Tagged: steve williams

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 7:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Shannon Newton on The Public's 'Blind Spot' Toward Trucking

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association on June 11 to replace Lane Kidd, who stepped down after 22 years.

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 Goes Extra Mile to Train Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Steve Williams, the CEO and founder of Maverick USA Inc., spent $4 million to expand and improve the driver training center at his company’s headquarters in North Little Rock. Williams held a grand opening on July 24 and all sorts of political and industry bigwigs showed up.

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.

Shannon Newton Takes Driver's Seat at Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, 35, was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association June 11, replacing Lane Kidd, who stepped down in February after 22 years.

Location, Location, Location (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/9/2014 12:00 am

For the Teamsters and for North Little Rock, there is no bright side To ABF Frieght considering a move to Memphis. For the state of Arkansas, the only hope is to persuade ABF that the west side of the intersection between I-40 and the Mississippi River would be as good as the east side.

Driver Shortage Costing Trucking Companies

by Marty Cook 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Sure, Williams’ Maverick USA Inc. of North Little Rock reported 2013 revenue of $315 million, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2012, to hold onto its place as the second-largest private transportation company in Arkansas. But, if Williams had a few more — or a lot more — drivers, he could have used them.

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.

Arkansas Business College Deans Working to Match Curricula to Job Demands

by Lance Turner 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Business college deans in Arkansas are working together to survey economic development trends and pattern their respective colleges’ curricula to meet job demands in the state.

Business College Deans in Arkansas to Study Trends, Tailor Curricula for Jobs

by Lance Turner 1/16/2013 7:26 am

Business college deans in Arkansas are working together to survey economic development trends and pattern their respective colleges' curricula to meet job demands in the state, according to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Institute for Economic Advancement.