marijuana

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
Business

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