LATEST NEWS FROM Transportation

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10:50AM Jul 02, 2020

COVID-19 ramps up desire for increased shipment visibility

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the desire for greater visibility into all of the fresh food supply chain.

15:07PM May 12, 2020

April truck volumes bottom out but better times ahead

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on freight volumes in April, according to transportation analysis firm DAT.

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08:00AM Apr 12, 2020

Hours of service waiver for food, other essentials extended

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The hours of service exemption for truck drivers delivering fresh produce and other food during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through May 15.

15:50PM Mar 30, 2020

Ken Lund talks transportation — Packer Interview

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited March 30 with Ken Lund, vice president of operations for the Allen Lund Company, La Canada Flintridge, Calif.

22:39PM Mar 25, 2020

Heavy shipments,  delays at distribution centers push rates higher

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Heavy produce shipments combined with unloading delays at retail distribution centers were factors in higher truck rates in mid-March.

10:50AM Mar 16, 2020

Trump waives hours of service rules for emergency transport of food

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency because the coronavirus COVID-19 and waived the hours of service rules for truck drivers transporting emergency supplies of produce and other foods.

09:37AM Mar 10, 2020

Mariposa Road project begins at Nogales port of entry

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and its members are welcoming the start of work on the Mariposa Road project, the main road bringing fresh Mexican produce into Nogales