Transportation
Transportation

Truck Capacity Availability Improving in 2019

Alan BarrettAug 16, 2019

American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. has approximately 3.5 million Class 8 trucks dispatched by over 210,000 trucking companies transporting 16.18 billion tons of…

Transportation

Dry Barge Fleet Consolidation

Alan BarrettAug 9, 2019

Over the near term, the U.S. Coast Guard, due to flood conditions, has reduced barge tow configurations from St. Louis, Missouri to the Gulf, which…

Transportation

River Elevator Swap Limits Competition

Alan BarrettAug 6, 2019

Illinois farmers are fortunate to have six options at harvest. The farmers can deliver directly to a soybean crushing facility, shuttle elevator, river elevator, container…

Transportation

Despite River Constraints, Barge Rates Normal

Alan BarrettJul 24, 2019

Crop barge capacity is the number of covered barges in the fleet multiplied by the number of times the barge can be loaded minus other…

Transportation

Weaker Currency Offsetting Higher Brazilian Truck Freight Rates

Alan BarrettJul 2, 2019

One factor that will eventually help U.S. soybean farmers obtain a higher soybean price is higher Brazilian truck freight rates increasing the Brazilian soybean port…

Transportation

Soybeans Trapped in Upper Mississippi River Region

Alan BarrettJun 11, 2019

As of June 1, no crop volume has transversed Lock 15 at the Quad Cities. Even in 1993, the average water level was below flood…