Transportation Archive

Murphy Oil Posts Net Loss for 4Q, All of 2017

by Kyle Massey 1/31/2018 05:24 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $285 million, or 1.65 per diluted share of stock, and a full 2017 net loss of $311 million, or $1.81 per diluted share.

Murphy USA 4Q Profit Hits $125M; 2017 Income Tops $245M

by Kyle Massey 1/31/2018 04:28 pm

Murphy USA reports a whopping fourth-quarter profit of nearly $125 million, partly the result of a deferred tax benefit of $89 million from the corporate tax cut enacted by Washington in December.

Tax Reform Fuels ArcBest's Big Income Gains

by Marty Cook 1/31/2018 10:27 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports robust fourth-quarter and fiscal-year income, much of it thanks to the recently implemented Tax Cut & Jobs Act that President Trump signed in December.

Trucking Association Announces Technician Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 10:37 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association announced Monday that it is accepting applications for a new scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career as a medium and heavy duty truck technician.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Little Rock Warehouse Draws $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/29/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego, sold the Port Distribution Center at 6001 Lindsey Road to three buyers.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

by Associated Press 1/25/2018 05:42 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for highways.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

Bite Squad: The Netflix of Meal Delivery?

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Bite Squad, the restaurant meal delivery service based in Minneapolis, is launching its subscription service, called Unlimited, which gives subscribers unlimited meal deliveries for only one monthly payment.

JB Hunt 4Q Earnings Up 228 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/18/2018 10:40 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $385.3 million, more than double the $117.6 million recorded for the fourth quarter of 2016.

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 10:29 am

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III.

Arkansas Truckers Toot Horn for Tax Cuts

by Marty Cook 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The trucking industry was one of the stronger proponents of the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in December.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

America's Car-Mart To Pay Retired CEO $1.1M Bonus

by Marty Cook 1/11/2018 01:17 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville will pay Hank Henderson $1.1 million as a “special retirement bonus” for the company's longtime CEO who stepped down in December.