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Talking Workforce at the White House

Against the backdrop of three Class 8 trucks on the South Lawn of the White House, representatives from trucking joined President Biden and other leaders on April 4 to tout the administration’s progress on industry workforce initiatives.

President Biden said the programs, “allow aspiring drivers to earn while they learn, while making this essential job more attractive to potential drivers regardless of age, background and gender.”

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Linehaul is for the Dogs’…Food

Online pet supply retailer Chewy has begun operating a portion of its linehaul needs through its own middle mile fleet and network in a bid for more reliable and less expensive transportation, CEO Sumit Singh said on the company's most recent earnings call.

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FMCSA Pulls Two Proposed CDL Rule Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is withdrawing two notices of proposed rulemaking regarding commercial driver’s licenses due to concerns from industry stakeholders.

One rule would have allowed states to use a third-party skills test examiner to administer the commercial driver’s license skills test to applicants to whom they had also provided skills training. However, some states worried about potential fraud with no mechanisms in place to verify a person taking the knowledge test in one jurisdiction is in fact the same person taking the skills test in another and the potential for conflict of interest or examiner bias.

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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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