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eNews • September 4, 2015
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Most towboats pushing barges on the Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio Rivers have a crew of 8-12 people, including a captain/pilot, an engineer, a cook, and deckhands. Towboat crews typically have “six hours on, six hours off” shifts – resulting in a twelve hour work day. A towboat and crew can often be deployed for 20-30 days. Upon return to its base of operations, the crew will often have 20-30 days off before being deployed again.

Agriservices Is An Advocate For Missouri River Barging

Agriservices Is An Advocate For Missouri River Barging

The private port owned by AGRIServices of Brunswick typically follows the seasonal rhythms of the farming communities it serves.

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USDOT: Truck parking a growing national safety concern

USDOT: Truck parking a growing national safety concern

A Department of Transportation study found over 75 percent of truck drivers and nearly 66 percent of logistics professionals reported regularly having difficulty finding safe – and legal – parking during rest periods.

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ILWU workers in 2014 got largest pay hike in decade, PMA says

ILWU workers in 2014 got largest pay hike in decade, PMA says

The past year was not good for importers and exporters that ship through the U.S. West Coast as they endured horrendous port congestion due to labor slowdowns and employer retaliation.

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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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