Moving Grain: Officials Sign Agreement for Deepening Lower Mississippi River Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Officials Sign Agreement for Deepening the Lower Mississippi River On August 7, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Louisiana, and the Port of New Orleans […]

Moving Grain: Effects of Covid-19 on America’s Infrastructure Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
ASCE Releases Report on the Effects of Covid-19 on America’s Infrastructure The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a status report on the pandemic’s effects on the Nation’s bridges, […]

Moving Grain: LaGrange Lock and Dam Closure Period Extended Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
LaGrange Lock and Dam Closure Period Extended The planned closure of the LaGrange closure is now extended through October 13, according to a discussion at the Inland Waterways Users Board […]

Moving Grain: Stakeholders Petition To Delay Trucking Hours of Service Rule Implementation Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
Stakeholders Petition FMCSA To Delay HOS Final Rule Implementation An alliance of stakeholder groups representing consumer safety, labor, and other interests filed a petition on June 30, asking FMCSA to […]

Moving Grain: USDA Participates in Ex Parte Communications with STB Members Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
USDA Participates in Ex Parte Communications with STB Members On June 25, USDA met with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in response to STB’s invitation for additional stakeholder input on […]

Moving Grain: Waiver for Commercial Driver’s License Permit Renewal Extended Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
FMCSA Extends Waiver for CDL Permit Renewal Effective July 1, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended, through September 30, its waiver to renew expired commercial driver’s licenses […]

Moving Grain: Truckers Hours of Service Exemption Extended Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
FMCSA Extends HOS Exemption to July 14 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its national emergency exemption for hours of service (HOS) to July 14. Effective June […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Inch Up Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Ocean Freight Rates Inched Up After Declining 11 Consecutive Weeks After declining 11 consecutive weeks, ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grain have been creeping upward for the past 2 […]

Moving Grain: Total Grain Inspections Increase Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Total Grain Inspections Increase For the week ending May 28, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions totaled 2.1 million metric […]

Moving Grain: STB Invites Additional Input on Rate Review Options May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
STB Invites Additional Stakeholder Input on Rate Review Options On May 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will waive the general prohibition on ex parte (EP) communications between […]

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