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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...
Some members of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission want the province to hit pause on implementing mandatory truck driver training for new drivers, arguing the change could negatively affect farme...
A truck driver’s $54 million lawsuit against two South Australian grain transport companies has been dismissed, exonerating them of alleged breaches of contract, defamation and conspiracy....
(Reuters) - U.S. engine maker Cummins Inc on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and forecast full-year sales below analysts’ estimates, raising concerns of a slowdown in sal...
HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- Just a year after rushing into America’s busiest oil field with new mines, frac-sand producers may have overdone it. West Texas sand used in the hydraulic fracturing proce...
Supreme Forest Products Inc. failed to shake a jury award of more than $260,000 to a man fired for refusing to drive trucks loaded beyond the federal weight limit. The jury’s award of punitive d...
The Aegean province of ?zmir is set to host one of Europe’s premier agriculture and livestock fairs starting on Feb. 7.Producers from abroad, agriculture and livestock firms, and domestic and fo...
Allowing trucks to haul more freight would mean fewer vehicles on our highways, decreasing the probability of accidents. For instance, increasing the length of twin 28-foot trailers to 33 feet, which ...
“It's slick, it's icy in spots," said Rick Arres, a Truck Driver for JR's Freight Services. "Most other trucks are doing 35-40, cars are going along 50, 65 and they spin out and cause major acci...
Two men face charges of felony theft by taking in Screven County after Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents arrested them last week. Billy J. "B.J." Sasser and Stephen H. Reddick were each r...
While drivers spend time at facilities every day, they don’t often have the opportunity to share their experience with those who have the power to improve it. Uber Freight is bringing a feature ...
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VISALIA, Calif., Feb. 03, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ever since the FMCSA mandated the trucking industry to log their driver's hours of operation electronically, there have been nearly 440 different d...
The president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance says a key safety reform the industry has been asking for could soon be on its way. Stephen Laskowski told Roy Green this weekend that before spring com...
The more we hear about the detrimental effects of detention time on our industry, the more truckload carrier leaders should be scratching their heads. Even in one of the most lucrative years on record...
The Headhaul Index measures the relationship between outbound and inbound loads by subtracting the inbound tender volume index value from the outbound tender volume index value. A positive value indic...
After failing to get two previous presidential administrations to require trucks to set their speed limiter devices to 65 mph, safety lobbyists are bypassing regulators and taking their case to the ne...
This is a contributed article from Primetics, an agribusiness software company that develops and provides solutions for the grain, seed, feed, milling and malting sectors. There has been a growing buz...
Trade policy disputes, commodity prices and production costs are expected to bring challenges for US feed producers and users in 2019, say analysts....
The economic activity affecting trucking could see a challenging year, according to Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting firm, speaking at the ...
New York truck driver, David Johnson, recently won the second largest Powerball Jackpot in New York Lottery history; totaling $298.3 million. In regards to his job, David says, “I’m not go...
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Trucking is important to Iowa, and Iowa carriers are very proud of the important role they play in serving this state every day. The professional men and women behind the wheel of the truck are the fo...
Truck driving students work with instructors on their skills backing up a semi at the Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center in SW Cedar Rapids on Monday, June 5, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette...
America's 1.8 million long-haul truck drivers spend weeks away from home — sleeping, eating, and working in their trucks. They're legally capped at working 70 hours for an eight-day period, but ...
STANLEY, N.D.—Grain trader Hunter Hanson of Leeds, N.D., has preliminary hearing and arraignment date Feb. 7 in Mountrail County in which he'll plead either guilty or guilty or not guilty to wri...
Members of the online trucking group “Black Smoke Matters” have plans draw attention to issues like Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations by organizing protests activities in Illinoi...
Even as turnover at large truckload carriers dropped in the third quarter of 2018, a majority of carriers still expect driver compensation packages to increase, with one-quarter of those in a new surv...
SS Hert Trucking Inc. in Fallon has donated a Freightliner semi to Western Nevada College’s Foundation to help support restarting a Commercial Truck Driving program at WNC’s Fallon campus....
Jobs in the trucking industry are increasingly threatened by technology and the rise of driverless trucks. But what explains the contradictory dynamic between fears of job elimination and a current sh...
Minnesota lawmakers spent part of Tuesday getting a glimpse into a future that could one day lead to driver-less semi-trucks. We're not there yet, but the technology practically is and the state could...
WASHINGTON — Members of the Transportation Research Board’s Truck Size and Weight Committee said they continue to face stiff headwinds to garner public and political support for heavier an...
A Tennessee county that operates the nation’s second busiest scale house is looking for new sources of revenue after a newly enacted law is preventing them from making money by ticketing overwei...
Minneapolis, MN - Jan. 14, 2019 - Hansen-Mueller Co., an Omaha, Nebraska-based company providing customized solutions for the grain industry since 1979, announced today that it has purchased a commerc...
J.D. Heiskell & Co. (JDH) announced this week that it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Commodity Specialists Company Holdings Inc. (CSC) an agri-products trading an...
BRASILIA, BRAZIL — The government of Brazil plans to privatize southern airports in the second quarter of 2019 and will have the Ferrograo and FIOL railway projects serving the central grain bel...
Bulk Loads LLC and CDL Legal LLC have reached an agreement to provide discounted legal benefits to Bulk Loads’ customers and subsidiaries including clients of their factoring company, Smart Frei...
Shipment volume in U.S. trucking in December 2018 went south compared to December 2017 — marking the first negative year-over-year change in two years. Analysts from the Cass Freight Index insis...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Hauling freight and goods coast-to-coast takes a lot of diesel fuel. But thanks to advances in autonomous technology, the trucking industry hopes to change that....
In the absence of crucial government crop reports, they're tapping their wide networks and in-depth research to navigate markets. That’s bringing back memories of when information didn’t t...
Bunge Ltd. named a new acting chief executive and said three directors would step down as the agricultural company warned of lower-than-anticipated profits. Gregory Heckman, a grain industry executive...
California will now require most businesses to offer employees retirement savings plans, which could prove burdensome for some trucking companies. That’s because motor carriers often experience ...
The Trucking Law segment is a new monthly feature on Overdrive, in which we pose commonly asked questions from truckers and owner-operators to legal experts. In this installment, attorney Paul Taylor ...
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Chalk up a victory, at least for now, for truckers in northeastern Colorado who would like to avoid the laborious process of going through the Fort Morgan port of entry every time they make a trip wit...
BOISE — Trucking companies soon may have three more options on Idaho highways while hauling heavy loads. The Idaho Transportation Department’s Subcommittee on 129,000-pound truck routes ma...
The new year will bring new revenues from out-of-state medium and heavy-duty truck operators using the state’s roads.......
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...
CDL Legal provides legal coverage in the event of moving and non-moving violations. They also help fleets navigate CSA issues by reviewing inspection violations and filing DataQ challenges on behalf o...
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...