Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants One HOS Exemption, Receives Request for Another

FMCSA Chickens are transported for processing. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted reprieve from hours-of-service rules to one group and received an exemption request from the rules from another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Truck Drivers on the Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly

spotted lanternfly Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

A troublesome tiny Asian visitor known as the spotted lanternfly is hopping from fruit trees onto trucks and railcars throughout the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, threatening to ruin billions of dollars of agricultural commodities in the state and elsewhere.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2019
Business, Technology

Virgo Invests in Indoor Farming Company 80 Acres Farms

Virgo Investment Group has made a “significant” investment in 80 Acres Farms, a Cincinnati-based indoor farming company, according to a Jan. 15 press release. Financial terms were not disclosed.

January 24, 2019

Paul Schockemöhle Logistics' Story Familiar to American Trucking Companies

Paul Schockemoehle Logistics Paul Schockemöhle Logistics

, Germany — The story of Paul Schockemöhle Logistics is one that many trucking executives in the United States would recognize. The journey traverses five decades from a small farmhouse here to becoming a multinational transportation and logistics powerhouse with a fleet of 600 trucks and revenue of between 100 and 120 million euros a year.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Container Farms: A New Type of Agriculture

Forklift picks up container at Freight Farms production facility A forklift truck picks up a container at the Freight Farms production facility. (Freight Farms)

Innovators within the produce industry are breaking the boundaries of food production — by growing crops not in fields, but in recycled shipping containers.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands for Ag Haulers

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by David B./Flickr

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Government, Business

Tennessee Law Prohibits State Funds From Supporting ELD Enforcement of Ag Haulers

Tennessee's Haslam Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the law April 18. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law April 18 that would prohibit state funds from being used to enforce electronic logging device regulations for certain agriculture-related hauls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Chao Stresses Continued Outreach to Ag Haulers on ELD, HOS Rules

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao HouseAppropsGOP via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to meet with and host briefings geared toward livestock haulers who are discontent with the electronic logging device rule, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Spending Bill Includes Extension of ELD Exemption on Livestock

The U.S. Capitol The U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2018 (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Motor carriers that haul livestock will be exempted from the federal electronic logging device mandate until Sept. 30 under language included in a $1.3 trillion omnibus funding measure the U.S. House of Representatives advanced March 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA Gives Ag Haulers 90-Day Extension on Waiver From ELD Rule

An agriculture hauler leaves an orchard with a load An ag hauler moves almonds out of Linden, Calif. (Devine Intermodal)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device rule for agriculture-related transportation.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2018