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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...

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...

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