Tagged: Transportation

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

LegalTransportation

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study. read more >

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

Transportation

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs. read more >

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

Transportation

Arkadelphia sits on Interstate 30 and Highway 7 and has a total of only 83 highway miles within its metropolitan area. Its truck traffic problems are well known and will undoubtedly get worse after Shandong Sun Paper Industry opens a $1.3 billion pulp mill plant in a few years. read more >

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

Technology & TelecomTransportation

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways. read more >

Truckers’ Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

Truckers’ Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

Transportation

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until April 28. Included in the resolution was language to fix the ambiguity of hours of service regulations for the industry. read more >

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

Transportation

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do. read more >

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

Transportation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers. read more >