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Thinking Big Rigs, Arkansas Company Cleans Up
Whiting Systems Inc. President Chad Glenn (left) and former president Russ Whiting, of the family ownership group, with one of the company's large truck wash gantries.

Thinking Big Rigs, Arkansas Company Cleans Up

Whiting Systems Inc. manufactures brush and touchless wash gantries and drive-thrus, pressure washers and cleaning agents for industries relying heavily on trucks, trains, vans, buses and other large vehicles.
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Tax Cut Boon to PAM Transport

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown reported 2017 fourth-quarter income of $31.5 million on Thursday, a spectacular increase from the $722,842 it reported in the same quarter of 2016.
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Tom Garrison, Who Led American Freightways, Dies at 57

Thomas R. "Tom" Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc. of Harrison before its sale in 2001 to FedEx Corp., died Sunday. He was 57.
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Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.
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