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Rising Operational Costs Hit Truckers Hard

The freight recession has driven down what carriers can charge, while inflationary pressures have made operations more expensive. read more >
Insurance / Transportation

Rising Insurance Premiums Hammer State’s Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute said last year that premiums rose 2.3% in 2021 and 2022; 2023 statistics aren’t official yet, but good news isn’t expected. read more >

Teamsters Contract Prohibits Use of In-Cab Cameras

The in-cab cameras apparently first became an issue between the two sides in 2019 when ABF Freight told the union it was installing driver-facing cameras. read more >
Energy / Real Estate / Transportation

Robert Geary Appointed Controller of Sowell Management (Movers & Shakers)

He was previously controller of Coulson Oil Co. of Little Rock. read more >

20 Years and Counting For ATA’s Newton

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, celebrated both her 20th year with the organization and her ninth as the head of it. read more >

Managing Smartly, Smaller Truckers See Success

While they're not big industry names, smaller truckers have proven vital to the sector, particularly in Arkansas. read more >

ArDOT Opens $6M Commercial Truck Parking Lot in West Memphis

The facility is an expansion on an already existing lot and is expected to help handle some of the 20,000 tractors that pass through the area daily. read more >
Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, says her members want all the tools they can get to ensure the safety of drivers and the public.
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Trucking Industry Expands Drug Testing Despite Driver ShortageLock Icon

A surge in positive marijuana tests has sidelined thousands of truckers, shrinking the hiring pool for drivers. read more >
Loggins was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association’s board of directors in 2022.

Jeff Loggins Outlines Goals as Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

Loggins was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association’s board of directors in 2022. read more >
A 3D rendering showing truck platooning, the linking of two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. The vehicles automatically maintain a set, close distance between each other when they are connected.
Business Services / Transportation

Truck Platooning Pulls Ahead in Arkansas

The practice allows a second 18-wheeler to follow closely behind a lead truck so each can use driver-assisted technology. read more >
Virginia Maggiore
Business Services / Transportation

1 Named Principal of RDC Architecture Firm in Rogers. (Movers & Shakers)Lock Icon

Virginia Maggiore joined RDC in 2019. read more >
Misty Duffy
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism / Transportation

Stone Ward Hires Misty Duffy (Movers & Shakers)

She is the firm's new director of strategy. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Jeff Loggins Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

He's the president & CEO of Loggins Logistics of Jonesboro. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Trust Gus to Not Say MuchLock Icon

There was one subject the college football coach was careful to avoid at the annual Arkansas Trucking Association conference. read more >
Investments / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

The Costs of Innovation (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Reports on three Arkansas companies last week underline some of what’s driving innovations in mobility and the high costs of forging new paths in the industry. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson with members of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility (from left) Alan Mantooth, council chairman Cyrus Sigari, council members state Secretary of Transportation Lorie Tudor, state Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston and Canoo Inc. CEO Tony Aquila.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal / Transportation

Arkansas Makes Its Case for Mobility

Arkansas has become a hub for trying out new transportation options. read more >
Doug Voss of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead in Arkansas

The electric vehicle industry has found a spot in Arkansas. read more >
A fracture in the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Memphis. The fracture led to the closure of the bridge for several months in 2021. 
Construction / Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

Report: I-40 Bridge’s Crack Likely Dates Back to 1970s

A weld fracture initially was not visible by conventional inspection and was not caught by an ultrasonic inspection in 1982. read more >
Dozens of container ships wait at sea last summer to unload at the Port of Los Angeles.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

All Packed Up With No Way to Go

An optimist looks for good news on the horizon. A person in the transportation industry looks on the horizon and sees container ships at anchor. read more >
Ashlea Brown and Dana Nichols of Nabholz Construction in Conway.
Construction / Legal / Manufacturing / Transportation

Brown Advances at Nabholz (Movers & Shakers)

Ashlea Brown has been promoted from associate corporate counsel to executive vice president and corporate counsel at Nabholz Construction of Conway. read more >