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Arkansas firms look elsewhere for supply chain, logistics ideas

Subscriber onlyWhen Wal-Mart Stores and J.B. Hunt Transportation Services committed last month to buying and testing some of Tesla's new electric trucks, the Arkansas companies underscored how vital it is for logistics professionals to connect with companies serving up new technology for the industry. Continue reading...

Industry study finds few women steered to jobs in trucking

Subscriber onlyThe moves that trucking companies should be making to retain women as fleet drivers was the theme of a recent industry survey. Continue reading...

More state industries allying with move for lawsuit limits

Subscriber onlyA bloc of business associations plans to spend thousands of dollars to build public support for a proposed constitutional amendment next fall that would reshape how personal-injury cases are resolved in the courts. Continue reading...

Booking app hits a stride for Hunt

Offerings exceed 6,000 loads a day

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services says more than 6,000 freight loads a day are available to 100,000 participating drivers nationwide through its J.B. Hunt 360 mobile load system, a milestone for the product. Continue reading...

Fayetteville lands Rx-firm startup; OurPharma expects to hire 100 workers in next 5 years

Subscriber onlyA drug manufacturing company called OurPharma will open in Fayetteville, officials announced Monday afternoon at groundbreaking for its new facility on South City Lake Road. Continue reading...

New company sells advice on online retail, software

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A new company in Fayetteville hopes to sell itself as a guide for new and established e-commerce companies, by offering advice and software while the industry adapts to rapid changes. Continue reading...

Increase fuel tax, group advises

But call it a fee, think tank says

Subscriber onlyPart 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? Continue reading...

2 Arkansas companies order Tesla's new electric rigs

Companies among first in line to reserve electric haulers

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

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

Subscriber onlyBy 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. Continue reading...

ArcBest posts $14.7 million profit

Rise is 14% from third-quarter ‘16; revenue $744M, also up

Subscriber onlyArcBest 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. Continue reading...

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