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: 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 […]

Grain Transportation: Trucking Weight Limits, Other Regulatory Concerns – DTN Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 26 and includes language requested by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to clarify state […]

Moving Grain: Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule On March 16, a group of 67 trade associations sent a letter asking the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairman to finalize and […]

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 […]

Moving Grain: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019
Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […]

Farm Trucks: Senate’s 1-Year Extension – Electronic Logging for Livestock, Live Insects – DTN Aug 14, 2018

🕔Aug 14, 2018
The recent one-year extension to the electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for livestock haulers and live insect haulers recently passed by the Senate has caused mixed reactions throughout the trucking […]

Moving Grain: High Water Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic Mar 8, 2018

🕔Mar 8, 2018
High Water Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic Beginning in late February, heavy rainfall in the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins has resulted in significant flooding at locations near important inland […]

Farm Trucking: Will Electronic Logging Device Regulations Affect Your Business? Feb 6, 2018

🕔Feb 6, 2018
There has been a good deal of discussion, confusion, and concern over new regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requiring electronic logging devices (“ELDs”) for certain […]

Ag Truck Haulers Hope for Exemption from Electronic Logging Device Requirement – DTN Jan 30, 2018

🕔Jan 30, 2018
Earlier this month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. (OOIDA) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) […]

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