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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra launched a full range of online contracting options for farmers in Western Canada through myViterra. Customers with accounts can now create basis, flat pri...
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) has looked at buying rivals including Bunge Ltd. and dozens of other companies but decided the time is not right for “mons...
In the trucking industry, it's a commonly repeated adage that "the shippers are the last to know" when it comes to freight market conditions. According to brokers we spoke to this week, shippers have ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sides with a long-haul truck driver who sued his employer for failing to pay him a minimum wage. It marks a rare win for workers at the high court....
Jason T. Coleman, 40, a co-founder of a Brinkley grain company that went bankrupt in 2014 while owing farmers millions of dollars, was found dead Tuesday....
CHICAGO (CBS) — Drivers who worked for a trucking company are without paychecks and work after their company never paid....
Trucking moves 71% of the freight in the United States. And if it were to suddenly cease, the effects would be more drastic than you might expect. In May 2018, truck drivers in Brazil went on strike f...
FREEPORT — The Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., will host a seminar on motor vehicle laws for Illinois farmers at 1 p.m. Feb. 8. The two-hour seminar will discuss old and new tr...
Larry Kahaner | Jan 11, 2019 Charles Claburn considers himself a reasonable man working in an unreasonable industry. He has driven over-the-road for 26 accident- and ticket-free years logging three mi...
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Chao swore in Raymond Martinez as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Feb. 28 of last year, and in short order, he waded into the ...
“Thank God for Mississippi” is a widely known dig across the southeast. It’s an unfair remark about the state’s historical standing near the bottom across many important metric...
WASHINGTON — The European Union and United States have not yet agreed on the scope of trade negotiations, but the bloc will not include agriculture in the talks, its trade commissioner said on W...
Not following California’s meal and rest break laws could leave motor carriers that opt to judiciously observe the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) recent decision ope...
Iowa’s smart truck parking system, which aims to connect truck drivers to safe, convenient parking options, has launched. Omaha-based eX² Technology on Monday announced the launch of Trucks...
At 10:00 p.m. on December 3, 1973, a 37-year old trucker from Overland Park, Kansas named J.W. Edwards stopped his rig suddenly in the middle of Interstate I-80 near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania and picked...
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A new survey found that an increasing number of truck drivers are so frustrated with working with grocery retailers — especially since the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate went into effec...
Leading the corporations is Apple (AAPL: NASDAQ), which announced its revenue for the end of 2018 would be lower than expected due to poor sales in China. This is the first time in 16 years that Apple...
In December, orders for new Class-8 trucks — the heavy trucks that haul the products of the goods-based economy across the US — plunged by 43% from a year ago, to just 21,000 orders, the l...
A video featuring a trucker’s blindside backing job has left the internet amazed — and a little envious of the driver’s trucking talent. The video was filmed by Quebec resident Franc...
Just under a year ago, the Black Smoke Matters (BSM) Facebook group was formed to bring about change for truck drivers. While the group developed a small following, with approximately 4,000 followers ...
Earlier last summer, Scott Berger was standing in front of three whiteboards in his farm office. Each one was covered with color-coded lists of contracts, dates, prices and delivery locations. As he l...
The amount of edible food that goes to waste in America has reached appalling proportions. Each year, about 72 billion pounds of otherwise consumable foodstuffs never make it onto store shelves, accor...
Cargill's net profit fell 20 percent and operating earnings 10 percent in the September-through-November quarter as trade volatility, the plunging stock market and shifting food demands put pressure o...
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An Electronic Logging Device (ELD) manufacturer that enticed truckers to buy with the promise of “no monthly fees” is closing down its operation. ZED Connect announced on their company&rsq...
The law, which entered the state legislature in February 2018, will automatically allow farmers and truck drivers to apply for a free permit from the Department of Transportation to carry up to 10 per...
(Bloomberg) -- More grain volatility is on the way as a lack of U.S. federal data sends the market hunting for crop information to trade on. That’s according to Steve Georgy, the president of ag...
The labor market has continued getting tighter for many industries across the U.S. in the last few years. At the end of 2017, there was a shortage of 51,000 truck drivers. That number is expected to i...
When Zipline Logistics asked employees from 150 trucking companies around the country this fall what companies they refuse to work with, one type of retailer kept getting mentioned above the others: g...
In response to Mason Cooper’s letter suggesting increased rail usage to decrease truck traffic on I-81, I suggest that he read the 2010 Feasibility Plan for Maximum Truck to Rail Diversion in Virginia...
A group calling itself Black Smoke Matters is trying to organize a shutdown of truckers on April 12, 2019, to protest a variety of conditions affecting drivers, including hours of service and training...
A veteran trucker who had to retire because of illness received an amazing Christmas surprise from his son and his former trucking company. In a moving Facebook post shared on December 23, Jim Shrock ...
Foremost Transport-leased owner-operator Rudy Yakym Jr., toting RVs west from his Northern Indiana home base and hauling a variety of vehicles back on a dovetail step deck, ran into a problem last yea...
U.S. companies are so inundated with inventory that some are renting truck trailers to use for storage space, parking them on warehouse lots or behind storefronts to hold goods until a surge in import...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal prosecutors say thousands of businesses and individuals across the country potentially fell victim to a large-scale scheme in which soybeans and corn were falsely sold nat...
Backups and congestion on land and along the nation’s waterfronts due to a lack of customs clearance personnel could be where carriers and shippers see the most immediate effect of a long-term f...
Throughout the past year, Bulk Logistics Trends and Bulk Transporter ran regular updates on increasingly tight capacity in the tank truck industry and trucking as a whole. Some of the latest reports i...
The Seattle-based company said today that more than 1 billion items were shipped “for free” over the holidays by U.S. customers using its “Prime” service. That was part of what...
Queens, New York-based trucker Aziz Akhrorov was sentenced to time served, a $1,000 fine and a $100 special court assessment after pleading guilty to conspiring to unlawfully produce CDLs....
Facing competition from hi-tech startups, two of the world's biggest trading houses are seeking U.S. approval to create a joint digital network designed to let farmers manage their data online....
Bryan Jones is a third-generation St. Johns County farmer who says his mission is to use agriculture as a tool to give back to his community. “I feel called to give back” in thanks for &ld...
Though trucking was in his blood, Dance pursued another passion. He wore a badge for about seven years as an officer for several local law enforcement agencies....
Spurred on by the disruption of first movers like Tesla, the electric vehicle revolution is spreading at an extremely rapid pace. With the arrival of vehicles like the Tesla Semi, the EV movement is s...
Low prices and a surplus of wheat have moved farmers away from the Kansas staple for the past two years....
On Saturday December 22, in Bonnyville, Alberta, about two hundred trucks met at the Co-op Cardlock and drove through town to the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre to send a message to Justin ...
So, one option for drivers has been to use an Automated On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD) like the one from GeoSpace Labs, which provides modern technological features without the restrictions and rep...
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The Tesla Semi, the automaker's heavy-duty electric truck that was unveiled a year ago, is expected to go into production in 2019 and has secured orders from a number of major companies, such as Pepsi...
After years of arguing over California's right to regulate meal and rest breaks (MRB) for truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ruled the state can't dictate the work rule...
Thousands of presents could be stuck at depots this Christmas after truck drivers from a major freight company were told their employer had gone into liquidation. Drivers from Redstar Transport have b...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday that the government of Baojing County in the southern province of Hunan has lifted swine fever restrictions. Baojing, in the weste...
Livestock and insect haulers are currently exempt from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Livestock haulers have been given one exemption after another, but now the Federal Motor Carrier Saf...
The 2019 outlook is generally rosy for motor carriers that haul machinery. That was what The Machinery Haulers Association, a small but growing group of specialized open-deck carriers, heard when they...
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A Missouri farmer and businessman ripped off consumers nationwide by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans and wheat as certified organic grains, federal prosecutors said We...
SUPERIOR, Wis. Originally anticipated to burn for days, a historic grain elevator that caught fire Monday was cleared by firefighters by 9 a.m. Tuesday. I think because it had been deconstructed to th...
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against one of the nations largest trucking companies for allegedly duping the Department of Defense out of millions of dollars for years. On Friday...
December 17, 2018 Bulk Loads and CDL Legal have reached an agreement to provide discounted legal benefits to Bulk Loads customers and subsidiaries including clients of their factoring company, Smart F...
Transfix entrepreneurs Jonathan Salama and Drew McElroyHARRY FELLOWS Take a look at XPO Logistics (XPO), a $17 billion (revenues) firm that is, I surmise, destined to either crush or buy out Transfix,...
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ST. LOUIS — Add grain elevator operators to those in the world of agriculture facing uncertainty. Storage issues are among many factors affecting the industry....
In November, according to transportation data provider FTR, orders for new Class-8 trucks — the heavy trucks that haul the products of the goods-based economy across the US — plunged nearl...
The Department of Justice said on Dec. 14 that it is suing subsidaries of YRC Worldwide for allegedly overcharging the Department of Defense....
True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of agriculture. Amid a five-year farm recession, continuing woes for sma...
The electronic logging device transition period has passed and the trucking industry has found a new normal. On the rails, intermodal volume has grown each week, year over year, except week one. What ...
Officials say the driver dropped his cell phone in a wooded area behind a Love’s truck stop and fell into the manhole after going to retrieve it. Another trucker witnessed the event and alerted ...
An East St. Louis, Ill.-based trucking company president protested the city of Springfield’s decision to award a three-year coal-hauling contract to a Decatur-based firm and asked City Council m...
BISMARCK — The Mountrail County State’s Attorney has filed a felony criminal complaint against financially troubled grain dealer Hunter Hanson of Leeds for issuing a $94,000 bounced check ...
Felons face serious challenges in finding employment. A lot of companies practice strict reservations regarding recruitment of felons in their workforce. Now, that’s sad. As humans, we are flawe...
Officials from both CN and CP Rail say increasing oil traffic will not hurt their grain service...
But their longer-term prospects are dim...
"I have never done anything in my life that I’m more enthused about than what we’re doing right now," Don Daseke, chief executive officer of Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) and 1961 graduate of...
So why don’t carriers simply raise driver pay and pass it along to shippers? That would seriously slow down driver turnover, right? Isn’t that what they did back in the regulated days, whe...
There are no full commercial users of the technology, which would allow a group of trucks—two for now, presumably more in the future—to travel with tight spaces between the vehicles, savin...
More than 50,000 more truckers are needed to support the shipping demand from US companies, like retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart, and that deficit could grow to 175,000 by 2026, according to ...
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‘Come find me’: Burned in a farming accident, former Montana Grain Growers president is recovering after care in Salt Lake CitySun River, Mont. • Chuck Merja is a hugger, but after be...
The rejections, including that of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, whose five-year exemption request was formally denied in June, were made public in a December 6 Federal Register n...
Bunge Ltd. will announce as soon as Monday the departure of its chief executive officer, removing a hurdle to further talks with would-be buyers, said a person familiar with the matter....
On Monday, December 3, the California Department of Justice announced that they arrested three trucking company operators — Owner Miguel Bustillos, truck driver Anthony Sanchez, and suspected br...
MADISON – An officer of a Wausau-based grain company was set to start a two-year federal prison sentence this week for his role in a $13.2 million fraud perpetrated on four banks and 65 farmers....
Erickson Trucking & Supply, a Minnesota staple since 1968, is setting up shop in Palestine – with an incentive package which includes a $100,000 check from the Palestine Economic Development...
In a recent decision, a federal judge in Arkansas has said that drivers should be paid at least minimum wage for time spent off-duty and in their sleeper berths. The ruling doesn’t institute any...
The company is expected to announce in coming days the departure of Chief Executive Soren Schroder, people familiar with the matter said. Bunge plans to initiate a search for a replacement from inside...
Orders for heavy-duty trucks declined in November for the first time this year, falling to the lowest level in 14 months and providing a fresh sign the North American trucking market is cooling down....
Ethanol is a biofuel, and in the United States, corn is the primary ingredient in the energy commodity that refiners blend with the gasoline that powers our automobiles. While the mixture contains aro...
DENVER — Average grain elevator margins are expected to be relatively normal this year for most of the Midwest. However, according to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division, elev...
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A Georgia doctor will face more than two years in prison for providing CDL holders with medical certificates when they hadn’t actually undergone physical examinations to assess whether they were...
Finn Murphy received his commercial drivers license in 1980 and has been schlepping across the US ever since. Much has changed since his first haul, which he recounts in his memoir,...
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The U.S. DOT announced Monday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penal...
CHS Inc. on Monday revised its profit downward over five years by $157.9 million after it came to light that a freight trader at the agricultural cooperative had misstated the value and quantity of co...
Over the past three years, he has seemed to be an entrepreneurial wonder, registering seven businesses with the state of North Dakota. In early November, the North Dakota Public Service Commission sta...
The initiative is intended to keep up with inflation and is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The overall increase is an additional 1.02041% on...
Labor shortages are complicating the daily activities in production agriculture in all segments, including livestock hauling. While finding truck drivers is difficult in this market, finding livestock...
Law360 (November 29, 2018, 9:21 PM EST) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday held that a trucking company must pay freight broker C.H. Robinson half of an over $28 million wrongful death judgment...
While truckers traveling the northern half of the province can travel secondary highways with the same kind of weight that they would have on primary highways, the mild weather we've been receiving ha...
A beloved Iowa truck stop that had to to close its doors forever because of competition from bigger chains is getting a second chance, thanks to a California trucking company....
With an April ruling by the California Supreme Court presenting a chilling effect on carriers’ use of owner-operators in the state, fleets and single-truck owners have found at least one way to ...
TORONTO, Ont. — Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 0.6% in September, c...
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DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Food supplier ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) in Decatur is laying off workers. The company is not giving a specific number of layoffs, but said they are working with ea...
A year after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put electronic logging device regulations into effect, California troopers are warning truckers that their paper logs books will ab...
CNS Canada — It’s so far, so good with grain shipments to the three major Canadian ports according, to a spokesperson with Quorum Corporation, which compiles weekly performance updates on ...
While the results are still being confirmed by Guinness, third-party witnesses and tabulations by the grain elevator show Craig Stewart and sons Bob and Brad set new harvesting records this fall on th...
Two proposed interconnected projects promise to boost containerized soybeans exports: A new intermodal container terminal on the lower Mississippi River and a unique type of inland vessels to carry th...
It comes as no surprise that the top stories from Agriculture.com this year included updates on the U.S.-China trade war as well as announcements on the USDA’s trade aid package. But there are a...
Since the beginning of October, the price of oil has been dropping steadily. As of Friday’s close, crude oil benchmark WTI (West Texas Intermediate) was off by nearly 25%. We’ve seen this ...
After almost a year of a federal mandate requiring Electronic Logging Devices, truck drivers have changed some behaviors for better and some for worse. Unlike paper logs, ELDs don’t allow driver...
ALBANY – Albany Technical College will enter into a three-year lease agreement with SouthernAG Carriers Inc. during a ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. in Albany Tech’s Logistics Education Cen...
As of April 1, 2018, U.S. trucking carriers and owner-operators were forced to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Whil...
Readers of industry publications are no doubt aware of the reporting that Newcom Media has done, on the changing demographics in the trucking industry. The stats were reported on in great detail in re...
Though not as popular as they once were, C.B. radios are still seen as the trademark tool of the American trucker. Whether you’re looking for information on traffic up ahead or are simply wonder...
"Back in those days, you know, a lot more was shipped by rail than it is today. Of course, there's a whole lot more shipping today," Sheldon said....
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 6.3% in October to 119.9 from September’s mark of 112.8.“After slowing at the end of ...
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The POET ethanol plant near Groton is among seven POET plants that haven't had investors vote on merging operations, Aberdeen American News reported. But Groton plant investors plan to do so this mont...
Whether your crop is headed for human consumption or slated for animal feed, the journey it takes once that commodity leaves your farm is an imperfect and complex one. It’s also a trek consumers...
Frank Sinatra certainly was not thinking about freight brokers when singing this Grammy-winning song back in 1966. However, the title of the song definitely resonates for freight brokers in 2018. In a...
A pledge by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, to transform hog manure into a clean natural gas aims to mint hundreds of pig farms in North Carolina into renewable energy gold ...
Sometimes when you deliver grain to the elevator it’s shipped west and other times it’s shipped east. It may seem like it’s all completely random but there’s a science to it th...
Several truck groups joined the protest caravan that occupied one lane along Bonifacio Drive, Tondo, Manila early morning of Nov. 19. In a statement, Alliance of Philippine Broker and Trucker Associat...
SCOTTSBLUFF — 21st Century Equipment demonstrated an autonomous grain cart in Scottsbluff on Nov. 15. A tractor, installed with the system, was able to follow a combine as it harvested a corn fi...
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Tesla extended the deadline to order Model 3 and get a delivery by the end of the year in order to get the full federal tax credit for electric vehicles.CEO Elon Musk says that they achieved that by &...
A Montana trucking company was sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million worth of fines following an explosion that seriously injured three workers — and the attempte...
Virtually every commercial big-rig truck rolling down the highway these days is carrying goods that can represent hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more than a million. For cargo thieves, those...
ALBION, Ind. (WANE) - A 6-year-old girl was pulled from a grain hopper at an Albion property Wednesday afternoon. Just after 5:15 p.m., the Noble County Sheriff Department received a 911 call about a ...
“Please follow the $1.65 payment to farmers. What is happening today is a widening of the basis and a demand farmers sell beans rather than store. Elevators will end up with most of this payment...
Trucking in the United States would seem to be wielding some powerful weapons in its traditional competition with rail. Driverless trucks and multiple truck platoons (with one driver controlling two t...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A Grand Island trucking company is out more than $20,000 after police said they fell victim to an email scam. The Grand Island Police Department said an employee at Sunrise ...
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will offer a class to help those interested in starting a small trucking business. OOIDA’s business education trainin...
A Montana-based trucking company and its owner have been sentenced in US District Court for multiple charges related to an incident in 2012, wherein one of the company’s trucks – carrying ...
American trucker John Meiring was driving through Canada two months ago when he suddenly felt compelled to show some love to a restaurant full of veterans....
Last month, Pat Bowe gathered members of his family and drove down to the Maumee River to give them some insight into The Andersons Inc. — the grain, ethanol, rail, and fertilizer agribusiness t...
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Birmingham, Ala. — “We’re in a congested area. And this is where you can get in trouble sometimes quicker than you can get on an interstate,” says trucker Tommy Giles.Giles lea...
UPS Freight could find itself without 11,000 of its truck drivers by Monday if negotiations with the Teamsters Union continue to go south.Every five years, UPS Freight and the Teamsters Freight Nation...
While U.S. inbound freight volumes may be a beneficiary of the U.S. and China trade war, the tariff fight is taking its toll on outbound freight at the peak shipping season for grain. Speaking at an i...
A small change in the guidance of the personal conveyance rules established several months ago by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarifies that a truck being used for personal conveya...
(Bloomberg) — Some of the most iconic names in U.S. agriculture just agreed to do more business with China. But it’s coming at the expense of American farmers as the companies agree to shi...
Voters on Tuesday choose Naig over Democrat Tim Gannon, a central Iowa farmer who previously worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Naig grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa and has worked at t...
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MAUMEE, OHIO, U.S. — A combination of low value in grain and ample grain stocks adversely affected The Andersons third-quarter earnings. The Andersons sustained a loss of $2.1 million in the th...
A trucker told by doctors he has only two weeks to live took his last ride as the head of a convoy organized in his honor over the weekend. 69-year-old trucker Ron Gunson was diagnosed with stomach an...
Need a quick recap? The number of new drivers working in fleets of fewer than 100 trucks grew 332,000 between 2012 and 2018. The number of new drivers at fleets with more than 500 trucks rose just 155...
BNSF Railway says it is owed more than $100 million by J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., its main trucking partner, in an escalating dispute over how the companies split revenue from their truck-rail...
More than 49,588 trucks were registered with the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division this past year.The truck category for registrations includes the tractor-trail...
Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, announced on Monday plans to open a $30-million organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic at the former Sparrows Point steel ...
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Their 205-year-old family business has shaped some of the biggest twists in global food trading, becoming a household name in the 1960s after it led the unprecedented sale of U.S. wheat to the Soviet ...
The explosion took place at approximately 1 A.M.. The explosion caused a fire which was quickly handled with assistance from the Decatur Fire Department. ...
Ag Partners, LLC. announced Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase DFS Inc.’s operations in Newell and Nemaha Iowa, plus its Market 1 brand. ...
The Texas Department of Transportation has granted the Port of Brownsville $1.5 million toward construction of the South Port Connector Project, the first phase of the Cameron County Regional Mobility...
AUSTIN, Texas – To be a successful business leader sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion featuring trucking legends, hos...
Truckers racing to beat the federal rule requiring a rest break after driving for eight hours could be contributing to increased fatal crashes involving big rigs, according to some in the industry. De...
One of the biggest myths in trucking is that it’s a completely deregulated industry. It’s true that, economically, it has been deregulated in interstate commerce since the Motor Carrier Ac...
CN today announced it reached an agreement to acquire The TransX Group of Cos., one of Canada’s largest and oldest transportation companies. TransX provides various transportation and logistics ...
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Trade standoff with China prompts U.S. agriculture to shift from soybeans, potentially boosting seed makers Bayer, DowDuPont and Syngenta...
New regulation has passed in both Houses of Congress with near-unanimous bipartisan votes. The legislation comes after DHS failed to provide hair testing protocols for 3 years since the 2015 FAST Act,...
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. – Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Incorporated, and Louis Dreyfus Company are investigating ways to standardize and digitize global agricultural s...
An employee’s “intentional misconduct” led CHS Inc. to appear to be more profitable than it was, possibly for as long as four years, the company said this week....
The trucking industry is booming, and small carriers are potentially the biggest benefactors. Looking to the U.S., small fleets are growing while larger fleets are not. Speaking at Newcom’s Surf...
But lead agency for commercial vehicle safety says autonomous trucking will serve drivers well and make industry better....
DOTHAN - Hurricane Michael caused more than $200 million in agriculture damage across Southeastern Alabama, dealing a severe blow to farmers still uncertain about what disaster assistance may come the...
The statistics are alarming: a shortage of 50,000 truck drivers today, and perhaps 100,000 or more in just a few short years. There are those who believe the shortage is related to compensation and no...
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The comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the financial responsibility of freight brokers and forwarders will expire on No...
ENID, Okla., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Groendyke Transport, Inc. and McKenzie Tank Lines, Inc. (MTL) signed a purchase agreement late Wednesday for Groendyke to acquire all the tank truck assets o...
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Brown paddocks and failed crops are common images of drought. But the extended dry is hitting just as hard in hen houses, piggeries and dairies as grain prices soar. Farmers are being force to sell or...
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While a federally-imposed carbon tax might help the environment, it’s doing nothing to help small businesses and other industries in the province, stakeholders said Tuesday....
Trucking companies could owe employee truck drivers pay for every hour spent on the job, including sleeping breaks required by law, under a new court ruling. The ruling by the U.S. District Court in F...
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Drier weather and a few more barges, please. Those are the prayers managers of Lewiston’s two new grain elevators at the Port of Lewiston have been sending up this week through dripping, overcas...
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System added nearly $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, a 0.5 percent inc...
Demurrage is arguably one of the most disputed contract terms in the transportation industry. The application of smart contracts could address many of the issues that make demurrage claims costly and ...
By Farm Progress staffFrom combine heads that help you capture more crop in the field to grain dryers that work quietly and efficiently, new products introduced at recent farm shows prove companies th...
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The results indicate that our life choices, as opposed to our genetic makeup, may play a larger role in our health and lifespan....
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on efforts to address the truck driver shortage in America.America’s economy is thriving, but there is only one “real” problem – it&rsqu...
Uber Technologies Inc., in its ongoing quest to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers ha...
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Shippers want more capacity and truckers want to give it to them. But new trucks don’t come from the factory with a driver installed, so both shippers and carriers are ...
Uncertainty around freight rates has caused some grower-shippers in Idaho to move away from quoting delivered prices for potato price contracts.Sun-Glo of Idaho has elected not to take on the risk of ...
The Andersons Inc. announced Oct. 15 that it has entered into a merger agreement with Lansing Trade Group LLC, its longtime affiliate, to acquire the 67.5% of Lansing equity that it does not already o...
Groups representing livestock, bee and fish haulers in the nation have asked the Department of Transportation to extend their available driving time up to 15 hours a day, up from the current federally...
FMSCA holds hearing where NCBA and NPPC share need to offer additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers....
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Tractor-trailers can measure up to 23 metres long, carry 30-tonne loads and barrel down the highway at high speeds, but in some provinces you need more training to give a haircut than to haul freight....
Organic soybeans and corn fetch double and triple the money of conventional crops, but there’s a catch for farmers who want to switch to them. They must change so much about how those crops are ...
Nearly everything Americans consume came to them by way of a truck. And, of course, trucks are—at least for now—driven by people. Low pay for truck drivers, therefore, helps keep prices of...
By the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to hit 10 billion. Feeding that population will mean increasing global food production by 70 percent — without poisoning the world&rsqu...
There is a driver shortage. Driver pay is increasing rapidly after years of stagnation. Drivers have choices. So, it came as a great surprise to me when Dale Willis, the Vice President of Data Service...