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Trucking calendar changes

Preventing the spread of new dangerous virus has uprooted the plans of almost everyone on Earth. All of the events we would normally gather for (birthdays, holy days, big games, graduations, memorials, concerts, ceremonies) are being re-examined as possible vectors for illness. Arkansas Trucking Association has had to look at its own calendar and pivot to accommodate current guidance about gatherings.

ATA’s Annual Business Conference & Vendor Showcase has been rescheduled for August 17-18 in Roger, Ark. The event was originally set to take place on May 5-7, but the new dates will allow time to observe social distancing guidelines and pivot to a speaker and topic lineup that addresses the changing realities of what's next for navigating the rebounding of our economy as well as safety, shifting regulations, technology and politics.

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Road projects move forward with reduced traffic

Some states are taking advantage of less congested roads as they move forward with infrastructure projects.

“Given that the traffic is down and everything, I’m going to be looking at accelerating some of these infrastructure projects,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

“When you’re doing those on busy roads, it causes a lot of problems,” DeSantis continued. “When those (roads) are no longer busy, and if that’s going to be the case for the next month, then we’re going to need to make use of that time.”

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GPS data shows trucks are moving more efficiently during Covid-19

The American Transportation Research Institute has released new data showing that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In February, ATRI released its list of top bottlenecks in the country where congestion for trucks is the most challenging. Those locations, just a month later, saw traffic reduce drastically as cities and states began directing quarantines for citizens exposed to the coronavirus or social distancing for everyone to prevent the virus’ spread.

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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
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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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