Archive for the ‘FOOD & BEVERAGE’ Category

MODE Transportation Named 2023 Top Food Chain Provider

DALLAS, TEXAS (October 11, 2023) – MODE Transportation, a leading third-party logistics firm and subsidiary of MODE Global, is honored to be named as a 2023 Top Food Chain Provider by Food Shippers of America. The Top Food Shippers program highlights third-party logistics companies (3PLs), freight brokers, motor carriers, rail/intermodal and maritime companies (ocean carriers […]

Demand for reefer monitoring spikes after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic put exorbitant pressure on supply chains – only to expose their vulnerabilities. However, these vulnerabilities aren’t new, especially around food safety and refrigeration. The meat processing plants that shut down, the produce that spoiled waiting for a truck and the dairy farmers who dumped good milk were events spurred by the coronavirus, […]

Fresh threat to US food exports: China COVID inspections

February’s coronavirus shutdown in Wuhan, China hit American food exports hard. Shippers transport perishable food in refrigerated containers called “reefers.” When unloaded, they must connect to electric power via “reefer plugs.” Reefer plugs at China ports filled up after the Wuhan outbreak. Now, it’s happening again. Reefer-plug capacity maxed out in February because China severely […]

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.