Emma Hurt

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Platform helps firms keep tabs on supply chain

CaseStack compiles variety of data to form big picture

CaseStack, a supply chain management and retail consolidation provider, has been working on something new in Fayetteville.

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Goals, reality often clash for truck drivers

Recruiters, advertising don’t give true picture

When Corey Marler had to close his sheet metal construction company after an injury, the Rogers resident applied to a temp agency to pay his bills. It took months to get through their processes to start making money. Once he did, he could only find a job working nights at a signage factory in 95-degree heat for $11 an hour.

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A better life is driver-school lure for many

James Main is a veteran of the National Guard and Operation Desert Storm. He worked in a turkey plant before getting gangrene in a hand from a piece of turkey bone. He has been a rural mailman, worked at a carpet and tile store, opened and closed his own brokerage company and delivered heating and air-conditioner parts. Recently, he decided truck driving was the path forward.

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Retailer consults women drivers

Wal-Mart listens, changes, one says

Carol Nixon joined more than 100 of her fellow women Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck drivers in Bentonville earlier this month for the company's first Women in Trucking conference.

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Acxiom sports five new patents

Conway firm says they were awarded over past 7 months

When Scott Howe took over as chief executive of Acxiom Corp. in 2011, the company only had three patents to show for its four decades in existence.

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Trucking firms leery of Fort Smith's plans

A Fort Smith nonprofit has released a plan to revitalize the city's downtown, which has some members of the local transportation industry concerned.

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Ex-CEO on to new venture

Former Acxiom boss now targeting spammers, scammers

Longtime Arkansas technology leader Charles Morgan is concentrating his efforts on protecting consumers from phone scammers and spammers.

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Trucks' weights gauged in motion

State’s first virtual system now keeping watch on Arkansas 64

After years of planning and preparation, Arkansas' first virtual weigh station is up and running.

Appeal refused, semis go to e-logs

Justices deny bid by drivers’ group

Marking the final legal step in nearly two decades of debate in the trucking industry, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Department of Transportation's electronic logging device mandate.

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Rigs shifting to automatic transmissions

Move saves fuel, improves safety, trucking firms say

For 44 years, Jerry Whittenburg drove more than 4 million safe miles in a truck with a manual transmission. He had no reason to change anytime soon.

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