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A west-central Minnesota farmer has been charged in federal court with cheating a grain elevator out of thousands of dollars with the help of two elevator employees over four years. Bryan D. Crandall,...
The first part of a new transportation management system (TMS) from Bulkloads is now available. The new offering, Doc Scanning, includes a document library for carriers to send documents to shippers a...
Oakland International has extended the onsite parking and toilets at its Redditch hub for visiting drivers. Alongside a new canteen, the extended shower and toilet block have just opened....
"You can’t drive into a riot situation because you are going to lose,” said Ronnie Sellers, former truck driver and retired police officer. ...
With industry-wide use of ELDs and fleet telematics technology, motor carriers may be concerned that the information they are providing to shippers has become a commodity. As noted in this recent CCJ ...
Trucking industry is at its boom. Although it is still under major developments, a lot of people are considering to enter the market. However, starting in this industry can be highly difficult. When y...
THERE'S nothing more than three-year-old Arkady Douglass loves more than watching the garbage truck every week. So when social distancing restrictions meant a big birthday celebration was off the tabl...
Brian Irving is a man who loves Houston. While watching the news, he saw people spraying graffiti on structures around town and he made a decision. He decided to get his pressure washer and clean it u...
Freight factoring company, Smart Freight Funding, helps trucking companies of all sizes keep their trucks moving by getting paid quicker. Smart Freight Funding works with single truck operations, indi...
A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major U.S. cities imposed curfews in fear of anot...
Keith Finney bought his last corn for Tharaldson Ethanol on his 67th birthday, March 28, 2020. Thus ended 47 years of grain buying. The length of his career, plus his unique experience in large-volume...
Upon entering Idaho, from Utah, we are required to stop at the Cottrell Port of Entry. On April 18 I drove into the port of entry to do the usual truck legal business. As I was getting ready to leave...
Despite widespread complaints by small business truckers that they are being gouged by freight brokers colluding against them, the industry’s top regulator has yet to see formal evidence backing...
The American Trucking Associations released data from its latest Driver Compensation Study, showing driver pay has climbed as rising demand for freight transportation services has increased competitio...
For farmers in Montana, the spring planting of crops is almost complete. But a labor shortage created by COVID-19 may impact this year’s harvest....
COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of the U.S. agriculture-supply chain. For example some ports have needed to temporarily suspend shipments due to viral outbreaks. Agricultural exporters, primarily ...
Truck drivers travelling across the country in the pandemic may be allowed to cross the border, but good luck trying to find a decent meal or even an open bathroom. That's what Lethbridge resident Le...
Corn used for ethanol is projected to increase from the 2019/20 coronavirus reduced levels, based on expectations of a rebound in U.S. motor gasoline consumption, according to the USDA in May. Corn f...
Corn produced by U.S. farmers is exported, fed to people and animals, and used to make ethanol as well as many other products. Pete Meyer, Head of Grain and Oilseed Analytics for S&P Global Platts...
Motor carriers may access and transmit their information through a portal directly with FMCSA and upload documents in a secure environment. Many motor carriers maintain their records electronically an...
A Pocomoke City trucking company says although truck drivers are essential workers, they’ve been left behind in recent months because of new restrictions....
The introduction of the TMS and this first phase is coming at a time when the demand for digitizing tickets and bills of lading has grown because of COVID-19. With this first phase, carriers can keep ...
Thank you for thinking of us who have continued to work during this pandemic. We had been asked not to go home. Just “keep on trucking and deliver the much-needed food”, we were told. N...
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The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) asserts that it is not opposed to the raising of weight limits by individual states aimed at making it easier for shippers and carriers to move essential fre...
Kansas farmers are projected to harvest 284.4 million bushels of winter wheat this year, industry leaders said Thursday. The forecast from the annual Wheat Quality Tour, held for the past 50 years by ...
Hall thinks southbound truckers are self-weighing their loads of grain during the night at unmanned weigh scales and finding a convenient place to lessen their load when they realize their actual weig...
Rodgers, the owner of a small trucking firm, is one of the 3.5 million truck drivers helping keep America running during the coronavirus outbreak that has already sickened one of his drivers and has k...
Outbound tender volumes are benefiting greatly from the reopening of the economy and a release of pent-up consumer demand. Supply dynamics are taking longer to adjust and capacity remains extremely lo...
Blessing Bags are being handed out by the Asbury United Methodist Church at truck stop areas along the Thruway. A simple way of saying thank you for being an essential worker and another Western New Y...
"There's nothing like that view out of the windshield," he says, looking out the bug-spattered glass. "I'm happiest when I'm looking out it." Rodgers, the owner of a small trucking firm, is one of the...
A private attorney with the OSHA workplace safety practice group says he believes this country is on the verge of a tidal wave of litigation stemming from COVID-19....
A retired teacher is hosting a second “Feed the Truckers” event Tuesday to show her continued appreciation for truck drivers. “Sandwiches 4 Semis: A Free Meal to Say Thank You”...
After serving more than 1,200 free meals to America’s courageous and hard-working truckers, San Paso Truck Stop, and its partner Melton Technologies, Inc., are again providing breakfasts to all ...
The pandemic has been a tale of adapting for the trucking and transportation industry — defined by remarkably high demand and catastrophically low rates. Before Denton County even confirmed its ...
Owner-operators have stepped up their fight for greater broker transparency by formally petitioning the Trump Administration to levy fines on brokers for non-compliance. “Brokers have been delib...
Comcar announced Sunday that it would sell off all five of its national transportation companies in its Chapter 11 filing. Comcar management said it will conduct daily business activities as usual un...
We need to get back to normal, whatever that may look like. Back to work, back to school, back to going out with friends. We are isolated enough in the trucking industry without being denied the right...
In a letter obtained by Freight Broker Live, TIA is telling its members how to respond to inquiries from owner-operators and small carriers regarding CFR 371.3. That regulation states brokers must kee...
Bay Area-based big-rig drivers and other motorists have the opportunity temporarily to get a hot meal on the road even though most restaurants are closed, Caltrans officials said Monday. That’s ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has altered the rules concerning the hours of service for commercial motor vehicle drivers. &cop...
TRUCK driver Gary Jackson is a little overwhelmed with the publicity he's receiving after being hailed a hero after stopping a driver of an erratic vehicle with his truck, but he's glad he stopped the...
The 41st Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, Iowa, will go virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show – which is scheduled for July 9-11 – wil...
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about The American Trucking Associations’ motto: Moving America Forward. It’s never been truer than it is today. Everything we need to fight COVID-...
A final truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rule released Thursday will give drivers and motor carriers much-wanted flexibility in how they manage driver hours, but may limit their ability to raise pr...
The 41st Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, Iowa, will go virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show – which is scheduled for July 9-11 – wil...
Highway safety regulators are changing work rules that limit truck drivers’ time behind the wheel, shifts they said would give drivers more flexibility without increasing overall daily driving t...
Two of the safety groups that have been most vocal in opposing the hours-of-service (HOS) changes since they were first proposed in 2018 were still considering on Thursday whether to challenge them im...
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced final rules Thursday that will relax some of the safety restriction on the trucking industry. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao believes t...
Diversification and adaptability have kept executives at Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) optimistic throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company took action early with strong lea...
A final rule that promises to add flexibility to the hours-of-service regulations was announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday, May 14. The announcement revealed the fi...
“You wanted us to help you keep this nation running? We did, we have, we are, we’re still here. We need the president to answer our call,” truck owner Lana Danko said over the cacoph...
MKC, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, has finalized the acquisition of Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc., a full-service agricultural retailer headquartered in Paola, Kansas, effective May 12. The com...
Field of Hope team of staff and FOH graduates living in campus community homes met at a rest stop to “feed the ones who are feeding us - and the rest of America,” FOH supporters said....
Although summer hasn't officially arrived, we've certainly had summer-like weather here in the Coastal Bend. While it's nice to see the sun shining, the dry weather has been hurting our farming indust...
The challenge with buying used semitrucks, unlike farm iron, is that they are employed in a huge variety of transport jobs or may have a murky past. For these and many other reasons, it is most pruden...
Big names like C.H. Robinson would duel with techy upstarts like Uber Freight to see who would be able to control the freight-brokerage market — the sometimes costly, cumbersome process in which...
Weight exemptions that were granted because of the COVID-19 pandemic should expire as soon as possible, OOIDA said in a letter to leaders of the Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Admini...
A truck driver has received $3,017 in back wages after being denied emergency paid sick leave while he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. The U.S. Department of Lab...
Kansas harvester Mike Keimig is growing increasingly anxious about whether the foreign seasonal workers he needs to run his nine combines and drive his grain trucks will arrive in time for the start o...
In today's episode Jared gets to speak with John Dill of Columbia Grain & Ingredients. John has worked in all aspects of the trucking industry, including being a driver and dispatcher. He and Ja...
“We’re sanitizing the office twice a day. Areas in the building have been assigned to certain personnel only. It’s weird to have to lock the front door for the first time in 29 years...
BULKLOADS.COM RELEASES FIRST PHASE OF THEIR BULK TMS SYSTEM FOR SHIPPERS, BROKERS AND CARRIERS. THIS FIRST PHASE INCLUDES A DOCUMENT LIBRARY WHERE CARRIERS CAN SEND DOCUMENTS TO SHIPPERS & BROKERS...
The trucking industry is asking for more government regulation to help increase transparency about pricing as shipping rates plummet, putting more companies at risk of failing during the coronavirus p...
April wiped out all trucking employments gained during the past five years and a half years, bringing the industry back to its employment numbers in November 2014....
The continuing anger on the part of independent owner-operators targeting the broker community for low trucking rates has now led to the owner-operators’ trade group asking Congress to amend a c...
The export market heated up this week as China bought U.S. beans for August/September shipment, but then the President suggested the trade deal could be secondary to China, who might be responsible fo...
Most people want to be shown appreciation for their hard work. An unsolicited “thank you” can go a long way. Truck drivers have heard plenty of “thank yous” since the COVID-19 ...
For Northeast Transport, out of Crawford, Maine, business was strong at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The 35-truck fleet rode the early, albeit brief, uptick in reefer freight, but “as the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the fact that America’s economy rolls on the back of the nation’s trucking fleet. According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 71% of...
According to the American Trucking Association, there are over 3 million truck drivers currently employed throughout the United States. Almost 8 million total employees work at jobs in an industry tha...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially confounding event for independent truckers. I had a conversation yesterday with TBS Factoring Service President Jennifer Lickteig. Asked for her thoughts o...
Over the past year, several analysts and experts in economic trends have flashed warning signs about the U.S. economy. Not waving a red flag of concern would be a challenge in today’s somewhat c...
Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas Department of Transportation are distributing 100,000 masks to commercial truck drivers at weigh stations and rest areas across the s...
Johnson’s company is able to keep rolling by transporting agricultural goods to farmers, ranchers and businesses throughout North Dakota and nearby areas. “Economically, there’s noth...
SCHUYLER, Neb. (NCN) - An eastern Nebraska meatpacking plant is temporarily closing as its workforce deals with the impacts of COVID-19. Cargill announced Monday that it started the process to idle it...
A weekend “May Day” rally in Washington by small-business truckers claiming they are being mistreated in the freight market during the coronavirus pandemic ended with a positive message fr...
Businesses across the country are shut down due to COVID-19, but truck drivers are not. The result? A bidding war between truckers that is driving down pay rates, and making a tough time even tougher ...
Iowa is the largest producer of pork and corn in the U.S. As many meat processing plants shut their doors due to COVID-19, demand for pigs plummeted. The effects have trickled down the supply chain to...
In a time of coronavirus and social distancing, there are some people who willingly leave their homes and travel for hundreds or thousands of miles to make sure folks in Utah get their food, essential...
Rodney Morine believes his second chance is no better than his first to secure a loan through a government program intended to help small businesses like his survive the pandemic. “I have zero ...
All trucking companies charge their customers for the fuel that they spend. Because the price of gas varies wildly, and because a single trucking trip can rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars in f...
In a time of coronavirus and social distancing, there are some people who willingly leave their homes and travel for hundreds or thousands of miles to make sure folks in Utah get their food, essential...
The coronavirus crisis hasn’t been easy for taxpayers. Relief legislation thus far has added roughly $3 trillion to the federal debt, or about $20,000 for each family in the U.S. And now, some o...
Tyson Foods announced it is doubling bonuses, increasing short-term disability coverage and implementing additional health screening measures as part of its ongoing efforts to support frontline worke...
But what to do when home is 2,000 miles away? Drivers trying to quarantine in their trucks could experience severe health problems, while posing a risk to others as they try to wait out the virus in a...
In the past week, truck drivers in three different states have launched demonstrations this month as pay plummets. The rate of moving goods via truck has fallen to the lowest levels seen since 2009, a...
On December 10, 2019, Martin was heading through northern Wisconsin with a load bound for Duluth, Minnesota. Near the town of Bloomer, Wisconsin, he noticed a large four-door pickup truck losing tract...
On April 27, Governor Mike DeWine announced a gradual plan for reopening Ohio’s economy after six weeks of a mandatory stay-at-home order that expires on May 1. The Responsible Restart Ohio plan...
Bob Sinner, president of SB&B Foods in Casselton, North Dakota, has spent the past two decades developing his business into a successful global ocean container shipper of specialty food-grade soyb...
Consider what happened during two recent downturns. From the start of the Great Recession in December 2007 to the employment trough, truck transportation employment fell by 13 percent, but residential...
As a way to say thank you to long haul truckers, two companies teamed up to serve free lunch to drivers along Highway 16. AFD Petroleum teamed up with Opa's Bake Shop in Hinton to serve up over 70 saf...
A truck driver for LS Wilson Trucking out of Utah, Simmons is afraid to go home because he doesn’t want to risk bringing the coronavirus with him. His wife has had pneumonia, and he wants to pro...
SALT LAKE CITY — If a railroad locomotive is an iron horse, then a vast herd of them has been put out to pasture in Salt Lake City. They’re lined up, nose to tail, waiting to go nowhere &m...
“We would like to just go in and sit down and take a break, have a meal. For a lot of drivers, it’s a way to unwind,” Reynolds said as she sat in the truck’s cab recently, nex...
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) — A grain mill company serving both Huntington and Wells County has voluntarily surrendered its licenses. Salamonie Mills and Agland Grain are a grain mill company that s...
(Bloomberg) -- For the first time in a decade, the world risks being cut off from Russian wheat at a time when some key buyers are rushing to import it. The top shipper last month limited sales throug...
Food has no substitute. That is why, amid the increased government restrictions on movement in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, agriculture was listed as an essential service whose value chain re...
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin truck driver is off a ventilator and recovering from the coronavirus at home. Community members held a truck parade last Sunday as a show of support for Billy Shultz. "I ...
The decision affects the corn dry mill facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Nebraska and ADM said it plans to furlough about 90 employees in each facility for four months....
It’s not unusual to see the Lady Lake post office handle a slew of packages at Christmas. It is unusual to experience that type of volume in the spring. But the spike in activity is occurring he...
A professional truck driver recently received an award for his driving skills that prevented a collision on an icy highway from becoming a fatal accident. The crash victim was convinced that the truck...
Farmers in the upper Midwest euthanize their baby pigs because the slaughterhouses are backing up or closing, while dairy owners in the region dump thousands of gallons of milk a day. In Salinas, Cali...
Pacific Ethanol Inc. announced Friday it has closed on its agreement to sell its 74% ownership interest in Pacific Aurora LLC to Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (Aurora Cooperative) for a total va...
After at least a dozen truckers, hauling critical items, complained they are being targeted by “predatory” towing companies in the Queen City, a half dozen state lawmakers now pledge to ta...
Sustainability dashboards, emissions reduction tracking part of new offerings to reduce shippers’ environmental footprint...
The Kansas agricultural industry is practicing ways to work in a new fashion, based on adjustments the COVID-19 pandemic has incited. “Anybody that’s involved in agriculture realizes that ...
Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that it has agreed to sell 35 U.S. interior elevators to Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. The completion of the sale is subject to customary closing conditions, incl...
An increasing number of U.S. states and Canadian provinces have suspended truck weight restrictions to allow vehicles to deliver bigger loads of emergency supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. How...
The drivers displayed a large banner reading, “We are the resistance. Honest prices on loads. Fair fees from insurance companies. Broker regulations.”...
The COVID-19 pandemic affects freight shipping, as well as numerous other sectors. Now is the time for companies to rise to the challenge and impress their customers who may require assistance with th...
A group of over 75 truckers protesting low freight rates, high operational costs and additional freight broker regulations partially blocking Interstate 610 in Houston around 2pm, April 20st. The gro...
A group of around 75 truck drivers stopped traffic along a Houston freeway for about three hours on Tuesday, protesting low cargo rates and high maintenance costs. The drivers, mostly independent owne...
The week of April was 13-17 was Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week. This time of year is the perfect time to refresh our memories with grain bin safety tips, plus after harvesting a lot of wet grain last ye...
WASHINGTON, DC, US — A $19 billion aid package to boost a US agriculture sector reeling from the effects of COVID-19 will feature direct payments to producers and purchase of agriculture product...
The New York City Department of Transportation has opened two temporary overnight parking locations to assist drivers hauling COVID-19 relief and essential products. The rest areas are located in Hunt...
It is always great to hear the story of how a business began. There is so much to be learned from a story like this. Today I speak with Gary Liberty about the origins of Liberty Logistics which began ...
In an update to a status report issued earlier this week, the U.S. Treasury Department revealed Friday that transportation and warehousing accounted for $10.6 billion of the $342 billion in loans secu...
Truck drivers in Colorado Springs say they are traveling longer distances in shorter times as people stay off the roads during COVID-19. The Pilot Travel Center was busy with truckers Saturday as they...
There aren’t many bright spots for Magic Valley agriculture right now in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Farmers are dumping milk and potatoes onto the ground. Beef prices have taken a nosedive...
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Chet Eby is making sure you will get all of the bacon you need for breakfast, or that thinly sliced prosciutto and provolone sandwich you’ve been craving. It is a Wedne...
At a time of widespread shutdowns, truck drivers form the lifeblood of our economy — and the absolute lifeblood. For days, and sometimes weeks on end, truck drivers leave their homes and deliver...
Freight market forecasting is a tricky game these days. Historical freight market data models provide good reference points, but because of the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 (a classic example of a...
Green Plains Inc. today announced the successful startup of its high protein ingredient production facility and the first shipment of the product from its biorefinery in Shenandoah, Iowa. The shipment...
Coronavirus has stricken workers at nearly half of Wayne Farms' 11 chicken processing plants and two of its 17 feed mills and hatcheries in the southeastern U.S., the poultry producer confirmed on Wed...
In recent weeks, the coronavirus has upended America's $800 billion trucking industry. Typical manufacturing supply chains have all but dried up, while the pressure to move more retail and medical goo...
In my last column, I discussed how total grain production and total grain exports have not increased dramatically over the last five years. So why are grain companies building new facilities over this...
The April 9 USDA report seemed to factor in a 50% ethanol grind reduction for at least March and April. There may need to be more reductions in future reports if shelter in place continues. The USDA a...
The trucking industry saw a stunning surge in demand in the first quarter as consumers panic-bought with unprecedented enthusiasm. But that boom is now crashing. It will likely lead to another round o...
The shutdown of a Smithfield Foods Inc. hog-processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, affects hog producers in three states and threatens the availability of 18 million servings of pork a day. Th...
The American food industry -- groceries, restaurants, everywhere you go to get something to eat -- is largely traced back to the American farm. And like everything else in a world under COVID-19 rest...
As the nation faces concerns over COVID-19, Eric McCray realizes that the trucking community is the heartbeat of America, keeping the supply chain moving and store shelves stocked. “Our drivers ...
I’m wondering if you find it as ironic as I do. Not too long ago, experts and business folks were waxing poetic about the advent of self-driving trucks. These autonomous behemoths would replace...
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...
Many of the world’s leading industries are grinding to a halt as governments across the globe attempt to thwart the further spread of COVID-19. Industries that involve bringing large numbers of ...
With the time to harvest corn and soybeans in central Illinois still several ... that we're going to have a good growing season,” Kleinschmidt added....
“Stay home. Save Lives.” “There’s a lot of traffic on the road that shouldn’t be on the road,” Uvanile-Hesch told FreightWaves. “What are you people thinking?...
Tractor-trailer drivers shipping product to market in the Front Range and east toward the Nebraska state line on Interstate 76 were greeted Saturday in Fort Morgan by a number of military veterans wis...
If anything will be ascertained from the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it will be that transportation, namely truck drivers, has and always will keep this country moving; just ask anyone...
If anything will be ascertained from the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it will be that transportation, namely truck drivers, has and always will keep this country moving; just ask anyone...
Due to COVID-19, rest stops have been shuttered, and restaurants are now closed except for takeout and drive-thru. It can make life on the road especially hard....
Federal regulators have asked for public comment on a petition for a five-year exemption for small-business truck brokers from a $75,000 security bond requirement. The petition, filed with the Federal...
One thing that we seldom think about, though, is how everything that sustains us reaches hospitals, grocery stores, gas stations, manufacturers and more. It comes by truck, with a professional driver ...
A feud over oil prices between Saudi Arabia and Russia that began in early March, combined with a decrease in demand as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, has caused crude oil prices around the...
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Days after President Trump extended America’s quarantine guidelines, Tyler Beaver, the 31-year-old founder of brokerage Beaf Cattle Co., couldn’t get hold of th...
Coronavirus: NGFA wants action on driver licenses and ‘punitive’ shipping fees 09-Apr-2020 By Jane Byrne The US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), in a letter to US state governor...
One of the biggest concerns in the grain industry during this time is wheat harvesting. “We don’t know if we’ll be able to, because we typically have to bring in people from out of t...
Big rig truck drivers are essential in getting goods where they need to go during this coronavirus pandemic, but changes on the road, are impacting their industry. ADVERTISING Truck drivers are notici...
Nearly 80 associations representing the U.S. food and agriculture supply chain requested urgent engagement from Trump administration officials to ensure the competitive, fluid movement of shipping con...
CLINTON — An Archer Daniels Midland official confirmed Monday that four employees at the ADM Clinton corn processing complex have tested positive for COVID-19. ADM Media Relations Representative...
ST. LOUIS, MO - Today, Bunge announced a $2.5 million commitment to COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds will support health and hunger causes directly related to the pandemic in the communities where B...
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The federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 26 and includes language requested by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to clarify state authorit...
The outpouring of appreciation for truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic runs from President Donald Trump’s Twitter account to free roadside lunches and thank-you posters scrawled in cra...
I started the month of March as a trucker, and ended the month as an essential worker. This was the story for every worker that is part of the supply chain. What we are all learning is that we are dee...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are more than 3.5 million truck drivers on the road, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, shipping the products the country needs to keeps moving, especially during t...
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The trucking and transportation industry is one of many being affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. What’s worse, there’s a trickle-down effect on several other markets, including hort...
STERLING, Ill. — Farmers are no strangers to difficult times. They’re also not strangers to stepping up to help neighbors in need. A Sauk Valley farmer has set the wheels in motion so farm...
They keep stores stocked and goods moving, often going unnoticed. Right now there’s a lot of discussion on who is an essential worker and who is not. One we often forget that is essential for al...
Tonn Ostergard wants all those people shopping in Walmarts, Costcos and grocery stores to know one thing. "If somebody bought it, a truck brought it," said Ostergard, CEO and chairman of Lincoln's Cre...
Adherence to government guidelines, adoption of CGMP sanitation standards protect ‘essential’ employees, feed production “Currently, there is no evidence to suggest the transmission ...
“Increased truck weights improve the food and agriculture industry’s efficiency and capacity to deliver essential food, feed and key ingredients which sustain our food supply chain,”...
KeepTruckin, the maker of electronic logging devices, has laid off 18% of its global workforce. Employees who received the termination notice on March 31 in a letter signed by CEO Shoaib Makani were ...
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St. Louis-based Purina PetCare’s parent company Nestlé announced that employees worldwide affected by work stoppages would receive full salaries for at least three months. ...
ARVILLA, N.D. — The grain trade in the Upper Midwest seems bedeviled at every turn — unprecedented harvest woes, trade wars, and now a worldwide coronavirus scare. “We’re handl...
Jim Edmonson has been a truck driver for 35 years and in recent weeks, he says his job is more important than ever. "We feel that the American people are counting on us and we want to be there for the...
In the United States, the agriculture industry was labeled as critical, allowing businesses to continue to operate as usual despite current and potential restrictions enacted to stop the spread of the...
Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Transportation are offering special permits and extended hours to truckers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The volume of goods that are being tran...
The coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented hoarding that has created havoc in the supply chain. Truck drivers, many who are not paid by the hour, are working under suspended hours of service re...
Companies with fleets tasked with moving goods to meet the COVID-19 demand now can register for free Uptake predictive maintenance software. With the help of AI-enabled predictive maintenance tools, v...
Bloomington, Ill (AgPR) — With food banks charting unknown territory in the midst of a global crisis, farmers and grain companies in the Midwest are stepping up to help feed those in need. FS GR...
WASHINGTON — In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 53 other agricultural groups on March 25 urged that the ag...
To fill empty miles with loads that aren’t their own, private fleets must acquire for-hire authority to pursue revenue-producing freight, Petty said. Of those private fleets with for-hire author...
The US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is seeking clarity and flexibility in federal transportation regulations for feed, feed ingredient, grain and agricultural products to support produce...
This moment, thousands of truck drivers are pushing through our highways, each, doing their role to keep stores stocked and haul over necessary medical supplies. Truckers like Michael Franklin have sp...
CNN Business consulted with a number of truck drivers concerning their current experiences. Many claimed they’re functioning under attempting scenarios that consist of longer hrs, crowded truck ...
Like many South Dakota businesses that have opted to keep their doors open, local grain purchasers are taking precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Poet's facility near Loomis has made changes...
President Trump rounded out his COVID-19 press briefing on March 20, 2020 with the words: “Americans from every walk of life are coming together and thanks to the spirit of our people, we will w...
The Coronavirus has affected multiple industries as this pandemic has spread across the US, but not all industries have been hit the same. One semi truck driver talks about how this pandemic has affec...
Davenport, IA-based River Valley Cooperative has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Michlig Grain Holdings LLC, the company announced in a recent release. The company manages seven co...
In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain & Feed Assn. and 53 other agricultural groups urged the agency to grant relief from federal drive time ru...
The coronavirus crisis is increasing the demand for truck drivers across the country. With people panic buying and ordering more things online, the trucking industry has never been more needed to keep...
The Australian, state and territory governments have confirmed the critical role of the freight sector, including trucking, in providing essential supplies of food, medicine and goods. During a meetin...
While many people are staying home, truck drivers are continuing to hit the road. Their job is as crucial as ever as they deliver groceries, cleaning products, and medical supplies. "I've never seen t...
U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it probably won’t last long. Shipping has picked up pace as the rest of the country shuts d...
Rush hour slowdowns and traffic bottlenecks on major freeways are practically non-existent as millions of people stay off the roads during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing truckers to move freight f...
With certain products flying off the shelves and stores in constant contact with their suppliers to meet the customer's needs, trucking companies are now trying to adjust to the increased shipments....
Farmers literally fed the Allied forces and the world’s war-ravaged citizens during World War II. This time the war is against a different enemy — COVID-19 — the novel coronavirus. E...
As coronavirus precautions grow, so does the disappearance of the everyday luxuries many have taken for granted. For those who spend their life on the road, those luxuries have long been considered ju...
There's no shortage of people facing extraordinary adversity to help us maintain some semblance of civilization in these pandemic times. There are the usual suspects — doctors, nurses, firefight...
On Monday, President Trump thanked truck drivers, among many other workers, who are helping the country function during this critical time. Some drivers said they are working more than ever to keep st...
As more states like California and New York are ordering its millions of residents to stay home because of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has listed which industri...
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is asking state officials to keep animal feed production and retail sites open as states are closing “non-essential businesses.”...
THE Government’s second coronavirus economic package will support trucking operators and deliver business confidence, Australian Trucking Association Chair Geoff Crouch said yesterday. “Al...
Canada’s grain companies are still moving grain to market, but have implemented measures to protect staff and customers from COVID-19. Richardson-Pioneer, Viterra, G3, Cargill and Parrish and He...
Our nation’s health-care workers are giving us a daily profile in courage as they serve on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19—increasingly at the expense of their own health. Bu...
The current freight maret environment is unlike any we’ve seen in recent years. Domestic freight volumes are more than 10% higher than the 2018 summer peak, and capacity is near Christmas holida...
Truck drivers in the coronavirus pandemic are putting in a lot of time to get their deliveries to stores, but as more Americans start panic buying supplies, the more work they put in. "You really ...