Arkansas

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March 10, 2016

Special Trailer Helps Promote the Trades to Young People

Among the many job openings a new program in Arkansas seeks to fill are truck driving and truck technicians. Tom Berg has the details from TMC in his Trailer Talk blog.

December 10, 2015

J.B. Hunt to Expand HQ and Add Over 1,000 Jobs

The huge fleet says it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark.

September 14, 2015

'Raising the Bar on Safety' at Arkansas Trucking Association

Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.

May 25, 2015

Ryder Leases NGVs to Arkansas Fleets

Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.

February 16, 2015

FreightWatch Issues Advisory Over Truckstop/Highway Thefts

Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.

November 21, 2014

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Arkansas Service Center

Southeastern Freight Lines opened a new service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith. The facility was opened in response to growing business in the area.

November 14, 2014

Portion of I-49 Completed in Arkansas, Louisiana

The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.

October 21, 2014

Love’s Adds CNG to Arkansas Travel Stop

Love’s is adding compressed natural gas (CNG) to a Travel Stop location in West Memphis, Ark., along Interstate 40. The location will feature fast-fill pumps for heavy duty trucks as well as a fueling option for passenger vehicles.

July 28, 2014

ABF Reportedly Considering Move to Memphis, Expansion

While there has been no official word from less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight or its parent ArcBest Corp., it appears the company has plans for a move and expansion of one of its primary facilities.

July 25, 2014

New Love’s Travel Stop in Arkansas

Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.

June 12, 2014

Newton Named Arkansas Trucking Association President

She replaces Lane Kidd, who left earlier this year to focus on a public affairs and investment group he founded. Kidd held the post for 22 years.

May 1, 2014

Arkansas Best Renamed, Tightens First Quarter Losses

The trucking operation, Arkansas Best, just renamed ArcBest, has reported a first quarter net loss of $2.9 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to a first quarter 2013 net loss of $13.4 million, or 52 cents per share.

April 18, 2014

Arkansas Routes Get New I-49 Designation

Sections of Interstate 540 and Highway 71 in northwest Arkansas will be receiving a new Interstate highway designation soon, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

February 24, 2014

Lane Kidd Leaving Arkansas Trucking Association

Lane Kidd and the Arkansas Trucking Association are going separate ways. Kidd, 60, served as president of the association for 22 years. He said he is leaving to focus on The Kidd Group, a public affairs and investment group he founded last year. He also will continue to manage the Trucking Alliance.

January 30, 2014

Arkansas Best Moves from Loss to Profit in 2013

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System and ground expedite fleet Panther Expedited Services reported a profit in the final quarter of 2013 after reporting a loss a year earlier.

January 6, 2014

Several States Waiving Trucking Rules for Fuel Shipments

UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.

December 5, 2013

ABF Closing 30 Terminals

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System is cutting its number of terminals from 277 to 247. In a “change of operations” filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ABF parent company Arkansas Best said it had already eliminated eight facilities in the second half of this year, with the rest still yet to close.

November 21, 2013

Arkansas Rolls Out New Travel Conditions Website

Truckers navigating the Arkansas highway system can now do so more safely and efficiently thanks to a new travel and construction information web site developed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

November 12, 2013

Arkansas Best, YRC Report Third-Quarter Results

Two of the industry's large, unionized less-than-truckload carriers announced their third quarter results Tuesday, with the non-asset-based Panther Expedited helping Arkansas Best and problems at YRC Freight weighing down YRC Worldwide.

September 12, 2013

Roadrunner Purchases Arkansas Truckload Operation

Wisconsin-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired G.W. Palmer Logistics, a non-asset truckload service provider based in Batesville, Arkansas.

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