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Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a new speed limit bill into law on April 1. The bill, sponsored by Rep. DeAnn Vaught (R-4th District), allows for increased speed limits — 75 miles per hour on freeways and 65 on other highways for cars. The maximum speed limit would remain 30 mph on highways in urban districts.

After traffic and engineering studies are conducted by the highway department, the Highway Commission will be able to make the changes to the current speed limits.

Read more: Arkansas Approves Bill to Allow Highway Commission to Increase Speed Limits

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Just over a year after issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in March withdrew its controversial plan for a “Safety Fitness Determination” program. The rulemaking was intended to further the Agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) platform by using roadside inspection data and other on-road safety indicators – as well as investigation findings – to rate a carrier’s “fitness” to operate.

Read more: SFD Rulemaking Withdrawn by FMCSA


The American Transportation Research Institute launched online data collection to solicit commercial driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues. The driver feedback will be utilized in several ATRI studies focused on transportation infrastructure funding, the driver shortage and improving highway safety.

ATRI initially collected driver input on these topics through a survey during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)in March where ATRI staff collected over 500 driver surveys.  The online version of the same survey will allow larger numbers of professional drivers to weigh in on these important topics. 

Read more: ATRI Launches Online Driver Survey on Key Industry Issues

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