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Trucking Firms Raise Pay To Keep Moving

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

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.

Finding Truck Drivers Remains a Tough Job

by Marty Cook 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Driver recruiting and retention — we’ll lump them together as one entity — is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Recent federal regulations with strict guidelines regarding drive and break times only complicate trucking companies’ ability to attract and keep drivers, officials said.

Closings Proposal a Reminder of Union Role at ABF

by Marty Cook 12/16/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Best Corp.’s Dec. 4 announcement that it hoped to close 22 more terminals did not come as a surprise to industry analysts, who were expecting just such cost-cutting moves by the less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Smith.