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Year in Produce No. 5 — Trucking industry and ELDs

The implementation of Electronic Logging Data regulations and volatile truck rates combined to make trucking and transportation big issues in 2018.

Truck rules help produce haulers with hours-of-service, ELDs

In a relief to produce haulers and the industry in general, the federal government has said hours-of-service rules don’t kick in until a driver goes 150 miles from the original pickup.

Packer Insight — Tom & Ashley talk truck rates, Del Monte, Supervalu

Tom and Ashley discuss the major stories of the week, from ongoing issues like high freight rates to new developments like Del Monte buying Mann Packing and Supervalu feeling the heat from an activist investor.

Shutdown blame game and more thoughts on trucking

There will, of course, be another attempt to end the government shutdown on Jan. 22.
Jan 22, 2018 by Tom Karst #Opinion, #Fresh Talk, #Trucks

Electronic logging device mandate draws trucker protests

Warning about cybersecurity concerns and the prospect of higher truck rates, a coalition of truck operators and drivers opposed to the Dec. 18 electronic logging device mandate gathered in protest across the country.

Bigger Red River Valley crop clouded by truck worry

Tight truck availability — a problem that may grow with mandates for electronic devices that log hours of service — is one of the few negatives for Red River Valley potato grower-shippers this year.
Nov 21, 2017 #Produce (General), #Potatoes, #Trucks

Big Idaho Potato Truck wraps up 2017 tour

The Idaho Potato Commission’s biggest marketing campaign, the Big Idaho Potato Truck, has been a few places since it started touring the country in 2012.

Georgia port OKs rail, trucking projects

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved projects to increase capacity at the Garden City Terminal through rail and gate expansion projects.

ELD implementation worries trucking leaders

The planned implementation of the Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device requirements in mid-December for truckers may force out some of the industry’s best truck drivers. 

Carrier Transicold offers cooling unit for small trucks

Carrier Transicold’s newest refrigeration unit is specifically designed for smaller trucks and large cargo vans that transport perishables and frozen food.