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From evolving logistics models to changes in maintenance and legislation, it's helpful to take a moment and look at what's going on within our industry and how that affects our customers and the way w...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The impacts of this year’s flooding on the U.S. Inland Waterway system on grain shipments both on and off land along multiple rivers have a long tail. Because many locks and ...
TUCSON -The Department of Forestry and Fire Management says just last week they had nearly 20 active wildfires burning throughout Arizona. As of Monday, Coronado National Forest put their fire risk at...
MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) are working together to develop a better way to get a close-up view of the bridge deck...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota grain trader who became involved in the business shortly out of high school has signed a plea agreement on accusations he ran a multimillion dollar fraud...
(Washington) -- Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is pleased with one particular portion of a comprehensive disaster aid bill. Approved earlier this month in the U.S. House and signed by Presid...
Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as...
If you’re in the Houston, Texas area and in the mood for pizza, you may soon be able to get some Domino’s delivered by a small, self-driving robot. The pizza chain announced today (June 17...
The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains ca...
Driverless semitrucks could be sharing Florida highways as early as next year, and there will be no requirement that surrounding motorists know it. Nor will autonomous driving systems need to be teste...
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MANSFIELD — Harold Mitchell Jr. got the bug for trucks at an early age. "I've always liked trucks. That's all I played with when I was little," he said, noting he was driving the real thing on h...
June 14, 2019 – The recipe for disaster is simple. Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones thanks to increasingly dry, hot summers and abundant orga...
Categories: News, Local News, WJZTV A manager for the Department of Transportation is no longer an employee after an investigation alleged he was driving for a ridesharing service during his regular w...
HELENA – About 60 commercial truck drivers from around Montana came to Helena Saturday to showcase their driving skills. The Motor Carriers of Montana held their annual truck driving championshi...
The state Department of Transportation has announced area roadwork, starting Monday. Montgomery County ∫Town of Fort Hunter: Route 5S between Fort Hunter Road and Hill and Marks. Motorists will en...
Truckload rates out of Atlanta have risen double digits in the last few weeks, and more freight appears to be moving inland from the US West Coast, positive signs in a year full of negative economic d...
The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck — it looks like a road-hugging sportscar, something emphasized by its...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — While opinions might be mixed about the recently-passed $45 billion capital plan, the bill brought some relief to one sector of the state’s transportation economy. &ldq...
ALTON — The Mississippi River on Thursday was continuing to recede from its recent near-record crests in Alton and Grafton, with several roads still closed by flooding. At noon Thursday, the riv...
At their annual meeting in Tacoma, Wash., this week, members of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition stressed the need for better service from carriers. “It is a tough market right now,&rdqu...
Self-driving trucking companies aren't immune to the human labor shortage impacting the trucking industry. Two upstarts are working to ensure they develop and retain the human work force needed to kee...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Transportation is proposing spending $3.6 billion on 31 capital and congestion relief projects, including nearly $500 million over 20 years to wide...
Driverless semi-trucks could be sharing Florida highways as early as next year, and there will be no requirement that surrounding motorists know it. Nor will autonomous driving systems need to be test...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A glorious last 12 hours in the Show-Me State. After the St. Louis Blues clinched its first Stanley Cup trophy in franchise history, the west side of state had some boasting t...
Temperature soaring well into the 90s Wednesday was too much for a portion of the road at 4th Ave South at South Industrial Way, which buckled to the heat, officials say. It was bad timing for a 44-ye...
The Florida Department of Transportation has been given the green light to move forward with improvements to the downtown corridor known as "Malfunction Junction." Road expansion to be named "Malfunct...
When Idaho State Police seized a truck hauling about 7,000 pounds of bags filled with a green, leafy substance in late January, they put out a press release saying that the contents were marijuana &md...
An altercation between a state trooper and a trucker happened after the man was pulled over for breaking the 45 mph speed limit near the exit ramp of I-70; KDKAs Ross Guidotti reports....
One day in 2016, as Arnulfo Gonzalez waited at a warehouse to pick up cargo, he stared at the filth caked on the back door of his box truck. After a moment of contemplation, he ran his finger on it. T...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The effects of truck platooning on the nation’s infrastructure continues to be studied, federal officials told the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Internationa...
Texas legalized hemp and its non-psychoactive derivative CBD. Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 on June 11, which allows for the farming, transportation and sale of hemp products, effective imme...
Hundreds of barges remain stalled on the Mississippi River, blocking the main artery of the Farm Belt economy that has been devastated by a spring season full of relentless torrential rains and the me...
California police say that a semi truck driver’s homemade license plate led them to uncover a number of other major violations. In a news release issued on Monday, June 10, the Ventura County Sh...
GURUGRAM, India, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- US Seed industry is expected to register a CAGR of 1.8% in upcoming years. Huge consolidation in the market has reduced the number of major players in th...
On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held an Oversight Hearing on Demurrage and Accessorial Charges. Railroad customers objected to escalating fines across the country's se...
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed until further notice the publication of a proposed rule intended to add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for c...
In 1982, when Congress designated the National Network—the approximately 200,000 miles of truck corridors that crisscross the U.S.—it also set a 28.5-foot minimum limit on tandem trailer l...
IOWA — It could be a slow evening commute for some central Iowa drivers Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Transportation is temporarily closing portions of the west mixmaster and parts of Highway ...
The antics of a ‘vicious’ escaped Capuchin monkey named Teeko made for an unusual early morning at a small truck stop in Ohio yesterday. Five year old Teeko escaped from the home of his ow...
As some autonomous trucking startups seek to eventually eliminate drivers’ jobs completely, Starsky Robotics is taking a different approach. The three-year startup, headquartered in San Francisc...
The trucking industry has bounced back from its decline during the recession and the number of truck drivers is at an all-time high. In 2016, the number of employer and self-employed (nonemployer) tru...
You can get a Commercial Driver’s License at 18 in Michigan, but you can only drive within the state until you turn 21. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation is testing a new pr...
Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding. ...
A West Virginia trucker is suing his former employer after allegedly losing a leg to frostbite as a result of sleeping in a cab with no heat. The driver’s worker’s compensation claim had b...
Truck drivers who once shunned in-dash cameras as a form of electronic big brother are having second thoughts. “I remember in the early days when drivers would put their hats over them,” s...
Investors afraid the trade war could bring on the next recession, and that bond prices are already signaling a downturn, may find safety in an odd place: the trucking industry. It is an economically s...
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DUQUOIN, IL – People are trying to get ahead of the rising Mississippi River by making thousands of sandbags. Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a state disaster proclamation one month ago for 34 Ill...
FARMERS The Mississippi River was expected to crest on Saturday, but experts predict the mighty river will now keep rising through Monday. Hundreds of barges carrying cargo up and down the water arter...
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah highway popular with outdoor recreation enthusiasts is fully reopening after being closed this year two weeks later than is normal because of accumulated snow....
A penny for your tread? The penny method is an old test — stick a penny in your tire’s tread groove, and if the tread reaches Lincoln’s tie, it’s a good tire; if not, it needs ...
Joplin 44 Petro is holding its annual Trucking Jamboree. The two-day event is held in honor of truck drivers around the nation. It includes everything from live music to a petting zoo and show trucks....
As the Upper Midwest received yet another round of rainfall over Memorial Day weekend, the floods of 2019 on the major river systems were extended into mid-June at least. The floods have been ongoing ...
Knowing the difference between a strong market and a weak one is usually just a matter of time and data. With the passage of time and the context it brings, anyone can point to the moment before marke...
Ford is one of the finalists vying for a $6.3 billion contract to build the next generation U.S. Postal Service delivery truck, and it’s already thinking about taking them to the next level. Tha...
BLOOMINGTON — OSHA is investigating the death of a 60-year-old Bloomington man who was injured while working on a vehicle at a west-side truck stop. Vernon Casali was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m...
In the recently published report, SNR Research has provided a unique insight into the global Freight Trucking market for the forecasted period of 7-years (2018-2025). The report has covered the signif...
While the massive flooding that has paralyzed parts of the Midwest for the better part of four weeks is finally subsiding, its effect on the trucking industry remains....
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The waters continue to go down across Green Country, and now, we're getting a better idea of how the flooding will affect our economy. Right now, parts of the Port of Catoosa ar...
Preliminary data based on over 3,000 tax returns indicate that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had an overall positive impact on owner-operators in the trucking industry. ATBS has observed the following sta...
Illinois trucking companies are thrilled to start paying a 100 percent increase in the state's gas tax. Why? It swaps a fee that supported the state’s overall finances for a tax that ultimately ...
EMAIL TRAFFIC NJDOT to hold hurricane evacuation drills along select highways Thursday Updated an hour ago TRENTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be conducting emerge...
A House appropriations bill setting forth proposed funding for transportation and other departments takes aim at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration trucking rules regarding hours of service, ...
June 04--Jun. 4--Workers stand atop a mountain of flood-damaged corn seed at the Bartlett grain elevator in Hamburg, Iowa. The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a $19.1 billion disaster a...
A large trucking company has announced that it is shutting down a subsidiary fleet due to poor financial performance. TFI International, formerly known as Transforce, has announced that they are shutt...
After a record-setting month of rainfall in May, there are several bridges and roads that are closed due to flooding. Much of the flooding is in areas near the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, accordi...
There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining. It was raining when U.S. farmers, a...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s is accepting applications for a pilot program to permit 18-20 year-olds who have the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial ...
A MAN will reappear in court on Monday charged following an investigation into the fraudulent sale and delivery of more than $86,000 worth of livestock feed in the Central West. In January, the Rural ...
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Today, the trucking industry continues to flourish in America. After all, utilizing trucks is one of the best ways to ensure that several types of goods would reach their destination in time to meet m...
The owner of a formerly bustling Kentucky truck stop built in the 1950’s has shared a new batch of recently discovered photographs of drivers posing with their trucks. Earlier this week, Joanna ...
A 70-year-old Ross Township man is home safe tonight after a daring rescue that saved him from suffocating in a grain silo. (WKRC) ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - A 70-year-old Ross Township man is home ...
With just 58% of the nation’s corn crop planted and conditions unsuitable for planting for the next several days, some farmers are looking for alternative crops to plant....
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that proposed changes to hours of service (HOS) regulations will be formally published in the federal docket on June 7. The department’s...
American pet food production in 2018 surpassed 8 million tons, about 4.5 percent of the estimated 177 million tons in total feed production....
A man no older than 40 dons a fresh-pressed white-collar shirt, sleeves landing just above the elbow. He has a smile measuring a million watts and perfectly groomed hair. His stature is comfortably ov...
Today, it is a good idea to start your own trucking business. E-commerce, hauling, and businesses with online deliveries are a billion dollar industry. Through the years, we have witnessed their growt...
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What a difference a few months makes. The highly anticipated truckload capacity crisis and the ensuing truckload rate party lasted from late 2017 through late 2018. Beginning in early 2019 – sur...
Autonomous trucking company TuSimple has achieved unicorn status on Wall Street with a fresh funding round that values the start-up at $1 billion. The company said Wednesday it raised $95 million in a...
One year after over 90 percent of Kansas was rated abnormally dry and nearly 50 percent of the state was in severe drought, farmers are finding fish in their fields. A rainy May brought thunderstorms,...
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee has submitted its draft appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020. Several trucking-related provisions are proposed, including one that pr...
(CNN) - David Bell was in his truck on the side of the highway when a tornado hit Missouri's capital of Jefferson City. As the winds shrieked around him, houses collapsed, transformers blew out in fla...
Ever wonder what the inside of a driverless truck looks like as it’s cruising down the freeway? Consider your curiosity satiated. Starsky Robotics today shared a panoramic video showing the inte...
In today’s grain market, farmers can’t afford to lose even a single bushel of stored grain. Yet, keeping a crop healthy when it’s stored longer and in larger bins continues to be a p...
State authorities have handed down more than $700,000 in fines to two Newark-based trucking companies for illegal dumping. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday tha...
In the midst of the U.S.-China tariff battles, there’s good news from the trade front for farmers and ranchers in Colorado and across the country: Japan is lifting long-standing restrictions on ...
Pres. Trump is considering visiting an ethanol refinery in Iowa in the coming weeks, a signal that the administration will fulfill a pledge to allow the year-round sale of high-ethanol gasoline sought...
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Lawmakers in Alabama passed a bill Wednesday, May 15, that lowers the age for intrastate truck drivers to 18 years old. Before the passing of the bill, Alabama was one of only two states (the other be...
Starting today, duties on the metals will be halted as both countries have removed tariffs levied on American goods that were placed in retaliation. In addition, all countries have agreed to drop pend...
Brazilian-based Cool Seed is bringing its experience in chilling stored grains and seeds in grain bins and warehouses to the United States market. Cool Seed’s U.S. sales and operations manager, ...
How can three hardworking truck drivers be prosecuted for marijuana trafficking for just hauling hemp that federal law says is perfectly legal to transport across Idaho? Section 10114(b) of the federa...
On the Mississippi River in St. Paul, half a dozen fully-loaded barges are parked near a shipping terminal, but they don't appear to be headed anywhere anytime soon. Historic flooding has left pa...
A top Trump Administration official provided more context into the level of flexibility regulators will be considering when trucking hours of service (HOS) changes are rolled out in June. Speaking on ...
An Ohio trucking company that recently shut their doors for good says they didn’t tell their workers or state officials about the mass layoff because doing so would have hurt their chances of ob...
For freight transportation, the implementation of blockchain is expected to focus on using the technology to reduce or remove third-party costs, better protect connected vehicles, and increase transpa...
Owner-operators and drivers for small fleets are well-known for their fixation on trucking rates-per-mile. They congregate on Facebook discussion boards with titles like “Rate Per Mile Masters&r...
Canadian grain farmers say the federal government needs to do more to help Canadian producers caught in the middle of a trade war between the United States and China. In a release Tuesday, Grain Growe...
US regulators asking for comments on whether 18-year-olds should be allowed to drive tractor-trailers in interstate commerce should expect their inboxes to overflow. The prospect of 18- to 20-year-old...
A measure of business conditions for the trucking industry has continued its downward trend from the boom days of 2018, falling into negative territory in March for the first time in "several years," ...
A multimillion-dollar award in punitive damages against the owners of a small south Texas trucking operation was intended as a warning to the industry about overworking drivers, the defendant’s ...
Lidia Yan is no stranger to taking on a challenge. Her latest venture is taking on one of the largest industries alive, the $800 billion trucking industry, and has brought in some of the biggest ventu...
Archer-Daniels-Midland continued to lavish investors with increasing dividend payments. The company further strengthened its performance as it closed FY 2018 and started 2019 with impressive values wh...
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Islabella County Sheriff Michael Main said Lorie A. Stuer, 47, was released May 3 after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond after being arraigned on three counts of false pretenses $1 million or more...
With tax collections pouring in but Democrats still on the hunt for new revenue, the possibility of repealing tax breaks for specialized industries like aviation or the chance to apply new taxes to un...
CHICAGO, WASHINGTON: US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that President Donald Trump had asked him to create a plan to help American farmers cope with the heavy impact of the US-China...
An Ohio trucking company that recently shut their doors for good says they didn’t tell their workers or state officials about the mass layoff because doing so would have hurt their chances of ob...
New footage from Colorado shows what happens when an out-of-control semi uses one of the runaway truck ramps positioned alongside mountain highways. Motorist Jesse Terrell said he spotted the smoking ...
Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired A& R Logistics, one of the largest providers of integrated dry bulk logistics solutions for the chemical and plastic industries i...
On Monday afternoon at Transparency19, Addison Armstrong, executive director of trucking freight futures at FreightWaves, moderated a conversation between Nodal Exchange, where freight futures are tra...
Farm consolidation is ongoing in the US and has been expedited by the growing use of high-expense technology during a period of low agriculture prices, and an aging workforce. Major farming operations...
A year has passed since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate came into force; fleets and drivers are now more accepting of the regulations, and have made their peace with running ELDs in their ...
Since federal regulators and the trucking industry got serious about safety nearly four decades ago, thousands of lives have been saved on U.S. roads. But last month’s horrific high-speed crash ...
An Alabama-based trucking company suddenly announced that they are going out of business, leaving their drivers without a job. On Wednesday, May 1, Dothan-Alabama based trucking company Williams Truck...
Trucking companies pulled back from hiring in March as freight demand softened and job growth across the logistics sector slowed. Carriers cut payrolls by 1,200 jobs last month, according to prelimina...
Bruce Oakley Inc., a North Little Rock, Ark.-based transporter and distributor of bulk commodities, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Lange-Stegmann Company, it was announced April 26....
When considering joining an organization, it’s likely that you’ll be asked what about the industry attracts you during the interview process. This is not a question I advocate for. Why? Be...
More than 200 truck drivers took to GTA highways in protest on Wednesday morning, to bring attention to what they say is an unfair increase in insurance. The trucks began their slow drive along the Ga...
Is regional haul the future of trucking? While it seems like most folks think about long haul when describing the trucking industry, the reality is that there has been growth in regional haul operatio...
“Dear Grain Hauler, I saw you on Route 47 headed south. You were taking your time, obeying the speed limit. I kept my distance behind you. I followed you for probably 20 miles or more, watching ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — A second Missouri man involved in selling non-organic grain as organic for millions of dollars throughout the country will take a plea deal in federal court in a few weeks. John B...
After careful consideration, Bulkloads has recently partnered with CDL Legal to provide you and your drivers with legal protection at a discounted rate of $34.31 per month per driver. We realize the...
The backhaul challenge in transportation is characterized by an imbalance in transport flows between locations. A backhaul, as it relates to trucking capacity and logistics, is the return trip of a co...
Right now, companies are in the midst of what Gail Rutkowski, executive director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, describes as the most “volatile and tumultuous” ...
Kentucky is best known for horses at this time of year, and the most recent Census of Agriculture shows horses aren’t the only livestock contributing to the agricultural economy. Results from th...
Higher-value farm products such as organic allow farmers to boost returns over conventionally grown crops. While the number of farms overall in the U.S. from 2012 has shrunk, the number of organic gro...
This Sunday, I was a guest at the Truck Driving Championship Tune Up Drive for the Lehigh Valley chapter of Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association. Truckers from as far away as Maine and West Virginia w...
Federal deregulation of the heavy trucking industry is moving forward while some industry professionals still hold concerns over the safety of the new rules. Changes that allow truckers to drive longe...
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We are starting to see a division take place in the U.S. cash grain market. Exporters are not pushing for deliveries right now as global demand for our offerings has been less than stellar in recent w...
Jerry Ward took his last ride Friday morning. It was a beautiful spring day, roads were dry and clear, and traffic was light - perfect conditions for a man who'd spent most of his life piloting 18-whe...
Investigations into glider truck kit regulations initially expected to be completed in early 2019 will not be ready until later in the summer, FreightWaves has learned. Results of the inquiries could ...
An association of small to medium-sized motor carriers has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a decision last month by a federal district judge in California to dismiss a challenge...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit determined that C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. was liable for $124,000 worth of miniature chocolate liqueur bottles that melted even though the company di...
The Brazilian government is pandering to transportation workers in a hope to avoid a truckers’ strike in the molds of the one which plunged the country into chaos one year ago. As truck drivers ...
DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced plans to close one of its two Minneapolis flour mills as well as its flour mill in Salina, Kansas, U.S. The announcements come ...
CHICAGO, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s statistical arm will not collect data on the volume of harvested grain lost when farms from the Dakotas to Missouri were hit by...
Take J.B. Hunt’s (NASDAQ: JBHT) brokerage, Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), as an example. Hunt reported first quarter earnings on April 15. ICS posted volume growth of 15 percent year-over-...
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — When a trucker from Kent County found out he had been overpaying for home and car insurance, he wanted to save others from making the same costly mistake....
MICHIGAN (WHTC-AM/FM) -- At 6 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift spring weight restrictions on state roads from the southern Michigan border north ...
U.S. diesel-heads beware! There’s an invasion of electric Aussies on the way! SEA Electric, a Melbourne, Victoria-based electric heavy truck specialist, has just declared that it has had a favor...
This startup is trying to allow truck drivers to remotely control their tractors from thousands of miles away (Source: TicToc)...
Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s top grain-trading executive is departing as the agricultural giant restructures its operations and confronts a challenging farm economy....
If the corn, soybean, and wheat markets were priced at higher levels than they currently are, it may be easier to understand why prices are in a downtrend, and why managed money is as strongly short a...
After years of development and testing, Convoy today launched a new marketplace that helps small trucking companies get access to potential business traditionally available to only large carriers. The...
— With changes to hours-of-service rules for truckers expected soon, read on for a preview of what the administration might look at....
Remember two years ago, when it seemed like the entire trucking industry was counting down the days to the ELD deadline? Well, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants drivers to ...
Central Interior Traffic Services (CITS) out of Clearwater and other provincial partners have been working together to address an ongoing issue with commercial grain haulers dumping grain on roadside ...
LAREDO — Not all liquefied natural gas exports leave the United States on giant ships from the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Coast. Some of them get delivered by 18-wheelers to meet growing demand ...
NEW YORK • At a truck stop in Ridgefield, N.J., driver Paul Richards reviews a notebook where he tracks miles driven and what he is hauling. His paycheck is down about 25 percent from the same pe...
A top Trump Administration official provided more context into the level of flexibility regulators will be considering when trucking hours of service (HOS) changes are rolled out in June. Speaking on ...
On 4/23/19, when the corn board was in free-fall, I priced my remaining 2018 crop on futures. I didn’t set a cash price, and instead I was waiting for a higher basis. I received $3.61 against Ju...
J.B. Hunt, the largest trucking company in the US by revenues, and a barometer of the goods-based sector of the economy, reported late Monday that revenues rose 7.3% on higher freight rates and fuel s...
Following flooding and heavy snows, shipping infrastructure continues to sputter mid-spring. Ken Smithmier with ClipperData recently sat down with AgDay's Clinton Griffiths to discuss how these issues...
One of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. logistics industry is the fact that many freight brokerages have staff in Colombia. Anything from a late-night track-and-trace call to compliance and collectio...
Last month, Dennis Bridges, a CPA who runs an accounting firm just north of Atlanta, had to break bad news to a client. Bridges specializes in doing taxes for truck drivers around the country, and thi...
A global leader in the manufacturing of high-quality electric vibrators for improved bulk material flow has helped a fleet of dump trucks improve material evacuation and efficiency with longer lasting...
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A sharp decline in dry cargo ship freight rates in the first quarter sent more giant ships to scrapyards in Southeast Asia in the first three months of the year. But analysts expect a slow recovery in...
The trucking industry needs more drivers to meet rising demand, especially from retailers who are under pressure to deliver to customers as fast as Amazon. A trucker's lifestyle — which requires...
A trucking company in Mitchell, SD has been helping the relief effort. Mick and Mike O’Connor of O’Connor and Son Trucking Inc. have been hauling over 100,000 pounds of large rocks to Nebr...
AINSWORTH, NEB. — As he thunks the ice off his windshield wipers one more time, Brad Wilkins is still smiling, but storms have taken their toll. “Instead of Nebraska Strong it should be Ne...
CHICAGO (Reuters) — The "bomb cyclone" blizzard that hit the United States was limiting the movement and processing of corn, soybeans, and wheat around the Midwest and Plains on Thursday. Grain ...
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House has revived a proposal to move regulation of the grain industry from the Public Service Commission to the state Department of Agriculture. The House on We...
AMELIA COUNTY, Va. - Some of your newly elected lawmakers in Washington are trying to press pause on new rules for truckers who haul animals. Moving cattle is a big process. Roughly every two weeks, J...
Grain traders finally have something new to talk about. After a winter of news and rumors and rumors of news about a trade deal with China, this week traders started to talk about delayed planting. In...
For the second straight month, market conditions for trucking companies improved in December, according to FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index. The index in December tilted sharply upward as...
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Members of the Young Farmer and Rancher group with SC Farm Bureau need assistance sending donated hay to the flood victims in Nebraska. We delivered 2 loads last week where farmers lined up waiting on...
Unlike the pyramids, tire inflation needn’t be one of life’s little mysteries. A glance at any tire maker’s load and inflation tables has the answer, but many fleets inflate their dr...
A Kansas Republican who serves on the House Agriculture Committee believes that getting a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and resolving a dispute with China will help farmers and ranchers....
“The quote-unquote ‘trucking industry’ is such a diverse mix of business sectors it’s hard to characterize (electronic logging devices) as all good or all bad,” said Rick...
CONRAD — As export markets for Iowa agricultural products become increasingly important for local rural communities, an approved unification between Mid-Iowa Cooperative and East Central Iowa Co...
Once upon a time, when future plans usually extended about as far as the next weekend, and youthful optimism prevailed, I asked my boyfriend how he felt about driving semis. Nothing stirred the romant...
A newer entry to the market space is Lighthouse Commodities of Bismarck — a “roving grain buyer” as regulated by the North Dakota Public Service Commission, but with an unusual array...
WASHBURN, N.D.—Former grain trader Hunter Hanson was arrested Thursday, April 4, on a felony theft charge brought this week in McLean County....
This is one of the most cyclical industries, with legendary boom-and-bust cycles: Orders for Class-8 trucks plunged 67% in March compared to March last year, to 15,200 orders, the lowest March for ord...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some truck drivers still are grappling with the definition of personal conveyance time. They shouldn’t be, according to a top executive for the Federal Motor Carrier Safe...
The Gavilon Group LLC (Gavilon), announced the change in two roles on their executive team. Steven Zehr has been named CEO of Gavilon, and Lewis Batchelder has retired and transitioned into a new role...
MILWAUKEE — The fired chief financial officer of a former Wisconsin-based trucking company was arrested Wednesday and charged as part of an ongoing federal probe into what authorities say was a ...
Truck capacity, driver shortages, and transportation costs were top concerns for the nearly 300 executives who attended the Transportation & Logistics Council (T&LC) annual conference last wee...
Farmers throughout Iowa and Nebraska are reeling after being told that federal disaster aid won’t cover all of their losses, specifically any due to crops that were already harvested before the ...
Two Delaware companies in the transportation business have joined forces. Burris Logistics, Milford and Trinity Logistics, Seaford, combined in a transaction announced late last week. Burris is a long...
Last week’s USDA report provided estimates for grain supply and the upcoming planted acres based upon March 1 information. Corn: Stored grain increases 270 million bushels more than anticipated ...
In the summer of 2015, an unlikely acquisition upended the American meat business: Perdue Farms, one of the nation’s biggest vertically integrated poultry companies, purchased mission-driven por...
The largest 50 US trucking firms saw their share of for-hire revenue jump by double-digits last year compared with pre-recession levels, as shippers give bigger carriers more business....
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The U.S. Department of Transportation intends to propose a rule that would change federal hours of service regulations for truck drivers. Nearly seven months to the day after DOT’s Federal Motor...
The entire transportation industry is undergoing a significant transformation. From self-driving vehicles, autonomous fleets and electric trucks, to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and ...
Q: We are a freight broker and facilitated a load for a Canadian customer to go to the border in North Dakota more than 180 days ago. The customer paid a deposit, and the carrier we booked picked up t...
On average in Ohio, each truck pays $14,806 per year, compared to less than $275 for automobiles. In addition, the trucking industry pays fuel tax to the state in which fuel is used, not the state in ...
The chief economist for American Trucking Associations has criticized a research paper written by a university professor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics official that questioned the severity of th...
As waters recede from a flooding event that recently devastated several midwestern states, startling images show just how much damage was done to trucking-related businesses — and highlight the ...
The comment was in response to a question from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., about the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, which would provide regulatory relief for the transportation of agricult...
M.H. Eby in Story City is undergoing a $7.2 million expansion to its facility this summer. The expansion is resulting in more than 65 new jobs due, in part, to a new grain trailer that will be manufac...