Arkansas Trucking Association

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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Food-Haulers Subject To Heightened Sanitary Standards

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Signed into law in 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is pushing fleets that haul food products to take a hands-on approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation.

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Walmart Leads Charge In Improving Efficiency Standards

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Walmart unveiled a new concept truck, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE), featuring lead- ing edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary omponents and sophisticated control systems at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Trucking Adds 3,300 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 6.7%

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The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in March, according to the monthly employment report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. economy as a whole added 192,000 non-farm jobs in March. National unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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Arkansans' Pockets See Modest Growth

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Average state personal income in the U.S. grew 2.6 percent in 2013, a decline from the 4.2 percent of 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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First Quarter Rounds Out Solid Truck Sales

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Class 8 orders in March were solid again, rounding out a quarter that points toward a growth cycle for truck sales, according to data released by firms FTR and ACT Research.

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U Of A Goes Green And Saves Big

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A University of Arkansas project to save money on energy costs has saved 24 percent more than expected between 2012 and 2013.

Razors EDGE (Efficiently Delivering Green Energy) saved the university $3.7 million in energy costs in two years. The $30 million project was designed and installed by Energy Systems Group to reduce energy use of the 73 buildings on the Fayetteville campus.

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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.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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