University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Topic: Talent/Trade/Compliance

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Has the ELD Mandate Affected Trucking Prices?

Researchers have long recognized that trucking spot market prices affect contract prices. The typical one-year contract between a shipper and carrier is based on spot prices. Though one-time spot m…

October 20, 2020

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How Sustainability Affects Carrier Selection

As trucking carriers face public and governmental pressure to adopt sustainable practices, the decision to do so is made easier by a growing body of studies showing sustainability’s benefits

May 1, 2020

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Miller Examines Trucking Safety Compliance

Numerous studies have shown that larger trucking carriers are more compliant with safety regulations than their smaller counterparts. However, there is no consensus on why that is the case. Some ha…

February 1, 2020

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Dobrzykowski and McFadden Examine Hospital Governance

American hospitals house a unique power dynamic. Nowhere else do you find such important figures who influence organizational performance, but may not necessarily be employees of the facilities in …

October 7, 2019

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Researchers Show How Regulatory Compliance Fluctuates

Decoupling involves formally announcing a company’s adoption of practices that comply with new governmental regulations, while continuing many daily routines which violate the regulations. It usual…

April 29, 2019

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How Investors React to Congressional Testimony

Congressional committees often invite companies to testify on the “possible impact proposed legislation may have on the environment, business, and society at large.” Such invitations are difficult …

April 22, 2019

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2019 China Insights Logistics Report

The primary purpose of the 2019 China Logistics Insights Reports is to provide research with findings formatted to allow a direct comparison of detailed logistics costs as a percentage of GDP for t…

February 2, 2019

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How Do Shippers Choose A Carrier?

While many have suggested that shippers should factor environmental and social sustainability into their trucking carrier selection process, little is known about how they actually make that decisi…

June 18, 2018

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Miller, Golicic, and Fugate Analyze Trucking Safety

Are trucking carriers who utilize more owner-operators more compliant with safety rules than those with more employee drivers? SCM researchers have debated that question since the 1980s. Some have …

June 1, 2018

Supply Chain Management Research Center

Walton College of Business

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