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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 >
Steve Gelios, president of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 2008 in Little Rock, said he’s surprised there isn’t more interest in unions in Arkansas.
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Small Business / Transportation

As Union Activity Soars Nationwide, Arkansas Trails Behind

Arkansas workers are interested, but translating interest into organized action is a long road, labor leaders say. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Teamsters Fear ABF Freight’s Plans to Move

Tim Nichols, the head of Local 878, has 3,000 union members who work for 18 companies throughout the state. ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith is leaning toward moving ABF Freight, its largest subsidiary, to Memphis, which would result in a major reduction of its operations in North Little Rock. read more >
Business Services / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

Location, Location, Location (Editorial)

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. read more >
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Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Tells ABF Freight: Think About West Memphis for Terminal Move

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe told union representatives he would not support cash incentives for ArcBest Corp.'s new Fort Smith headquarters after subsidiary ABF Freight said it is considering moving its North Little Rock distribution center to Memphis. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Teamsters Appealing to Gov. Beebe to Save ABF Jobs in NLR

The president of the Teamsters local in North Little Rock says he will meet with Gov. Mike Beebe next week as the union tries to keep ABF Freight Systems from moving its distribution center — and most of its 300-plus jobs — to Memphis. read more >