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Poultry and Petrol Prices on the Rise

Prices at the grocery store and gas pump continue to rise as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports 30 of the 38 commonly traded commodities are priced higher now than a year ago.

Among the most inflated prices are turkey breasts (166.5% higher) and chicken breasts (87.3% higher). Chicken processors like Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s increased production in February, but ongoing supply chain issues and labor shortages only beleaguer their inability to keep up with demand.

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Tapping the Fuel Reserves

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues and fuel prices soar at the fastest rate ever recorded by the Energy Department, President Biden on March 31 announced an unprecedented release of crude oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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FedEx Founder Stepping Down as CEO

FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith will become executive chairman effective June 1 and current President and Chief Operating Officer Raj Subramaniam will be promoted to President and CEO.

"Over the course of five decades, Fred built FedEx from the ground up into one of the most iconic and innovative companies the world has ever known," said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear. “His contributions have not only benefited our industry; they have helped transform our economy and forever changed the way we all live."

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
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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