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The grain storage and transportation system depends more than ever on truckers.

Aug 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM CST

Discussions about Prairie grain transportation efficiency tend to focus on railways, railways — and railways.

Often lost in the century-plus-old feud between farmers and the railroads is the connection between them — the truckers. The system can’t get along without them, and they’ve become even more important due to elevator and branch line closures.

We contacted some grain haulers to get some views of system efficiency from behind the wheel, and we also got some suggestions on how farmers, elevator staff and government can make their job easier.