Transportation Archive

U.S. Energy Spending Declines in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures fell for the fifth straight year to $1 trillion, a 9 percent decline in real terms compared with 2015.

The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

by Heather Albright and Matt De Luca 11/12/2018 12:00 am

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult.

Fayetteville Plane Crash Subject of Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Starstone National Insurance Co. alleges that negligence and defects caused a 2015 accident in which former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon parachuted his single-engine plane onto a pickup truck on MLK Jr. Boulevard.

VOTE (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Tuesday is upon us, so vote if you haven't already. We owe it to the dead. We owe it even more to the living.

Conifex's Brett Bray Assures 'Good Balance' Won't Leave Arkansas, Canada Dry

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Brett Bray, the U.S. operations chief for Conifex Timber, talks about transport, trade, and plans for more investment in Arkansas.

Winning the Two-Week Sale (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Have you taken advantage of the special two-seek sale going on? Political consumers have. It's the sale sponsored by our democracy. And if you're not participating, you're missing out!

ArcBest Reports Another Big Quarter

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/1/2018 04:35 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter revenue of $826.2 million on Thursday.

Million-Dollar Warehouse Deal Leads $5.4M in Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/1/2018 11:04 am

Recent real estate transactions include office buildings, a dollar store, a bank branch, apartment, residential rentals, garage, truck terminal and land.

Murphy USA Turns 5, Reports 3Q Profit of $45M

by Kyle Massey 10/31/2018 04:13 pm

As Murphy USA of El Dorado celebrated its fifth birthday as a standalone company, the retail fuel and convenience store giant reported a net profit of $45 million for the third quarter.

Landing Camp Pike: War Brought Unusual Opportunity

by George Waldon 10/29/2018 12:00 am

America's entry into the First World War set the stage for a historic economic development opportunity that business leaders in Little Rock seized back in the spring of 1917.

Portion of Former Conway Airport Bought for Future Fountaine Bleu

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Apartment land in Conway, an office-warehouse project in North Little Rock and foreclosed property dominated by Little Rock addresses form this week's trio of million-dollar deals.

Arkansas Personal Consumption Spending Up 2.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Personal consumption expenditures in the United States rose 4.3 percent in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Gas Pos Relocates to NLR, Will Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2018 10:26 am

Gas Pos announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama, and will create 30 high-paying technology jobs.

USA Trucks Reports Another Positive Quarter

by Marty Cook 10/26/2018 08:23 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported 2018 third quarter income of $3.3 million on Thursday.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

NLR Trucking Facility Sells For $3.65M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2018 08:57 am

An industrial/trucking facility at 10600 Maybelline Road in North Little Rock was sold on Oct. 15 for $3.65 million.

New XNA CEO Aaron Burkes to Hit Runway Running

by Marty Cook 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Aaron Burkes was named Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport's new CEO and executive director in late September and will start work on Nov. 1.

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2018 09:38 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

USA Truck Buys Davis Transfer Co.

by Lance Turner 10/19/2018 08:51 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Thursday said it acquired Davis Transfer Co. of Carnesville, Georgia.

Study Cites Economic Benefits of Spending More on Roads

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2018 02:08 pm

The Arkansas Good Roads Foundation and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce release a study that showed the projected economic impact of increased spending on state roads and highways.