Transportation Archive

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

USA Truck Names Greg Banks Sales Director

by Marty Cook 7/1/2015 04:33 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Greg Banks as its director of sales.

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:13 am

U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

New Construction Boosts Conway on Business Index

by Mark Carter 6/30/2015 09:37 am

New home construction boosted Conway to near the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for April 2015.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Fred & Jack's Trailer Property Ahead in Saline County Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Commercial property, a package of 18 residential properties, a 103-bed nursing home and a group of multifamily properties form our quartet of seven-digit Saline County transactions.

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Open at Clinton National

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 11:38 am

The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop and a 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on suitcase without having to remove them at the checkpoint.

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:36 pm

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20.

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:32 pm

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share.

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 03:36 pm

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock.

Burgundy Book Shows Transportation Industry Growth

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 09:34 am

More than half of businesses expect that economic conditions in 2015 will be better than in 2014, according to a survey in the Little Rock Zone of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 02:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

Hutchinson Says Europe Trip Helped State Compete Globally

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 07:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says overseas trips like his recent economic development mission to France and Europe give Arkansas a chance to compete globally for jobs and companies.

Car Mart Execs Received No Bonuses in 2014

by Marty Cook 6/23/2015 01:26 pm

For the second consecutive year, the two top executives at America's Car-Mart of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday by the company.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

ABF Logistics to Open OKC Location Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 10:36 am

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Co. of Fort Smith, will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Oklahoma City branch Wednesday.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

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