Transportation Archive

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

USA Truck Names Chris Parsons VP of Maintenance

by Marty Cook 9/16/2015 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Chris Parsons to be its vice president of maintenance.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

UPS Will Hire Up to 95,000 Holiday Season Workers

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 01:44 pm

UPS said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2015 11:27 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne broke ground on an expansion of its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden.

Jonesboro Residents to Vote Nov. 10 on Tax Increase Proposal

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 11:17 am

Voters in Jonesboro will be asked to approve a sales tax increase during a special election in November.

Survey: US More Competitive Globally, But Inequality a Risk

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 10:44 am

Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni officially being released Wednesday.

2 Hurt in Freight Train Collision at UP Texarkana Property

by Associated Press 9/8/2015 01:57 pm

Two crewmembers have been hurt when two freight trains hauling new vehicles collided on Union Pacific property in northeast Texas.

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

McLarty Capital Partners Makes Loans, Invests Equity

by George Waldon 9/7/2015 12:00 am

As an SBIC, McLarty Capital has the flexibility of working with a business as a lender or as an equity partner with a minority or majority position. The seven deals it has closed to date represent a mix of each kind.

Planning Key For Passing On Illiquid Assets

by Marty Cook 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Estate planning may be a simple, two-page will and testament that specifies who gets the savings account balance and the 2005 Toyota Camry. The deceased's assets can range from cash to shares of stock to rental houses to acres of land.

Increase the Gas Tax Now (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Gas taxes are the fairest, simplest way to fund good roads. But revenue from the per-gallon consumption tax is declining because vehicles are using less gas. And consumption will continue to fall as cars and trucks become ever more efficient.

Arkansas Highway Construction Projects Back On

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 09:54 am

Two of the more prominent projects back up for bidding include phase two of the interchange at interstates 30 and 430 and rehabilitation of the interchange of I-430 and Cantrell Road in west Little Rock.

USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 02:14 pm

Jeffrey Lester, an executive vice president with USA Truck Inc., resigned Aug. 24, after CEO Tom Glaser asked him to work from the company's headquarters in Van Buren on a daily basis.

Central Arkansas Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Slips

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas fell slightly in the second quarter compared with the year-ago quarter, to 11.7 percent compared with 11.9 percent in second-quarter 2014.

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

by George Waldon 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity.

A Proud Moment for Our State: The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Erica Swallow 8/28/2015 11:38 am

Erica Swallow writes on the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame and how the inductees affected her life as a child growing up in northeast Arkansas.

USA Truck Names Head of Mexico Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2015 10:40 am

Nichols was most recently the director of international sales at U.S. Xpress Inc. and was director of business development for Con-Way. He has worked in the trucking industry for 35 years, including 20 years of experience involving Mexico.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.