FreightWaves Classics: First Transcontinental Motor Convoy crosses Nebraska

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Nebraska. On this date in 1919, the convoy was in Nebraska. In Nebraska, the first real sand was encountered,” noted Eisenhower in the report he prepared on the transcontinental trip for the chief of the Motor Transport Corps. One of the trucks suffered a roll-over in Nebraska.

Walmart, Ranchers Team Up on Beef-Processing Plant to Ensure Supply

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Walmart is taking a stake in a planned Nebraska beef processing plant to help stock its meat sections, one step in a plan to develop a network of facilities to supply its stores


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Blizzard keeps trucking through Rockies

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On the warm side of the system, severe storms could produce tornadoes, large hail, dangerous winds and torrential rain from Nebraska to northern Texas. This includes Wichita Falls, Texas; Oklahoma City; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as North Platte and Grand Island, Nebraska.

Winter Storm Alert: Major Snowstorm Threatens the Rockies and High Plains


Meteorologists at are predicting “a major snowstorm will likely pummel parts of the Rockies and High Plains this weekend with over a foot of snow that could snarl travel, damage trees and knock out power in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska.”

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Truckers facing severe storm threat in Midwest

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The main threat for severe storms Thursday stretches from South Dakota and Nebraska to Iowa, southern portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as northwestern Illinois. Interstate 29 from Watertown, South Dakota, to Omaha, Nebraska Interstate 35 from Minneapolis-St.

Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

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Gusty winds, large hail and a few isolated tornadoes could impact drivers on the Interstate 25 and 90 corridors from Billings, Montana, to northeastern Wyoming, far northern Nebraska and Rapid City, South Dakota.

Boyle Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation repeat as top fleets for drivers

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Grand Island, Nebraska Erb Transport — New Hamburg, Ontario Fortigo Freight Services Inc. Fremont, Nebraska FTC Transportation Inc. Findlay, Ohio Grand Island Express — Grand Island, Nebraska Halvor Lines Inc.

Stormy week ahead for truckers in eastern half of US

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Heavy rain will drench areas from Texas to Nebraska, even stretching toward the Upper Midwest. Thunderstorms could also produce intense winds, large hail and a few tornadoes Tuesday and Wednesday in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Severe storms to slam nation’s heartland

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This includes the metropolitan areas of Denver; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; as well as Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland, Texas. A potential significant severe weather outbreak is brewing in the Plains.

Fire, drought and tight petroleum supplies spur more hours-of-service waivers

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Next door to Colorado, Nebraska has a waiver that went into effect Aug. However, a review of data from the Energy Information Administration does not show a decline in crude oil throughput at refineries in the area known as PADD 2, which includes Nebraska.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

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From Nebraska to far eastern Texas, as well as the upper and middle Mississippi valleys, the heat index will be even more uncomfortable and dangerous, ranging from 105 to 110 Tuesday and Wednesday in some locations.

Truckers facing severe storm threat in heartland

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Paul; all of Iowa; as well as Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Louis again); far southern parts of Iowa and Nebraska; and western Illinois. Truckers will hit more nasty storms and torrential downpours the next few days from the Plains to the Midwest.

Memorial Day weekend storms from Plains to Northeast

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By Saturday night or Sunday, the first in a series of thunderstorm rounds could return to the Plains, from Texas and New Mexico to Colorado and Nebraska.

Leathers named chairman at Werner; CL Werner is chairman emeritus (with video)

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Today, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company is one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, with 7,800 trucks generating nearly $2.5

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Snowstorm to slam Rockies early this week

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The severe storm threat increases Tuesday and moves to the Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and northern Texas. The first major storm of the season is set to blanket the Rockies with heavy snow through midweek.

The BasicBlock Story with Taylor Monks

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He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University before dropping out 6 credits shy of a degree to start BasicBlock and radically upturn an industry. He splits time between the company’s Lincoln, Nebraska, and Chicago offices. Taylor Monks and Joe Lync h discuss the BasicBlock story.

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney

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He lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his beautiful wife and three strapping young sons. Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss the top trends in supply chain tech.

Drone delivery hits turbulence

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Nebraska State Patrol. Use case: Nebraska — It hasn’t been all bad news for drones this week. The Nebraska State Patrol announced plans to use them to help keep cars and trucks moving by aiding in accident investigations. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

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The 12 states studied during the plan’s creation were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Illinois trucking company with history of HOS violations files Chapter 7

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Creditors with secured claims include Daimler Truck Financial of Carol Stream, Illinois, owed more than $312,400; Amur Equipment Finance of Grand Island, Nebraska, owed more than $138,000 for two 2016 Freightliners; and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services of Carol Stream, which is owed nearly $49,000.

Federal watchdog sues BNSF over alleged sexual harassment

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of female employees alleging a sexually hostile work environment at BNSF ’s rail yard in Alliance, Nebraska.

Strong crosswinds for truckers out West

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Severe storms are also likely across the Dakotas and parts of Nebraska. A strong frontal boundary Thursday will produce gusty winds across many portions of the West from Montana to Arizona.

Another day of severe weather for truckers in Plains

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The National Weather Service received 28 tornado reports Wednesday in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska combined, as well as dozens of reports of large hail and straight-line wind damage.

Werner: Exemption will get drivers employed faster amid ‘historic driver shortage’

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Werner Enterprises is banking on a commercial learner’s permit (CPL) exemption not only to boost operational productivity but to help the company get its drivers employed faster.

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Werner reports Q2 revenue of $650M, up 14% year-over-year

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Werner (NASDAQ: WERN ) is an Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload transportation and logistics services company with customers across the U.S.,

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Scorching heat waves this week in Northwest, heartland

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Dangerously hot and humid weather this week may have some truckers dreaming of cool breezes and snow-capped mountains. One region of the country will be baking in triple-digit heat for a few days, while another will have to deal with humidity pushing the heat index past 100 degrees. The heartland.

Misfits Market creates 4 more oases in US food deserts

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and the company just announced the expansion of its delivery service into Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma, bringing its coverage to a total of 43 states plus Washington, D.C.

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Flood threat lingers for truckers in Deep South

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Look for more heavy snow Thursday and Thursday night in parts of the Rockies and central Plains, impacting travel on parts of Interstates 25, 70 and 80 in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Werner raises rate-per-mile guidance

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The Omaha, Nebraska-based transportation and logistics provider reported a 4% year-over-year increase in consolidated revenue to $616.4

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Canadian Pacific slams CN’s bid to acquire Kansas City Southern

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CP insisted that CN and KCS compete against each other in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska as well.

Port NOLA awards contract for Louisiana International Terminal

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Omaha, Nebraska-based HDR Engineering is an employee-owned design firm, specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has awarded a $4 million contract to HDR Engineering Inc.

Operation Lifesaver awards rail safety awareness volunteers

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Operation Lifesaver, the largest rail safety organization in the United States, has named Debra Ashworth of Grand Island, Nebraska and the late Delmar Kittendorf of Marietta, Georgia receipts of the F.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Hill Brothers shows power of family

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The four Hill brothers founded Hill Brothers in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. Hill Brothers Transportation. Pete, Al, Pat and Jim came from a family that had been in trucking and they spent their youth working on the docks, washing and hanging meat hooks, and refueling trucks.

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Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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In Nebraska, snow followed by rain led to “historic flooding” that shut down traffic on I-80. The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays.

Storms could flood parts of eastern US this week

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The severe threat Tuesday will mainly be from the Dakotas to Montana, eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. Mother Nature will drop more unwelcome rain in the south-central U.S. The pattern has been hard to break over the past several weeks.

PepsiCo’s Massive, Complex, and Difficult Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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The long-term agreement will initially enroll corn, soy and wheat farmers across Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska, with the opportunity for future expansion. Jim Andrew, Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

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The railroad also provided an eastern link to bring Union Pacific passengers from Omaha, Nebraska and points west to Chicago. A trio of Chicago & North Western C44-9W’s lead a freight train near North Platte, Nebraska shortly after the Union Pacific takeover during October 1996.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019


Shippers Flock to Trucking Spot Market Amid Midwest Floods : Existing flood waters were recently met with even more rain in Nebraska, causing the levy systems in the area to “ remain compromised.” ” Due to the floods, trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa , Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for a week, but some are starting to reopen. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019.

Railroad crossings require extra precautions, good judgment

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In a more serious case, a lack of judgment resulted in a train derailment near Fremont, Nebraska, earlier this month.

Conversation with the CSCO of Schneider Electric- Global Leadership in Action

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Among the announcements made at the conference was a $46 million added investment to modernize manufacturing facilities in both Lexington, Kentucky and Lincoln, Nebraska.