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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...

J.B. Hunt preparing for driver pay hikes, other cost increases

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services has warned its customers they may have to pay as much as 10 percent more in upcoming quarters because transportation costs are being squeezed by truck driver shortages and increased rail activity. Continue reading...

Pill-disposal bottle wins SBA honor

Subscriber onlyA small company based in Siloam Springs won the Outstanding Green Business Award from the National Small Business Administration's SCORE program for its goal to reduce water contamination with a small bottle that consumers can use to throw away old medicine. Continue reading...

Rule spawns electronic-log supply sector

100-plus firms offer truckers soon-to-be-required devices

Subscriber onlyWith about three months until electronic logging devices are required in every commercial big rig, carriers and truck drivers have found that dozens of new companies have popped up to meet the technology demand. Continue reading...

Storms adding to struggles to hire skilled labor, truckers

Subscriber onlyCompetition for skilled laborers and truck drivers has increased after flooding in south Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands sapped the number of available workers, new studies shows. Continue reading...

App taps 2 state freight re-bundlers

Subscriber onlyMaryland-based WeFixFreight.com provides the shipping industry with a fix for damaged freight, and two Arkansas companies are part of the solution. Continue reading...

Disaster-relief sites teem, but cash talks

Subscriber onlyAs Hurricane Irma slams islands in the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, its path will inevitably lead to a flood of donations from Americans wanting to help out, but logistics professionals are asking people to send only requested items -- or send money to trustworthy agencies. Continue reading...

Disaster-zone needs to stretch truckers thin

Subscriber onlyTrucking analysts project freight rates will soar over the next few months, as the nation's already scarce truck drivers are called to haul loads for the government to areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading...

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