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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...

Trucker's fresh faces cited for 3Q pivot

Subscriber onlyVan 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. Continue reading...

Two trucking groups raise questions about autonomous big-rigs

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

P.A.M. targets rates, driver retention

Subscriber onlyP.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. Continue reading...

Trucking sees immigrants as way to fill jobs

Lacking drivers, industry needs Mexican-Americans

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

J.B. Hunt earnings slip in 3Q

Trucker cites storm disruptions, rising costs to keep drivers

Subscriber onlyFor 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. Continue reading...

App launched to aid truckers

Mobile tool touted as cutting time to find available loads

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

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