Transportation Archive

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

J.B. Hunt Files Noncompete Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. recently filed two lawsuits against former employees who allegedly violated their noncompete agreement by going to work for other trucking companies.

FAA Adds Urban Studies to Review of Drone Regulations

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Aviation Administration's review of proposed regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles took a promising turn for operators last week when the FAA said it was adding several studies to better measure the use of the devices.

West Memphis Moves Forward with $10.9M Rail Project

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The city of West Memphis hopes to get the final approval by the end of this month to start work on a $10.9 million project to expand railroad infrastructure to service the city's port.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Riggs Tractor an Example of Teaching Students Their Options

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. sells heavy construction equipment, things like motor graders and earth movers. But technicians are the biggest segment of its 400-employee workforce, people “working on fairly sophisticated equipment,” said John Riggs, company president.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 5/7/2015 05:20 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone said Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer, and that while he and his doctors are optimistic, he's not sure yet when he'll return to the company. "I intend to return as soon as medically advisable, and I am hoping that will be sometime this summer," he wrote.

USA Truck Shareholders Re-Elect 3 to Company Board

by Marty Cook 5/7/2015 01:50 pm

Shareholders voted to re-elect three members of the company's board of directors and approved, in an advisory vote, of the company's executive compensation plan.

Asa Hutchinson Names Members of Highway Funding Working Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 02:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the members of the Working Group on Highway Funding as directed by executive order.

The First Self-Driving Vehicle You See Might Have 18 Wheels

by Associated Press 5/6/2015 11:15 am

Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs.

Fort Smith Keeps Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 08:45 am

Fort Smith retained the top spot in the latest Arkansas Tech Business Index, released Wednesday. It has led the index in 10 of the 14 months Tech has produced the ATBI.

USA Truck Posts $1.1M 1Q Profit

by Marty Cook 5/5/2015 06:53 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, up from a $1.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Options Limited for Governor's Highway Panel (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2015 07:30 am

By creating a working group of education leaders, business owners, legislators and highway officials to come up with solutions for Arkansas' road funding woes, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to find consensus on a long-running problem for the state. But with few options beyond raising taxes or tapping into general revenue, middle ground will be difficult to find.

County Officials Mull Fate of Historic War Eagle Bridge

by Associated Press 5/4/2015 07:22 am

Benton County officials are set to decide whether to repair a historic bridge and keep it open for traffic.

ArcBest Posts Best Quarter in 7 Years, $745K Net Income

by Lance Turner 5/4/2015 06:41 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Monday reported its best first quarter in seven years, citing $745,000 in profit versus a loss of $5.2 million in same the quarter last year.

USA Truck Upgrading Its Website

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 was the trucking company's first profitable year in six years, and its website is even older. Paul Silverlieb, who handles marketing for USA Truck, said the website hasn't been updated in nine years, and a third-party agency (he wouldn't say who) has been hired to design a new one.

Cross County Responds to Ambulance Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Southern Ambulance of Wynne last month sued the county, members of the quorum court and its competitor, Ambulance Services of Forrest City LLC, which drives emergency vehicles under the name of Cross County EMS. Southern Ambulance said it has exclusive rights to the serve the approximately 17,500 people who live in the east Arkansas county, according to its lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.