Trucking Firms Raise Pay To Keep Moving

by Marty Cook  on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 12:00 am  

Maverick Transportation opened its new $4 million driver training center in late July in North Little Rock. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)

Listen to any Arkansas trucking company executive — with the possible exception of unionized ABF Freight — and you will hear lamentations about driver shortages in the industry. Short of cultural change to repopularize the job, executives know they have to pay more to attract drivers and work harder to keep them. The trend doesn't look like it is going to get any better anytime soon.

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