Tagged: shannon newton

Johnelle Hunt Closes ATA Conference

by Marty Cook 5/4/2017 6:22 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was the featured speaker at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference at the Hammons Centers 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Transportation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A transportation resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

Good Roads Foundation Names Newton, Beaver to Executive Committee

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2015 7:07 am

The board of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation has elected Shannon Newton and Harold Beaver to its executive committee, it announced this week.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Crowe 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans’ pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state’s trucking and tourism industries.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton’s constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

G.E. 'Butch' Rice Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/30/2015 1:57 pm

G.E. “Butch” Rice III was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association on Thursday at the organization’s conference.

Hotfoot Makes Legal Stand for Unpaid Bill

by Marty Cook 3/30/2015 12:00 am

After a seven-year legal battle, David Lasater of Hotfoot Logistics accomplished what he set out to do, and perhaps made it easier for the next Arkansas trucking company to collect from out-of-state creditors. All because of an unpaid $5,700 trucking bill.

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

On Jan. 26, a coalition of AAA, the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging members of the 114th Congress to raise the federal fuel tax rate. Currently, and since 1993, the rate has been 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

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