Tagged: Transportation

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

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Little Rock Coaches, a charter motorcoach company, has basically seen its business shut down since mid-March. It is not a Little Rock or an Arkansas phenomenon; the pandemic has hammered motorcoach businesses across the nation. read more >

Trucking Expert Hopes Pandemic Dampens Verdicts

Trucking Expert Hopes Pandemic Dampens Verdicts

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Rebecca Brewster had some sobering news but expressed hope for the future during a speech at the Arkansas Trucking Association’s annual conference last week at the Hammons Center in Rogers. read more >

Council Pushes Passage of Sales Tax (Again)

Council Pushes Passage of Sales Tax (Again)

Transportation

Keeping northwest Arkansas’ infrastructure projects funded is crucial to the area’s continued growth. That was the familiar refrain heard at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s annual meeting Wednesday. read more >

Business as Usual for Arkansas Truckers

Business as Usual for Arkansas Truckers

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Nothing much has changed for Gary Mars and his colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic, except for a greater difficulty in finding somewhere they can go to the bathroom. read more >

Road Tax Proponents Already Revving Up

Road Tax Proponents Already Revving Up

Transportation

A constitutional amendment to make a half-cent sales tax permanent goes before Arkansas voters on Nov. 3. Those in favor of the amendment, which would dedicate the tax revenue to the state highway fund, are already out beating the bushes to drum up support. read more >

XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

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When a tornado rumbled through Benton County in the early hours of Oct. 21 and knocked out electricity to the airport, things could have gone bad pretty quickly. read more >

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

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The Trucking Alliance has preached driver safety for years, lobbying for electronic logging devices and hair testing drivers for illegal drug use. Now, the Alliance says it has some concrete and scary numbers to support its stance on hair testing. read more >

2019 Proves to Be Spotty Year in Trucking

2019 Proves to Be Spotty Year in Trucking

Transportation

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 >

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

Transportation

When a public company reports a whopping $1,000 in quarterly profits, as USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren did in late July, it isn’t really something that executives will cut out and paste on the lunchroom refrigerator. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

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Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas’ business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >