Truckers, Construction Firms Ready to Roll with Arkansas Highway Plan

by Sarah Campbell-Miller  on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 2:33 pm   3 min read

Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, speaking during Monday's news conference to unveil a $300 million plan for state highways. (Arkansas Governor's Office)

While Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $300 million per year plan for highways will raise diesel prices for truckers, they'll eventually come out ahead through time saved and fewer equipment repairs, the Arkansas Trucking Association says.

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