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Arkansas Supreme Court rules in favor of ATA

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In an opinion handed down April 14, the Arkansas Supreme Court agreed with the Arkansas Trucking Association in a 4-3 vote that struck down an Arkansas statute, prohibiting information about seat belt use in civil lawsuits over vehicle crashes.

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RI truckers move national conference due to tolling plan

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A national trucking conference planned for 2018 was relocated in response to the RhodeWorks truck toll plan.

"We basically in essence had a deal in place, and unfortunately right about that time with the passage of RhodeWorks, my peers approached and felt the climate wasn't quite right to start bringing people from around the nation to Rhode Island," said Chris Maxwell from the Rhode Island Trucking Association.

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Arkansan receives TMC's Silver Spark Plug

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Curtis Cummings, advisor for maintenance support at FedEx Freight in Harrison, Ark. received the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition on March 1.

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ATA endorses Work Opportunity Tax Credit service

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The Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) named new endorsed partner Clarus Solutions, which offers a Work Opportunity Tax Credit service. Clarus Solutions helps businesses and communities maximize the multi-faceted benefits of WOTC.

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FedEx's Patrick Reed to retire

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Patrick Reed, an executive vice president and chief operating officer of FedEx Freight in North America since 2004, is retiring, at the end of July.

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U.S. Army to test autonomous driving (2)

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The U.S. Army plans a highway test this summer of driverless convoy technology to examine how the vehicles communicate with one another, with nonmilitary vehicles and with the roadway infrastructure through radio links.

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U.S. Army to test autonomous driving

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The U.S. Army plans a highway test this summer of driverless convoy technology to examine how the vehicles communicate with one another, with nonmilitary vehicles and with the roadway infrastructure through radio links.

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Crash-avoidance braking to be standard by 2022

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Twenty major automakers pledged to equip cars and trucks with automatic emergency-braking systems designed to detect and prevent crashes without driver action.

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Study reveals drivers refusing sleep apnea treatment at greater risk

Drivers with sleep apnea have a five times greater risk of a severe crash when they do not adhere to a mandated treatment program, according to a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

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Virtual weigh station may be coming to Arkansas

 

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has received bids on the state’s first "virtual weigh station," an unmanned set of computerized scales and cameras to collect and send a truck’s information to nearby patrol officers.

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Arkansas Road Team Takes Safety Message Across State

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The Arkansas Trucking Association with Arkansas Road Team developed a safety-focused video as part of the Arkansas Share the Road program, a highway safety campaign to educate all highway users.

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ATA Launches TV Ad

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New TV Ad Spreads Positive Message about Trucking and Truck Drivers

The Arkansas Trucking Association launched an ad campaign this week that aims to tell the story of trucking in Arkansas—the story of over 80,000 Arkansans employed in the industry, of which 38,000 are drivers.

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

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  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
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