Transportation Archive

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Randy Rogers Out, James Reed In As USA Truck CEO

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 05:16 pm

The executive turnover at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren continued as the company announced Monday that CEO Randy Rogers was replaced by CFO James Reed.

Work on Interstate 49 Requires Lane Closures in Bentonville

by Associated Press 1/30/2017 03:21 pm

State highway officials say construction work on Interstate 49 will cause overnight lane closures in Bentonville beginning next week.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

No Splitting Hairs Over Philip Taldo's Choice of Venue for Highway Oath

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Philip Taldo is a Springdale man through and through so it shouldn't have surprised anyone he took the Arkansas Highway Commission oath of office in a downtown barbershop.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

Fire Proves Importance Of Ozark Regional Transit

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Ozark Regional Transit began running a full schedule of bus service two weeks after an early morning fire devastated most of its fleet.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

US Business Spending Rises for 3rd Month, Boosting Factories

by Associated Press 1/27/2017 11:35 am

U.S. businesses ramped up their investment in industrial machinery, semiconductors and other big-ticket items last month, boosting demand for factory goods.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Judge Rejects $80M Penalty in Wal-Mart Truck Drivers Lawsuit

by Associated Press 1/26/2017 06:56 am

A federal judge refuses to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage for certain tasks.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

J.B. Hunt 4Q Income Up 1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2017 09:21 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Thursday reported fourth-quarter income of $117.5 million, up from $116.7 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Hickingbotham Investments Buys Landers Harley-Davidson

by Sarah Campbell 1/18/2017 09:18 am

Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock agrees to purchase Landers Harley-Davidson of Little Rock and Conway from RML Automotive of Lewisville, Texas.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

Attorneys Ask for Additional $86M from Wal-Mart in Truck Drivers Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Plaintiffs' attorneys for Wal-Mart truck drivers who were awarded more than $54 million in damages in an overtime case are now asking a judge to add another $86.1 million to the award.