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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 >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >
Legal / Transportation

Springdale Attorney Awarded $1.5M in Hearse-Chasing Case

Attorney Jason M. Hatfield of Springdale recently received a $1.5 million award in a case tied to allegations of a scheme in which “runners” who were not lawyers handed out business cards at funerals to recruit plaintiffs for wrongful death suits. 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 >
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Craig Harper on J.B. Hunt: ‘He Was a Dreamer’Lock Icon

Harper, who retired as chief operations officer at the end of 2023, shared some of his favorite memories of the company's founder. read more >
Craig Harper, chief sustainablity officer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., says Electric vehicles are a workable option in the automobile sector but aren’t yet a viable option for the trucking industry.
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Craig Harper: ‘Tough to Leave’ J.B. Hunt

It seems strange to think of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. without Craig Harper in the executive suite. read more >
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Whole Foods Anchors $112M Pinnacle Springs in Rogers

The site will include the 37,000-SF Whole Foods and an additional 43,500 SF of retail space at the northwest corner of New Hope Road and Promenade Boulevard. read more >

Intermodal Remains Integral at J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced a new intermodal partnership with BNSF Railways on Nov. 7. read more >
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J.B. Hunt Starts New Intermodal Service With BNSF

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is starting a new intermodal service called Quantum in partnership with BNSF Railway. read more >
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More Retail, Food Set for Pinnacle Hills (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The project will feature 80,000 SF of retail space, anchored by a 37,000-SF Whole Foods store and two North Carolina-based restaurants: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill of Charlotte and Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar of Asheville. read more >
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USL Arkansas Scores Big: Bringing Pro Soccer to NWA in 2026

The teams don’t have names, the ownership group isn’t finalized and designs for the new stadium in Rogers haven’t been completed, but USL Arkansas aims to bring soccer to northwest Arkansas in 2026. read more >
Energy / Transportation

J.B. Hunt’s Lofty Climate Goals: Aiming for 32% Carbon Emission Reduction by 2034

Earlier this month, the company highlighted some of its environmental, social and governance achievements in its 2022 Sustainability Report. read more >
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A Blueprint for Regional Success (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Other areas of Arkansas can adopt the Northwest Arkansas Council’s approach to advancing its region. read more >
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J.B. Hunt Sues Tech Company Over Cybersecurity

J.B. Hunt accused Avtex Solutions of breaching its contract and negligence in a lawsuit filed in Benton County Circuit Court by Jason Wales of Wales & Mikesch, a law firm based in Fayetteville. read more >
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J.B. Hunt, Tyson and Hard Times (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two of Arkansas’ biggest companies are confronting tough markets with age-old strategies. read more >
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 >

J.B. Hunt Teases Supply Chain Project

Spencer Frazier, the company’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, said the initiative will bring "a new era of cooperation, connectivity and value creation." read more >
Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, talks to Shannon Hendrix, senior vice president and chief administrator at Arkansas Children's Northwest of Springdale, during the 2022 Women's Foundation of Arkansas Power of the Purse luncheon.
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The Power Of the Purse (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A look at the this year's honorees for the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas's Power of the Purse fundraiser. read more >
Shelley Simpson has worked for J.B. Hunt for 28 years, 15 of those in executive leadership roles. Now she's been named president of the company.
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Shelley Simpson’s Name Game at UALock Icon

Talk about pressure to do well in school … read more >