Government, Business, Logistics

Hemp Transport Legality Awaits Appeals Court Decision in Idaho Lawsuit

Trailer full of seized hemp Idaho State Police confiscated this load of industrial hemp in January. (Idaho State Police)

A decision expected soon by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could send a clear signal to truckers and shippers on the legality of transporting industrial hemp across state lines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Vigilance Needed in Driver Drug Testing, Monitoring

The expanding legalization of marijuana across the country opens up fleets and motor carriers to increased risk.

Steve Bojan | Vice President & Transportation Practice Leader, Hub International
April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Marijuana Impairment Emerges as Safety Issue for Trucking, ATRI Study Says

Hand holding a marijuana cigarette Getty Images

Despite growing concerns in the trucking industry over a rise in the legal use of marijuana, there is a general lack of research on the relationship between use of the drug and crashes, as well as a need for better law-enforcement tools and training to detect impaired-driver use of the drug, according to new research by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2019
Government, Business

Legal Status for Transport of Hemp Remains Confusing

hemp plant A hemp plant is pollinated at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore. (Don Ryan/AP)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the arrest of an Oregon truck driver and seizure of a 6,700-pound load of hemp being transported through Idaho.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Fired Truck Driver Sues Cannabidiol Company After Using Product

Cannabidiol A technician performs a drug test. (Thinkstock)

While 33 states allow the use of medical marijuana and 10 states permit possession and recreational use of pot, for truck drivers there is but one law: Don’t use it. Period.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Sunniva Acquires LTYR Logistics

Sunniva Inc. has acquired LTYR Logistics, a California-based cannabis distribution company headquartered in San Diego, according to a Sunniva news release.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2018
Government, Business

Medical Marijuana Companies Snap Up Trucking Rate Firm

RushNet Inc. and XYZ Hemp Inc. said they have acquired GreatRateFreight Inc., a company that specializes in using technology to link shippers with trucking companies. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
November 26, 2018

Marijuana on Store Shelves Creates Colorado Cargo-Hauling Niche

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News

At a farm in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Corey Young tucks his client’s marijuana into a shoe box-sized container in an unmarked white van and heads out on the road.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2015