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Slow down, phone down for work zone safety

State Police and Highway Police Partnership

The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation are launching a safety campaign to crack down on reckless and distracted driving in work zones across the state.

With the passage of infrastructure funding at both the federal and state level, Arkansas drivers can expect to encounter work zones maintaining and building roads around the state. Last fall, AHC and ARDOT began planning
a campaign to educate passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers how to share the road safely in work zones.

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Could even warehouse work go remote?

Since the pandemic began, many employees stopped commuting to an office and began logging on from home
to earn their paycheck. Some analysts predict that 25% of professional jobs in North America will be remote by the
end of the year. But less expected is that non-office jobs have remote-potential.

Two companies are exploring technology that allows workers to operate forklifts remotely, a challenge that could address labor shortages in warehouses.

Read more: Could even warehouse work go remote?

Traffic fatalities increase throughout pandemic; USDOT responds with safety strategy

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, early estimates of motor vehicle traffic crashes for the first nine months of 2021, fatalities have increased 12%, the highest in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. NHTSA projects that an estimated 31,720 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes from January through September 2021, up from the 28,325 fatalities projected for the first nine months of 2020. The projection is the highest number of fatalities during the first nine months of any year since 2006.

Read more: Traffic fatalities increase throughout pandemic; USDOT responds with safety strategy

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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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