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eNews • February 12, 2016
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Did You Know?

In the U.S., trucks are classified into eight categories based on their weight. Class 1 trucks, the lightest category, have gross vehicle weight ranges from 0 to 6,000 lbs. Examples of Class 1 trucks are the Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota. Class 8 trucks, the heaviest category have gross vehicle weights above 33,000 lbs. All tractor trailer trucks are included in the Class 8 category.

2014 U.S. Class 8 Truck Market Share by Manufacturer

Source: Ward’s Communications

Updated, Expanded Online Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Most Profitable Delivery Option

Updated, Expanded Online Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Most Profitable Delivery Option

Is the more profitable delivery option the elevator 10 miles from the farm offering $8.50 per bushel of soybeans or the processor 45 miles away offering $8.58 a bushel?  It is important for farmers to avoid the temptation to sell their soybeans and grain based solely on the per bushel price offered.

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STC, soybean checkoff featured in NCHRP production

STC, soybean checkoff featured in NCHRP production

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has produced a series, “The Role and Value of Transportation in America’s Economy,” that profiles the logistics system that serves the U.S. soybean industry.

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BNSF CEO: CP-NS merger would beget further consolidation

BNSF CEO: CP-NS merger would beget further consolidation

Matt Rose, chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway, said a deal between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern is unlikely because it would require buy-in from investors, rail labor, customers and public policy makers.

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Report: CN, CSX, NS won't meet 2018 PTC deadline

Report: CN, CSX, NS won't meet 2018 PTC deadline

Three Class Is — CN, CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway — have informed the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that they won't meet the 2018 deadline to implement positive train control (PTC), according to a report by the Associated Press (AP).

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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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