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Government, Business, Logistics

Top Pork Producer Smithfield Makes Room in Freezers for Vaccine

The Smithfield Foods logo is displayed on boxes at the company's processing facility in Missouri. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork producer, is willing to share space in its ultra-low-temperature freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, the company said Dec. 3 in an emailed statement.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Food Retail Carriers Anticipate High-Demand Holiday Season

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The food retail sector and fleets that support it are headed for a particularly busy holiday season, experts say.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques

Strawberries are loaded onto a truck Strawberries are loaded onto a truck in Florida. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

Federal regulators have granted a five-year exemption to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations, clearing a variety of alternative methods to secure agricultural commodities grouped into large singular units.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Romaine Recall Causes Disruption in Trucking Industry

Romaine lettuce Getty Images

Romaine lettuce is shipping again after a late November outbreak of E. coli, but only after the federal government began a new round of negotiating with producers for changes in tracking.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bulk Food Haulers Cliff Viessman Inc., Johnsrud Transport to Merge

Viessman hauler Cliff Viessman Inc.

The owners of two long-established trucking companies specializing in food-grade transportation services — Cliff Viessman Inc. in Gary, S.D., and Johnsrud Transport Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa — have agreed to merge their businesses.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 9, 2018
Business

FDA Plan Costly, Unnecessary, Agricultural Haulers Caution

A proposed federal rule that would toughen requirements for the transport and handling of food would be costly and is unnecessary, trade groups representing food haulers, farmers and distributors said.

August 11, 2014