Tagged: Transportation

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 >

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 >