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Middleton and Lewis Agricultural products was founded in 1921 in Parksley by James Middleton and William Lewis I. Originally the company was a produce broker of Eastern Shore grown products, including...
Archer Daniels Midland Company ADM revealed plans to build a crushing facility in Spiritwood, ND, in a bid to meet the growing demand for renewable products. This will be the first-ever soybean crushi...
Animal feed and pet food ingredients and additives supplier Trouw Nutrition started work on a $12 million expansion of its Blending Innovation Center campus in Highland, IL on May 5, the firm announce...
Federal regulators on Sunday lifted hours of service (HoS) rules for truck drivers transporting gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as part of the government’s emergency response to a cyber-attack th...
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...
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has already filed a petition at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requesting that the agency issue a rulemaking aimed at raisi...
Produce truck rates are up 70% or more compared with a year ago, and industry sources don’t think relief is coming anytime soon....
Many truckers left the industry after the pandemic hit, and the massive shortage caused rates to transport products like gasoline to fall. With COVID-19 restrictions easing, demand has risen -- but wi...
Jared brings on Robin Gregg with RoadSync to spotlight their newly created app, BigRig411. This app is centered around helping truck drivers, owner-operators, and commercial trucking fleets locate exp...
On May 5, California-based tech company Plus.ai announced that former FMCSA head Wiley Deck has joined the company as as Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy....
Now 78 years old, Gary Short has poured his blood, sweat and oil into building Atlantic Bulk Carrier (ABC) for most of his life. He doesn’t want it to go the way of Blockbuster Video after he le...
Corn futures surged above $7 a bushel for the first time in more than eight years as lack of rainfall in Brazil added to supply concerns. Corn climbed as much as 3.6% to $7.04 a bushel on the Chicago ...
Constable Gianni Parmigiano of the Peel Regional Police was on patrol in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga when a tractor-trailer caught his eye. Something seemed a little odd with the rear license pl...
CNN reported that industry group National Tank Truck Carriers said nearly 20% to $25% of tank trucks aren’t being used right now as there are not enough qualified drivers available. The year bef...
“The United States is the number 1 destination of human trafficking and South Carolina as a state sits between 2 of the top 20 human trafficking hubs in the country…that is Charlotte and ...
A worsening shortage of truck drivers is raising concerns among local farmers that, unless a solution emerges soon, there might not be enough hauling capacity to bring this year's harvest to market. T...
In the unfortunate event of a truck-related fatality, it’s common for the driver steering the 18-wheeler, and company he or she works for, to get the blame. It’s no help to the trucking co...
Joe’s Trucking has operated successfully for 20 years as a registered intrastate carrier, handling dedicated freight for two well-known manufacturers that routinely move goods between San Antoni...
A Nebraska farmer says he’s learning his lesson watching the runup in commodity prices. “I guess I need to come back to college to learn how to market grain a little better,” Jason P...
I am behind the wheel sometimes eight to 12 hours a day. I rely on B20 — a fuel blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel — to operate the semi’s diesel engine. It requires no engine mod...
In 2014, Maschhoff Transport was faced with increased transport operating costs. Our fuel efficiency was below the national average and our maintenance cost per mile on our trucks continued to increas...
George A. Archer and John W. Daniels began a linseed crushing business in Minneapolis in 1902. In the 119 years since then, the company has grown from a regional linseed oil business to a global leade...
Baucham is making three round trips a night with containers from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to warehouses in Southern California’s Inland Empire, up from two a night during more normal...
At a time when US commerce is speeding up, truck drivers are getting fewer speeding tickets. However, the number of violations for excessive speeding — 15 miles per hour or more above the speed ...
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company began operations 25 years ago as among the first ethanol plants in Minnesota. It was launched as a pioneer of the Minnesota model: A farmer-owned cooperative produc...
Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after an Indiana-based household goods brokerage shuttered operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in ...
Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil and gas rigs in the United States decreased by 1 this week, bringing the total rig count to 438. In the week prior, the U.S. oil and gas rig coun...
Jared brings on Steven Preston, a broker with Ship Freight Secure, Inc. They dive into bulk freight brokering and how brokers are made to be a service to carriers. Creating a win/win scenario for each...
The dry bulk shipping sector saw its ninth straight day of improvement on Thursday, primarily due to China's relentless imports of iron ore for steel production....
The bipartisan bill aims to allow individuals under the age of 21 to be able to cross state lines through a two-step apprenticeship program....
The Lowell, Ark.-based transportation and logistics provider will buy 12,000 container units and 3,000 trailers. The increased order size will result in $1.25 billion of capital expenditures during th...
Freight rates crashed during the worst of the pandemic last spring, but he believes rates for refrigerated trucks and dry vans are now at the highest level ever seen, he said....
The companies will construct a new production plant in Hastings, Nebraska, that will produce about 80 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, a cleaner fuel which can be made from natural fats, ...
Drought continues to linger from eastern and southern Canada’s Prairies through the majority of the western United States into Mexico. This region has seen little to no improvement in drought st...
When TravelCenters of America [NASDAQ: TA] announced in May 2020 that it had signed a franchise agreement to build a Petro Stopping Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the company and franchisees Brian Gr...
Operating ratio (OR) is a way for investors to compare the financials of one company against its peers. Investors use OR to gauge whether a company is generating sufficient profits. The formula to cal...
In 1980, Congress established $750,000 as the minimum insurance requirement for motor carriers to "ensure public safety and to measure the financial fitness and responsibility of a motor carrier compa...
A North Carolina trucker discovered Wednesday that road hazards might include large fish dropping from the sky. The accompanying footage, captured via dash-cam on a Charlotte bridge, shows an osprey r...
Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil and gas rigs in the United States increased by 7 this week, bringing the total rig count to 439....
“I am pleased to see my bipartisan legislation gaining momentum in both chambers of Congress. Ag and livestock haulers play an important role transporting food and fuel across America. The HAULS...
THE transport sector’s focus on getting grain to export has seen prices in the nearby domestic market rally by up to $7 per tonne this week as consumers struggle to book trucks to deliver to the...
In this episode, Jared brings on Caleb Kindle, director of BulkTMS. They discuss the different types of negotiation and how they can be used to get better rates in the bulk industry. ...
The trucking industry was given a wide berth by tax policy experts called to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify on funding options that will keep the highway trust fund (HTF) from going bankrupt. For m...
A New York City regulator who established a minimum wage for app-based rideshare drivers has been nominated to head the US truck safety watchdog agency....
Two bills intended to streamline enforcement associated with commercial motor vehicles are making their way through the Oklahoma State Legislature. One bill, Senate Bill 691, outlines a system of fine...
A new bill may soon require all diesel sold in the state of Missouri to be a 5% biodiesel blend made from Missouri-grown soy-bean oil – a plan that could benefit Missouri farmers, but send truck...
Plank by plank, the wooden crib grain elevator storage that belongs to CHS Primeland is being dismantled just off U.S. Highway 95, at Fenn. The roughly 80-foot-tall structure holds about 100,000 bushe...
The Inbound Ocean TEU Volume Index (IOTI), which measures maritime bookings for twenty-foot equivalent units for U.S. imports, is set to hit an all-time high this week. The IOTI starts in January 2019...
Directly after graduating from the University of North Dakota, Ken Hyslop and two friends went to New Mexico where they worked and invested in the copper mining industry. In six months they earned $64...
“This is a very seasonal situation,” an Upper Midwest merchandiser said. “Once we’re into planting season for corn and soybeans, which is happening in the Southwest region, dri...
In this show, Jared brings on Hadley to discuss his company, Heavy Truck Tire Inc. They talk about all things tires, the best brands, the best fit for your operation, and what they cost as well as how...
A shortage of truck drivers and flat-bed trucks is delaying steel shipments at critical points in the supply chain and further driving up shipping costs and lead times, Fastmarkets has learned....
Will plastic production prosper on U.S. farmland in the near future? Could a farmer plant an engineered seed and harvest a plastic polymer? Skeptics beware, the proposition around growing a genuinely ...
The overall freight environment has seen strong demand over the last few months, as consumer spending remains strong and weighted toward goods rather than services. "The strength in the spot market is...
Insurers are teaming up with truckers to persuade state lawmakers to pass laws that they hope will cut down on fraud by tow truck operators. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced Monday that...
Soybean farmers are cautiously optimistic about this year’s crop, thanks to steadily increasing prices and a worldwide increase in demand that is triggering more activity at export facilities....
Former Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) Executive Chairman and founder Trevor Milton pocketed about $49 million from selling 3.5 million shares in the startup electric truck company last week. Milton is th...
I know what it’s like to get a big piece of machinery unstuck: We have had to use a track hoe to pull a combine from a muddy field, and I’ve seen up close how a minor catastrophe like this...
April 1 (Reuters) - Archer Daniels Midland said on Thursday it would restart ethanol production at two of its U.S. corn dry mills this year, as the grains trader expects demand for the biofuel to rebo...
North Dakota and Montana Republican Senators John Hoeven and Steve Daines are among senators supporting bipartisan legislation that seeks to delay enforcement of Electronic Logging Device regulations,...
Hoegermeyer and his family were the recipients of the Farm Family of the Year Award. Hansen-Mueller Co. won Ag Business of the Year, while Knee Deep LLC won Ag Innovator of the Year....
The Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act would help accommodate the seasonal spikes in transportation of food, fiber and other agricultural supplies by modernizing the agricultural ...
KANSAS CITY — Moving freight by truck and by rail was generally smooth last week, grain market participants said. While finding available trucks and willing drivers remain a challenge long term,...
General Mills expects its margins in the current quarter to end up below 2019 levels, despite "phenomenal volume leverage" and "the best pricing in years," a Goldman Sachs analyst pointed out on the c...
Category 1: Trucks that currently travel at the 80,000-pound limit at some point along nearly 100 percent of their routes. This represents a small percentage of the industry (about 2 percent). This se...
History is rich with companies that worked tirelessly to save their sinking ship rather than change when the need became inevitable. Business models within trucking aren't immune to these shifting san...
The world’s biggest agricultural commodities traders are gearing up to profit from a boom in the American renewable diesel industry....
INTERNATIONAL freight markets are proving difficult to navigate for many in the grain trade. With the Suez Canal blocked at the start of the week and COVID continuing to disrupt shipping routes and ac...
Dave Werdan has been driving big rigs since 2004. At first, he was hired to do power-only moves as a company driver, but he would soon have enough income to start his own venture. As an owner-operator...
Here's what one user recently said: Thank you ladies! I am just going to say this as a secret shopper in real life I have had nothing but wonderful service since we have been with you. I am so used t...
On Monday, a U.S. Representative and former truck driver reintroduced legislation to address a lack of safe parking areas for truckers. On March 26, U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and Angie Craig introduced H.R...
Across the Midwest, prices to buy and rent farmland are climbing as demand is driven by rallying grain markets, historic government payments and low interest rates, according to economists, agricultur...
State lawmakers Thursday unanimously advanced a bill (LB507) from Sen. Bruce Bostelman prohibiting the use of treated seed to make ethanol if the byproducts were deemed unsafe to feed to livestock or ...
The US average diesel fuel price in the week ended March 15, was $3.19 per gallon, up 4.8¢ from the previous week and 45.8¢ above the same week last year, the Energy Information Administrati...
In his 34 years as a professional driver for Werner, Parker has driven more than four million miles without an accident. Parker is one of only six drivers in Werner’s history to hit the four mil...
When American Bulk Commodities acquired DSI Bulk Transport earlier this year, it was a deal that ABC President Mark Carrocce said fits right into his company’s business model and also follows it...
Over Valentine’s Day dinner last year, Randy Clifton and his wife, Karyn, decided the fate of the trucking company that had been Randy’s pride and joy for a decade. The odds were stacked a...
This year should be smooth sailing for Mike Card, president of Combined Transport. The trucking company his dad started in 1980 is busier than ever — trying to meet the nation’s ravenous d...
HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Farmers in Huntington and Wells Counties lost millions of dollars due to the failure of local grain mills in 2020. Now those farmers are speaking out, warning an...
TuSimple, a leader in autonomous truck technology, filed for an initial public stock offering Tuesday, skipping the SPAC route that's been popular lately with automotive tech startups. Why it matters:...
Grain truck driver Paul Connor, 71, of Middlebury, told police he was headed down the hill on 2A toward Interstate 89 when he lost his brakes. In order to avoid traffic stopped at the light ahead, he ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. agreed to buy Kansas City Southern for $25 billion, seeking to create a 20,000-mile rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada in the first year of those nations&rs...
And Georgia drivers rate congestion a bigger problem than drivers nationally, says Rebecca Brewster, the Atlanta-based president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Ins...
RoadSync, an innovative digital financial platform, today announces BigRig411.com, its proprietary merchant directory for repair and tow services. BigRig411 helps truck drivers, owner-operators and co...
WATSON, Mo. — Trey Garst hops into his black Chevy pick-up truck at 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning. Heavy metal blares from his speakers as he sips water out of his large silver thermos....
The plan, currently under review by the Federal Railroad Administration, lists several reasons why public and private stakeholders should consider building out Nevada’s freight rail infrastructu...
Firefighters were dispatched to the Bunge Milling grain elevator in Danville, IL Monday night after a fire started in an air handler, several local news organizations reported....
Concerns about commodity inflation have been a frequent topic of discussion among food company leaders as they issue financial outlooks for the coming year. Prices for food ingredients as well as tran...
ROCKWELL CITY — It’s not uncommon for people to tell Dwight Dial, “Hey, I saw you up on Highway 20 today,” even when the Lake City-area farmer wasn’t anywhere near U.S. H...
Heavy-duty trucks are an outsized polluter, considered one of transportation’s hardest-to-decarbonize aspects. But new research showing dramatic improvements in battery cost and technology mean ...
Now that the stimulus bill is passed, the focus in Washington turns to infrastructure and that legislation could be a big deal for rural America. Crumbling bridges, roads, and buildings are in need of...
House Bill 19 by Plano Republican Jeff Leach and related bills on file in the House and Senate have the support of the Keep Texas Trucking Coalition, which includes the Texas Trucking Association, Tex...
Given the amount of time trucks spend on the road, a breakdown of some sort is inevitable. Popping a tyre, losing hydraulics, simply failing to start or any one of a hundred things will eventually sid...
Port backups, rising commodity prices, more government stimulus in the U.S., and new truck backlogs are combining to create a positive rate environment for truckers....
David Partain was in the parking lot of the Eagle Travel Center in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, when he scratched off the lottery ticket on the hood of his long-haul truck. A few moments later, he became a...
A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who ar...
This week, the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence heard House Bill 19, which is related to trucking wreck lawsuits. The low bill number indicates support from House leadership. HB19 ...
The company plans to acquire most business operations of chickpea sourcing, cleaning, and packing firm Hinrichs Trading Company....
An executive order issued by President Joe Biden has the potential to become one of the most important government documents in years directed at carriers and their customers working within the country...
Some folks in Bakersfield likely had to do a double-take after spotting a man on the back of a semi-truck driving on the 5 Freeway....
A proposed bill in Texas could soon protect trucking companies from the liability of traffic accidents, leaving the trucker solely responsible. ...
Could deadly crashes involving semitrucks be prevented? A group of families who’ve lost loved ones hope a simple guard on the side of trucks could help lower the number of deaths in collisions b...
While the trucking industry continues to enhance efforts to recruit and retain quality drivers, AI and machine learning are offering a more unconventional approach to driver learning and training....
Trucking trade groups and a group of fleets and drivers are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow truck stops and travel plazas to offer vaccinations to drivers passing throug...
Truckers have seen it all, but you never know what you might find next while OTR, and this driver’s clip is no exception....
An Australian truck driver recently took to Reddit to share a clip of an impressively long semi truck and his equally long attempt at passing it. ...
A system that combines active inflation with intelligent analytics can correct issues before they’re road hazards...
A massive freight train plowed into a large semi truck that was stuck on the tracks, splitting the vehicle into two pieces....
Heavy trucking repair search engine TruckingSE.com has launched, and the company says the new site reimagines how truckers find reliable repair services....
The six-month grain rally continues to be well intact. Current ending stocks for corn, soybeans and wheat are all historically snug, with the likelihood of getting smaller in the months to come....
Authorities have advised drivers in southwest Missouri to use caution while driving on the interstates after multiple vehicles have been hit with frozen water bottles this week....
A seasoned trucker and Navy veteran has gained quite a following on Tik Tok by sharing his past and current experiences from the road....
Canadian trucking associations have stood up against potentially mandatory COVID testing for truck drivers at the Canadian-US border due to concerns over shipping delays and access to the required tec...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — As thermometers began to elevate late last week across the US Upper Midwest, northern and southern Plains and most of the Central states, the grain transportation log...
Authorities in Texas are evacuating homes and businesses after a train and a semi truck collided on Tuesday morning, triggering a major explosion....
OKLAHOMA CITY — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarmi...
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The backups stretched for miles, as drivers were stranded for hour...
Kansas-based agriculture company Skyland Grain and the Texas-based cooperative Ag Producers Co-op announced Feb. 4, 2021 that they have signed an agreement between the two companies for a joint ventur...
At a time when rates would typically drop off, this year’s weather event, combined with the ongoing pandemic, is putting more upward pressure on freight rates....
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has asked an appeals court to suspend a lawsuit in what could be the first step toward a wholesale review by the agency of its own hours-of-serv...
An Indiana House bill on the move would accommodate more overweight trucks for travel around the state. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association continues to oppose the legislation. OOIDA Ex...
“Grain loading is at a standstill” in western areas of hard red winter wheat production areas, a trader said Feb. 16. Overnight temperatures were in the teens in Oklahoma and eastern Color...
Affected states and jurisdictions included in the waiver are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mi...
Truck driver recruiting and retention practices are really an exercise in adjusting company culture, Retention Coach Ray Haight said during a Truckload Carriers Association webinar where he shared top...
Truckers stranded by icy weather along Interstate 20 this week got a hot meal thanks to one Mississippi woman. Evelyn Fletcher, a retired U.S. Army veteran, heard about the stranded truckers and organ...
If anyone has a 360-degree view of being an owner-operator or a company driver it’s Scott Miller. In just the past few years, he’s not only held both roles, he’s also now a fleet own...
Truck drivers have garnered a lot of attention over the years, however not always for good reason. There is currently a massive driver shortage within the United States. In 2019, there would need to b...
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says that per Governor Edwards’s recent declaration of emergency due to the winter storm and Federal Motor Carrier S...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - As many people were sleeping, some overnight workers and semi drivers were trying to make it to their destination. Drivers were met with blowing snow and dangerous drifting...
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...
If you’re a truck driver, you’re also a business concern, and eligible for a number of money-saving tax deductions. Whether you’re a truck owner/operator or an employee of another fi...
Traditional spot pricing – sending loads to auction – is sourcing capacity for loads that are not covered by mistake. The traditional routing guide strategy is to forecast annual volume ac...
Companies including Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., ArcBest Corp. and Saia Inc. are expanding as businesses try to make their supply chains more nimble to catch up to rapidly shifting consumer demands...
Houston based trucker, Mark Linen, turned his childhood dreams into a reality when he opened his own bakery, Brotha Bakes, which specializes in homemade cakes in a jar....
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Ceres Global Ag Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Riverland Ag Corp., has completed the formation of a grain merchandising joint venture with Farmer’s Co-...
When it comes to contract language, the devil is in the details. And trucking companies might want to pay closer attention to the details that can leave them exposed to crippling risks. The focus beco...
An Iowa state trooper’s tweet singled out truck drivers after a massive snowstorm caused multiple crashes and highway closures. The state patrol reportedly responded to more than 235 crashes bet...
On today's episode, Jared talks with Carlo Passacantando, CEO of Fuel.ME talking about their solution to provide fuel delivery to trucking companies, agriculture, and industrial. Now drivers can get f...
A Stockton man faces charges including attempted murder after firing upon the driver of a big rig in Modesto, the California Highway Patrol reported. A bullet struck the driver’s side door but d...
A truck driver was shot and wounded while driving through Florida on Monday. The shooting happened on Interstate 95 in St. John’s County on February 8th....
The freight business is booming as consumers spend all that cash they saved by staying home on stuff they think will make life at home more interesting. The last time rates were this high was 2018, an...
A collision between two semi trucks and a small propeller plane yielded no injuries despite the extreme circumstances, authorities report. ...
A Tennessee lawmaker said he would look into the potential for making vaccines available at a major truck stop operator after hearing about concerns faced by small-business truckers....
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Teenage drivers, allowed to drive tractor trailers across state lines. Action News Jax Investigates a new federal proposal that would allow 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds to driv...
When James Churchill sees snowfalls like the kind Rock County’s had this winter, it makes him glad his trucking company no longer plows parking lots, side streets and driveways....
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are debating whether bigger trucks should drive on our roads....
Texas based cooperative Ag Producers Co-op is investing in Skyland Grain in Ulysses. This joint venture is effective on April 1....
It takes a great deal of confidence and a little bit of know-how to become an owner-operator. Ditching the fleet life for a sweet life on your own can be liberating for drivers possessing an autonomou...
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A former manager of a grain cooperative in Sioux Center, Iowa who directed employees to blend oats into soybeans has been sentenced to three months in federal prison. On Feb. 2, 60...
“We’re not hauling green beans,” explained Nick Carter of Carter Farms Trucking. “Pigs are actually even more perishable and require special attention while being transported, ...
McGriff said Wednesday it has introduced on-demand excess auto liability coverage for freight brokers. TripExcess is a per shipment excess liability product that allows shippers and others to maintain...
This week, the Indiana House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee passed House Bill 1483, and the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee passed Senate Bill 346. The bills call for a res...
In a letter sent to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 1, the the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) partnered with approximately 60 other trade grou...
Two pieces of legislation moving forward in the North Dakota statehouse could result in longer and heavier truck sizes on state roadways. House lawmakers voted 62-30 to advance a measure that supports...
The CDC’s mask regulation, issued on Friday, states that in addition to those operating noncommercial, private automobiles and those operated by the U.S. military, “commercial motor vehicl...
Elon Musk is going to pay $100 million towards a prize to come up with the best carbon capture technology. (Or so he tweets. Details are scarce so far.) The maverick tech CEO’s promise is not pa...
“I am not ashamed to say it made me weep to see them honor their friend,” Scott said in a Facebook post. “Stevie drove a truck so he could provide for his family as he ministered to ...
On Friday, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the January Ohio Business Spotlight. A challenging 2020 ended with a flurry of business activity across Ohio. As Ohio kicks off a new year, the Sec...
Here’s an apt example of how the virus of longer, heavier trucks gets started and spreads. Larry Luick is a North Dakota state senator. He also owns a farm near the South Dakota state line. Lui...
There are more than 2 million farms in the United States, about 98% of which are operated by families, individuals, family partnerships, or family corporations, according to the American Farm Bureau F...
A truck driver made sure to protect those around him during a truck fire in South Carolina on Thursday. The fire happened on January 28th at around 8:26 a.m. in Greer, South Carolina....
A facility in Lothian that stores crops for farmers—known as a grain elevator—is set to close, leaving the region’s farmers scrambling to find alternate storage and local leaders try...
The Form 2290 is used to calculate and pay heavy vehicle use taxes for all commercial motor vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more. All new owners of trucks must file and pay heavy vehicle use taxes ...
We helped drivers with a lot of tickets in 2020. Now, their CDL tickets can help you watch out for areas around the country with high ticketing counts and the types of tickets given there. Here are th...
PARIS, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Expected record Chinese imports of corn and soybeans in the coming seasons will continue to absorb U.S. supplies and keep prices on an upward trend, Chicago-based consultancy...
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. entered into an asset purchase agreement with GreenAmerica Biofuels Ord LLC to sell its 65-million-gallon ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska, for $64 million and working capi...
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WCJB) - Eric Dowdy is a Navy veteran and no longer able to work as a truck driver after his battle with COVID-19, but the trucking community is still impacting his life. &ldquo...
On Jan. 25, OOIDA submitted comments to docket number FMCSA-2020-0194, “Petition for Rulemaking: Transportation Intermediaries Association; Property Broker Transaction Records and Regulatory Gui...
Drivers are demanding a review of their costs, including tolls, insurance rates, taxes and fuel prices. They were scheduled to meet with Sergio Massa, president of the lower House of Congress, to disc...
Jared brings on Caleb Kindle of Bulk TMS to talk about BulkLoads.com's new Transportation Management System. BulkTMS is a collaborative platform that facilitates the sharing of supply chain informatio...
Cargill, the global food, agricultural, financial and industrial products company, announced on Friday its plans of temporary idling of two protein processing facilities for scheduled maintenance. Ea...
Soybean processor Boyd Station will use a grant to expand its rail infrastructure in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, according to a report. The US$2.6 million in state grant money will be used to...
A Feb. 5 sentencing date has been set for a bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to devising an elaborate scheme to defraud a family-owned trucking company and farm in Missouri out of more than $700,000. Chr...
Hopper bottom trailers are standard in both the agricultural and construction industries. You can haul thousands of pounds of grain, gravel, sand, and other aggregates from one point to another and ea...
BUENOS AIRES, BRAZIL — Truckers in Argentina, independent Teamsters, are protesting and blocking roads over increased fuel prices, taxes and highway tolls, MercoPress reported. The Argentina Cer...
Brutus, N.Y. — Part of State Route 31 just west of the village of Jordan was closed for much of the day Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hauling grain went off the road and overturned. The cras...
Below are short videos featuring thoughts from four OEMs: Peterbilt, Volvo, Mack and International; watch them below, and tune in tomorrow for more videos from around the industry....
“The reptile theory is a tactic developed by plaintiffs to take the focus away from the accident itself — and the actual damages that were incurred by plaintiffs and what they suffered &md...
Farmers in Anne Arundel have already bought the seeds and fertilizer they will use to grow corn and soybeans this year, but unless County Executive Steuart Pittman can urge Perdue Farms to change its ...
Mingo Farmer Brian Rumbaugh spends his cold January mornings working inside. He can't plant crops, but he can follow crop prices. “Everybody is in the market right now. It's a good surprise,&rdq...
Corn Board Manufacturing has ambitious plans to buy as much as 50 million pounds of corn stover from farmers every year which the Texas-based company will use to make eco-friendly shipping pallets. Th...
American Trucking Associations hailed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding the federal preemption of the state of California’s meal and rest break rul...
Dump truck owners have had nearly a decade to prepare for the province’s lift axle rule, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation said in response to a protest this week outside Premier Doug F...
In March of 2019, heavy rains in Nebraska and other Midwestern states caused flooding of the Missouri River and its tributaries. Faced with imminent danger, the owners of Liquid Trucking had 12 hours ...
Green Plains Inc. Chief Executive Officer Todd Becker is getting closer to his goal of never having to worry about U.S. ethanol policy again....
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives is concerned about a huge tax hike for farmers if the Treasury Department and IRS do not incorporate a fix passed by Congress. NCFC President/CEO Chuck Conn...
Higher corn prices are roiling the U.S. ethanol industry, but the full impact of the corn price spike might not be felt for weeks. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently estimated that about t...
The trucking industry will have no shortage of challenges in 2021 as it delivers the COVID-19 vaccines that are expected to lead to some sense of American normalcy....
Trucking remains one of the deadliest occupations, according to the latest federal data on workplace deaths. More than one of every seven on-the-job deaths occur in heavy-duty trucking, according to t...
Plenty carriers have found themselves unpaid for loads they hauled for a broker or freight forwarder that has gone broke or, in some rare cases, had no intention to pay to begin with. Sometimes they c...
Fraley and Schilling (F&S) has acquired KBT Enterprises Inc., a Fishers, Ind.-based pneumatic dry bulk trucking company. KBT, which was founded in 1995, will operate as a subsidiary of Fraley and Schi...
Pursuit is underway at the North Dakota statehouse for a rule that could allow trucks longer than doubles or triples. Committees in the North Dakota House and Senate heard testimony last week on legis...
Truck drivers moving goods during the pandemic say promises to recognize them as essential workers have fallen flat, as restaurants and washrooms remain closed, and rule relaxations have ended....
Innovative third-party logistics firm growing transload operations, streamlining supply chains, aiding FEMA in disaster response...
The prairie grain production business will never be anything other than a never-ending race between the ability of farmers to grow bigger and bigger crops and the ability of the grain-handling system ...
Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor start off the first episode of 2021 with a look at the high volumes of freight shippers still have to move; they poke fun at the memes that surrounded holiday package dela...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and other truck safety groups have warned federal regulators that relaxing hours-of-service (HOS) rules for ag haulers threatens safety by exposing more d...
Opponents of the so-called “road train” legislation criticize it for not providing a definition of the term, but road trains are generally thought to consist of a semitractor pulling multi...
Trucking is massive business in the USA, with many different companies involved in various areas of the industry. Trucks transport 70% of the goods we use at home and at work. That is, by any account,...