Tagged: arkansas trucking association

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith’s Missing Link

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.

Increasing Arkansas' Speed Limit Up for Debate

by Marty Cook 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have more than a month to tell the state’s Department of Transportation what they think of increasing the highway speed limit.

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs.

Steve Williams Leaves Arkansas Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

After serving for more than two decades, Steve Williams of Maverick USA in North Little Rock stepped down from the board.

Former USA Truck's Joseph Kaiser Lands in Chattanooga

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Joseph Kaiser is the new chief financial officer at Xpress Global Systems of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Al Heringer IV Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 5/3/2017 4:33 pm

Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers.

Johnelle Hunt to Speak at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2017 1:41 pm

Johnelle Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, is the headline speaker for the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual business conference and vendor showcase in Rogers.

Arkansas Trucking Association Highlights Parking Problem

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Finding safe, quality parking is harder than you would think. Imagine the millions of trucks on the road and then realize that there are a little more than 300,000 public and private parking spots allotted for them.

Lawmakers Approve, Send to Governor a Bill to Allow Truck Platooning

by Marty Cook 3/30/2017 9:11 am

A bill to allow Arkansas trucking companies to use truck platooning passed the Arkansas House and Senate.

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways.

Truckers’ Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

by Marty Cook 12/19/2016 12:00 am

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until April 28. Included in the resolution was language to fix the ambiguity of hours of service regulations for the industry.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Arkansas Trucking Association Looks to College For Help

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to do something novel to address the high turnover rate for trucking executives by naming four college students to the association’s 40 Under 40 Council.

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Chris Spear’s appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas.

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it.

FedEx Freight's Scott Dewey Recognized as Top Safety Pro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Scott Dewey, manager of safety process and compliance for FedEx Freight in Harrison, has been awarded the honor of top safety professional of 2015 by the Arkansas Trucking Association.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association’s annual conference in Little Rock last month.