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The primary reason has been refiners making too much non-jet fuel distillate relative to demand. Diesel is a distillate; so is jet fuel. The result has been that distillate/diesel inventories in the U...
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...
Elon Musk is expanding the reach of Starlink's Satellite Internet coverages even outside the comforts of one's home to outdoor activities and truck drivers going across states. Starlink's reliable and...
There is one labor issue keeping trucking executives awake at night, and it concerns the legality of using owner-operators as independent contractors in California and elsewhere. The issue is whether ...
The "Haulers of Agricultural and Livestock Safety Act" introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) would provide greater flexibility in transporting grain and livestock by modernizing the agricultural exemp...
Truck driving is one of the riskiest jobs in the U.S., but the majority of professional drivers get through their careers without being involved in major accidents. The more skilled and safety conscio...
An explosion at a Riceland facility in Stuttgart on Thursday evening left three workers with minor injuries and caused "significant" damage to a structure, a spokesman for the company said Friday....
The city of Dallas has finally accepted a bid for the removal of a huge pile of used shingles known as ‘shingle mountain.’...
The new Kansas Department of Transportation Short Line Rail Fund is part of Governor Kelly’s IKE Program, which will funnel five million dollars towards railway improvements for three years. The...
Southern Ohio farmer Greg Corcoran says he’s seeing grain quality issues in both corn and soybeans. “The grain is not dried down to where we want to be,” he says. “We planted s...
Son, daughter of trucking entrepreneur overcome heavy obstacles to drive family business along road to success. Resiliency is vital for business owners, particularly during times that test the mettle ...
According to the American Truck Business Services’ (ATBS) Mid-Year Independent Contractor Benchmarks and Trends Report, while some aspects of trucking, such as mpg, have improved since June 2019...
In 1980 Democrats held the presidency and both houses of Congress. The 96th Congress marked a generation in which both the Senate and House had stayed blue. However, the economy overall had suffered t...
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. has sold the remaining 50% interest in Green Plains Cattle Co. LLC, for $80 million, according to an announcement from the company. Buyers are a group of investment funds...
During the early months of the pandemic, when it seemed the whole world had shut down, truckers were still on the road, hauling essentials across the country—even as trucking businesses writ lar...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on broker transparency issues — and truckers have not held back in expressing their opinions. From n...
One fleet found that tankers equipped with brake-activated pulsating lights and steady-burning brake lamps were in 33.7% fewer rear-end collisions than those without the pulsating lights, leading FMCS...
Dennis Gilbert was driving his flatbed loaded with trees along the New Jersey Turnpike returning to his landscaping company in Piscataway, N.J., when something on the overpass caught his attention. As...
The council says U.S. exports of grain in all forms reached nearly 101 million metric tons, equivalent to 3.97 billion bushels, by the end of the 2019-20 marketing year....
GOSHEN, Ind. — Spending 35 years with one company is impressive. For a driver to accomplish that with a transportation company — now that’s almost unheard of. “I got the sense ...
The patented truck-trailer multi-tool was designed by 40-year truck veteran Mike Wade. With the lives of his fellow trucker community in mind, Mike designed Huckleberry's Hammers to be compact, lightw...
“Sukup constantly strives push the boundaries of innovation, while maintaining the excellent customer service and high quality that the agriculture industry has come to expect of us as a family ...
That’s the idea behind Pipeline Foods LLC, a Minneapolis-based company that after only three years is approaching $300 million in gross revenue and counts itself among the top five companies han...
CHS Community Giving and CHS Animal Nutrition are partnering with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension to provide 50 tons of CHS Payback® and Equis® feed for farmers and ranchers impacted b...
Elevators such as Premier Co-op’s are limiting access to their lobbies to prevent spreading the coronavirus....
FUNK, Nebraska — Several farmers in the central Nebraska area were expected to be finishing up what's left of soybean harvest on Sunday. As beans flow through a local grain elevator, one farmer ...
For Shane Gray, a farmer from Waverly, it means getting the equipment ready. He also puts together a plan throughout the growing season as far as what levels of moisture you’re willing to cut at...
A major trucking show planned for next year will not be taking place due to lingering concerns over COVID-19....
In a long-awaited announcement, the European Union Monday stated it would approve Bayer’s XtendFlex soybeans for import. These multi-biotech traited soybeans feature tolerance to glyphosate, dic...
Despite a rebound in unemployment, more than 1.3 million people in the trucking industry remain on unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At its peak, the unemployment rate in Marc...
The trucking industry is as healthy as it has been since 2017-2018 when the backdrop for carriers was strong, and the existing vigor might be the start of a “multi-year upcycle” for the in...
Bayer announced today that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import, and processing in the European Union. This represents the final key authorization...
Trucking companies are reporting stronger freight demand as retailers and manufacturers move to restock depleted inventories, in a sign of strengthening corporate confidence in the U.S. economy. Old D...
OMAHA (DTN) -- The fertilizer industry contributed over $130 billion and nearly 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2019. These are among the many highlights of the Fertilizer Industry Economic Impact...
When you are hauling heavy materials like sand and cement, every bit of weight savings can significantly impact your bottom line. No one understands that better than Heil Trailer. That’s why thi...
Washington — A coalition of roadway safety advocacy groups, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administr...
According to estimates provided by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, more than 57 million bushels of permanently-licensed grain storage were seriously damaged or destroyed in th...
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that aims to clarify who’s an employee and who’s an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which could be good ne...
Working into contracted freight is the goal of many an independent owner-operator looking to grow or increase stability. For most such operators avenues to such freight tend to flow through a brokerag...
Imagine making a plan to order a new truck — make, model, engine, transmission, even the paint color. Then imagine finding that truck on the lot of your favorite dealer, already built and ready ...
On Sept. 9, ground was broken for a new $11 million barge loading and unloading terminal along the Missouri River at Mile 680.5 near Blencoe, Iowa, between Council Bluffs and Sioux City. According to ...
The recent announcement of the sale of 35 operating U.S. grain origination elevators along the Mississippi River from Bunge North America Inc. to Zen-Noh Grain Corp. (ZGC), a subsidiary of the Nationa...
A group of U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), is asking that Congress not include any increases in liability minimums for commercial truck drivers in the next transportation reauthorizati...
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) would like to encourage owners of heavy trucks to use an online IRS Form 2290 to avoid penalties for late filing. The NDDOT was recently informed ...
Life on the road can be challenging for long-haul truckers; they generally work for weeks at a time, sleep in a small area in the cab, and depend on truck stops for the restroom, meals, and showers. B...
Several trucking companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Texas-based motor carrier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last week. FALC Enterprises of El Pa...
One of the biggest names in the trucking industry houses a unique division of elite truck drivers who get to handle some truly fascinating freight. Specialized Transportation became part of the CRST t...
The trucking industry is making gains in its fight against the plaintiffs bar and the increasing size of jury verdicts levied against motor carriers, but those in the trenches say the battle is not ov...
Unlike harvests in recent years, there is stronger export demand from China following the Phase One trade deal in which China agreed to buy as much as $80 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods over...
While a previous June waiver extension removed grocery and food loads from regulatory relief eligibility, NGA and its wholesaler members were able to successfully advocate for continued inclusion of f...
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service rule has been in the news for several years as the agency has been trying to fine-tune the ...
In today's episode Jared speaks with Ryan Schreiber of Carrier Direct. They will be talking all about Freight Technology. During the interview Ryan said, "your network is your net worth". They will ex...
Intent on exposing the biggest crop insurance fraud in U.S. history and hoping to flip a grower to state’s evidence, investigator Don Doles walked across a farm yard toward a Ford pickup parked ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment through Nov. 1 on a proposed pilot program allowing commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to take one rest break—up t...
The NEW Cooperative Port of Blencoe will become the northernmost port on the nearly 760-mile span of the Missouri from St. Louis to Sioux City. The co-op hopes to send its first barges loaded with soy...
A driver competing in the NASCAR cup series this weekend is using the spotlight to remind the public to ‘Thank A Trucker’ in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Quin Hoff wil...
A group of U.S. Senators have said that small-business truckers and other industries that rely on trucking cannot bear the financial burden of a policy that could end up in the next transportation rea...
The stuff that you buy in stores - clothes, food, electronics - almost all of it got there on a truck. Long-haul trucking is getting cheaper, and that's good for consumers. It means stuff is cheaper. ...
“Storm damaged corn is on the ground and it is quickly becoming moldy which creates food safety hazards,” said Charles Hurburgh, professor and grain quality specialist in agricultural and ...
An FMCSA Federal Register notice requests comments on a new pilot program that would allow 18- to 20-year-old drivers to operate in interstate commerce with some limitations....
One crop that took priority on the minds of our early settlers was that of grain. It meant their very existence. Wheat was both feed and flour for their homes, barley and oats for both themselves and ...
FARMINGTON, Utah — Heavy winds are forcing authorities to advise drivers to stay off the road in Northern Utah no matter what kind of vehicles they are using. The Utah Department of Transportati...
They’re called “skyscrapers of the prairie,” and we see them every day. But how many of us know their history and how they work? Before elevators, those moving grains such as wheat, ...
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Vietnam veteran Jim Garhart’s 50-year trucking career came to an abrupt halt in June after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer while in the hospital following a bad tractor-trailer crash....
Leading trucking executives and analysts say they are pleasantly surprised by the strength in freight demand coming out of the COVID-19-induced economic shutdown in early summer. It’s slightly b...
Crystal Valley, a leading farm supply and grain marketing cooperative in the Upper Midwest, announced today that it has acquired Shell Rock Ag Inc., located in Hayward, MN. Shell Rock Ag, Inc. has pro...
Manning Grain’s capacity hovers around 5 million bushels. Two new storage structures are under construction; one will hold 350,000 bushels, the other over 1 million bushels. As a long-running bu...
"Whether it is a hurricane or a pandemic, trucks and truckers are among the very first to respond – delivering comfort in the form of life's essentials," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. ...
Making a living isn’t easy in farm country. It takes perseverance and adaptability, two traits that owner-operator Zac Cooper has in abundance. “I pull a flatbed, cattle trailer and hopper...
The long-term employment outlook for truckers is looking worse than it did last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest employment projections. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the U.S. De...
Bob Wollenman views his business as in the right place for opportunity, Deluxe Truck Stop at a critical junction in the agricultural support system without always being thought of as such. "We conside...
After decades on the road, a truck driver tells FOX 13 News he's never seen anything like the recent string of random shootings on Interstate 4 and Interstate 75 in Florida....
As autonomous trucking edges closer to market, technology providers and their potential customers are testing competing strategies for how driverless big rigs could help them make money in the real wo...
OTR Risk Management says that they will donate $50 for every Auto Liability policy they they write to two of the nation’s most notable trucking charities — St. Christopher Truckers Relief ...
Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI) up and to the right — sound familiar? OTVI surged to another record high this week and carriers are now rejecting one in four contracted loads across the coun...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced food companies, along with trucking and relief groups, to pivot to how they normally respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Laura. Tyson Foods (NYSE:TNS) is provi...
Drugmakers have been racing to build supply chains for their coronavirus vaccine candidates, finding manufacturing sites and ordering specialized production equipment. As some drugs advance to final-s...
Interstate Commodities filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Albany Wednesday looking to save a family business that at one time sold more than 30 commodities around the world, o...
Four major updates to hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers take effect on Sept. 29, changing how long-haul drivers are required to take breaks and extending the distance short-haul drivers ca...
Hurricane Laura made landfall around 1 a.m. Central time Thursday as a Category 4 storm along the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Louisiana border. As a result, highways and truck stops in the region are cl...
US scrap consumers and dealers are struggling with rising trucking costs and dropped loads as the country's trucking capacity recovers from Covid-19-related disruptions and overall freight demand boun...
An explosion occurred at a grain elevator in Royal on Tuesday afternoon. Clay County Sheriff Chris Raveling says the explosion happened around 3:15pm Tuesday at the Ag Partners Elevator. According to ...
ARKANSAS — Hurricane Laura is expected to sweep through most of Arkansas by Friday, just as harvest nears for several major crops across the state. In a release from the University of Arkansas D...
Pilot Flying J, Love’s and TravelCenters of America have all implemented a nationwide face-covering policy at their travel plazas following urgings from NATSO and the CDC....
ETOWAH, N.C. (WGHP) — Truck driver Timothy Tucker, of Etowah, says winning Sunday’s $480,592 Cash 5 jackpot “was a shocker,” according to an NC Education Lottery news release. ...
For almost 40 years, the crop was brought to Farmers Grain and Stock and later Hansen-Mueller’s elevator in Menno. Those soybeans will be delivered elsewhere this fall. The elevator closed at th...
Raymond Wolcott, 34, entered the plea to felony theft and was found guilty earlier this month, the Kearney Hub reported. Prosecutors said Wolcott forged Johnson Trucking checks and deposited more than...
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Like a lot of Texans, sometimes when he’s out and about Jorge Chavez is just looking for a little Chick-fil-A. Finding it when you’re behind the wheel of a big rig is harder than one might...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be seeking public comment on proposed plans to increase transparency in freight broker transactions. In a document to be published in the F...
A trucking company has filed a complaint after they were allegedly charged more than $18,000 for a tow in Chicago, Illinois. The complaint was filed by Ontario trucking company RoadStar Carrier Inc. o...
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is not to rely too heavily on the patterns and connections that helped us understand the world around us prior to the outbreak. While some connectio...
Dee King has a fleet of 165 tractors and 275 trailers. Its customers include the massive JBS Beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle and Tyson Foods in Amarillo. It hauled 36,0...
98-pound mother unable to lift a 100-pound milk can onto a railroad station platform inspired the birth of one of Canada’s largest trucking companies. Jack McCaig’s mother was late hauling...
Indiana-based agricultural cooperatives Co-Alliance, LLP and Harvest Land Cooperative announced an agreement to pursue a merger....
Brad Dircks, and his wife Lisa, knew the storm Monday was going to be bad. “The weatherman came on and said, ‘Boy, this storm sure looks like a derecho thunderstorm. It reminds me a lot of...
Owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility have until August 31, 2020, to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, for vehicles used on the road during July. The highwa...
Based on August 1 conditions, North Dakota’s 2020 spring wheat crop is forecast at 281 million bushels, down 4% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Ser...
A bill in the Ohio Senate would address a proclaimed “driver shortage” in the trucking industry. The Senate Ways and Means Committee recently held the first hearing on a bill to aid motor ...
Barchart, a leading provider of market data and technology services to the financial, media and commodity industries, has announced a new exclusive partnership with BulkLoads.com, the largest online b...
This is the third part in a multi-part series exploring the costs and viability of fuel cell technology as an alternative to diesel-powered Class 8 trucks. See the rest of series at this link. Hydroge...
The storms forecast to reach Chicago and southeastern Wisconsin by the afternoon had already pummeled parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois with 100 mph winds, weather officials said. Over 400,000 home...
LB931, sponsored by Sen. Steve Halloran, will allow farmers to transport grain while exceeding previous weight limits by 15% and length limits by 10% to transport grain outside of harvest season. &ldq...
Shippers are struggling with a volatile freight market for the second time in three short years as carriers are rejecting load tenders at rates not seen since the middle of 2018, the mythical anomaly ...
Indiana-based agricultural cooperatives Co-Alliance, LLP and Harvest Land Cooperative announced on Thursday an agreement to pursue a merger. “This merger will offer exceptional opportunities to ...
Life on the road has become a lot tougher since the 1980s, when Schumpeter spent a year driving a battered old lorry with several tonnes of four-hooved cargo around the western United States. The cab ...
OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh began his career in trucking in 1994. Most of the industry’s major problems and concerns during that time still exist today. “All of these issues ...
Trucking industry lobbyists are pushing legislators to temporarily halt the federal excise tax on new truck purchases and the annual Heavy Vehicle Use Tax levied against most Class 8 vehicles in the U...
Put him in a room with a white board and accompanying problem, and watch as the scribbles explode—the issues are defined, previous business protocols are challenged, and big ideas are bulleted...
Marubeni reported weaker financial results from its agricultural business during the first quarter of its fiscal year because of weaker profits from subsidiary Gavilon. Total revenue generated by the ...
Barglof, who farms near Burt, Iowa, balances time between farming and his job at Raven Industries, a precision ag company based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he wanted to build a new grain sy...
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) officials are urging Congress to suspend the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as a means of providing economic relief to small-business ...
The company reported net income of $3 billion in its fiscal year through May, up 17% from the previous year and its fourth-highest ever, according to audited accounts reviewed by Bloomberg News. Cargi...
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota has a truck-driver shortage. According to state lawmakers, the answer isn't the size of the workforce; it's the size of the trucks. Which is why they're working on...
Officials from Archer Daniels Midland Co. confirmed on July 30 that two of the company’s dry mill ethanol plants remain idle. The company is taking a data-driven approach to determining a restar...
Momentum has seemingly continued for the freight recovery that began in late May, in some ways bucking seasonal trends as spot market freight and rates haven’t seen the usual June-to-July drop o...
Several flatbed carriers and two of the nation's top freight brokerages are among the major unsecured creditors owed thousands after the lumber supplier filed bankruptcy on July 27....
July 29 (Reuters) - U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co on Wednesday posted a second-quarter profit that doubled from a year earlier, boosted by growth in its nutrition and agricultural ser...
If truck driver Lynn Jackson passes you on the road, we promise you’ll take notice. That’s because he’ll be the guy in the acid green and velvet purple Peterbilt dubbed “The Jo...
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations related to commercial trucking in the state of Texas. These suspensions will allow commercial drivers to more quickly deliver supplie...
PT Corporation would like to announce the internal promotion for two of its own. As of Monday, July 20, 2020 Matt Kositzky and John Powell will assume their new roles as Director of Operations and Dir...
The Three Gorges Dam, which is nearly 1.5 miles long and taller than the Washington Monument, was strategically placed on the Yangtze River in China’s Hubei province to control flooding and gene...
It’s been the scourge of trucking for decades, chipping away at carrier revenues. Yet, many fleets don’t have reliable data on how bad the problem of empty miles is. Nor do many of them ha...
The advisory – a copy of which has been circulated among various media – follows best-practices advice from private industry warning on the potential security vulnerability of ELDs and other technolog...
After a years-long court battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, a Missouri-based trucking giant is settling two class-action suits with its truck drivers, said a court filing from Monday....
Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla’s plan to build its electric semi truck, the Tesla Semi, at its upcoming new factory in Austin. At the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that ...
SACRAMENTO – Over the last few months, commercial drivers have made it possible for essential businesses to receive the supplies they need. Thanks to the California Department of Motor Vehicles,...
FMCSA’s final rule on hours of service offers four revisions to the existing HOS rules, which are as follows: Flexibility has been added for the 30-minute break rule by requiring a break after 8...
FarmInsect co-founder Wolfgang Westemeier doesn’t want to sell farmers insect meal. He wants to see farmers around the world do what they do best, and start raising insects of their own. The 2-y...
Impacts on farm supply and marketing cooperatives from the past three years of agricultural trade upheaval, industry consolidation and four months of a global virus pandemic are as varied as America&r...
Professional drivers considering whether to become owner-operators need to collect savvy information for the basis of their decision. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to help. ...
John McGee of Simsboro, Louisiana, began driving truck in 1985, buying his first one and going into business for himself six years later. He got his start hauling for a brother-in-law’s logging ...
Burdensome regulations under the guise of safety plague the trucking industry, causing some of the safest drivers to leave. If safety advocates really want safety, keeping experienced drivers in the s...
A change to the HOS laws, which affect how truck drivers use their ELDs, will save serious dough for taxpayers, says the Trump administration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP...
WHAT is a farmer? Those of us with any remote connection to agriculture know the urbanised stereotype of flannelette shirt, overalls, gumboots, battered Akubra and maybe even a token pitchfork, is a l...
Hyundai has begun shipping fuel-cell based heavy duty trucks to face off against battery-electric trucks in the commercial hauling market. Battery electric vehicles, more commonly known as electric ca...
One of the biggest action movie stars of all time crafted a new video to recognize American truckers for answering their country’s call and keeping the nation supplied during the Coronavirus cri...
OMAHA, Neb., July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced its subsidiary, Green Plains Wood River LLC has installed a separate 25 million gallon facility engineere...
BORING IS THE new sexy in Silicon Valley. As the coronavirus crisis has turned America upside down, it has become in vogue to just do the basic things right. Quantum computing may come eventually, and...
Green Plains filed the proposed class action with the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, where it also claimed that senior ADM officials knew of the alleged manipulation. ADM did not respond to a reques...
A new report commissioned by the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) highlights how legislation allowing bigger and heavier trucks on the nation's highways would result in a "major diversion" of fr...
While much of the trucking industry is in turmoil, a family-run North Dakota-based trucking company is reporting remarkable success and stability in spite of challenging times. Mapleton, North Dakota-...
Increasing the size and weight limits of trucks on the nation’s highways would divert a potentially huge amount of goods from rail to roads, further damaging the nation’s infrastructure, c...
It's not enough to know just the cost of a truck or rail rates or barge freight when moving corn or soybeans to market. Transportation costs include the base cost of transporting these products, as we...
The well-known adverse driving conditions exception to the hours of service regulations allows for two additional drive hours (in conditions defined in 49 CFR 395.2) to complete the “run or to r...
Temperatures reached the mid 90s outside, but Thorbahn stayed cool in his cab as he methodically went back and forth across the field, leaving small mounds of wheat straw in his wake as the combine's ...
MERRILL, Iowa — Farming and trucking are two professions that often run in families. TJ Kounkel’s family has a tradition of both. In addition to farming 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in...
Want to increase your income and become a more successful freight broker? SPI Logistics, one of the most successful operators out there, has a few tried-and-true trade secrets that can help....
Canada’s livestock and livestock transportation industries continue to look for ways to ensure the comfort, health and welfare of farm animals during transportation. Last year, the Canadian Anim...
The coronavirus pandemic and an ongoing trade war with the United States have accelerated the threat China faces of businesses moving manufacturing operations elsewhere, but the effects those potentia...
D&D Ingredient Distributors of Delphos is an independent business that specializes in manufacturing and distributing for the animal and pet feed industry. Their donation to the West Ohio Food Bank...
In a press release last week, GROWMARK FS in Hartley and STAR Energy FS in Manson revealed they are merging into one. The new company will be named GROWMARK FS, and will offer its farmer customers wit...
More than 3,200 companies in the two main government classifications that comprise long-distance trucking received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in excess of $150,000, according to data rele...
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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has extended through July 30 the temporary higher weight limits for commercial trucks hauling critical supplies and goods during the current public h...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-o...
TuSimple, an automated trucking technology company, announced the launch of what it is calling the world’s first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN), which will enable fleets of driverless trucks u...
Controversial trucking company YRC Worldwide has been given a $700 million loan by the U.S. Treasury Department. In a statement, the company said it was being given the loan under the CARES Act after ...
The protest group, comprised mostly of members of various Facebook groups, began the protest without a clear objective, other than to draw attention to low freight rates. Proposed solutions to the pro...
Jefferson City, MO – Truckers continue to face unprecedented dangers amid the recent widespread social uprisings and at least one lawmaker is speaking up and demanding action. Missouri State Rep...
Amazon is expected to announce a deal to buy self-driving technology startup Zoox for over $1 billion, according to a report by The Information. This does not come as a surprise, considering Amazon&rs...
Cooperative Producers, Inc., in partnership with Gavilon Fertilizer, have announced plans for the construction of a new liquid fertilizer plant next to CPI’s current dry fertilizer plant in Hast...
An Illinois lawmaker has introduced an amendment to a huge highway funding bill that would remove a provision to more than double current insurance liability requirements for commercial vehicle driver...
A sun-filled June day with temperatures in the 90s found Bruce Cowen sitting in a familiar place, behind the wheel of his grain truck taking wheat to be processed. The fact that it was Sunday night wa...
“Some people call them tourists, but as far as I can tell, they are out to scare the hell out of me, so I consider every damned one of them as a terrorist,” author Ed Miller recalled a dri...
Proposed rule would consider options to quickly shut down brokers that can’t pay claims...
In April, 27 State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) were closed, along with most government offices, due to COVID-19 concerns. If someone wanted to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) an...
The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1% in May, from April, and was down 9.6% from May 2019. Meanwhile, the shipments componen...
A trucking company accused of illegal dumping in the North Dakota oil patch could be facing up to $2 million in fines, according to an administrative complaint filed by the North Dakota Department of ...
The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that his agency is actively investigating several allegations of violations by freight brokers. During a June 23 Truckload Carr...
If the USA trucking industry were to shut down for any reason, within 24 hours, delivery of critical and essential medical supplies would cease, and hospitals will begin to run out of supplies. Our he...
For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating to raise awareness about several issues in trucking, expressing worry that their businesses will not survive the tough economic c...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released comprehensive research that confirms that large verdicts against trucking fleets are increasing dramatically, both in number and in...
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The world changed nearly overnight due to the ­novel coronavirus pandemic and governments’ responses to it, but analysts postulate it will take a long time to return to a semblance of normal...
More than 60 organizations urged members of Congress to support a bill that would help the nation’s agricultural suppliers, producers and transporters by ensuring that hours-of-service rules for...
Peloton Technology is finding early success with its Level 1 PlatoonPro system, which has moved more than 1,500 tons of freight since last year. In the future, it could make drivers more productive....
That big rig rolling next to you on Interstate 70 could soon be driving itself. The Indiana Department of Transportation is working with its Ohio counterpart and an engineering company to operate part...
The last year has been tough for the trucking industry — several trucking companies have closed their doors. Many of the defunct carriers cited insurance premiums as one of the factors. A curren...
Lawmakers marking up the U.S. House of Representatives’ version of the surface transportation reauthorization bill have approved an amendment to more than double the required amount of insurance...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — Hot, dry weather in the southern Plains made for a brisk start to the Kansas wheat harvest last weekend. Building on the marked progress begun weeks earlier in some s...
Regional fleets could probably do a better job at fuel savings if they took advantage of available fuel-saving technologies and applied them to their fleets as specific applications demand. The North ...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
A truck driver who has been delivering essential supplies throughout the lockdown will continue working nights - despite winning £350,000 on The National Lottery....
Cities nationwide are eyeing cuts to police departments amid calls for elected leaders to defund or disband their police departments. But this push to “defund police” hasn’t necessar...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
The House of Representative’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) recently unveiled its surface transportation reauthorization bill, named the INVEST in America Act. While th...
Dana “Baby Boy” Bubar, passed away at the end of May and one of his wishes was to have a truck parade. So, his family and friends did just that. A longtime friend said that they were happy...
The truck industry has strongly protested the increase in fuel prices for the ninth day in a row today. As the industry is already affected by the lockdown, such increase will make it worse and it is ...
Anything that provides immediate, intense gratification typically comes at a high cost. The cost of the 2017-18 freight boom has lasted for nearly two years. Spot rates, which are a good measure of ca...
Kevin Kocmich and his wife, Joy, might take a vacation. With a $25,000 check in his pocket, the two could afford a little time off. But like many other self-employment opportunities, working as an own...
“He knew the lifestyle,” Tetreault said. “He said to me, ‘You know, you’re out here dealing with a lot. It can be stressful at times.’ But in the end, he was proud ...
Spuds can be fed whole to range cattle, but feedlots must grind them up so that they can be added to other ingredients in the ration Mashed, baked or fried: none of these potato options are suitable f...
Calvin Diehl entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. He and Kenneth Ehrp are charged with directing Farmers Cooperative S...
Through April, the number of companies that have ceased operations and reduced the number of trucks on the road has risen, but the decline in capacity has not been “as significant as the collaps...
Bob Voltmann, the longtime president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has stepped down. Voltmann led the association for almost 23 years but the last few months have prob...
The temporary suspension of truckers’ service-hours requirements during the coronavirus crisis was extended by a month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said June 8. The extension...
There seems to be no question that guns are popular in the trucking industry, but whether a trucking company would change its internal policies if federal concealed weapons laws became less strict is ...
Many driving entrepreneurs experience the pride in seeing their name on the side of their truck. Imagine seeing it on more than 10,000 trucks. Only a few truckers reach that lofty status, and CL Werne...