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Heavy shipments,  delays at distribution centers push rates higher

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

Final compliance deadline nears for ELD mandate

The final compliance deadline for mandated electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks will arrive Dec. 17.

‘Driver’s hours matter’ detention reported released

With the advent of the electronic logging device mandate, time is replacing mileage as an indicator of truck rate values, according to a new report.

Truck rates stable to lower

Adequate to surplus truck availability for fresh produce shipping districts was reported in early November.

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.