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Storms adding to struggles to hire skilled labor, truckers

posted: 09/20/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Competition for skilled laborers and truck drivers has increased after flooding in south Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands sapped the number of available workers, new studies shows.

App taps 2 state freight re-bundlers

posted: 09/14/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Maryland-based WeFixFreight.com provides the shipping industry with a fix for damaged freight, and two Arkansas companies are part of the solution.

Disaster-relief sites teem, but cash talks

posted: 09/07/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

As Hurricane Irma slams islands in the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, its path will inevitably lead to a flood of donations from Americans wanting to help out, but logistics professionals are asking people to send only requested items -- or send money to trustworthy agencies.

Disaster-zone needs to stretch truckers thin

posted: 09/04/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Trucking analysts project freight rates will soar over the next few months, as the nation's already scarce truck drivers are called to haul loads for the government to areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Truckers see bumps ahead with stop rule

posted: 08/27/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Long-haul truck driver Dale Warren has felt the squeeze of the hours of service regulations, the rules that govern how long a trucker can drive -- and how long he or she must rest.

Scooters shrink vast UA campus

posted: 08/23/2017 2:24 a.m. Comments 2

Like other athletes at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, freshman pitcher Zebulon Vermillion follows a strict workout regimen to stay game-ready, but walking across campus to his math classes in University Hall isn't part of it.

All-you-can-fly airline plans to offer Bentonville flights

posted: 08/16/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Business travelers in Northwest Arkansas will soon have a new route to Texas.

Westerman's seat on panel aiding coffers

posted: 08/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from transportation associations and related businesses in the first half of this year than for the same time period over the past three years combined.

Westerman's seat on panel aiding coffers; transportation-lobby cash way up from previous years

posted: 08/13/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from transportation associations and related businesses in the first half of this year than for the same time period over the past three years combined.

Carrier reports 2Q loss of $2.9M

posted: 08/03/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck reported late Wednesday a loss of nearly $3 million for its second quarter, the sixth consecutive quarter without posting a profit and missing analyst's estimates for the period.

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