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: 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: $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 […]

Ag Truckers: Electronic Logging Device Rule – Controversy Remains – DTN Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
The final deadline for truckers to comply with the electronic logging device rule is fast approaching but continues to face opposition from certain trucking groups. It has been two years […]

Trucking Industry Faces Critical Shortage of Drivers — DTN Jan 26, 2015

🕔Jan 26, 2015
The U.S. trucking industry is seeing a shortage of 30,000 drivers nationwide, said Truckload Carriers Association Safety and Policy Director David Heller in a recent interview with Wisconsin Public Radio. […]

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