Tag: trucking

by Jeff Della Rosa -

2019: another good year for transportation

The transportation industry is expected to have another good year in 2019 subject to several factors, including trade-related concerns, said Doug Voss, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management…

by Michael Tilley -

UAFS, Maverick Respond To Growing Truck Driver Shortage

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is one of hundreds of institutions around the country trying to help address a growing truck driver shortage, and the slowdown in the U.S. energy industry has helped a regional Arkansas carrier fill some of its open driver positions.

by The City Wire staff -

U.S. freight numbers up in November

November data from two prominent transportation trackers continue to show a national economy that is improving but not with impressive gains. The American Trucking Associations’ Truck Tonnage Index was up…

by The City Wire staff -

P.A.M. earnings hit road block

P.A.M. Transportation Services faced stiff headwinds in December sending the trucker’s fourth quarter earnings south bound after 11 months of forward progress. The Tontitown-based carrier reported net losses of $311,000,…

by The City Wire staff -

Reports present fuzzy economic picture

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday (Feb. 29) that Arkansas and Mississippi were the only two states to see an increase in their 2011 average annual unemployment rate compared…

by The City Wire staff -

Arkansas Best posts 2011 income gain

Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. has ended two consecutive years of losses with 2011 net income of $6.159 million. Gains in tonnage, cost cutting and price increases helped boost the…

by The City Wire staff -

J.B. Hunt rolls to record profits

Lowell-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services led the way to profitability in 2011 despite ongoing economic challenges that provided limited visibility for the transportation industry. J.B.Hunt tallied-up annual profits of $257…