Tagged: American Trucking Associations

PAM: Lawsuit Threatens Driver Wage Model

PAM: Lawsuit Threatens Driver Wage Model

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PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is fighting a class-action lawsuit brought in 2016 that it said could send shock waves through the trucking industry and radically change the way drivers are paid. 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 >

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 >

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

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The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

Transportation

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott. read more >

Truckers Still Feeling Driver Pinch

Truckers Still Feeling Driver Pinch

Transportation

An American Trucking Associations analysis reported an expected shortage of a record-high 47,500 drivers by the end of 2015, an increase of nearly 10,000 from the year before. The report said driver shortage has been a growing problem since the industry began to recover from the recession in 2011. read more >

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

Transportation

On Jan. 26, a coalition of AAA, the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging members of the 114th Congress to raise the federal fuel tax rate. Currently, and since 1993, the rate has been 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel. read more >

Truck Driver Hair Testing Moves Forward at J.B. Hunt

Truck Driver Hair Testing Moves Forward at J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt became the first major transportation company to incorporate hair testing seven years ago. Other companies have since followed suit, despite the additional costs and the fact that results cannot be shared with others in the industry. read more >