Transportation Archive

FedEx Schedules Groundbreaking for Southwest Little Rock Site

by Lance Turner 1/20/2015 09:59 am

FedEx has scheduled a groundbreaking for its new Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock.

Agreement Puts Drones Closer to Sky

by Sean Beherec 1/19/2015 12:00 am

A cooperative agreement announced last week between the Federal Aviation Administration and CNN for the company to use unmanned aircraft for news gathering has some operators hopeful for the future.

Arkansas Bill Would Restrict Drones on Private Land

by Associated Press 1/16/2015 07:42 am

Using a drone to fly above private property and take pictures without permission would be a crime under a bill filed in the Arkansas Legislature.

Asa Hutchinson Lays out Plan to Compete in 'Global Marketplace'

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 12:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the "global marketplace."

UA Commissions Study to Develop Transportation, Parking Solutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:08 pm

The University of Arkansas is launching a study of its current and future transportation challenges on campus.

Tammy Passafiume Cuts Into Diamond Lakes Federal as President/CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Tammy Passafiume has been named president and CEO of Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union in Malvern. She has 23 years of credit union experience and was previously president and CEO of River Valley Federal Credit Union in Camden.

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Cathy Frye, a longtime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has taken over as spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Jennifer Gill, a name familiar to newspaper readers in Fort Smith, said she has left the Southwest Times Record after more than 16 years.

Joyce Judy's 'Series of Bad Decisions' Comes to End in North Carolina

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

One of the saddest cases of white-collar crime in Whispers' long memory has come to an unsatisfying conclusion.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Former Employees, Patients of Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital Leave Town

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The ripple effects from the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital in September and the bankruptcy of the nonprofit that operated it have been felt across eastern Arkansas and into Tennessee.

Asa Hutchinson Announces 4 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:35 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced four appointments to various state boards and commissions.

FAA Grants Permits for Agriculture, Real Estate Drones

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 01:04 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved in agriculture and real estate.

Gov.-elect Hutchinson Appoints 2 From Jonesboro

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 07:40 am

Gov-Elect Asa Hutchinson has announced the appointments of two Jonesboro men - one to the Arkansas State Highway Commission and one to the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees.

Group Says Deficient Roads Cost Arkansas Motorists $2B Per Year

by Associated Press 1/6/2015 01:04 pm

A national transportation research group says deficient roads and bridges cost Arkansas motorists about $2 billion a year in higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

ABF Logistics Buys Smart Lines Transportation Group for $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 01:53 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, bought Smart Lines Transportation Group LLC of Oklahoma City for $5.17 million on Jan. 2.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Amy Fecher to Head Rural Services; Lawrence Bengal, John Felts to Stay at Oil & Gas Commission, Parole Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 02:03 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Amy Fecher as director of the Department of Rural Services, and has also announced the retainment of Lawrence Bengal as director of the Oil & Gas Commission, and John Felts as chairman of the Arkansas Parole Board.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.