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By Arkansas NEXT on Friday, September 25, 2020

More than 85,000 Arkansans are employed at more than 80 distribution centers and 22 major trucking companies in the state. In fact, of the top 25 largest employers in Arkansas, 20% of those are in the transportation services sector.

Two of the nation's largest trucking companies are based in Arkansas – J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and ArcBest Corp.

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Number of transportation jobs in Arkansas in 2020

412 new jobs
Estimated to be added in Arkansas between 2018 and 2020.

Top 15 Transportation Companies with the Most Arkansas Employees

1 UPS Freight
2 XPO Logistics
3 FedEx Freight
4 YRC Worldwide Inc.
5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
6 ArcBest Corp.
7 P.A.M. Transport Inc.
8 Maverick USA Inc.
9 USA Truck Inc.
10 Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc.
11 Oakley Trucking Inc.
12 Rich Logistics
13 CalArk International Inc.
14 Twin City Transportation
15 Woodfield Inc.

Sources: Arkansas Business Book of Lists 2020; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Arkansas Division of Workforce Services