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Increase fuel tax, group advises

posted: 11/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Part of the national and state debate on how to fund the nation's infrastructure needs is a rhetorical tussle over what to call the costs at the pump: Are the collections per gallon of fuel user-based fees or fuel taxes?

2 Arkansas companies order Tesla's new electric rigs

posted: 11/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Two Arkansas companies are among the first to say they will buy several of Tesla's new electric trucks.

J.B. Hunt drivers haul Hogs' gear; truckers among first to arrive, last to leave away games

posted: 11/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

By the time Arkansas takes the field today against LSU, J.B. Hunt drivers Rodney Collins and Jerry Rico will have been in Baton Rouge for more than a day.

ArcBest posts $14.7 million profit

posted: 11/04/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

ArcBest Corp. on Friday reported a quarterly profit of $14.7 million for its third quarter, about a 14 percent increase compared with the third quarter of last year.

Trucker's fresh faces cited for 3Q pivot

posted: 11/04/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Van Buren-based USA Truck Inc. beat Wall Street this week, proving it could turn a profit after analysts projected the company would lose money in the third quarter.

Two trucking groups raise questions about autonomous big-rigs

posted: 10/29/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

This past week two influential trucking groups published guidance on the development of autonomous big-rigs, including some concepts that continue to make motorists uneasy.

P.A.M. targets rates, driver retention

posted: 10/25/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services' third-quarter financial results beat an analyst's projections, but the company is still working through disruptions in the automotive industry and an overall struggle to retain truck drivers.

Trucking sees immigrants as way to fill jobs

posted: 10/22/2017 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The trucking industry is increasingly turning to minorities such as Mexican immigrants to meet a critical need for drivers, even as President Donald Trump and others deem them unsafe and a threat to American jobs.

J.B. Hunt earnings slip in 3Q

posted: 10/14/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

For the second consecutive quarter, J.B. Hunt Transport Services missed analysts' profit projections, and its stock slipped Friday after the company reported about $1.8 billion in revenue but had nearly $200 million more in expenses compared with last year.

App launched to aid truckers

posted: 10/05/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has introduced a new mobile app for truck drivers and carriers that can help them find freight.

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