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Another driver requests exemption from parts of HOS regs For the third time this year, a truck operator is seeking an exemption from certain provisions in the hours-of-service regulations. Owner-opera...
Arizona authorities seized $39,500 in cash from Johnson in August 2020. The money, according to Johnson, was to buy a used truck at auction. But police thought he had transported it on a flight from N...
Each insurance company has what you might call an appetite. If we do not fit into an insurance company’s appetite, they won’t provide us insurance. For example, Progressive is not able to ...
A handful of farm groups have been rejected in their effort to exempt truckers hauling live animals from federal mandates limiting the hours a driver can be on the job....
Cargill and Owensboro Grain Company, a fifth-generation family-owned soybean processing facility and refinery located in Owensboro, Ky., announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement wh...
Technology companies supplying critical semiconductor chips to the economy have started shifting cargo shipments from railroads to trucks with a national freight rail strike looming. The moves are bei...
Family-owned Mid Continent Trucking of Denison, Iowa, notified drivers and employees recently that after 24 years, the refrigerated carrier was ceasing operations two days after Thanksgiving because o...
A Missouri requirement is costing the trucking industry time and money. The federal government requires truckers to get physicals every two years. Brent Witte, with Witte Brothers Exchange in Troy, sa...
Freight demand has declined due to persistently high inflation, labour shortages and overstocked shelves....
Representing strength and endurance, the Mack truck was born in 1900 with the first vehicle by “Jack” Mack and family at the Mack Brothers Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Except it was a bus. An...
When you use Smart Freight, you work with a team that specializes and knows bulk freight trucking more than any other company. It is all we do. Also versus others there are no setup costs, no contra...
For years we've been hearing about a persistent shortage of truck drivers. But what if we're thinking about it wrong? What if the issue is that the shipping industry systematically mistreats or underv...
A proposal meant to revolutionize roadside inspection by requiring fleets and owner-operators to equip their trucks with a new electronic identification system was roundly rejected by much of the truc...
Isaac Instruments is one of Canada’s largest providers of “trucking telematics.” Isaac is also making a push into the U.S. market. The company’s core offering is a tablet that ...
“Union leaders said Monday they believed that a compromise could still be reached to avoid a work stoppage that could disrupt the flow of goods around the U.S. Four out of 12 unions have now rej...
Ocean shipping demand is traditionally measured in “ton-miles”: volumes multiplied by distance. So, here’s a paradox: Ton-miles for liquefied natural gas shipping have fallen in 2022...
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Among them was a representative from The Truckload Carriers Association, who wrote that ELDs “should be required on as many trucks as possible, including rebuilt or remanufactured engines or gli...
A slowing economy and deteriorating freight conditions are already “baked in the cake,” according to Mullen Group senior executive officer Murray Mullen. But it’s small operators who...
CHS Co-op and ADM along the Mississippi River front in Winona were very busy this past week at the peak of the 2022 harvest. Barges were being loaded and grain trucks were unloading....
American farming increasingly relies on software to keep the U.S. the world’s top food producer. But all that reliance on code-driven machinery has drawn ransomware attacks that could prove part...
The California Air Resources Board is considering a proposed regulation to phase out big rigs and other trucks with internal combustion engines and replace them with zero-emission vehicles....
Over the years I realized there weren't any books to teach kids about the importance of trucking and agriculture. I started sketching ideas which led to these books. I have one released on Amazon you ...
Federal regulators have attempted to clarify differences between brokers, bona fide agents and dispatch services in new interim guidelines issued Tuesday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administra...
3.6% of the company's workforce has been let go....
Utah-based Savage recently was recognized as one of the 2022 “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation” by the Women in Trucking Association. Savage, a provider of industrial ...
In this episode, Jared continues his discussion with Michael Belzer. In thi...
Robert LeDoux was sitting in his truck waiting to unload when the explosion happened. His dashcam captured the explosion....
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration in its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week revised its outlook for retail diesel prices for the fourth quarter of 20...
A Michigan jury recently awarded $7.7 million to a man who was seriously injured in 2018 when the wheel came loose from a box truck heading in the opposite direction, jumped the median and crashed int...
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) says the number of grain barges being unloaded in New Orleans during September and October dropped significantly. An AMS report says the number of...
The annual rite of fall in western Minnesota and the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota also attracts retired men and women, seasonal laborers and others who drive trucks for a variety of differ...
Recent data from the American Trucking Associations found that the average truckload driver made over $69,000 including salary and bonuses in 2021 — an 18% increase from 2019. At the same time, ...
Recently, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., posted a campaign video on Twitter that caught the attention of longtime truck driver Gord Magill, who is based in upstate New York. Magill and other truckers weren...
As a veteran in the industry for nearly 20 years, I've had a front row seat dealing with thousands of companies in our industry from large grain and feed trading entities to a single owner operator tr...
In this episode, Jared brings on Michael Belzer, a professor at Wayne State...
The National Grain and Feed Association, along with 192 other members of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group, want Congress to prevent a potential strike by railroad union members over the l...
Last week, 63-year-old Brian Lovett died of cardiac arrest while on the job at ADM Grain Company in Seward. His death happened before he was able to complete his own harvest on his Winnebago farm. On ...
CHS Inc. reported net income soared to $1.7 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, due to higher refining margins as well as strong demand within the global grain and processing and wholesale agro...
The 28-year-old co-owned a trucking company in Buffalo, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says, in which he managed drivers and coordinated shipments. Prosecutors say that for roughly a year, starting ...
The transportation industry is shouldering the burden of sky-high diesel prices, as suppliers blame supply chain shortages and red tape for impacting prices at the pump. But President Biden has painte...
“I started with one truck. During my time as an owner-operator, I turned it into a kind of rolling university. In the beginning, I didn’t even know what a load board was. But I was always ...
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, on Oct. 26, issued a state of emergency in the state due to “extremely low inventories and outages of certain liquid products including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel,...
Hey guys, many of you farm and truck. Check out my latest podcast with Tanner Winterhof as we dive into farming operations that have trucking entities as well. Tanner also hosts the Farm4Profit podcas...
Domestic U.S. shipping demand is receding and freight rates are falling, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, in a sign that shifting demand by overstocked retailers is unraveling traditional season...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Production at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) could come to a stop within hours if union workers reject a contract offer and walk off the job. According to Teamsters L...
John Mullis has been hitting the open road since 1979. “I’m with a pretty good company and they take care of us pretty good,” he said. Over the years, he’s seen diesel prices g...
Be afraid of plaintiff’s counsel who make millions of dollars a year looking for weaknesses, attacking truck drivers and trucking companies alike, a lawyer has warned Canadian carriers operating...
Dry van truckload contract rates have fallen about 9% since the start of the summer but have slowed their rate of descent this fall, according to FreightWaves’ Van Contract Initial Report Index ...
Dozens of farmers came together to support a family after their father passed away unexpectedly, leaving five fields unharvested....
Rail companies and labor unions have reached stalemate over paid sick leave, raising the prospects of a worker strike in coming months. With harvest just over halfway complete, the threat of a rail st...
For every kernel of corn from the Baker family farm left at Gavilon Grain Thursday, John Baker probably doubled the number of "thank yous" he gave to the volunteers who harvested the fields....
On the grounds of Williamsport High School in western Maryland, three 17-year-olds pile into the cab of a white Volvo truck, pens and pads in hand....
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday agreed to accept a $15,000 penalty from Hefty Seed Company, based in Baltic, South Dakota, for not having a state-required license to buy grain...
A north central Iowa organic soybean business filed for bankruptcy Monday, saying it owes at least 100 creditors $10 million. It's the state's second grain business to run into financial insolvency th...
Global grains merchant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co on Tuesday posted its strongest third-quarter profit on record on robust demand for grain and oilseeds and tight supplies, and said full-year earnings ...
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...
Jared brings on Ken Evans and Kristin Rakoczy with Konexial to discuss ELDs...
Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, released its 18th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying the leading indust...
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has an array of new resources at its disposal, and regulators are looking to put them to work at a time when the trucking industry is in th...
While a freight broker bond doesn't protect against liability, it is a requirement if you want to operate your logistics company and don't want to tie up $75,000 in a BMC-85 trust....
Here is a look at the five most compelling regulatory activities, based on stage of proposed rulemaking, scope, and date of action, within in the agency’s most recent Significant Rulemaking Repo...
The 2000 International semi was going north on Highway 183 when a 2010 Toyota passenger vehicle attempted to pass the truck in a no-passing zone. A southbound vehicle swerved into the ditch to avoid a...
We’re pretty deep into the back half of the Atlantic hurricane season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the worst is behind us. We’ve seen major hurricanes run into late Novemb...
Trucking firm Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. warned of a rapid slowdown in the freight market, an ominous sign for the economy as shippers grapple with a lackluster peak season ahead of the...
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will implement a pilot program this winter that will “semi-automate” Variable Speed Limit signs in an effort to increase highway safety whe...
On Thursday, Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of the company’s 600th location with a new store in Perry, Oklahoma. The new 12,000 square foot store is located off of I-35 in Perry...
A car driver gets quite the wakeup call about the importance of sharing the road with big rigs in construction zones in this dash cam video....
These challenges can include insurance prices, recruitment capabilities, maintenance and building shipper partnerships — all evergreen problems that attracted the investors of its most recent ro...
Jared brings on Jason Byer with Crowdspring to discuss branding. Crowdspring helps business owners grow the...
The exemption, first issued by FMCSA in March 2020 following the national emergency declared by President Trump in response to COVID-19, was extended and/or modified over 10 times. It gave truck drive...
A 64-year-old from Michigan is suspected of setting dozens of semi-trucks from the same transportation company (not pictured) on fire at rest stops in eight…...
Despite threats to their health and fears of driving to unknown territories, they stayed true to their jobs and transported food, supplies and medicines....
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...
Special rules apply for those who work in the transportation industry. Someone who works in the transportation industry is defined in Rev. Proc. 2019-48 as someone whose work directly involves moving ...
Global Processing Inc. of Kanawha, Iowa, which owns and operates grain facilities in Lexington and Haigler, surrendered its license Wednesday after a PSC audit showed it did not have enough funds to c...
Their steeds have names like Peterbilt and Kenworth, and they may not wear spurs, but cattle truckers have just as much impact on the health of our herds as cowboys in the saddle....
“Through our enforcement in the wage and hour division, we know that misclassification is occurring in many industries and sectors,” said Principal Deputy Administrator of WHD Jessica Loom...
Jared brings on Joe Vaclavik with Standard Grain. In this episode, Joe shares his story about how he got into the grain market industry and what he does for a living. Joe also hos...
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is targeting and ticketing CMV drivers who do not comply with the state’s Chain Law requirements at during three planned enforcement checkpoints this month. CSP&r...
As of Oct. 7, the river was still closed near Stack Island, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn. That has resulted in a backup of more than 2,000 barges at various points, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Dred...
Authorities say that Padilla stole the identity of an interstate carrier located in Spring Valley in San Diego County, California, and agreed to deliver loads using that carrier’s identity. Howe...
The truck transportation sector had approximately 1,580,800 employees in September, compared to 1,592,200 the prior month, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Labor Department. There was a ...
A St. Louis-based grain and soybean manufacturer is planning to spend $445 million to expand its processing plant in Morristown. Bunge North America Inc. says the effort is expected to result in 70 ad...
Blue Ink Technology, the maker of the BIT ELD, has introduced a new way for drivers to print and send their gross and axle weights to carriers and shippers. Customers who use BIT Air Scales can now ac...
An application from a company specializing in pulsating brake lights for trucks has been denied by federal regulators despite strong support from the trucking industry....
A with an otherwise solid carrier-vetting strategy contracts with a legitimate Carrier A to move a load. Yet: There is no prohibition in the broker's contract with the carrier that prevents the carrie...
The family – 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri; the child’s mother, Jasleen Kaur, 27; father Jasdeep Singh, 36; and uncle Amandeep Singh, 39 – were kidnapped at gunpoint from a new office for...
Tank truck carriers hear all kinds of excuses for rate increases during the insurance renewal process. Think about the reasons—aka excuses—you’ve likely heard from brokers attempting...
Werner Enterprises announced Monday the acquisition of Indiana-based truckload carrier Baylor Trucking. Financial terms of the transaction were not provided but a news release outlining the deal showe...
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Jared brings on Jason Tiedke with American National Bank to talk all things $$$. Jason gives great advice on how to have a great relationship with your banker and the extra steps you can take to b...
KeyBanc analysts downgrade J.B. Hunt and Schneider National, contend that 'imports decelerating, inventories normalizing and spot (rates) below contract rates' suggest weakness could extend into next ...
Barge rates reached $49.88 per ton on Tuesday, the highest on record and up nearly 50% from a year ago, according to a government report released Thursday....
Postal Service contractors McClellan Trucking and Duran Transfer file for Chapter 11...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $20 million in cost-share assistance to help producers in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota and surrounding areas rebuild agricultural and grain st...
The professionals needed to repair heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles require a set of skills distinct from the “grease monkeys” of 40 years ago. It’s time the industry pivots...
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to explain why there has been little movement over the past two years on a ...
The 1947 Dodge grain truck that George Sanneman entered into the BPW Car Show and drove in this year’s Piotique Parade has been in his family for a long time....
Once upon a time, truck driving was a blue-collar ticket to a solid, middle-class lifestyle in the United States. But today, the industry is plagued with low wages, long hours, and a high turnover rat...
In March, a self-driving eighteen-wheeler spent more than five straight days hauling goods between Dallas and Atlanta. Running around the clock, it traveled more than 6,300 miles, making four round tr...
That distinction may seem like mere semantics, but it’s actually of enormous consequence for delivery workers with wage-and-hour claims. The Federal Arbitration Act has a carve-out for “wo...
Prairie Central Cooperative in central Illinois has 13-grain elevators, and they have already seen the action pick up. The manager tells Brownfield Ag News so far, they have handled about 5 percent of...
The U.S. had an 80,000-driver shortage in 2021, according to the American Trucking Associations. But St. Louis trucking companies saw the number of drivers increase 8% over 2021. Here's how one local ...
BulkTMS, a digital freight platform Powered by BulkLoads.com, enhances the most popular Bulk Freight Marketplace, BulkLoads.com, by adding a full Dispatch-to-Payment solution to facilitate sharing of ...
This is a little different than our normal episodes. Jared does this podcast solo and shares his advice and experiences as a business owner. He talks about the steps he has taken to maximize his ti...
In comments submitted on Sept. 21, National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA) urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to extend the emergency declaration for livestock and feed...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has required full industry compliance with the ELD mandate since December 2019, so it’s reasonable to ask, is the device making the trucking indus...
At a time of a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers, new legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., looks to lower Obama-era regulations requiring additional training for truck drivers for the ag...
One of the most anticipated harvests in memory is only a few weeks old, and grain exporters say they’re already seeing signs that Canada’s railroads won’t be able to keep up with a b...
The advanced notice of proposed rulemaking is to be published in the Federal Register on Friday. It is in response to a request in February 2015 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to reconsider...
A major spill is causing delays on highway US-27 in Pendleton County. According to officials, on Wednesday afternoon a semitrailer turned over after the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle on US-2...
In 2012, then-President Obama signed into law legislation that set in motion a new rule that created a requirement for Entry-Level Driver Training. The final rulemaking went into effect earlier this y...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for comments on how to improve its mandatory electronic logging device regulations, which potentially could result in the first substantial ch...
Frances Hall, 59, provided false payroll information over a seven-year period to avoid more than $9 million in insurance premium payments while she was co-owner of the company with her late husband, B...
Jared brings on Scott Rea with AvatarFleet to discuss driver recruiting. Scott is on a mission to help trucking companies fill empty seats by doing driver marketing the smart way. They talk about w...
Recent requests seeking exemptions from trucking hours-of-service rules have raised questions about how federal regulators view such requests and what kind of response they are required to provide....
When a company makes a claim about its environmental or social practices that is not true, that’s called greenwashing. Companies that do this are often seeking customer or investor support or ap...
The Trucking Regulations Unduly Constricting Known Service-providers (TRUCKS) Act, would allow states to issue a new “Small Business Restricted CDL” so ELDT requirements would not affect s...
Under the proposal, manufacturers couldn’t sell new medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks fueled by diesel or gasoline that operate in California, instead turning to electric models. In addition, la...
In this video clip, a couple of sturdy mules are on hand to help unload a truck....
Columbia Grain International (CGI), a global supplier of grains, beans and pulses, announced Sept. 13 that it has acquired the grain handling assets of Grafton Farmers Co-op Grain Co., a local coopera...
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, US — CHS Inc., a leading US agribusiness cooperative, announced on Sept. 14 that it intends to return a total of $1 billion in cash patronage and equity redemptions to its o...
One of the unions representing rail workers said Wednesday that its members rejected a proposed deal with rail carriers and voted to move forward with a strike that could have severe consequences for ...
Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threaten...
The Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act was introduced September 12 by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.). The bill would repeal the motor carrier provision of the Fair...
Dubbed the Great Plains Rural Freight Technology Corridor Project, the $14.6 million venture aims to install 100 miles of fiber-optic cable and advanced technologies on a 100-mile stretch of U.S. High...
Jared brings on Glenn Johnson with The Vizius Group to talk about all things cyber security. Glenn is an expert in cyber security and shares his knowledge in this episode. He provides great tips on...
The FMCSA cited "the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A" as cause for revocation. That particular guidance requires ELDs wit...
Three more railroad unions have reached tentative agreements with U.S. freight railroads on a new labor contract, announced the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). The tentative agre...
On Friday, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told lawmakers that a looming railroad workers strike could have a devastating impact on the U.S. trucking industry and the supply chain at large....
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed a popular electronic logging device (ELD) from its list of approved devices, making those who use it non-compliant with federal regulati...
As pump prices soared, many carriers took a closer look at fresh ways to further maximize vehicle efficiency and productivity. Streamlined route planning and top-notch maintenance programs can provide...
To become a truck owner in the US, and even more so to start offering your services to customers, you will not only have to pass “tests” from US law but also comply with all tax requiremen...
During court proceedings, Kingston and Merrick admitted that Merrick was paid $354,870 for phantom loads of the product. After receiving payment from Gavilon Grain, Bennett says Merrick would make a c...
After being blasted, GoFundMe has decided to automatically refund some $9 million donated to the anti-vax Freedom Convoy 2022 protest that has turned into an occupation in Ottawa, Canada....
On August 27, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary hoursof- service (HOS) exemption for motor carriers and drivers trans...
Jared brings on Jason Wheeler and Roger Gattis with White Commercial to talk about grain merchandising. White Commercial is a commodity futures broker that focuses on consulting and education with ...
For now, grain producers overall are expressing some nervousness about rail service, given the service issues that arose earlier this year, particularly in the western U.S....
According to court documents, the pair used Richard Best Transfer Inc. (RBT), a transportation company used by international food processors, and would steal from their shipments of canola. The estima...
In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in September, Pilot Company is extending its annual celebration for professional truck drivers....
Over the next few days, more than 108 semi-trucks of water are coming into Jackson and seven mega distribution sites will have 36 truckloads of water a day for the public to be able to retrieve, accor...
Dispatching is one of the most important, yet thankless, jobs in trucking. Primarily, I was focused on answering phone calls from truck drivers, solving their issues and communicating with everyone in...
That comes at an already fragile moment as premiums and payouts have seen hefty increases in recent years, according to a report by the American Transportation Research Institute. Insurance premium co...
The freight market is a pendulum — and when it swings, it may be the buyers or sellers of capacity that now have the power in rate negotiations. Ever since the summer of 2020, trucking companies...
“Wolf, who did not hold a legally required grain buyer’s license, repeatedly purchased nonorganic corn and soybeans from a grain seller and resold the grain as organic product. As part of ...
NDSP, jointly owned by Covington, Louisiana, US-based CGB and Brewer, Minnesota, US-based MnSP, will own and operate the new facility. The plant, which is expected to crush 42.5 million bushels of soy...
Jared brings on Jeremy Mullen with Northern Ag Transportation to discuss commodity trading within the fertilizer sector. Jeremy brings up some interesting points regarding trader-trucker relationship...
In addition to its weekly rail traffic report, the Associations of American Railroads (AAR) recently issued a statement commenting on the Presidential Emergency Board’s (PEB) call for the larges...
FOB shipping point and FOB destination indicate the point at which the title of goods transfers from the seller to the buyer. The distinction is important in specifying who is liable for goods lost or...
In the class action suit, the truckers claim that the company failed to pay OTR employees minimum wage for all hours worked, made unlawful deductions from their paychecks through an “escrow&rdqu...
Long-haul truckers who leased their trucks from Pathway Leasing LLC were independent contractors, rather than employees, and therefore weren’t subject to the minimum wage requirements of the Fai...
The second suit involved a decision in a Nevada district court appealed to the Ninth Circuit against large broker C.H. Robinson after a 2016 crash that involved a carrier hauling a Costco load brokere...
Express Grain Terminals LLC has filed lawsuits in Leflore County seeking payments totaling more than $244,000 that it alleges it never received from four companies. Two suits have been filed in Leflor...
The company saw revenues rise 23% over the previous fiscal year....
The four largest grain-trading firms are Archer-Daniels-Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus, known collectively as the ABCD companies. They control an estimated 70% to 90% of the global grain tr...
We won't make you sign a contract because we HATE contracts. We're old school and believe you should be in control of your money, if you want to stop using us at any time, you're free to. Cash flow is...
Brake Safety Week kicked off on Monday. It’s the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s seven-day brake inspection and brake-safety outreach campaign designed to raise awareness of brake saf...
A professor at Louisiana State University is hoping his research on truck platooning could lead to solutions for a struggling supply chain. Hany Hassan, assistant professor of transportation engineeri...
Frances Hall, former co-owner of San Antonio gravel-hauling business Bill Hall Jr. Trucking, has been accused of scamming Texas Mutual. Hall and her now-deceased husband, Bill Hall Jr., obtained worke...
Jared brings on Jon Scheve of Superior Feed Ingredients to discuss current market conditions and how they relate to trucking. He talks about high-dollar freight and what merchandisers have seen from c...
While many young drivers who dream of owning their own trucking operation fail due to lack of experience, Jones succeeded by focusing on steady and sustainable growth, delivering high levels of custom...
Pastrovic is among most farmers dealing with the increasing cost of transportation. Getting seed and fertilizer into the ground was more expensive this year than in the past. And taking grain to marke...
“The National Roadway Safety Strategy identified speed as a significant factor in fatal crashes and speed management as a primary tool to reduce serious injuries and fatalities,” the FMCSA...
In a notice published in the Federal Register on August 19, truck driver Ronnie Brown III requested five years of regulatory relief for himself from many parts of federal HOS and ELD regulations, incl...
Do teenagers belong in a big rig? That’s the age-old debate. One side says yes, pointing to the driver shortage, while the other disagrees from a safety perspective. But it appears that the Fede...
December 5th, 2015 was a typical day on Dennis Schneider’s farm in Corder, Mo. He was working to get corn out of a grain bin, one that had been on his farm since the late 1970s. “I had a l...
The court kicked both decisions back to the lower courts. In the state of California’s case, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deemed the employee classification law, known as AB5, to be hun...
An owner/operator’s family is looking for help after the driver was crushed by a load of posts while strapping it down....
The special board appointed by President Joe Biden to intervene in stalled railroad contract talks suggested Tuesday that 115,000 rail workers should get 24% raises and thousands of dollars in bonuses...
Just a few weeks after announcing plans to reduce the speed limit for trucks, officials in Chesterton, Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation, have erected signs lowerin...
Zen-Noh Grain Corporation (“Zen-Noh”) and Bunge North America, Inc. (“Bunge”) are traders and exporters of grain that purchase millions of tons of corn and soybeans from farmer...
Using real-time data capabilities based on information powered by electronic logging devices (ELD), FleetOps analyzed the number of driving hours by carriers each month in 2022 across the United State...
Jared brings on Andy Holz, Co-founder of HD Commodities to discuss business startups. Andy tells his story of starting a flower business and the ups and downs of his journey. He gives great advice on ...
According to The American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2022 update, the total marginal cost of trucking grew by 12.7% in 2021 to $1.855 per mile, the highest on record....
Seems pretty straightforward — but in reality, it’s not. That’s why the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, passed late last year, re...
Before I get into the story of my trip to Armenia, a country which I have dubbed “the double brokering capital of the world,” I would like to inform the reader of what double brokering is....
One of the hallmarks of the pandemic has been the unprecedented growth in the number of new, mostly very small, for-hire trucking companies. But the pendulum looks to be swinging back the other way fo...
Agriculture Victoria grains biosecurity officer Jim Moran said dumped grain provided an untreated, unmonitored, unmanaged and very attractive site for stored grain insects and disease pests to thrive ...
Schneider National expects enforcement of California’s AB5 law, and any other similar laws requiring independent owner-operators to be reclassified as employees, to compound a driver capacity cr...
A week earlier, the high court took the same action (or inaction) by denying “cert” in Miller v. C.H. Robinson, a case involving a personal injury lawsuit. I argue that this will have much...
Those who have registered or must register large trucks and buses have until Aug. 31 to file their 2290, "Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return," for vehicles first used in July of this year, the Inter...
Availability of labor is becoming tighter and more competitive. Officials of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator at Rosholt, South Dakota, describe how in the spring of 2022 they offered $30 an hour for ...
Jared brings on Padgett Smith, Owner of The Permit Shop, to discuss all things authority. The Permit Shop takes care of all licensing, accounting, compliance, and everything else to keep your truck(s)...
A truck driver trapped in a vehicle overturned by high winds is rescued by another driver in this viral video....
Texas authorities arrested the former co-owner of Bill Hall Jr. Trucking in connection with a multi-million dollar payroll and insurance fraud scheme....
A new insurance company from BulkLoads.com’s founders now provides coverage for small businesses in the bulk transportation and commercial sectors. Bulk Insurance Group, which launched June 15, ...
ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor is extending the suspension of the state’s motor fuel tax through Sept. 12. Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed an executive order extending the suspens...
Washington — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 20 approved an updated version of the bipartisan Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (R-I...
Troopers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) took to social media to highlight numerous violations discovered during a recent inspection. In an August 3 Facebook post, SDHP said: Level one i...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded millions of dollars worth of funding to community colleges to help current and former military members pursue a career in the trucki...
According to the American Trucking Association, in 2019, trucking demands represented 80.4 percent of the freight costs spent in the United States, providing this business category with a gross freigh...
Cape Town - Four suspects have been caught red-handed by City traffic officers in Parow siphoning diesel from a parked truck. At 4.10am on Monday, traffic officers came across the incident while the d...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved another significant toll increase that will go into effect in early 2023. On August 2, 2022, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a ...
BulkLoads.com recently partnered with NewBOS Partners to allow NewBOS users to post load opportunities to its online load board for the bulk hauling industry. NewBOS is a Florence, Montana-based techn...
The Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Illinois Trucking Association (ITA) recently teamed up with an Illinois trucking company to nab distracted drivers and encourage safe driving around commercial ...
This one is a little different from our normal episodes. Jared brings on Jesse Figueroa, owner of Big Jess Express, to simply hear his story. Jesse's story of becoming handicapped and still having the...