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eNews • January 8, 2019
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US Corp and Product Exports (thousand metric tons) NOTE: SBM: Soybean Meal; SBO: Soybean Oil

Source: USDA

USDOT: Four railroads fully met PTC implementation deadline

USDOT: Four railroads fully met PTC implementation deadline

As of Dec. 31, four railroads had fully implemented positive train control (PTC) systems and all others mandated to adopt the technology had formally requested from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) a two-year deadline extension for their PTC plans, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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DOT permanently suspends ELD requirement for livestock haulers

DOT permanently suspends ELD requirement for livestock haulers

The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently suspended the requirement that livestock haulers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their trucks, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)'s Dec. 21 Capital Update. However, the government shutdown has stalled action by Congress to offer a permanent fix.

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Freight Growth to Slow in New Year After Smashing Records in 2018

Freight Growth to Slow in New Year After Smashing Records in 2018

Following a record year for freight demand and the highest tonnage in two decades, the trucking industry expects to see slower growth in 2019, a result of economic uncertainty.

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Senate confirms Fuchs, Oberman appointments to STB

Senate confirms Fuchs, Oberman appointments to STB

The U.S. Senate on January 2nd confirmed Patrick Fuchs and Martin Oberman as Surface Transportation Board (STB) commissioners.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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