Transportation Archive

CORRECTED: Car-Mart's Quarterly Earnings Off

by Marty Cook 8/21/2015 10:45 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a significant drop in earnings for the first quarter of 2016 that CEO Hank Henderson said was mostly the result of the company's "lack of consistent blocking and tackling." Car-Mart's income for the quarter was up 12 percent but revenue dropped from $7.2 million to $4.6 million.

PAM Gives Cushman Raise, Promotes Herndon

by Marty Cook 8/20/2015 08:52 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown promoted Matt Herndon to COO on Aug. 12, the company said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

by Marty Cook 8/18/2015 08:39 am

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco.

Fly Arkansas Leases Former Hawker Facility

by Alexis Hosticka 8/17/2015 03:45 pm

Sage Partners has announced the lease of 55,882-SF of space at the former Hawker facility Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, to Fly Arkansas LLC.

Hugg & Hall Gets New Site in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Super Properties III LLC, led by John Hugg and Robert Hall, bought a 16.2-acre property at 7101 S. Zero St. Hugg & Hall paid just shy of $2.5 million to Alawest-AL LLC.

Mending Bridges a Constant Mission

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas inspects its bridges at least once every two years — and more frequently for bridges that have earned a structurally deficient label — and Mike Hill insists the term sounds worse than it is.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department's $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region's planning agency.

Don Weaver on Paving Over Potholes in Federal Highway Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He's the chairman of the board of The Road Information Program and has served on the Associated General Contractors of America national board since 2001. Weaver-Bailey is based in El Paso.

Matt Crafton Urges Long-Term Highway Fix

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Matt Crafton said he's not just thinking about the benefit to his business when he calls for the U.S. Congress to find a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund.

Kandice Harshaw to Replace Burton Weis at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 8/14/2015 10:10 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren promoted Kandice Harshaw to vice president of human resources after the resignation of Burton Weis this week. Weis, a longtime executive with the company, did not tell USA Truck why he was resigning.

NTSB Blames Driver Fatigue for Wal-Mart Truck Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 11:26 am

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.

CATA Becomes Rock Region Metro With New Look, 15 CNG Buses

by Alexis Hosticka 8/11/2015 10:42 am

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority becomes the Rock Region Metro, part of rebranding effort that includes new services and 15 buses powered by compressed natural gas.

Chart: A Look at Rock Region Metro's New Look, New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 08:16 am

The former Central Arkansas Transit Authority has a new name, Rock Region Metro, and a new look for public transit vehicles throughout metro Little Rock.

Ozarka College Receives FAA Approval for Pilot Program

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:49 am

Ozarka College has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its professional pilot program.

Population Trends Slowing in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Population growth in central Arkansas has slowed during the last five years, though it has continued to exceed that of the U.S. as a whole, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report.

Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

ABF Sued by Zumba Fitness Over Stolen Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Zumba Fitness said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith that ABF Logistics Inc. of Fort Smith was supposed to handle a shipment of five freight trailers of fitness DVDs and other exercise material from Miami to Orlando, Florida.