenty of others are struggling just to stay on the highway. In order to stay in the game, these c...
An insurer sold an inadequate policy to a trucking company whose warehouse flooded..... ...
The US trucking industry spent an estimated $89.7 billion on diesel fuel in 2016 alone. Fuel is the second biggest expense motor carriers face, after labor costs. Since it's such a huge chunk of a tru...
The markets took off on Monday after USDA released it's latest grain stocks report and on news about China. The USDA pegs the old corn crop now at 2.11 billion bushels. That's down 1% from a year ago....
In the future, cornstarch may not be the only corn product possibly found in diapers. Archer Daniels Midland Company and LG Chem announced a joint development agreement to create biobased acrylic acid...
I am probably more familiar with what happens in truck stops than nearly everyone in this valley due to the fact I have traveled many thousands of miles in trucks as a hitchhiker. Yes, there are bad t...
Marubeni Corp., one of the world’s biggest general trading companies, has sounded out at least two potential buyers for its U.S. grains unit Gavilon Group LLC, according to people familiar with ...
For the past few years the trucking industry has been focusing on electronic logging device (ELD) mandates. The U.S. first published its final ELD mandate in 2015, with fleet compliance starting in De...
FARGO N.D. — It’s a grand old round–up of truckers from across the valley for a significant cause. Seventy trucks escorted by police made their annual eighteen–mile–drive...
If you look back at years past when our nation was a more agrarian society, the farmer was a respected person in the community. People were closer to agriculture and more in touch with the way farms w...
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Ken Foltz talks about their humble beginnings and growing to having a fleet of over 200 hopper units. Listen here: https://www.bulkloads.com/tools/podcasts/ken-foltz-on-growing-to-one-of-the-larges...
David Heller, vice president of business development for Ashley Distribution Services, said at the CSCMP Edge 2019 conference last week that the owners of Ashley Furniture decided, “‘Why d...
For the long-haul truckers that stay away from their families for days at a stretch, fatigue and physical discomfort are some of the most commonly shared realities of being behind the wheel. In some c...
Not all female truck drivers agree with the findings of an American Transportation Research Institute survey that said far more women than men deal with lengthy detentions....
Cargill Inc., America’s largest closely held company, posted a gain in quarterly earnings fueled by expanding global appetite for meat. Demand for protein such as beef, eggs and poultry helped t...
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo signed a trade agreement on Sept. 25 that lowers or eliminates tariffs on many U.S. ag products and increa...
Just six or seven months ago, Kentucky was dealing with overabundant rainfall and soaked pastures, but now things are close to bone dry. Kentucky needs rain, and fast. “Unfortunately, we’v...
ELKHART, KANSAS, U.S. — Scoular Co. and Elkhart Cooperative on Sept. 25 announced a partnership that will create an additional 2 million bushels of grain storage space. Elkhart Cooperative, whic...
This week, a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel ruled against 40 year old semi truck driver Na’ron Akins and upheld the $14,250 he was issued for driving an overweight truck on a roadway in Helle...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded over $77 million in grants to help states improve safety and reduce crashes. The funding package, announced on September 25, includes $4...
The United States and Japan reached a trade deal Wednesday that could lead to more exports of Sacramento-area crops. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced two new tra...
Skyrocketing college costs and stagnant wages are causing many high schoolers to reevaluate their options as graduation nears. The old adage that a four-year college is the best road to the middle cla...
GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) — Giles County has had barely any decent rainfall since early this summer and cattle farmers in the area say it’s crippling them. Drought is drying out business on...
Global Agriculture Market Forecast to 2022 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global agriculture market....
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended by 14 days the comment period for a proposed rule the agency claims would add flexibility to hours-of-service regulation...
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The USS Eagle 56 was only five miles off the coast of Maine when it exploded. The World War I-era patrol boat split in half, then slipped beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. The Eagle 56 had be...
Benton County EMA Director Richard Kee said the call was actually for one semi truck hitting another, making a sound so loud drivers thought it was an explosion. According to the Tennessee Highway Pat...
If you are a trucker who is curious about CBD oil, take a look at this informative short video on how it could impact your trucking career. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) r...
The increasing primacy of e-commerce ensures that logistics and transport companies are well-represented on recent Inc. 500 lists. (Indeed, last year's top 10 featured two firms that serve that space,...
Lately, American farmers have not been given much good news when it comes to trade. American Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton tells Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Media Relations Ty Higgins that ...
America's $800 billion trucking industry has been in a recession since the beginning of 2019, according to ACT Research. The culprits: President Donald Trump's trade war and a glut of trucking capacit...
Like an earthquake, the two major stories of the week hit trucking hard with the fallout yet to be fully measured as neither are fully resolved. The attack on Saudi Arabian oil production and the Gene...
Iowa State University recently broke ground to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, ...
HOUSTON — A big rig driver made a mistake that nearly cost him his life Thursday afternoon in north Houston. But a hero with a hammer came to his rescue The trucker drove directly into floodwate...
Contract rates for trucking are still sliding while spot rates are flat to up, compressing freight brokerages’ gross margins. In a challenging freight environment for third-party logistics prov...
Late planting, excessive rains, flood damage and other environmental factors this year have resulted in a range of crop stage development across the area. For soybean producers, some fields are in lat...
MULVANE, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a 39-year-old man has died after he got trapped in a grain truck near Mulvane. Crews responded at around 12:15 p.m. Friday to the report of a man not breathing a...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Sept. 19, CHS Inc. announced plans for a significant renovation at its Fairmont, Minn., soybean processing plant. The expansion will increase market access for regional soyb...
A coalition of 31 trucking and trade groups is urging Congress to halt four bills it claims would cost the industry billions of dollars in “burdensome” unfunded mandates. The coalition sen...
US agricultural exports are projected to reach $137bn in fiscal year (FY) 2020, up $2.5bn from the revised forecast for FY 2019. The anticipated increase will primarily be driven by higher exports of ...
Mendota mill to replace three older facilities....
Living in Saint Louis, I am acutely aware of the flow of water through America’s heartland. We are at the confluence of the country’s two longest rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi [...
Washington D.C. – He did not plan to say it, but after a safety advocate urged regulators to tighten restrictions on truckers even more, fifteen-year trucking veteran and founder of the United S...
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., the biggest freight broker in North America, will double its technology spending over the next five years as it fends off challenges from a growing field of digital start...
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) data, carriers who operate smaller fleet sizes of one to six trucks continue to add power to their operation, with tractor counts growing 5% ...
Hardly a day goes by without someone suggesting that technologies like AI, machine learning, and robotics will transform the 21st century labor market. A prominent example of this has been in truck dr...
With harvest season coming up in a hurry, farmers want to make sure bins are ready to receive the new crop. However, that has been more of a challenge than normal for some. Fayette County, Iowa, farme...
Two truck drivers can’t sue the nation’s trucking regulator over inaccurate driver data because the entity isn’t a consumer reporting agency, a federal district court in Washington r...
WASHINGTON — Drivers and trucking industry representatives had another chance to voice comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to change certain hours-of-ser...
Blood on the tracks. Commodity blood. Dennis Haugen stared in disbelief at a wealth of frozen vegetables, seafood, butter, flour, lead ingots, lumber, and a motley array of odds-and-ends scattered acr...
The history of early human advancement is the history of harvesting prosperity from agricultural innovation. In Harvesting Prosperity: Technology and Productivity Growth in Agriculture, we argue that ...
The coalition, which is led by OOIDA and includes dozens of trade associations, opposes bills that would mandate underride guards, speed limiters, automatic emergency braking systems, and a minimum o...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The owners of two trucking companies that hauled refuse and scrap metal through Rhode Island and Massachusetts have been sentenced to a year of probation each for telling thei...
Insurance costs for many motor carriers have crept higher in recent years, particularly for commercial auto liability insurance. The trucking and insurance industry experts I’ve spoken with over...
A local legislator and an area business are supporting state legislation that would allow trucks to specifically carry heavier loads of masonry products on Indiana highways. Most semi-tractor trailers...
An Indiana woman was sentenced Sept. 11 to nearly five years in federal prison for embezzling more than $800,000 from a trucking company. Once released from federal prison, Lucy Owens, 42, of Hobart, ...
Diesel prices could spike by over 20% overnight due to the market coming to grips with the biggest blackswan event to hit oil in over a decade. On Friday night, while most of the U.S. was settling in ...
In the last few years, Chris Adams has touched down in 11 countries. Business cards and brochures in hand, this young and business-savvy farmer-turned-globetrotter has one goal: build personal relatio...
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) expects to see significant improvement in efficiency when it completes the commissioning of its new feed manufacturing facility in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. The facility,...
We’re not quite halfway through our harvest here in Canada: The lentils and barley are done, the canola is starting to come in, and soon we’ll get to the durum wheat and chickpeas. It has ...