Tagged: maverick transportation

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.

Maverick Transportation Opens $4M Driving Training Center

by Marty Cook 7/24/2014 2:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand as Maverick Transportation LLC of North Little Rock opened its $4 million driver training center on Thursday.

Dear Feds, Stop This Regulation (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/1/2013 12:00 am

While the federal government allows trucking companies to share test results from urine tests from drivers, they are not allowed to share information gleamed from follicle testing.

Maverick Transportation CEO Steve Williams Criticizes New Driving Rules

by Chris Bahn 6/24/2013 12:00 am

Williams is opposed to — where the “maverick” in him comes out — is when he sees something he perceives as an unneeded rule. That’s what led him to that June 18 testimony as the committee considered a pending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation pertaining to hours of service.

Truck Driver Hair Testing Moves Forward at J.B. Hunt

by Chris Bahn 6/24/2013 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt became the first major transportation company to incorporate hair testing seven years ago. Other companies have since followed suit, despite the additional costs and the fact that results cannot be shared with others in the industry.

Trucking Gets Serious About Social Media

by Chris Bahn 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Hiring and retaining qualified drivers lead trucking companies like P.A.M. and Maverick to online destinations like Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.