Transportation Archive

New York Firm Buys Krug Energy's Natural Gas Station in Searcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 09:48 am

Alternative motor fuels distributor American Natural Gas of Saratoga Springs, New York, announced on Monday its acquisition of Krug Energy's public compressed natural gas station in Searcy.

Democrat-Gazette's Frank Fellone Ready for A Different Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

After about 20 years as deputy editor, Frank Fellone is back out in the newsroom as a reporter, working basically half-time. Fellone, who will continue writing the popular weekly traffic and highways column that gave him the title Mahatma, had been a boss at the paper since becoming state editor in 1980.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

David Casey On Board with Central Flying's Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

David Casey has joined the sales team at Central Flying Service Inc. of Little Rock as regional sales manager of the company's Jet Group departments.

USA Truck Reports 2Q Loss of $1.3M

by Marty Cook 8/3/2016 11:43 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, a decrease from the $2.8 million profit it reported in the same quarter of 2015.

Tri-State Truck Center Building $13M Dealership in NLR

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 09:53 am

Construction of a new Tri-State Truck Center dealership at 8901 Diamond Drive in North Little Rock is expected to begin this week and wrap up in about a year, according to co-owner Jim Maddox.

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Chris Spear's appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/1/2016 12:00 am

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It's a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding.

ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

by Marty Cook 7/29/2016 09:57 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter.

PAM Transport Reports 2Q Income Drop, Revenue Increase

by Marty Cook 7/28/2016 10:09 am

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $3.9 million, down from $7 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was up to $111.5 million from $108 million last year.

Survey: American Consumers' Confidence Remains Steady

by Associated Press 7/26/2016 11:34 am

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future.

Arkansas Energy Office to Host CNG Fueling Facility Safety Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, a program of the AEDC - Energy Office will host a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility safety training Friday, August 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at Pulaski Technical College's Business and Industry Center, 3303 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock.

Survey: Branch Banking in the U.S. Still a Robust Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Bank customers continue to seek the human touch provided by bank branches, according to a survey by Protiviti, a global consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California. The survey, released late last year, found that 84 percent of bank customers visit their branches at least once a month.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road.

Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

by Cimber Winfrey 7/21/2016 10:56 am

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 10:16 am

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.