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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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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," ...
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...
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 ...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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” ...
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...
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...
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...
“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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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-...
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....
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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...
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 ...
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...
Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s top grain-trading executive is departing as the agricultural giant restructures its operations and confronts a challenging farm economy....
This startup is trying to allow truck drivers to remotely control their tractors from thousands of miles away (Source: TicToc)...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
— With changes to hours-of-service rules for truckers expected soon, read on for a preview of what the administration might look at....
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
“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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
WASHBURN, N.D.—Former grain trader Hunter Hanson was arrested Thursday, April 4, on a felony theft charge brought this week in McLean County....
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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....
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 entire transportation industry is undergoing a significant transformation. From self-driving vehicles, autonomous fleets and electric trucks, to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and ...
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...
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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 ...
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...
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 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...
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...
Chris Polk, who has been a truck driver for two decades, doesn't like the regulations that America's 1.8 million truck drivers must work under — especially the recently implemented safety laws t...
Existing flood waters were met with more rain this weekend in Nebraska, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha said much of the levy system in the area "remains compromised." Sections of majo...
From the carrier’s perspective this is easy to see: the carrier extended credit to you, not the seller, and now expects to be paid by you for the service it provided, and not by some third-party...
Massive flooding in the Midwest has knocked out ~13% of U.S. ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or reduce production....
Lobbyists for the freight industry have complained for years that there is a shortage of truck drivers and that Congress should lower the legal age for commercial driving to help fill it. But a new re...
As water rushes through farm country, grain bin structures are being compromised and the grain within the bin needs to be destroyed. Flood waters can bring dangerous contaminants that infect grain, no...
Owner-operator truck drivers logged a big jump in average earnings last year but won’t see the same level of profits this year. Individual revenue for owner-operators jumped 7.7 percent, or $11,...
Grain processor and food and feed ingredients supplier Scoular announced Wednesday that a subsidiary will build a new 105,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for freeze dried pet food ingredients in Seward,...
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the California Trucking Association over the employment classification of truck drivers contracted by motor carriers. The court’s announcemen...
(Grain Valley, Mo., March 14, 2019)– The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (MN) and Greg Gianforte (MT) that ...
Like their farmer customers, grain elevators continue to face challenging financial positions. Slow trade progress with China and other countries combined with interest rate hikes and numerous macroec...
Produce truck brokers have a challenging job. Not only must they act as intermediary between truck drivers and produce vendors, they also face myriad operational challenges—last minute changes, ...
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2019--Scoular, an employee-owned company based in Omaha, Neb., that offers diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, ...
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Nebraska Tuesday to survey the damage caused by historic flooding responsible for killing at least three people. The Midwest is bracing for more flooding as rivers...
Swift Transportation, one of the largest trucking companies in the US, has agreed to pay up to $100 million to 19,000 former and current truck drivers as part of a class-action suit filed in the US D...
From the trucks on the road to the back office, successful fleets find ways to stay ahead of the technology curve. That requires investments not only on equipment and software, but also ongoing traini...
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The heaviest trucks rolling down Michigan's roadways are the ones carrying the materials used to build the roads they're often blamed for breaking. And despite shouldering public scorn for pockmarked ...
A valuable new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that there is not, and has never been, a serious shortage of people willing to work as truck drivers. In fact, they find that “t...
With unemployment below four percent, a lot of companies are struggling to find the workers they need. And among the most desperate are trucking companies....
Data on producer prices shows that overall inflation pressure eased further in February, as a gain in goods prices was restrained by the service sector. Industry detail showed that overall trucking ra...
These are questions that trucking companies hauling agricultural goods and commodities have long asked: what exactly counts as an agricultural commodity to be transporting where the driver is then exe...
SPRINGFIELD -- A group called "Black Smoke Matters -- Missouri" is set to make a statement on I-44 on March 27. A peaceful protest is scheduled later this month in the trucking industry that dozens of...
Witmer’s Feed & Grain, Inc would like to invite you to visit the new Agronomy Center. An open house will be held on April 3 to allow customers to stop out and see the facility for themselves...
With holdings estimated at over $7 billion, the founders of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores lead the trucking industry in personal wealth. The Loves rank No. 73 on the Forbes list of th...
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Truck drivers nationwide are voicing concern over safety standards. WYFF News 4 caught up to a few truckers at a stop in Cowpens. They are part of the Black Smoke Matt...
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FreightWaves staff members talk with brokers almost every day to get a real-time sense of freight markets and to learn about how technology is impacting their business and where the industry is headed...
Mayfield Representative Richard Heath says such an update of the program hasn’t been done for decades. The Western Kentucky lawmaker says many of the Commonwealth’s grain farmers are under...
The trucking industry is experiencing a major shortage of drivers. But in the last two years, one demographic has been gravitating towards the industry by the thousands: Indian-American Sikhs. It&rsqu...
Pennsylvania State Police issued hundreds of citations to a truck drivers who violated a weather-related commercial vehicle ban over the weekend. Ahead of a heavy winter storm, Pennsylvania transporta...
Corn and soybean prices are typically highest in the spring and early summer. But, the golden rules of grain marketing are less certain, as continued trade negotiations and record global stocks weigh ...
Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and freight brokerage Tucker Company show that since 2011, the number of drivers working for fleets with 500 or fewer trucks grew 32 percent t...
Forbes on Monday unveiled its annual compilation of the world’s billionaires — all 2,153 of them, worth a combined estimated sum of $8.7 trillion....
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A dwindling number of truckers is driving up costs for many retailers, but local driving schools aren't sweating it right now. This weekend, Fortune magazine reported ...
Ag haulers, under which livestock haulers are a subset, also operate under the 150 air-mile radius exemption, that allows them to run without keeping any records of duty status if they remain within 1...
The North Dakota Public Service Commission says claimants have until early April to file loss claims against Hunter Hanson, who was ordered late last year to stop his grain trading businesses after co...
Many long-haul truckers can relate to the frustration of searching for a parking lot while they are running out of time on their hours of service (HOS). A few truckers do reserve their parking spots o...
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Lengthy loading dock wait times have plagued the trucking industry for years, with serious consequences for drivers and shippers alike. Detention time—typically defined as greater than a two-hou...
Young, R-Ind., was at Carter Express on Friday with representatives of the Indiana trucking industry to discuss the DRIVE (Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy) Safe Act. Young sai...
Viterra has bought up the other half of a U.S. joint-venture grain terminal the company helped build in its SaskPool days. The Regina-based grain handling arm of commodity firm Glencore announced Thur...
America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. McDonald’s Corp.’s long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, i...
Safety, pollution and highway wear and tear are the major discussion points when the debate over whether to extend the length of twin trailers heats up on Capitol Hill, but what’s also at stake ...
As professional drivers begin their careers Over the Road, they often dream of a better life for themselves, their family, and an opportunity to serve our great nation by delivering the products that ...
Loaded up and ready to roll, long-haul trucker Felisa Griffith climbed into the cab of her rig on a cold and icy February morning....
For the second consecutive year, the top issue in the trucking industry is the driver shortage, according to a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute, the nonprofit research o...
At seemingly every turn in the supply chain, agribusiness shippers say they are feeling the hurt caused by rail and truck equipment shortages, burdensome ocean carrier fees, and overall freight conges...
When shipping hazardous materials (hazmat) of any type, company representatives must have a strong understanding of the products they are attempting to ship and the federal requirements that govern th...
The Alberta government is extending the deadline for farm workers to complete a new mandatory trucker training program, after farmers expressed concerns the new rules could interfere with spring seedi...
Perdue wrote on Twitter that the deal signals more good news in the months ahead and attributed the purchase to the work of President Donald Trump. It's not yet clear whether the 10 million metric ton...
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has cosigned a letter along with a coalition of organizations opposed to increasing size and weight restrictions for commercial motor vehicles....
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 — as soon as federal law allows such activity....
One truck broker who has operated in the Nogales area for 50 years complains that companies are circumventing brokers altogether to save money, with larger carriers (those with 60 to 100 tractor-trail...
Pipeline Foods LLC (https://www.pipelinefoods.com/), the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed, announced today it is a...
Cranking landing gear on trailers is one of the more common jobs for drivers, but it can cause pain and injury if done improperly. What is the best way to reduce injuries?...
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Western and Central New York beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday and lasting through 10 a.m. Monday. The weather service said wind gusts could r...
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A truck will never show up. That is the main point FreightWaves CEO and founder Craig Fuller wanted to get across during the Chattanooga-based company's announcement of a liquid futures market for the...
A new report indicates that a Kansas City-based trucking company has plans to lay off over 400 employees who work at a Kentucky terminal in the next few weeks....
New commercial truck driver licensing costs for training, as they relate to agriculture, should be paid for by everyone, not just farmers. The movement for change in how commercial drivers are license...
In videos posted from event, participants call for ELD relief, exemption for trucking companies with 10 or fewer trucks 'as a start'...
Cargill Inc. is adapting to digital disruption by finding ways to better serve farmers – and to healthier eating habits by expanding its food and nutrition offerings....
Cargill Inc. is adapting to digital disruption by finding ways to better serve farmers – and to healthier eating habits by expanding its food and nutrition offerings....
The budget deal reached by Congress last week to avoid another government shutdown and fund the federal government through the 2019 fiscal year includes a provision that allows drivers hauling livesto...
FreightWaves staff members and writers often speak with freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs), from front-line salespeople and carrier reps to C-suite executives, in order to lear...
Now that ELDs have been in constant use for a year for most fleets and drivers, they are discovering additional gains, both subtle and obvious, gleaned from the devices....
This year, the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is happening on March 28 – 30 in Louisville, Kentucky, where more than 1000 of the industry’s top vendors will be showcasing the latest truc...
The protest is scheduled to bring attention to government regulations that truck drivers say call "unfair." Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Matt Ames said extra troopers will patrol I-...
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David Rupert was dozing on a sofa in a rented flat in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland, when he was awoken by the six o’clock news. A bomb had exploded in the Northern Irish town of Omagh, kill...
A Tennessee man who lost both legs while serving overseas is proving naysayers wrong as he works to earn his CDL and enter the trucking industry. Army veteran Erin Schaefer is currently hard at work o...
DUNMORE, Pa. -- State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during Tuesday's winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban a...
(1981) NEW MADRID -- A Puxico farmer today began taking 30,000 bushels of soybeans he claims are his from the Ristine elevator near here. Wayne Cryts and about a half dozen other farmers pried open a ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Congress is expected to draft a new infrastructure bill in the next few months and the trucking industry is hoping it will include new rules for heavier, longer tractor tr...
Sure, farmers and truckers like equipment that performs great. But they really like equipment that looks great too. As trailer-manufacturer Travis Eby put it, “Farmers and truckers have a lot of...
Alberta farmers say new rules for training and testing commercial drivers – enacted in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash – will hurt their ability to grow and deliver crops. Start...
Companies and warehouse providers are scrambling for creative solutions to overcome a lack of warehouse space as they revamp supply chain networks to embrace e-commerce expectations....
YORK – The York Fire Department was dispatched to Nutrition Services at Fourth and Division Avenue shortly after noon on Tuesday. According to York Fire Chief Mike Lloyd, they responded to a rep...
M.H. EBY, Inc., a third generation manufacturer of agricultural and commercial trailers and truck bodies announces its new line of grain trailers. Branded as the EBY “Generation,” the new ...
Do you have an interest in the transportation and logistics industry? Maybe you’ve always been drawn to trucking or shipping but don’t know how to put that passion to good use? Becoming a ...
Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves, is used to people telling him that trucking is an obscure industry — even though it moves 71% of the country's goods....
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week granted ready-mix concrete haulers exemptions from two specific Hours of Service (HOS) regulations....
Corn for 2018 was estimated at 14.4 billion bushels. That's down 1% from 2017. The average yields were also lowered for last year at 176.4 bushels per acre. That's slightly below the 2017 record yield...
OTTAWA, Kan. -- A California truck driver is lucky to be alive thanks to another trucker and an employee at an Ottawa, Kansas, truck stop. Robert Thurlow walked into the Love's convenience store at 3 ...
Truckers lose $1.3 billion in wages annually waiting at warehouses for loads. On average in 2018, truck drivers waited at a shipping dock for 2.5 hours per job, according to data from FreightWaves SON...
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Some of the biggest ocean carriers have begun charging container truckers for “street turns.” Think of it as a tax on efficiency. What’s a street turn? It simply means delivering a l...
After a precipitous drop in December, Soybean shipments to China picked up in January due to the trade war cease-fire set to last until March 1, unless the U.S. and China can strike a deal.According t...
Amazon and Walmart are driving prices up with major shipping needs, Walmart drawing attention just last month when it announced raising driver salaries to nearly $90,000 a year. The competition to kee...
In October of 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump told the American Farm Bureau Federation he would change or repeal unjustified regulations that are bad for American farmers and consumers. &ldq...
While most truckers are constrained to strict Hours of Service (HOS) compliance rules, there are a few segments of the industry which get a little more wiggle room. Now, the powerful ag lobby is petit...
In the underlying case, a freight broker contracted with a motor carrier to arrange a shipment of cucumbers from Texas to Woodstock, Illinois. The broker passed along certain instructions for the trip...