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 […]

Moving Grain: Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that shutdowns on the Illinois River system will take place from July through October to allow rehabilitation […]

Moving Grain:  STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
 STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage On April 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued three decisions regarding demurrage and accessorial charges. Railroads charge demurrage when excessive time is taken to […]

Moving Grain: Historic Drop in Crude Oil Prices Continues May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Diesel Fuel Prices Continue To Fall Amid Historic Drop in Crude Oil Futures Prices For the week ending May 4, the U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased 3.8 cents from […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Continue To Drop May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
Ocean Freight Rates Continue To Drop Since the beginning of January, ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities (including grains) have continued to drop, mirroring the slump in global bulk […]

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