Archive for the ‘FOOD & BEVERAGE’ Category

Commentary: Steel rivers of grain continue to flow

What is the importance of grain? Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, corn or barley is a grain product. Breads, pasta, breakfast cereals, grits and tortillas are examples of grain products. And there are hundreds more… The combination of a global virus pandemic and an illogical energy price war will impact grain movements. In […]

FHWA Permits Food Trucks at Rest Areas During Coronavirus Crisis

The Federal Highway Administration on April 3 issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency will allow food trucks to operate and sell food at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the coronavirus emergency.

Tim Hortons to open 400 locations to support truck drivers

Tim Hortons will open washrooms and front counters at 400 of its locations near major highways to truckers, as governments call for business to support drivers transporting essential goods. In recent days, truck drivers across the country have been increasingly been denied access to basic services such as washrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting government […]

COVID-19 restricting US trucking route map

The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States is raising concerns about the ability to ship and deliver goods domestically as businesses are urged to shut down. Over the past week, COVID-19-related closures rapidly extended beyond schools, universities, and churches to bars, restaurants, and other public places.

Trucking on the Front Line in Fight Against COVID-19

As an increasingly aware United States mobilizes to contain the spread the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the trucking industry is uniquely positioned to help in the containment effort-or further accelerate the spread of the pandemic.

Proposed tariffs on French goods could boost US wine sales

Americans will soon be drinking more wine that’s made in the U.S. French wine could be faced with tariffs as high as 100 percent, and as a result, U.S. winemakers will see a boost in business, with prices on some cases of Bordeaux increasing as much as $1,000, wine buyers and restaurateurs say.