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14:25PM Sep 20, 2019

USDA perishable transportation handbook gets update, app

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor
A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.
14:58PM Aug 16, 2019

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.
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12:43PM Aug 15, 2019

Proposed changes help truckers deal with delays in loading, unloading

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
Opening the door for truckers to go “off the clock” for up to three hours when faced with delays in loading or unloading, new proposed rules on hours of service
16:22PM Aug 14, 2019

Total Quality Logistics named to Inbound Logistics’ Top 100

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has been recognized as a 2019 Top 100 third-party logistics firm by Inbound Logistics magazine.
14:48PM Jul 31, 2019

Agency seeks to clarify ag exemptions for hours of service regulation

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will take comments until Sept. 27 on a new effort to create a clearer definition of “agricultural commodities” in its hours-of-service regulations.
10:04AM Jul 24, 2019

Midwest regions report truck shortage

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
A shortage of trucks was reported in Midwest shipping regions in on July 24, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s truck rate report noted mostly stable rates for other regions.
09:28AM Jun 20, 2019

Trucks adequate, but rates move higher

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
While truck availability was considered adequate for most areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s truck rate report showed moderately higher rates on June 18 for most produce shipping districts.