Stocks surged around the world and bonds tumbled after a large-scale coronavirus vaccine study delivered the most-promising results in the battle against the worst pandemic in a century.
Simulators can serve as a resource for truck driver training and testing, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts assembled for a webinar hosted by the Transportation Research Board on Nov. 6.
Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.
Southwest Airlines Co. issued notices for what could be the first involuntary furloughs in its 49-year history, after a union declined to discuss concessions aimed at cutting payroll costs.
The leadership of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the safety implications stemming from the possibility of sharing the 5.9 GHz spectrum band.
Volkswagen AG’s board is preparing to sign off on its heavy-truck unit Traton SE acquiring U.S. manufacturer Navistar International Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.
The U.S. labor market strengthened in October, defying expectations for more subdued gains amid an intensifying pandemic and lack of additional fiscal relief.
The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 5 told a judge that a review of processing data revealed roughly 4,250 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina may have gone missing.
A previously unidentified New Orleans attorney alleged to be a co-conspirator in a sweeping federal investigation into staged accidents with tractor-trailers was named in a Nov. 5 federal indictment for his alleged role in the conspiracy.
XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.
Trailer and truck body manufacturer Wabash National Corp. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter, and saw gains in its consolidated gross margin.
Canada’s Motor City is about to come back to life after a near-death experience threatened to end more than a century of production.
A presidential contest still without a victor leaves unanswered questions about the direction of the country’s infrastructure agenda for the next four years, and probably beyond.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored 75 carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards.
Little Rock, Ark. – In an executive proclamation, Gov. Asa Hutchinson officially declared September 13 - 19 Truck Driver Appreciation Week in Arkansas. The Arkansas Trucking Association, along with American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is celebrating the millions of professional truck drivers who work each day to deliver America’s freight safely. “Even as many Arkansans are adjusting to new ways of working, learning, exercising, and even socializing, truck drivers are...
On Monday, August 17, the Arkansas Trucking Association announced the Driver of the Year, Dave Hall, and Safety Professional of the Year, Leslie Stout. Hall is a driver for ABF Freight, a carrier headquartered in Fort Smith. Stout is the director of safety at CalArk International in Little Rock. Both honors were bestowed at the Safety Awards Luncheon during the ATA Annual Business Conference & Vendor Showcase in Rogers, Ark. The statewide trucking association annually recognizes one driver f...
Old Dominion Freight Line was honored at Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) Awards Luncheon at the organization’s annual business conference this week in Rogers, Ark. The association recognized winners in six different categories, as well as an overall grand champion celebrating the safest fleets among the Arkansas Trucking Association member companies. Read More ...
Trucking execs, industry and political leaders gather in Rogers for Annual Conference The Arkansas Trucking Association will host its annual business conference and vendor showcase in Rogers next week. The educational forums will be held Monday, August 17th and Tuesday August 18th at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. The event’s forum topics will help attendees answer the question, what’s “on the horizon” for the state, nation, and trucking? A lineup of expert speakers will discuss industr...
The Arkansas Trucking Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Carl Tapp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hugh “Mac” McConnell IV, a recent graduate of Central Arkansas Christian School will receive $7,500 to pursue training for a career in medium/heavy duty truck technology. “Truck drivers and diesel technicians are essential to the Arkansas economy and way of life. The success of our industry and state depends on a professional, smart, capable, problem-solving workforce,” says Sh...
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is raising the speed limit on highways and interstates. State highway limits will be raised five miles per hour. Interstates inside the city will be 65 MPH and outside, 75 MPH. Opponents of the increase cited safety concerns, and the Highway Commission has committed to monitor the safety of the motoring public as the speed limits go up. Read More ...
The American Transportation Research Institute has issued a call for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. Now in its 12th year, ATRI’s annual Operational Costs of Trucking collects cost information derived directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators, and is among the most requested ATRI research studies. ATRI’s annual analysis is used as a key benchmarking tool by motor carriers of all sizes. Public sector agencies als...
Parked east of the California Capitol steps was a long line of vehicles as clean as they were large, including a yellow school bus, a UPS delivery truck and an AC Transit bus — all with electric or hybrid motors
Not nearly enough parking exists in metro Atlanta for truckers who must comply with federal rules that limit how many hours they can drive – a shortage that’s about to get worse, thanks to new enforcement procedures
Comments on a plan by the Trump administration to halt the future growth of biomass-based diesel fuel and reduce the short-term requirements for all renewable fuels were largely split down the middle, pro and con.
A private equity group has reached a deal to become the majority owner of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a third-party logistics company specializing in chemical transportation.
Britain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a “platoon” of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front.
Legislation that would authorize the use of twin 33-foot trailers nationwide would decrease safety and damage freight infrastructure, the Mississippi Transportation Commission recently told a federal policymaker.
Certain cities in Kansas are using state Department of Transportation funding to reshape roads near distribution centers that draw freight congestion.
President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.
A proposal to deny funding for the enforcement of the December mandate on electronic logging devices was removed from a fiscal 2018 funding bill the House is scheduled to consider next month.
Companies added more workers than forecast in August, indicating the U.S. job market remains solid, according to data released Aug. 30 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.
U.S. second-quarter growth was revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending and a bigger gain in business investment, putting the economy on a stronger track, Commerce Department data showed Aug. 30.
Wabco Holdings Inc. signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Nexteer Automotive, a provider of intuitive motion control, as it prepares for the advent of self-driving commercial vehicles, according to the company.
The Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after an oil drilling ship broke from its mooring Aug. 26, sank a tugboat and beached in the ship channel’s entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
The International Maritime Organization announced that shippers and global refiners must reduce sulfur content in marine bunker fuels by January 2020, five years earlier than had been expected.
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. today unveiled its all-electric powertrain demonstration truck.
Facing a future in which private car ownership may fade, Daimler is ramping up efforts to create new products and services — even business models.
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The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce the next application cycle for the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program. Act 1176 of 2013 authorized the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP). The purpose of this act is to advance State interests in roadway safety by proposing to improve the safety of the commercial truck industry through cooperative public private programs that focus on increased enforcement, regulatory compliance, indust...
On April 18, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that will require truck drivers to complete training on recognizing the signs of human trafficking before obtaining their commercial drivers license. Arkansas is the first state to pass this kind of legislation. With the support of the Arkansas Trucking Association, the bill was sponsored by Rep. Charlotte Douglas (R-75th) and co-sponsored by Sen. Linda Collins Smith (R-19th). Read More ...
A recent court decision came down to a missing comma when a Maine court sided with a group of dairy truck drivers in a dispute on overtime pay. In May 2014, a group of dairy truck drivers sued Maine-based Oakhurst Dairy for $10 million in overtime pay. Oakhurst Dairy cited a Maine law that said that certain jobs are exempt from overtime pay. Oakhurst Dairy won that lawsuit. Read More ...
A proposal to put highway funding measures on the Arkansas ballot in 2018 failed to get a majority (51 votes) in the House when a group challenged the proposal’s inclusion of a fuel tax increase. The house bill, sponsored by Rep. Dan Douglas (R-91st District) proposed allowing voters to approve the state Highway Commission issuing bonds for 20 years and paying those bonds with a 6.5 percent sales tax increase on the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel. Read More ...