Transportation Archive

Gas Pos Announces Partnership with Twilio

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2019 09:32 am

Gas Pos of North Little Rock has teamed up with cloud communications platform Twilio to deliver a new method for retailers to accept and process FleetCor/Comdata and WEX/EFS fleet fuel card transactions.

FedEx Logistics Establishing New HQ in Downtown Memphis

by Associated Press 2/12/2019 04:01 pm

FedEx Logistics is establishing a new headquarters in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and bringing nearly 700 jobs along with it.

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 02:58 pm

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request.

Allegiant Offers Season Flights from Little Rock to Destin, Florida

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 11:00 am

Allegiant Air announces seasonal air service from Little Rock to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida beginning May 17.

Proposed Arkansas Highway Plan Would Raise $300M Per Year

by Lance Turner 2/11/2019 11:49 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders unveil a $300 million per year plan to maintain Arkansas' roads and bridges — one billed as the largest single highway proposal in the state's history.

Video: Governor, Legislative Leaders Unveil Highway Plan

by Lance Turner 2/11/2019 10:31 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders unveil their plan to raise money for Arkansas' highways.

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Missouri County Officially Dropped from NWA Metro

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The federal Office of Management & Budget dropped McDonald County from the official Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Workers in Arkansas Reach 4-year Deal

by Associated Press 2/8/2019 04:29 pm

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company workers at a plant in Arkansas have agreed to a four-year contract.

USA Truck 4Q Income Down 63 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2019 11:45 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports fourth-quarter income for fiscal 2018 of $5.3 million, down about 63 percent from the same quarter last year.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

by Kyle Massey 2/4/2019 12:00 am

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution.

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average.

Lem Tull, Co-Founder of Crafton Tull, Dies at 85

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2019 10:52 am

Engineering firm Crafton Tull of Rogers announced Friday the death of its co-founder, Lemuel "Lem" Henry Tull. He died Thursday at the age of 85.

Murphy USA Posts $77M Profit in 3Q

by Kyle Massey 1/30/2019 04:35 pm

Murphy USA, the El Dorado gasoline and convenience store chain, reported a fourth-quarter 2018 profit of $77.5 million, or $2.38 per diluted share, down from the $124.8 million in same quarter of 2017.

ArcBest Corp. Revenue Tops $3B for First Time

by Lance Turner 1/30/2019 03:37 pm

A thriving U.S. economy drove ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith to a strong fourth-quarter finish, even while fourth-quarter net income ended the period down 58 percent from the same quarter last year.

Arkansas Bill Would Tap Revenue, Raise Tax For Highways

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/28/2019 05:04 pm

Republican Rep. Dan Douglas has proposed tapping into tax revenue from car sales and imposing a new tax on motor fuels to raise money for the state's highways.

The State of The Union (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/28/2019 12:00 am

We don't need a presidential speech to tell us what the state of the union is. It's broken but held together, at least in Arkansas, by individual and communal acts of goodwill, acts that we salute and appreciate.

Jonesboro's Medic One to Pick Up St. Louis Ambulance Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Medic One LLC of Jonesboro is in the process of buying Gateway Ambulance in St. Louis, which would double Medic One's size