Tagged: Transportation

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Health CareTransportation

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

Technology & TelecomTransportation

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 >

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Transportation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that will raise an estimated $95 million annually for the state’s highways, but a public policy group says the sales tax portion is too regressive. read more >

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Transportation

Arkansas needs hundreds of millions more dollars to adequately maintain current roads and bridges and keep up with future needs. The last new money the state dug up for Arkansas highways was $50 million the governor scraped together in 2016 from existing sources. read more >

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

Transportation

The bypass is a 19-mile stretch of Interstate 49 that will sweep around Bella Vista to the west and reconnect in southern Missouri. It is the only uncompleted stretch of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Fort Smith. read more >

Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

Transportation

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren and ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith are behind in their equipment upgrades because the manufacturers don’t have enough drivers to deliver the tractors. read more >

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

Transportation

Gliders were important to independent drivers or small companies because they cost $100,000 compared with $140,000 for a new tractor. Also, because it is a “used” tractor, there was no 12 percent federal excise tax imposed. read more >