Moving Grain: Export Inspections Recede, Soybeans Continue To Rise Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
FMCSA Provides HOS Relief to Railroad Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted railroad drivers a 5-year exemption from FMCSA’s 14-hour, 60-hour, and 70-hour rules, based on an […]

Moving Grain: FMC Commissioners Urge Ocean Carriers To Carry U.S. Exports Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
FMC Commissioners Urge Ocean Carriers To Carry U.S. Exports On December 16, Federal Maritime Commissioners (FMC) Carl W. Bentzel and Daniel B. Maffei sent a letter to the World Shipping […]

Moving Grain: FMCSA Clarifies Ag Commodity Definition in Hours-of-Service Regulations Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
FMCSA Clarifies Agricultural Commodity Definition in Hours-of-Service Regulations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an interim final rule (IFR) on November 19, clarifying the […]

Moving Grain: DOT Releases Data on Large Truck Crashes Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
DOT Releases Data on Large Truck Crashes Motor vehicle fatalities decreased for a third consecutive year, according to 2019 preview summary data released by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National […]

Moving Grain: DOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
USDOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan On September 4, the U.S Department of Transportation released its first National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). According to DOT, NFSP assesses the system’s current […]

Moving Grain: Accidents Briefly Snarl Mississippi River Barge Traffic Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Accidents Briefly Snarl Mississippi River Barge Traffic Two separate incidents last week caused delays for barge tows along the Mississippi River. Affecting grain barge traffic in both directions, the delays […]

Moving Grain: $15.1Mln Awarded in Surface Transportation Alternative Grants Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
FWHA Awards $15.1 Million in Surface Transportation Alternative Grants On July 9, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded $15.1 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grants. Enacted in 2015, […]

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: Effect of Large Verdict Awards on Trucking Industry Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
ATRI Releases Report on the Effect of Large Verdict Awards on the Trucking Industry The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a comprehensive study tracking large verdict awards against the […]

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 […]

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