Tagged: Shannon Newton

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 >

Johnelle Hunt Closes ATA Conference

Johnelle Hunt Closes ATA Conference

Transportation

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was the featured speaker at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference at the Hammons Centers in Rogers. 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 >

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

TransportationCover Story

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business. 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 >

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

LegalTransportation

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers. read more >