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Arkansas Trucking Association Praises State Legislators for Funding Highways

Arkansas Trucking Association praises the 27 state senators and 71 representatives who have voted over the past two weeks in support of legislation that will generate an additional $95 million annually for highways. A success years in the making, the funding is part of Governor Asa Hutchinson's proposed plan to bring in an additional $417 million total annually for infrastructure, with $300 million of that going to the Arkansas Department of Transportation. 

"This is a victory for everyone who relies on Arkansas highways, rural roads, city streets and bridges," said Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton.  "It prioritizes safety and the efficient movement of commerce throughout the state.  We are grateful to the lawmakers who voted in support of funding our state's infrastructure."

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Arkansas Trucking Association Praises Reintroduction of DRIVE-Safe Act

The Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) applauds the reintroduction of the DRIVE-Safe Act, a critical piece of legislation that aims to address the massive driver shortage affecting the delivery of commerce in our country, while also promoting enhanced safety training for new members of the workforce.

ATA also praises the support of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) as co-sponsors of the legislation.

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ATA Applauds Governor's Highway Funding Plan

Arkansas Govenor Hutchinson Highway Funding Plan

The Arkansas Trucking Association today commended Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other legislative leaders for introducing a long-term, sustainable infrastructure plan to fund roads and bridges across the state.   

Under the proposal, $300 million in new highway spending is predicted to generate hundreds of millions in economic activity and thousands of new jobs.

The highway plan would allow the cities, counties and the Arkansas Department of Transportation to invest in infrastructure that will connect communities and businesses. Ninety percent of Arkansans recognize the need for repair and believe improving the state's infrastructure is key to driving economic activity.

ATA President Shannon Newton noted the commitment of the Governor and legislators in formulating the proposal. "For too many years and legislative sessions, we've seen the can kicked down the road. ATA members are pleased to see decisive action on the part of the General Assembly and the Executive Branch in bringing long-term confidence to funding the highways where we do business."

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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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  • 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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