Transportation Archive

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/17/2015 11:38 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Maverick USA Buys Flanary and Sons Trucking of Tennessee

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 02:52 pm

Maverick USA Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Flanary and Sons Trucking Inc. (FAST) of Church Hill, Tennessee.

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

Hoxie Sinkhole Closes Streets, Threatens Sewers

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 01:28 pm

Hoxie city officials say a cavernous sinkhole has shuttered two city streets and threatened sewer service to at least 600 homes.

House GOP Unveils Short-Term Highway Funding Extension

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 01:25 pm

House Republicans called for a brief extension of highway and mass transit funding Monday night to prevent a reduction in scheduled construction as early as this summer.

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 01:56 pm

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement.

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 01:30 pm

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 09:25 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Thursday that John Simone has resigned from the CEO post to focus "on improving his health." Simone, who was being treated for lung cancer, has been on medical leave from the publicly traded trucking firm since April. The company's board named Thomas Glaser to replace him.

Highway Officials Unveil Last Leg of 430/630 Interchange

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/8/2015 01:21 pm

Highway officials gave a bird's-eye view of a $150 million project at Arkansas' busiest intersection Wednesday, gathering with politicians and others on the highest bridge of a rebuilt interchange that eases traffic flow among Little Rock and its suburbs.

United Continental Flights Delayed After Computer Glitch

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 11:10 am

United said it was recovering from a "network connectivity issue" and restoring regular flight operations. It is the second time in two months that the carrier has been hit by major technical issues.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here's hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.”