Arkansas Trucking Association

Injuries Drop 30 Percent

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The number of injury claims filed with the Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) Self-Insurers Fund dropped 19 percent in 2013, compared to 2012, according to figures released by the state trucking association which manages the fund.

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ATA Insurance Fund Announces $1 Million Dividend

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The Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) Self-Insurers’ Fund has declared a $1 million dividend to 46 trucking companies that are enrolled in its workers’ compensation insurance trust.

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Looking for Employees? Check Your Basement

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One in five people in their 20s and early 30s is currently living with his or her parents. And 60 percent of all young adults receive financial support from them. That’s a significant increase from a generation ago, when only one in 10 young adults moved back home and few received financial support.

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More Regs on the Horizon

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At the CCJ Summer Symposium in LaJolla, Cali., Jeff Davis, principle officer for Fleet Safety Services, warned of an onslaught of add-on CSA regulations and requirements about to hit the trucking industry.

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Smile for the Drone

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Selfies just got super high-tech. Drones, the miniature helicopter like devices the military has used for years, are finding their way into the consumer world.

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Driver in Tracy Morgan Accident Was Within HOS Limits

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The Walmart Stores Inc. driver whose truck crashed into a limousine carrying actor Tracy Morgan was in the 14th hour of a work shift that began the day before, which is within allowable limits, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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The Natural State Gets Closer to Nature

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In early June, President Barack Obama announced an initiative to reduce the nation’s climate-warming emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Each state was asked to develop its own plan for reaching its goal — a cut of nearly 45 percent for Arkansas, which gets about half of its electricity from coal-fired power plants and the rest from a mix of natural gas, nuclear and hydroelectric.

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Senate Review of HOS Rules Stalled

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The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the bill from moving forward for debate.

 

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Consumer Spending and Confidence Climb

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Consumer spending in the U.S. grew in May as Americans used gains in income to shore up household finances.

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New House GOP Leader Opposes Gas Tax Increase

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was elected House GOP leader following the unexpected loss of Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) seat, said he wouldn’t support increasing the federal tax as a legislative solution for shoring up a federal highway account that funds highway programs at the state level.

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Bipartisan Fuel Tax Increase Proposal

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Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) proposed a raise and index of the fuel tax in order to preserve the user pays principle and keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

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Singing Our Praises

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Top officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and ACT 1 industry suppliers kicked off “Trucking Moves America Forward,” a nationwide trucking image campaign, at a press conference before the start of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
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