Transportation Archive

Target Locked in Game of Shipping Tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/17/2017 03:54 pm

Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other.

Truck Centers of Arkansas Buys Western Star Franchise

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 11:18 am

The Truck Centers of Arkansas of North Little Rock bought Glover's Truck Parts and Equipment, a Western Star truck dealership also in North Little Rock.

Former USA Truck's Joseph Kaiser Lands in Chattanooga

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Joseph Kaiser is the new chief financial officer at Xpress Global Systems of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chef Shuttle Says Opa!

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is moving toward franchising by summer 2017.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers' margins.

Hino Motors Marks Production of Toyota Tacoma Parts

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2017 11:20 am

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. of Marion marks the start of its production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and front knuckle assemblies.

Pine Bluff Port Authority To Spend $106K On Rail Rehab

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2017 11:11 am

The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Port Authority contracts with Trac-Work Inc. of Little Rock to rehabilitate rail track infrastructure for nearly $106,000.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Gina Radke

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/10/2017 11:06 am

One way to motivate employees is to help them see themselves in the company's vision, says Gina Radke, CEO of Galley Support Innovations of Sherwood, in Arkansas Business' continuing series on leadership.

USA Truck Names Werner Hugo Trucking Leader

by Marty Cook 5/10/2017 09:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren names Werner Hugo as its senior vice president in charge of trucking operations.

Simmons First Not Cooling Its Jets

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. purchased a second jet last fall, a 1997 Dassault Falcon 2000, but don't expect a fleet.

Vouk Transportation Faces Foreclosure on NLR Headquarters

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Bank of Little Rock has filed to foreclose on Vouk's headquarters because it allegedly defaulted on a $826,000 mortgage taken out in May 2015.

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

by Marty Cook 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties.

ArcBest Reports 1Q Loss of $7.4M

by Marty Cook 5/5/2017 07:41 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports a first-quarter loss of $7.4 million, or 29 cents per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, in the same quarter last year.

Johnelle Hunt Closes ATA Conference

by Marty Cook 5/4/2017 06:22 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was the featured speaker at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference at the Hammons Centers in Rogers.

Al Heringer IV Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 5/3/2017 04:33 pm

Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers.

Shelley Simpson Promoted At JB Hunt

by Marty Cook 5/3/2017 02:12 pm

Shelley Simpson has been named chief commercial officer and president of Highway Services at J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.

USA Truck Reports 1Q Net Loss of $5M

by Lance Turner 5/3/2017 10:51 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a first-quarter net loss of $4.9 million, or 61 cents per share, as its new CEO planned to return the struggling logistics firm to profitability in the last half of the year.

Johnelle Hunt to Speak at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2017 01:41 pm

Johnelle Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, is the headline speaker for the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual business conference and vendor showcase in Rogers.

CEO James Reed Demands Quick Results at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

James Reed knows the best way USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren can remove any questions about its stability is with positive financial results.

Transportation Occupations Big Business in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

What the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines as the “transportation and material moving occupations” employ a lot of people in Arkansas, 104,060 as of May 2016.

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