Transportation Archive

ArcBest Corp. Swings to Profit in 1Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2018 11:25 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports improved results in the first quarter compared to the same time last year, boosted by strong demand and a lower corporate income tax.

Rock Region Metro Board Hires Charles Frazier as Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2018 09:56 am

The Metro Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Charles Frazier, assistant director of Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Florida, as executive director of Rock Region Metro.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Three Little Letters That Say 'A' Lot in PR

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal.

More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Pot Smokers

by Associated Press 5/2/2018 04:00 pm

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

Heart Hospital Shows Drive with Food Truck

by Mark Friedman 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Heart Hospital is unveiling its food truck this week, making it the first hospital in Arkansas, and possibly the country, to own and operate a food truck.

Jane Hollansworth: New Kind of Resident Joins Retirees in Hot Springs Village

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Jane Hollansworth bought the Re/Max franchise in Hot Springs Village with her son, Jeff, in 2006, selling the business to Clara Nicolosi in 2015.

Arkansas' March Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2018 10:53 am

The unemployment rate in March in Arkansas remained unchanged from the previous month, holding at 3.8 percent, according to a report by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Coulson Oil to Build New Headquarters in NorthShore Business Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2018 11:13 am

Coulson Oil says it will build a new corporate headquarters on three acres in the NorthShore Business Park off Interstate 430 at Crystal Hill Road in North Little Rock.

USA Truck CEO Reed Tops $1M in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 11:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported that CEO James Reed earned slightly more than $1 million in total compensation for fiscal year 2017.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 15 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 10:37 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported 2018 first-quarter earnings of $118.1 million Monday, up from $102.7 million in the same quarter of 201

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Trump's Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas' economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic.

Manhattan Road & Bridge Awarded $87.3M I-630 Widening Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 01:36 pm

Manhattan Road & Bridge, a road construction firm with offices in Little Rock and northwest Arkansas, is awarded an $87.3 million Arkansas Department of Transportation widening project.

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect.

Credit Boozman for Tax Credits (Feedback)

by Glenn Foreman 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Glenn Foreman, CEO of Excel Boats in Mountain View, praises Sen. John Boozman for supporting the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

2 Arkansas Public Transit Systems Get $7.2M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 02:18 pm

Ozark Regional Transit in Springdale and Rock Region Metro in Little Rock have received grants totaling $7.17 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 09:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.