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Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., says the freight recession is more of an inventory correction, as consumer buying habits change after the pandemic.
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Trucking Firms Ready to Ride Out A Freight RecessionLock Icon

Global companies may weather the storm, but smaller truckers are at risk. 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 >
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2019 Proves to Be Spotty Year in Trucking

Butch Rice doesn’t believe the doom and gloom bandied about in some quarters about the trucking industry. "I feel the economy is OK," said Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation in Beebe. "Right now the market is back to normal. We're back to doing the daily grind." read more >
Stallion Transportation Group has raised driver pay and covers 70 percent of the health insurance premiums in its effort to hire and retain drivers. For now, the driver shortage has left three or four Stallion trucks idle.
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Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the WheelLock Icon

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it’s growing worse, he says. read more >
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Al Heringer IV Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers. read more >
Butch Rice
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Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems. read more >
USA Truck Inc. has raised pay for independent contractors, shifting emphasis from company drivers.
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Transport Firms Turn to Independent Drivers To Reduce Expenses

The modern days of owner-operator drivers may be different from the good old days, when a driver bought his own truck and hired himself out to anyone who needed a load delivered. The expense of equipment, maintenance and fuel has made trucking a hard road for most pure independents. read more >
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin speaks against proposals to legalize marijuana for medical use during a press conference Wednesday at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce in Little Rock. From left are Butch Rice of Stallion Transportation Group and the Arkansas Trucking Association, Joe Carter of Snyder Environmental, Doug Wasson of Kinco Constructors, Grady Harvell of AFCO Steel and Gov. Asa Hutchinson. 
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Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions. read more >
Butch Rice
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Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers. read more >
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Truckers Pleased by Transportation Bill, Reform of Safety Ratings

The act, all 1,300 pages of it, contains many provisions small and large, although the main thrust of the bill is the $305 billion in infrastructure spending and transit development during the next five years. read more >
Butch Rice
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Stallion Transportation’s Butch Rice on the Biggest Challenge Facing the Trucking Industry

In 1992, Butch Rice opened Stallion Transportation Group with two employees in a 450-SF office in North Little Rock. Today, the company occupies an 18,100-SF office, a 12,000-SF maintenance facility and an 11-acre drop yard at its headquarters in Beebe. read more >