DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS SERVICES
With its central location and comprehensive transportation infrastructure, it’s not surprising that Arkansas has a large and growing distribution and logistics services sector. In fact, more than 85,000 Arkansans are employed at more than 80 distribution centers and 22 major trucking companies in the state.
Arkansas is home to two transportation/trucking companies on Fortune magazine's list of the largest 1,000 companies in the United States, based on annual revenue - J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and ABF Freight Systems Inc.
The top 25 largest employers in Arkansas represent a wide variety of industries, 20 percent of those employers are in the transportation services sector, including J.B. Hunt, USA Truck, FedEx Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad, PAM Transportation Services and Dillard's, Inc., which operates its only e-fulfillment center out of Maumelle, Arkansas.