Tagged: arkansas trucking association

Highway Work Ahead, And It’s About Time

by Marty Cook 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The long-delayed Arkansas highway funding initiative moved along this week, passing a Senate committee with one official no vote.

Proposed Arkansas Highway Plan Would Raise $300M Per Year

by Lance Turner 2/11/2019 11:49 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders unveil a $300 million per year plan to maintain Arkansas' roads and bridges — one billed as the largest single highway proposal in the state's history.

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry’s impact, and lessons learned.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

UCA Climbs Aboard Blockchain Bandwagon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Late last month, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway became the first college to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, an international trade organization that focuses on developing blockchain standards and education for the transportation industry.

Federal Infrastructure Plan Looks Like Nightmare

by Marty Cook 2/12/2018 12:00 am

President Trump says his plan includes a $1.5 trillion fix for the nation's roads. It also leans on the states for most of the money and calls for private investments, like more toll roads.

Trucking Association Announces Technician Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 10:37 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association announced Monday that it is accepting applications for a new scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career as a medium and heavy duty truck technician.

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith’s Missing Link

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.

Increasing Arkansas' Speed Limit Up for Debate

by Marty Cook 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have more than a month to tell the state’s Department of Transportation what they think of increasing the highway speed limit.

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

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.

Steve Williams Leaves Arkansas Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

After serving for more than two decades, Steve Williams of Maverick USA in North Little Rock stepped down from the board.

Former USA Truck's Joseph Kaiser Lands in Chattanooga

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Joseph Kaiser is the new chief financial officer at Xpress Global Systems of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Al Heringer IV Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 5/3/2017 4:33 pm

Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers.

Johnelle Hunt to Speak at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2017 1:41 pm

Johnelle Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, is the headline speaker for the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual business conference and vendor showcase in Rogers.

Arkansas Trucking Association Highlights Parking Problem

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Finding safe, quality parking is harder than you would think. Imagine the millions of trucks on the road and then realize that there are a little more than 300,000 public and private parking spots allotted for them.

Lawmakers Approve, Send to Governor a Bill to Allow Truck Platooning

by Marty Cook 3/30/2017 9:11 am

A bill to allow Arkansas trucking companies to use truck platooning passed the Arkansas House and Senate.

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

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.

Truckers’ Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

by Marty Cook 12/19/2016 12:00 am

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.