Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 PM CDT The U.S. trucking industry is short of drivers, and the problem is likely to get significantly worse over the next decade, according to a recent University of Tennessee report.
Mon May 11, 2015 10:56 AM CDT Debate over how transparent railroad companies should be about their service performance continues as the Surface Transportation Board weighs whether to make weekly reports by Class I carriers a permanent requirement.
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:38 AM CDT As of mid-April, high water conditions on the Ohio River and Lower Mississippi River (LMR) continue to affect navigation conditions, reducing tow sizes and delaying transit times.
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:57 AM CDT The Port of Portland lost a second major container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd, at the end of March. The first was Hanjin Shipping Co., which accounted for 78% of the port's business. The news is not good for shippers who relied on the Port of Portland to ship, among other things, agriculture products.
Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:58 AM CDT A shortage of qualified truck drivers and more government regulations will affect grain movement on the road. Truck owner-operators will be affected, but farmers will suffer as well due to higher freight costs, which will hurt their bottom line.
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:15 AM CDT Some points on the grain shipping system are less frozen than they were last year; some are not. The first barge has moved through Lock and Dam 2, but Duluth has yet to see its first ocean-going vessel.
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:14 AM CDT Some points on the grain shipping system are less frozen than they were last year; some are not. The first barge has moved through Lock and Dam 2, but Duluth has yet to see its first ocean-going vessel.
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:42 AM CDT The International Longshore and Warehouse Union plans to hold a caucus sometime during the week of March 30 during which 90 union delegates will decide whether to recommend a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports for consideration by the union's full membership.
Thu Mar 19, 2015 08:55 AM CDT Planting prospects, corn quality concerns, how to handle the closing of the pit trade ??? just a few of the conversations I overheard at this year's National Grain and Feed Association annual convention in San Antonio.
Mon Mar 9, 2015 11:46 AM CDT Several shipping groups and the National Grain and Feed Association are among those voicing support for the Surface Transportation Board's proposal to require railroads to publicly file various weekly data reports pertaining to service performance. The railroads say the reports are unnecessary.