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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...
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...
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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...
The Krinke family has been farming the same land in North Dakota for more than a century. In Neil Krinke’s many years of running the place, he’s grown a lot more than crops. He also collec...
Grain shippers on the U.S. Gulf Coast reported more damage from Hurricane Ida to their terminals on Wednesday as Cargill Inc confirmed damage to a second facility, while power outages across southern ...
Jeff Malone joins Jared this week to talk about their grain accounting software, Grainworx. Jeff discusses the history behind the system and why it was created. Jeff Malone [email protected] ...
Hurricane Ida barrelled into the Louisiana coast on Aug. 29, bringing 150 mph (230 kph) wind gusts, torrential rain, and widespread power outages to New Orleans and the surrounding region. It also bro...
SEYMOUR - Two southern Indiana agricultural cooperatives have merged to create Premier Companies, headquartered in Seymour. The former White River Cooperative Inc., headquartered in Loogootee, and Pre...
After 41 years, a family-owned dry and liquid bulk trucking company ceased operations as of midnight Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told FreightWaves. Dillon Logistics Inc., doing business ...
As the U.S. harvest season kicks into high gear over the next month, grain shippers will be watching whether freight railroads’ train speeds will be able to keep up with a potentially sudden ram...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants extension of the expanded modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002. The exten...
According to social media posts by members of some trucking groups, a number of drivers plan to idle or slow their rigs to a crawl on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in protest of mandatory workplace COVID-19 vacci...
Corn harvest has started in parts of Tennessee. According to the USDA, hot dry conditions in the western part of the state last week allowed 1% of the crop to dry out and be harvested. One-quarter of ...
Whenever Ben Jackson visited his aunt at her home in Australia, she not only stocked the pantry full of snacks and cooked his favorite foods but also sent him and his sister home with handfuls of loll...
Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in locating a central Missouri truck driver charged in the deaths of his former girlfriend and her daughter as a manhunt enters its fifth day....
The Transportation Department regulates the number of hours a truck driver can operate, although exemptions exist for moving livestock and other agricultural commodities that are at risk of spoiling o...
Jared brings on a podcast fan favorite, Tim Brady, to discuss competition in trucking. They talk about the steps that carriers need to take to increase their rates with shippers and how to cut costs w...
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, and it didn't take long for President Joe Biden to urge employers to mandate vaccinations across their wo...
The march of innovation is relentless, thanks to engineers, chemists and plant breeders. Their goal is to improve your productivity, crop yield and income — and they kept on working even during ...
The Biden administration should reject the notion that there is a shortage of truck drivers and instead focus on why carriers find it difficult to keep drivers in their ranks, according to the largest...
“There isn’t anything we’re hauling with published rates,” says Jeff Jerue, president of John J. Jerue Truck Broker, Inc., BB #:123544 based in Lakeland, FL. “It used to ...
The trucking industry is all about its people. For nearly 30 years, Donna England, VP of safety and member services at the Tennessee Trucking Association, has been developing relationships with those ...
The corn and bean harvest will soon begin, as well, which means drivers in the Upper Thumb will now contend with an armada of large, crop-hauling trucks traversing area roadways. Huron County Sheriff ...
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said drivers for a defunct trucking company were "engaged in interstate commerce" even though they did not cross state lines, and the company could not require them to...
Two years after relocating its global headquarters to Chesterfield, agriculture trader Bunge Ltd. has restructured its operating model and reformed its bottom line. Now, it says it's ready to grow aga...
GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers Cooperative are excited to announce they are forming a joint venture to purchase and operate a grain facility west of Defiance, Ohio. Together, GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers ...
Not so long ago, it could be broken down into two categories—asset-owned operations and brokers. The difference is easy to explain: asset-owned companies actually own the trucks making the deliv...
It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry...
It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry...
Most benchmarking rate tools divide rates into two categories: either shipper-to-carrier contract rates or broker-to-carrier spot rates. There is a third category that nobody really talks about: broke...
In trucking, gains and losses on asset sales typically center on the sale of revenue equipment like tractors and trailers, and to a lesser degree real estate. The gains booked on the disposal of asset...
For Wayne Transports, that effort begins with fielding the right equipment. Throughout the Midwest and Central Canada, the company hauls a range of fuels for producers, distributors, and retailers. Am...
Gold Star Feed & Grain, a New York State-focused division of Tulare, Calif.-based J.D. Heiskell & Co., purchased the business and assets of Gramco Inc., a retail and wholesale distributor in s...
Freight levels moderated in June, but only by a little, according to reports from several sources. Supply chain issues, like shortages of semiconductors (silicon chips) used in a variety of products a...
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, US — Easy USA Holdings Inc. has acquired Furst-McNess Co., which among other things markets feed ingredients, commodities, wet brewers grain and specialty feeds throughout th...
Roland Wohlgemuth is an enterprising farmer who grows wheat, canola and peas on his 3,000-acre spread near Benito, Man. He’s been at it for 20 years, and like most producers, Wohlgemuth is well ...
The U.S. Senate approved a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Tuesday that mandates several requirements for trucking previously approved by the U.S. House and will likely make it into a final bill. Th...
In this episode, Jared brings on Chairman and Co-Founder of ELAP Services, Steve Kelly. They discuss healthcare in the trucking industry and what you should be cautious about when choosing insurance. ...
After weeks of debate, the United States Senate passed a massive infrastructure spending bill with several provisions that could have a huge impact on the trucking industry. By a 69-30 vote, the Senat...
Frank Beelman Jr. began working as a teenager at the East St. Louis-based hauling company founded by his father, building it to one of the St. Louis region's largest transportation carriers....
The approximately $4.5 billion deal values the poultry giant at $203 a share...
Things are going well for the state’s publicly traded transportation companies, and not just because the Interstate 40 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis fina...
(Bloomberg) -- Commodity powerhouse Cargill Inc. has cashed in on booming agricultural markets with the most profitable year in its 156-year history. The largest private U.S. company, which dominates ...
Grains traders suddenly found themselves forced to scale back how much they pile onto cargo ships, afraid to get them stuck in the river’s shallow banks, and then either add to their load once t...
COLORADO, USA — It’s a tough time to be in the business of transportation. Troy Hill can list the many reasons why: “Between driver shortages, fuel shortages, normal construction season, and now ...
There’s a lot about trucking among the 2,700-page bipartisan infrastructure bill up for consideration in the Senate. The bill, which totals about $1.2 trillion, would increase safety systems for...
Owner-operator W. Tim Miller has been showing Peterbilt 359s at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop nearly since the show's inception in 1979. The 1982 model featured in the video ...
This week Jared brings on Randy Linville to discuss his highly accomplished career and his new book, 'Plan of Action'. His book is about navigating a life of change, work, and faith. Randy talks about...
Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley said he knows of four people who have been tested for carbon monoxide, but he did not say the cases had been officially linked to a coal fire that has been smoldering at the...
Over the last decade, nuclear verdicts—which often exceed $10 million—have created a dark cloud over the commercial trucking industry. Consequences from these verdicts, where the evidence ...
The peak body for transport says the state's border checkpoints need to be more streamlined for truck and freight drivers to avoid major delays and prevent drivers from losing money by the minute....
Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a 101-year-old specialty glass fabricator and its subsidiaries ceased operations and filed Chapter...
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said before the pandemic that the trucking industry was facing a shortfall of nearly 61,000 drivers and would need to hire roughly 1.1 million new drivers over...
As 14 Minnesota counties face severe drought conditions and are under a primary agricultural disaster designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order ...
Hot and dry weather is expected for the next week or two, but forecasts vary on how dry August will be. Any weather shift could shake up the market. Debates continue if the areas where crops look grea...
President Joe Biden is pushing new rail regulations that lower rates for ag shippers, but major railroad companies say the rules designed to spur competition would increase their costs and ultimately ...
In this episode, Jared brings on Travis, Nick, and Bill with International Feed to discuss their company and what they do. They do hopper and intermodal work and also have a broker side to the busines...
Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich has begun converting its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process as part of a "closed loop" sustai...
Evaluating freight rates varies by farm. Some farmers have fixed labor costs that need to be paid out all year long regardless of if that labor is hauling grain or doing nothing else. Some farmers, du...
Buried in the U.S. House and Senate versions of highway reauthorization legislation currently being negotiated are provisions that would allow billions of dollars to be spent dismantling portions of t...
Two U.S. senators proposed repealing the excise tax on new trucks as an effort to modernize the freight industry. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), policymakers on the highways and fre...
By 8 p.m., an evacuation order was lifted and the danger had passed, but the damage was done. The building had fallen in, the elevator itself was gone and an office area was destroyed, said Janine Tes...
Bob Sinner, a specialty soybean producer in North Dakota, has a major problem on his hands: He has plenty of beans, but he's struggling to ship them to his customers overseas, and his deliveries are r...
Steve Kelly, co-founder and chairman of ELAP Services, discusses the latest healthcare trends in the trucking industry and what independent truck drivers as well as fleet owners can do to operate with...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture held a video meeting with creditors of Pipeline Foods LLC of Fridley, Minn., in the Minneapolis area, urging them to file claims for the bankrupt company’...
Timber haulers who took a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for up to $125,000 from a pot of $200 million made available by the federal government....
PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) – Town officials in Pulaski say KTI LTD, a local trucking company, illegally disposed of approximately 500-600 gallons of curdled milk in a storm drain at the former Pulaski ...
An Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy is garnering attention for the way he helped rescue a truck driver in a crashed semi that was leaking fuel while he was off duty....
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation after “multiple fleets” reported issues with air brake systems which include vehicle fires....
Jared brings on Dean Grose, CEO of Comtech Industries, to discuss their Fluid Measurement Technology. Dean explains the use of this product and why it's so important to have. Learn more at: https://co...
It wasn't just for fun, but it was pretty cool. The professional driver took a dump truck loaded with sand and water into the structure at 60 mph to demonstrate its effectiveness after a redesign....
The St. Louis region’s position as the most efficient inland port in the United States has been strengthened following the recent addition of a new grain handling terminal on the banks of the Mi...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--AAA Oklahoma is stressing the importance of 'Move Over' laws following the death of an Ohio truck driver on the 4th of July....
Here’s an interesting question for you: Why become a truck driver if you had to convince a group of young people why it’s a good profession? If you were in this position, what would you te...
Trucking a bushel of wheat 45 miles to the Port of Lewiston from Neil and Amy Uptmor’s Camas Prairie farm on a ridge above Peck costs 30 cents. Barging that same bushel of grain about 360 miles ...
There’s currently a nationwide deficit of both long-haul and short-run truck drivers, and it will impact the transit of bulk milk, feed, fuel, and processed dairy products – if it hasn&rsq...
Troopers in six states will soon be kicking off a weeklong traffic enforcement effort targeting unsafe drivers. The enforcement effort is dubbed the “Six-State Trooper Project” and will ta...
Transportation officials in Georgia have shut down a portion of I-16 in both directions after a major dump truck vs. bridge strike....
Livestock haulers want federal regulators to keep in place the 16-month-long emergency hours-of-service waiver for truck drivers and carriers until at least the end of August despite an economy that h...