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eNews • September 20, 2017
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Source: BlueWater Reporting

TEU — "twenty foot equivalent unit." A standard container size that can be loaded and sealed onto ships, railroad cars, trucks, and planes. The dimensions of a TEU are 20 ft. (length) x 8 ft. (width) x 9 ft. (height). The maximum gross mass for dry cargo TEU is 52,910 lbs.: 47,770 lbs. (net load) + 5,140 lbs. (empty container weight). A TEU can accommodate 796 bushels of soybeans.

Trombino nominated to lead FHWA

Trombino nominated to lead FHWA

President Trump has nominated former Iowa Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino III to lead the Federal Highway Administration.

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Winter Wheat Moving Again to Gulf Coast Export Facilities

Winter Wheat Moving Again to Gulf Coast Export Facilities

Hard red winter wheat exports are flowing again from the Plains states to the battered Gulf Coast for shipment overseas.

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Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

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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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