Government, Business, Safety

Arkansas Trucking Association Makes New Selections for Road Team

The Arkansas Trucking Association announced that it has selected five new members to join the Arkansas Road Team.

September 3, 2021
Business, Logistics

I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Reopens

The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge is scheduled to open eastbound on Aug. 2, westbound on Aug. 6. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities on July 31 reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in May.

August 1, 2021
Business, Logistics, TCA

Intermodal Port in Arkansas Moves Forward

Map of Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. The port will be located on the Van Buren side of the Arkansas River next to Highway 59. (Google Maps)

The new intermodal port in Arkansas between Van Buren and Fort Smith continues to move forward with hopes of breaking ground in two years. The Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority met on July 7 to learn about updates to the project.

Ty Thompson | Press Argus-Courier, Fort Smith, Ark.
July 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Repairs to I-40 Bridge Could Take Months

I-40 bridge closure Transportation officers and police block an Interstate 40 onramp to the bridge over the Mississippi River near downtown Memphis, Tenn., on May 11. (Adrian Sainz/AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said May 12.

May 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Arkansas Approves Sales Tax; Rideshare Drivers Score Win in California

Interstate 30 in Arkansas Traffic moves toward the Interstate 403 and I-30 interchange in Little Rock, Ark. The existing 0.5% sales tax for transportation purposes was established in 2012. (Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)

Although the next occupant of the White House remained unclear the day after the election, certain transportation-related issues were definitively settled at the state level Nov. 3.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Hall of Fame to Open in Arkansas Next Year

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will build its new Supply Chain Hall of Fame in Rogers, Ark., the organization’s board of directors said.

September 27, 2019
Business, Safety

First-Time Qualifier Daniel Patterson Earns Arkansas’ Grand Champion Honors

Grand Champion Arkansas Arkansas Grand Champion Daniel Patterson of FedEx Freight with his trophy and Katie Thomason of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the truck driving championships July 13-14 in Rogers, Ark. (Arkansas Trucking Association)

When Daniel Patterson left his home to compete in Arkansas’ truck safety contest this month, his goal was pretty big. He wanted to win his class.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Plans for Inland Port on Arkansas River Taking Shape

Intermodal Port Todd Lappin/Flickr

Elected officials received a status update on an inland port and intermodal project on the Arkansas River at the Port of Van Buren.

August 24, 2017
Government, TCA

Arkansas State Highway Agency Now Called ArDOT


The transportation agency for Arkansas has a new name.

John Lovett | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
August 3, 2017

Arkansas Gives $3 Million to University for Trucking Studies

The University of Central Arkansas received a $3 million award to create an endowed faculty position that will focus on the trucking industry, the Associated Press reported.

September 1, 2015