Arkansas Trucking Association

ATA President Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

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American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves took part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” a campaign to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the nerve disease ALS.

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National Truck Driving Championship

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Arkansas sent nine drivers representing five different carriers to compete at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Pittsburgh, Aug. 12-16.

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New Corp. Services Coordinator and Communications Coordinator

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Katie Thomason has been named the corporate services coordinator of the Arkansas Trucking Association. Thomason has worked with the association since May 2013 as the Executive Assistant.

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ATRI Surveys Top Trucking Concerns

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, launched the 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey. 

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Maverick Opens New Training Facility

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Maverick recently hosted the opening of their newly expanded training center with more than 13,000 additional square feet. The $4 million center now has multiple adjustable classrooms and five new training bays, enough to train 210 drivers at any time.

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I-40 Toll Lanes

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Results of a study ordered by the Arkansas Highway Commission show tolls could pay for extra lanes on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis.

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Navistar Used Truck Certification Program

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Navistar is launching “Diamond Renewed,” a new used truck refurbishment program, for International units equipped with the company’s MaxxForce exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engines that are 2010 model or newer.

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Anne Ferro Resigns

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Top trucking safety administrator Anne Ferro stepped down Aug. 25 from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) after five years in the position.

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

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • 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.
  • INFORM our corporate executives about the important issues they need to know to grow their business and their profits.
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