Tagged: Transportation

I-40 Bridge Nightmare Nearing End, With Luck

I-40 Bridge Nightmare Nearing End, With Luck

Transportation

No official has given a hard date for when the six-lane Interstate 40 bridge across the Mississippi River will reopen for traffic, but it is beginning to look like the end of July is a good bet. read more >

'Truck Dating' App Woos Elusive Drivers

'Truck Dating' App Woos Elusive Drivers

Transportation

Truck Drivers USA launches a platform to connect companies and drivers on its website, matching applications with companies that are looking for drivers with similar qualifications. read more >

Truckers Seek Access to Early Vaccines

Truckers Seek Access to Early Vaccines

Health CareTransportation

The American Trucking Associations in Washington, D.C., is lobbying to ensure the nation’s drivers aren’t forgotten where the coronavirus vaccine is concerned. read more >

After Disrupting Itself, J.B. Hunt Gets Efficient

After Disrupting Itself, J.B. Hunt Gets Efficient

Technology & TelecomTransportation

J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts and Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer, participated in FreightWaves’ virtual fall conference earlier this month and gave some color to how the company’s technological pursuit led to its newfound success. read more >

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

Health CareTransportation

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

Health CareLegalTransportation

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

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTransportation

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 >