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Truck rates continue tame

The latest truck rate report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows generally adequate supplies to meet demand.

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.

Proposed changes help truckers deal with delays in loading, unloading

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 regulations have been introduced.

Agency seeks to clarify ag exemptions for hours of service regulation

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.

Midwest regions report truck shortage

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.

Comment period extended for possible pilot for under-21 drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for a possible pilot program that would allow drivers under age 21 to operate trucks over interstate highways.

Truck rates steady in mid-July

Truck rates were mostly steady in mid-July.

Truck rates hold steady

Truck rates were mostly steady in early July, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s July 2 truck rate report.

More flexibility coming for hours of service regulations?

Hours-of-service regulations for truckers are attracting attention again, with some dead set against any relaxation in the rules and others fighting to give truckers more flexibility.

Trucks in good supply, rates stable

While produce shipments from South Carolina encountered a slight shortage of trucks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June 26 truck rate report found adequate to surplus conditions in other shipping districts.