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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.

Trucks adequate, but rates move higher

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.

Truck rates move higher in early June

Truck rates moved strongly higher in south Texas and Arizona in early June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

Truck rates weaken in late May

Truck rates are running well below a year ago and most U.S. fresh produce shipping districts had adequate to surplus truck availability in late May.

Oh very young truck drivers find pushback

To say there is pushback against the idea of creating another pilot program to allow drivers under 21 to operate commercial trucks is putting it mildly.

Industry petitions for changes in hours of service, ELD regulations

A broad coalition of fruit and vegetable industry groups have petitioned the FMCSA to modify the Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device rules for perishable fruit and vegetable commodities.

Big Idaho Potato Truck tour ends 7th season

The Big Idaho Potato Truck has finished another season on the road, traveling more than 40,000 miles and participating in almost 70 events in 2018.