Trucking and transportation is a dynamic industry in Arkansas. Accounting for about 1 in 10 jobs, the industry is a huge component of the state’s economy. Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, has been in the middle of everything from regulatory changes to worker shortages to technological disruption. Roby Brock of Talk Business sits with Newton to discuss what’s “shifting” the industry’s gears.
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Talk Business and Politics is a content partner of KASU. Their show airs on KASU 91.9 FM on Mondays and Fridays during NPR’s Morning Edition at 6:51 am. It also airs during NPR’s All Things Considered on Wednesdays at 5:20 pm. You can follow more of their coverage on their website TalkBusiness.net where you can also catch the latest Northeast Arkansas news.