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I’m talking about the physical weight of the wheel. How much does the actual wheel weigh? I have to be honest and admit that the wheel's weight never crossed my mind when I was a technician. Dis...
New Cooperative, a farm services business with headquarters in Fort Dodge, was targeted by a Russian-backed ransomware group called BlackMatter. Bloomberg News, citing a cybersecurity expert, said Bla...
The company has implemented a card reader system at scale houses in three Ag Valley locations, North Platte, Bartley and Edison, to reduce the labor involved in taking in grain. Upon entering an inbou...
THE PROCLAMATION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER 17TH, ALLOWING VEHICLES TRANSPORTING CORN, SOYBEANS, HAY, STRAW, SILAGE AND STOVER TO BE OVERWEIGHT WITHOUT A PERMIT, BUT NOT EX...
SEYMOUR - The chief executive officer of the newly-formed agricultural and energy cooperative Premier Companies in Seymour says co-ops across the country are seeing the need to gain size and scale to ...
When you advise independent owner-operators on their finances, you get a good look at how they’re doing. And Todd Amen of ATBS likes what he’s seeing....
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The trucking industry is a vital part of shipping across the country, and, locally, in Texas. “A lot of people don’t realize the trucking industry is huge. Ju...
Independent owner-operators took congressional Democrats to task for failing to fund expanded truck parking in the $3.5 trillion federal spending bill. In marking up its portion of the legislation on ...
A lot has happened in the past 13 months, with prices moving from $3.07 corn futures to the $7.76 high May 13, 2021. Soybeans moved from $8.70 on August 7, 2020, to $16.60 on May 13, 2021, and HRS whe...
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...
For July, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported a decline of 1.2% in its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Trucking Index. The drop follows a 2% decline in June. The ATA index compares freight ...
(Reuters) – Kansas City Southern said it planned to accept Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd’s $27.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer as superior to its $29.6 billion deal to sell itsel...
A Des Moines businessman and philanthropist who has been chairman of the Des Moines-based World Food Prize Foundation has died at the age of 78 after a long illness....
CDLLife reader Sammy sent in touching video of a funeral convoy for 68 year old truck driver Gary Mathis of Mathis Farms. The video was captured in Roaring River, North Carolina Mathis passed away aft...
This special week to acknowledge the often-overlooked work of truck drivers of all stripes once again will be observed against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the added demands it makes of t...
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear pushed back on President Joe Biden's plan requiring companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID vaccinations or require workers...
Aon Transportation Programs and CarrierHQ have teamed up to launch the Small Fleet Advantage trucking insurance program that allows small fleets to directly influence their insurance premiums, even du...
Supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to disrupt the dairy industry, impacting processing schedules. Even though milk production continues to best prior-year volumes, processors are running...
Jared brings on Roland Wohlgemuth for this episode to talk about Roland's invention: The Camera Arm. He discusses why he created this product and explains the many benefits it provides. This camera al...
The heated debate over vaccine mandates has spilled over into the trucking industry with some shippers and major players now requiring drivers to be vaccinated, with Tyson Foods chiefly among them. On...
Last month a trucking company in Illinois contacted me. They were concerned about the high cost of their trucking insurance and asked if I could help. I reviewed their policy’s declaration pages...
The truck driver shortage presents an ongoing challenge for the logistics industry. However, many people understandably wonder why it’s still a problem. One often-cited challenge is that there a...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers Cooperative announced they are forming a joint venture to purchase and operate a grain facility west of Defiance, Ohio. Together, GROWMARK and Leg...
The Krinke family has been farming the same land in North Dakota for more than a century. In Neil Krinke’s many years of running the place, he’s grown a lot more than crops. He also collec...
Grain shippers on the U.S. Gulf Coast reported more damage from Hurricane Ida to their terminals on Wednesday as Cargill Inc confirmed damage to a second facility, while power outages across southern ...
Jeff Malone joins Jared this week to talk about their grain accounting software, Grainworx. Jeff discusses the history behind the system and why it was created. Jeff Malone [email protected] ...
Hurricane Ida barrelled into the Louisiana coast on Aug. 29, bringing 150 mph (230 kph) wind gusts, torrential rain, and widespread power outages to New Orleans and the surrounding region. It also bro...
SEYMOUR - Two southern Indiana agricultural cooperatives have merged to create Premier Companies, headquartered in Seymour. The former White River Cooperative Inc., headquartered in Loogootee, and Pre...
After 41 years, a family-owned dry and liquid bulk trucking company ceased operations as of midnight Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told FreightWaves. Dillon Logistics Inc., doing business ...
As the U.S. harvest season kicks into high gear over the next month, grain shippers will be watching whether freight railroads’ train speeds will be able to keep up with a potentially sudden ram...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants extension of the expanded modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002. The exten...
According to social media posts by members of some trucking groups, a number of drivers plan to idle or slow their rigs to a crawl on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in protest of mandatory workplace COVID-19 vacci...
Corn harvest has started in parts of Tennessee. According to the USDA, hot dry conditions in the western part of the state last week allowed 1% of the crop to dry out and be harvested. One-quarter of ...
Whenever Ben Jackson visited his aunt at her home in Australia, she not only stocked the pantry full of snacks and cooked his favorite foods but also sent him and his sister home with handfuls of loll...
Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in locating a central Missouri truck driver charged in the deaths of his former girlfriend and her daughter as a manhunt enters its fifth day....
The Transportation Department regulates the number of hours a truck driver can operate, although exemptions exist for moving livestock and other agricultural commodities that are at risk of spoiling o...
Jared brings on a podcast fan favorite, Tim Brady, to discuss competition in trucking. They talk about the steps that carriers need to take to increase their rates with shippers and how to cut costs w...
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, and it didn't take long for President Joe Biden to urge employers to mandate vaccinations across their wo...
The march of innovation is relentless, thanks to engineers, chemists and plant breeders. Their goal is to improve your productivity, crop yield and income — and they kept on working even during ...
The Biden administration should reject the notion that there is a shortage of truck drivers and instead focus on why carriers find it difficult to keep drivers in their ranks, according to the largest...
“There isn’t anything we’re hauling with published rates,” says Jeff Jerue, president of John J. Jerue Truck Broker, Inc., BB #:123544 based in Lakeland, FL. “It used to ...
The trucking industry is all about its people. For nearly 30 years, Donna England, VP of safety and member services at the Tennessee Trucking Association, has been developing relationships with those ...
The corn and bean harvest will soon begin, as well, which means drivers in the Upper Thumb will now contend with an armada of large, crop-hauling trucks traversing area roadways. Huron County Sheriff ...
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said drivers for a defunct trucking company were "engaged in interstate commerce" even though they did not cross state lines, and the company could not require them to...
Two years after relocating its global headquarters to Chesterfield, agriculture trader Bunge Ltd. has restructured its operating model and reformed its bottom line. Now, it says it's ready to grow aga...
GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers Cooperative are excited to announce they are forming a joint venture to purchase and operate a grain facility west of Defiance, Ohio. Together, GROWMARK and Legacy Farmers ...
Not so long ago, it could be broken down into two categories—asset-owned operations and brokers. The difference is easy to explain: asset-owned companies actually own the trucks making the deliv...
It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry...
It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry...
Most benchmarking rate tools divide rates into two categories: either shipper-to-carrier contract rates or broker-to-carrier spot rates. There is a third category that nobody really talks about: broke...
In trucking, gains and losses on asset sales typically center on the sale of revenue equipment like tractors and trailers, and to a lesser degree real estate. The gains booked on the disposal of asset...
For Wayne Transports, that effort begins with fielding the right equipment. Throughout the Midwest and Central Canada, the company hauls a range of fuels for producers, distributors, and retailers. Am...
Gold Star Feed & Grain, a New York State-focused division of Tulare, Calif.-based J.D. Heiskell & Co., purchased the business and assets of Gramco Inc., a retail and wholesale distributor in s...
Freight levels moderated in June, but only by a little, according to reports from several sources. Supply chain issues, like shortages of semiconductors (silicon chips) used in a variety of products a...
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, US — Easy USA Holdings Inc. has acquired Furst-McNess Co., which among other things markets feed ingredients, commodities, wet brewers grain and specialty feeds throughout th...
Roland Wohlgemuth is an enterprising farmer who grows wheat, canola and peas on his 3,000-acre spread near Benito, Man. He’s been at it for 20 years, and like most producers, Wohlgemuth is well ...
The U.S. Senate approved a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Tuesday that mandates several requirements for trucking previously approved by the U.S. House and will likely make it into a final bill. Th...
In this episode, Jared brings on Chairman and Co-Founder of ELAP Services, Steve Kelly. They discuss healthcare in the trucking industry and what you should be cautious about when choosing insurance. ...
After weeks of debate, the United States Senate passed a massive infrastructure spending bill with several provisions that could have a huge impact on the trucking industry. By a 69-30 vote, the Senat...
Frank Beelman Jr. began working as a teenager at the East St. Louis-based hauling company founded by his father, building it to one of the St. Louis region's largest transportation carriers....
The approximately $4.5 billion deal values the poultry giant at $203 a share...
Things are going well for the state’s publicly traded transportation companies, and not just because the Interstate 40 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis fina...
(Bloomberg) -- Commodity powerhouse Cargill Inc. has cashed in on booming agricultural markets with the most profitable year in its 156-year history. The largest private U.S. company, which dominates ...
Grains traders suddenly found themselves forced to scale back how much they pile onto cargo ships, afraid to get them stuck in the river’s shallow banks, and then either add to their load once t...
COLORADO, USA — It’s a tough time to be in the business of transportation. Troy Hill can list the many reasons why: “Between driver shortages, fuel shortages, normal construction season, and now ...
There’s a lot about trucking among the 2,700-page bipartisan infrastructure bill up for consideration in the Senate. The bill, which totals about $1.2 trillion, would increase safety systems for...
Owner-operator W. Tim Miller has been showing Peterbilt 359s at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop nearly since the show's inception in 1979. The 1982 model featured in the video ...
This week Jared brings on Randy Linville to discuss his highly accomplished career and his new book, 'Plan of Action'. His book is about navigating a life of change, work, and faith. Randy talks about...
Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley said he knows of four people who have been tested for carbon monoxide, but he did not say the cases had been officially linked to a coal fire that has been smoldering at the...
Over the last decade, nuclear verdicts—which often exceed $10 million—have created a dark cloud over the commercial trucking industry. Consequences from these verdicts, where the evidence ...
The peak body for transport says the state's border checkpoints need to be more streamlined for truck and freight drivers to avoid major delays and prevent drivers from losing money by the minute....
Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a 101-year-old specialty glass fabricator and its subsidiaries ceased operations and filed Chapter...
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said before the pandemic that the trucking industry was facing a shortfall of nearly 61,000 drivers and would need to hire roughly 1.1 million new drivers over...
As 14 Minnesota counties face severe drought conditions and are under a primary agricultural disaster designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order ...
Hot and dry weather is expected for the next week or two, but forecasts vary on how dry August will be. Any weather shift could shake up the market. Debates continue if the areas where crops look grea...
President Joe Biden is pushing new rail regulations that lower rates for ag shippers, but major railroad companies say the rules designed to spur competition would increase their costs and ultimately ...
In this episode, Jared brings on Travis, Nick, and Bill with International Feed to discuss their company and what they do. They do hopper and intermodal work and also have a broker side to the busines...
Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich has begun converting its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process as part of a "closed loop" sustai...
Evaluating freight rates varies by farm. Some farmers have fixed labor costs that need to be paid out all year long regardless of if that labor is hauling grain or doing nothing else. Some farmers, du...
Buried in the U.S. House and Senate versions of highway reauthorization legislation currently being negotiated are provisions that would allow billions of dollars to be spent dismantling portions of t...
Two U.S. senators proposed repealing the excise tax on new trucks as an effort to modernize the freight industry. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), policymakers on the highways and fre...
By 8 p.m., an evacuation order was lifted and the danger had passed, but the damage was done. The building had fallen in, the elevator itself was gone and an office area was destroyed, said Janine Tes...
Bob Sinner, a specialty soybean producer in North Dakota, has a major problem on his hands: He has plenty of beans, but he's struggling to ship them to his customers overseas, and his deliveries are r...
Steve Kelly, co-founder and chairman of ELAP Services, discusses the latest healthcare trends in the trucking industry and what independent truck drivers as well as fleet owners can do to operate with...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture held a video meeting with creditors of Pipeline Foods LLC of Fridley, Minn., in the Minneapolis area, urging them to file claims for the bankrupt company’...
Timber haulers who took a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for up to $125,000 from a pot of $200 million made available by the federal government....
PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) – Town officials in Pulaski say KTI LTD, a local trucking company, illegally disposed of approximately 500-600 gallons of curdled milk in a storm drain at the former Pulaski ...
An Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy is garnering attention for the way he helped rescue a truck driver in a crashed semi that was leaking fuel while he was off duty....
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation after “multiple fleets” reported issues with air brake systems which include vehicle fires....
Jared brings on Dean Grose, CEO of Comtech Industries, to discuss their Fluid Measurement Technology. Dean explains the use of this product and why it's so important to have. Learn more at: https://co...
It wasn't just for fun, but it was pretty cool. The professional driver took a dump truck loaded with sand and water into the structure at 60 mph to demonstrate its effectiveness after a redesign....
The St. Louis region’s position as the most efficient inland port in the United States has been strengthened following the recent addition of a new grain handling terminal on the banks of the Mi...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--AAA Oklahoma is stressing the importance of 'Move Over' laws following the death of an Ohio truck driver on the 4th of July....
Here’s an interesting question for you: Why become a truck driver if you had to convince a group of young people why it’s a good profession? If you were in this position, what would you te...
Trucking a bushel of wheat 45 miles to the Port of Lewiston from Neil and Amy Uptmor’s Camas Prairie farm on a ridge above Peck costs 30 cents. Barging that same bushel of grain about 360 miles ...
There’s currently a nationwide deficit of both long-haul and short-run truck drivers, and it will impact the transit of bulk milk, feed, fuel, and processed dairy products – if it hasn&rsq...
Troopers in six states will soon be kicking off a weeklong traffic enforcement effort targeting unsafe drivers. The enforcement effort is dubbed the “Six-State Trooper Project” and will ta...
Transportation officials in Georgia have shut down a portion of I-16 in both directions after a major dump truck vs. bridge strike....
Livestock haulers want federal regulators to keep in place the 16-month-long emergency hours-of-service waiver for truck drivers and carriers until at least the end of August despite an economy that h...
The abrupt closure of K-Ratio’s fuel hedging program in late June has left trucking companies scrambling as they await answers from the Chicago-based company as to what happened and when or if p...
In this episode, Jared brings on Dale Hermans to discuss a tough topic in the industry. Dale talks about fitness in the trucking world and how important it is to keep yourself in shape while on the jo...
TransWood, a privately-owned trucking company specializing in liquid and dry bulk transportation, announces the purchase of Jensen Transport of Minnesota, as of July 12, 2021. Jensen has been a long-t...
Heat and humidity are building up across several areas of the country, leading to good odds of truckers running into showers and thunderstorms. Storms could become particularly strong to severe in som...
Three federal agencies recently held a roundtable to discuss truck driver recruitment and retention....
Pipeline Foods, a US-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed, announced on July 9 that it has filed for relief under Chapter 11 of t...
A Houston truck driver was sentenced to federal prison after he was caught smuggling more than 100 people across the border in what was supposed to be a load of lettuce....
Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) announced today that is has completed the previously announced sale of 35 U.S. interior elevators to Zen-Noh Grain Corporation....
Pilot Company and Peterbilt surprised Daniel at the event, presenting him with a custom Peterbilt truck that is reminiscent of the rig his father, Jim, drove during his tenure at Pilot. Family is very...
All State Association CEO Steve Avetyan describes his family as “the originals” in setting up an elaborate network of transportation companies largely based in Southern California, but cla...
Freightwaves CEO Craig Fuller speaks to Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs and Guy Johnson about elevated shipping rates going into the summer on "Bloomberg Markets". (Source: Bloomberg)...
In this episode, Jared sits down with Trae Viser, branch manager for Arrow Truck Sales. Trae breaks down truck sales and provides insight on how Arrow Truck operates, they take pride in their business...
Trucking’s music history has no shortage of light-hearted songs, such as Kay Adams’ “Little Pink Mack,” Charlie Walker’s “Truck Drivin’ Cat With Nine Wives&rd...
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania sentenced John Joseph, Gavin Rexer, Joseph Powell, Dennis Paulhamus and Timothy Sweitzer each to one year of probation and a $100 assess...
The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be Thursday-Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, with music, food and events, including the Super Truck Beauty Contest, which celebrate drivers. Parking and admission ...
As Independence Day weekend comes to a close, let's not forget all the Americans past and present who have made this nation what it is. And, of course, the trucking industry is front and center as it ...
Orville Schuster started Schuster Grain with a single grain truck in 1956. This year marks the company’s 65th anniversary....
Allendale Commodity Broker Greg McBride tells IARN the acreage report shows farmers planted 92.7 million acres of corn, 87.6 million acres of soybeans, and 46.7 million acres of wheat this year....
After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, nearly 50 million Americans are expected to travel during the Independence Day break — and while motorists are used to paying a premium for fuel ...
Provision passes within House version of highway bill, along with automatic emergency brake mandate and regulations affecting truck dispatch services...
Almost half a billion dollars is buried at the bottom of the Mississippi River, and the U.S. soybean industry is confident the vast sum is waiting at a depth of 50’. A massive effort is underway...
In this episode, Jared brings on Wade Riffey with Riffey Transport to discuss transloading and how it's beneficial to bulk haulers. Wade brings up relevant topics like wait times for trucks and electr...
On wheels — Does your freight ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wondering if it’ll ever get picked up again? With the Fourth rapidly approaching, tender rejections a...
As the U.S. House Committee on Rules meets Monday afternoon and Tuesday to discuss which amendments will be included in the bill sent to the full House floor later this week, the Owner-Operator Indepe...
The local blank-check company will combine with a company that allows semi trucks to hit the road without drivers....
The USDA says winter wheat harvest is now 12 percent complete with condition 87 percent good to excellent. Nick Harre in Nashville, Illinois says corn has started to roll after about 10 days of drynes...
The aftermarket took center stage in the acquisition space this month, with three established businesses growing their installation and service networks with key expansions. Dealers activity slowed af...
Brokers said that double brokering has been around since shippers started relying on brokerages to find trucks to haul their freight. Most agree that it’s legal as long as the shipper consents t...
Self-driving truck startup Embark is going public through a SPAC deal that gives it an equity value of $4.55 billion, more than eight times the $520 million valuation it received from private investor...
A new law in North Dakota could soon result in longer and heavier trucks on state roadways. Gov. Doug Burgum recently signed into law legislation to authorize the state Department of Transportation to...
Three Rivers Energy announced on June 22 that will expand corn-based ethanol production at its plant in Coshocton, Ohio, US in partnership with GOJO Industries, which plans to increase production of P...
According to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry was short 60,800 drivers as of late 2018. Left unchecked, that shortage could swell to more than 160,000 driver...
This week Jared brings on Michael Holland with Martin Vibration Systems to discuss a popular accessory for bulk haulers. He talks about how this product can save you a lot of time and wear and tear on...
Sanderson Farms has tapped Centerview Partners for advice on the potential sale and has attracted interest from suitors including agricultural investment firm Continental Grain Co., which owns a small...
One of the challenges in formulating rations in recent months has been how to compare rations with current prices or even old contract prices to rations now using new crop prices. I don't think I can ...
You read the term Level 4 autonomy like you are supposed to know what it means. It’s OK if you don’t. Here’s a primer on the levels of autonomous vehicles. SAE International, formerl...
Food suppliers desperately trying to find drivers to transport their goods are hiking up wages for truckers to as much as six figures — and some have to raise their food prices as a result, acco...
Altendorf trucking is family-owned and was started by founder Elmer Altendorf when he went custom harvesting with two gas-powered trucks and one combine. Altendorf Trucking is now under the leadership...
The dry bulk market is slated for a renewed rally during the summer months, one which could see rates return to records not seen since 2008. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking ...
The Kansas City, Missouri-based third-party logistics company specializes in over-the-road full truckload and multi-stop loads in any length of haul throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico....
When someone says farmer, we usually think of a person who works in the farm all day long. That may be true, but things have changed dramatically for famers with new tools and technologies. Current ge...
A bill working its way through Washington hopes to address a shortage of truck drivers across the country by encouraging more women to enter the field. In February, The Promoting Women in Trucking Wor...
When it comes to operating your own trucking business, being a great driver isn’t enough. It takes more than driving skill to profitably manage a business. Successful owners know the various tas...
In this episode, Jared brings on Jaxson Hoffman with Hoffman Grain Services to discuss their business and how it got started. Hoffman Grain Services used to focus on piling grain and picking up grain ...
Lamar Quinn doesn’t know exactly when motor carriers started paying receivers for unloading trailers, though he never encountered “lumper” services before the Motor Carrier Act of 19...
During his first year as a nationwide truck driver, Michael Tidwell transported a variety of goods packed into his Peterbilt 18-wheeler. “It’s everything from coffins to food to lawnmowers...
The climate crisis requires that we decarbonize our global transportation systems. To meet this requirement, the purported solution for some time has been "electrify everything." Technical experts and...
In the clip, a driver heading to one of his regular deliveries explains that, every time he makes a delivery on this street, the parents bring their little boys out to wave at his rig and it makes him...
FORT DODGE, IOWA, US — NEW Cooperative on June 2 officially opened the Port of Blencoe, located on the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, US, and Sioux City, Iowa, US. The port, which ...
The video was shared on June 9 by 16 year old Kate Stephens, who describes herself as a fourth generation farmer out of Montana. Stephens says that her dad has been teaching her about farming since sh...
That's according to National Tank Truck Carriers, an industry trade group, which estimates that between 20 and 25% of all tanker trucks are not currently being utilized....
Wheat harvest is here, market watchers — and all of a sudden, it seemed. Several days over 100 degrees finished the ripening quicker than many were ready. Unsurprisingly, test weights are intact...
In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the curtain was pulled back on the fragility of the nation’s food supply chain as widespread closures of schools, bars and restaurants put a hard st...
Waymo Via, the company’s trucking and cargo transportation service, will transport goods along Interstate 45 between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. The trucks will be powered by the Waymo Driver...
“It was the most amazing, scariest thing that I’ve ever seen,” said Michelle Vanhoesen, of Miller Farms. “You can see the line right through the middle of the field where the t...
The White House issued a report on Tuesday following the review that began earlier this year in which the administration assessed vulnerabilities for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a temporary hours-of-service exemption for motor carriers and drivers transporting fuel in ...
Spending 35 years with one company is impressive. For a driver to accomplish that with a transportation company, now that’s almost unheard of. “I got the sense right away when I started wi...
A bill to require speed limiters on heavy commercial trucks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act, sponsored by Reps. Lucy McBath ...
Sound the alarm. Break the glass. Use whatever cliché you want. You’re about to face a “people problem” in just a few months. Two stories hit my desk this week that fuel this ...
A family-owned grain trading and elevator operation in Perth County nearing the end of a three-year effort to scale up its operations in southwestern Ontario has received a boost from the federal gove...
A family-owned grain trading and elevator operation in Perth County nearing the end of a three-year effort to scale up its operations in southwestern Ontario has received a boost from the federal gove...
"There was a lot of fear," MacLennan said, and questions too. "Where's our food gonna come from? How are we going to make sure it gets to the tables and the stores and the restaurants where people can...
The majority of truck drivers are not actively looking for a new job, but a robust recruiting environment makes it easy for them to find one should they want to make a move, a recent industry survey f...
The Goshen, Ind.-based company is a bulk transporter of liquid food products with more than 42 years of experience in the industry....
NEW YORK (Reuters) -POET said on Tuesday it has acquired Flint Hills Resources' entire ethanol business, highlighting the largest U.S. biofuels producer's bet that conventional renewable fuels like co...
Truck driver Darwin Hershberger was preparing to transport cattle from Wyoming to Utah on Monday morning when the feedlot owner told him the load was canceled. The reason: a cyberattack on JBS, the la...
In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay servic...
The Model 567 can be spec’d for virtually any application, from vocational to on-highway and regional haul configurations. With the addition of the UltraLoft sleeper, it now has a more spacious,...
Depending upon your position in the transportation industry, it is worth considering membership in the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC)....
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling tens of thousands of trucks for a lighting defect that could increase the risk of a fire....
In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay servic...
A heavily indebted Canadian trucking company has shut down after a court-appointed trustee assumed control of the Calgary, Alberta-based carrier and terminated 131 employees and contractors, most of t...
Inland employee Bob Tkachuk singled out a yellow truck hidden among a cluster of four. “It has an engine issue,” he said. “We just don’t have the need to fix it because we don&...
Some truckers relish the variety of running irregular routes, going wherever the freight — or a dispatcher — takes them. Others, however, prefer life to be more predictable. They like the ...
Shell Rock Soy Processing (SRSP) LLC says it has raised the necessary capital to complete the construction of a high-volume, soybean crushing plant, creating new jobs and expanding market opportunitie...
ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index pointed to the strongest rates in April since it began tracking the data, despite some easing of freight volumes. The supply-demand balance remained tight,...
A truck from Walmart Inc.'s private fleet will test a cleaner-burning and more efficient diesel engine starting this summer. The three-cylinder, 10.6-liter engine will be placed in one of Walmart's Pe...
Bloomberg reports that Cargill topped its annual record for net income through the first nine months of its current fiscal year....
Jared brings on Nate Broders with First Rate Trading to discuss the recent boom in corn prices and how it relates to bulk trucking. Nate provides statistics on row crops and what we can look forward t...
Over the past decade, as-a-service (aaS) business models have infiltrated supply chain actors in order to advance the industry to keep up with increasingly tech-focused lifestyles. Software-as-a-servi...
It was the perfect anecdote to whiz around the internet. A number of outlets, including Newsweek, recently reported that a trucking company in Texas, Sisu Energy, is offering to pay truck drivers "14,...
Nestled along the Blue Earth River off the beaten path near Sibley Park and situated along the railroad tracks is a key reason Mankato is considered one of the largest soybean oil processing centers i...
A recent U.S. government job posting is a reminder that trucks carry some pretty interesting cargo across the country. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is seeking drivers based in A...
Electric cars now make up about two percent of sales and growing. Electric trucks are a little slower to adapt but are nonetheless plowing ahead in their adoption by the market. Big truck makers MAN a...
April into early May was a challenging time for some elevators. As prices continued to climb—corn prices shot $1 higher in just two weeks—some elevators were left with a different scenario...
According to court documents, Loren Kim Jacobson, 66, of Pocatello, Idaho, and owner of a tanker testing and repair company, KCCS Inc., lied to OSHA during an investigation and made an illegal repair ...
Tim Brady joins Jared again for this episode to discuss how to start-up a trucking business and be successful at it. Tim runs through the numbers and gives you the information to help you succeed. V...
China has tapped the U.S. for more than a third of next season’s expected corn imports, accelerating its pace of buying from the world’s top supplier to fill its growing grain needs....
Southern AG Hiring Manager Devin Griffin said driving for long periods of time and staying away from home may be some factors when it comes to this shortage. Griffin said he’s been around the tr...
Stakeholders debated at a congressional hearing Tuesday the extent to which the government should be involved in protecting the workforce against potential negative consequences of vehicle automation....
Prices of newer used trucks with low mileage are reaching historic levels with new truck deliveries slowed by supply chain issues and an ongoing shortage of microchips. “[Auction] pricing for tr...
Predictive analytics, natural language processing that can read emails and automated data collection are tools, among others, for setting up a digital brokerage network that knows where the right truc...
More information is surfacing about the Hernando de Soto Bridge on Interstate 40 between Arkansas and Tennessee, including how long the bridge has been damaged and how much the closure is estimated to...
We have made it easier and faster to send freight tickets and get paid faster through the BulkLoads app....
Unlike taxes on gasoline or diesel, a fee based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) “gets much closer to capturing the externalities and to approximating the road maintenance cost of each driver,&rd...
Two of the biggest global meat suppliers JBS and Tyson announced this week that consumer prices would rise due to soaring grain costs and unfavorable market conditions. The consumer price index shows ...
It was originally touted to be the best of boons for the environment: when E-3 Biofuels planned to open an ethanol plant at Mead, Nebraska, it boasted the intent to be the only “full circle&rdqu...
The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River Friday, following the closure of a cracked bridge on the Tennessee-Arkansas state line....
Loaded trailers may be indistinguishable from one another, but not to insurance policies. Trucking companies keep a sharp eye out for payload discrepancies and are known to limit their liability signi...
Just as modern farm tractors all seem to incorporate similar styling and design cues in their general appearances, the same is true for modern heavy trucks. Aerodynamics figure prominently in modern t...