Transportation Archive

ArcBest Corp. 3Q Net Income Up 15 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/3/2017 11:12 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports third quarter net income of $14.8 million, up 15 percent from the same quarter last year, as revenue and profit rose in the company's asset-based services.

USA Truck Snaps Losing Streak, Reports 3Q Profit

by Marty Cook 11/3/2017 09:03 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported third-quarter income of $409,000 on Thursday.

Airport Adds Daily Little Rock-Washington Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 02:39 pm

American Airlines announces daily service between Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) will begin April 3.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

For Sale: One Turkey Trot Festival (Feedback)

by Lyn Baker 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Despite all of our raised voices, righteous indignation, hurt feelings, saber rattlings or fist raisings and shakings, there isn't a whole hell of a lot we can do about this state's image.

Tontitown Warehouse Sells for $2.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Elder Conway LLC, led by Chris Elder, bought the warehouse, which sits on 6.44 acres at 609 Laura Lane. The seller was Al G. Romine of Celebration, Florida.

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Rock Region Metro's Donna Bowers Honored by Mass Transit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Donna Bowers, director of operations for Rock Region Metro, the public transportation system for central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Mass Transit trade journal.

PAM Transport Posts Flat 3Q Earnings

by Marty Cook 10/24/2017 09:46 am

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported third-quarter income of $3.446 million, a negligible decrease from $3.451 million in the same quarter of 2016.

Asa Hutchinson Leaves Few Options for Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/23/2017 07:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's declaration that he'll fight any effort to pay for the state's road needs by tapping into its general revenue leaves state highway officials with few alternatives for closing a widening gap in funding.

Rad Transportation of Blytheville Files for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A Blytheville trucking company recently filed for bankruptcy and listed $881,000 in debt.

Surf Air Coming to Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A membership-only airline, Surf Air plans to begin service at Bentonville Municipal Airport within the month.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Alice Walton's Art Bridges Puts Art On Road 'For All'

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Art Bridges, the nonprofit founded by Alice Walton will partner with museums and other institutions throughout the United States to share works of American art.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

Helena Harbor Receives $180K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 03:18 pm

The Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority (Helena Harbor) announced Friday that it has been awarded a $180,000 Arkansas Waterways Commission grant to improve water supply lines at the site in anticipation of a new water tower.

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/13/2017 10:33 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell (Nasdaq: JBHT) reported third-quarter net earnings of $100.4 million, down 8 percent year-over-year.