Transportation Archive

East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.

5 Tasks to Do Now to Reduce Your Tax Bill (Richard Bell Expert Advice)

by Richard Bell 12/8/2014 12:00 am

With the holidays in full swing, most of us aren't thinking about taxes. But before you know it, the Christmas gifts will turn to credit card bills and taking steps to reduce your tax liability now could make a jolly new year come tax time. So while you're making your holiday list, consider adding these five things to make next April a little more enjoyable too.

Aircraft Hangar Lands $9.2M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a 45,117-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport weighed in at $9.2 million while down the street, a 75,100-SF industrial facility in east Little Rock changed hands in an $800,000 deal.

Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2B

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The valuation of large commercial projects underway in Arkansas approached $2.2 billion, nearly double the tally from a year ago. The big leap was thanks in no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

AHTD Makes Three Staff Promotions

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 10:35 am

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department has announced three promotions at its Little Rock office.

More US CEOs Plan to Boost Hiring in Next 6 Months

by Associated Press 12/2/2014 11:33 am

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.

Ralph Bradbury Hit With $823,000 Judgment

by Mark Friedman 12/2/2014 11:07 am

A U.S. District Court judge last week slapped Ralph Bradbury, former president of the defunct Continental Express of Little Rock, with a judgment of $823,166 for the company's unpaid payroll tax bill.

New Ramps to Open in Interstates 30/430

by Associated Press 12/2/2014 07:23 am

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says new exit ramps will be opening on Interstates 30 and 430 in Little Rock.

The Gasoline Price Dividend (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/1/2014 12:00 am

The consequence of low prices at the pump is a gasoline dividend, which is being paid to Arkansas motorists and their households every time a tank is filled. In addition to general retail spending and the state sales tax collections that go with it, here are three specific outcomes of the dividend we should be looking for.

The Glass Is Half Full (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Arkansans and Americans in general seem to be feeling blue these days. Maybe a deluge of negative political advertising bludgeoned us into sadness. Perhaps I'm a “glass half-full” guy because I keep noticing that, nationally and within Arkansas, there are positive economic indicators.

Beats Change at Democrat-Gazette

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Rachel Chaney, the newspaper's business editor, said Cyd King, who has covered Wal-Mart and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art out of the northwest Arkansas office, will move to Little Rock to cover the city's downtown development. Chaney said King had been wanting to move to Little Rock and was excited to start the new beat this week.

No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2014 11:03 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

J.B. Hunt's Kirk Thompson Appointed to Rand Logistics Board of Directors

by Lee Hogan 11/26/2014 09:29 am

Kirk Thompson, chairman of the board at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, has been appointed to the board of directors at Rand Logistics Inc. of New York City.

US Economy Grew at 3.9 Percent Rate in 3Q

by Associated Press 11/25/2014 08:30 am

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.

North Carolina Likely To Join Legislative Push on Uber, Lyft

by Associated Press 11/24/2014 01:40 pm

North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.

EPA Delays Decision on Ethanol in Gas

by Associated Press 11/24/2014 01:27 pm

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

NWA's 'Vendorville' Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it's not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that's home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

CEO Dan Cushman Shares 'Secret' on Turning Around PAM Transport

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Dan Cushman became CEO of PAM Transport in 2009 after the company had reported nearly $19 million in annual losses in 2008. During the past three years, PAM entered positive territory, earning $5.91 million in 2013, and it's headed to another profitable year in 2014.

Car-Mart Uses GPS To Improve ‘Efficiency'

by Marty Cook 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Car-Mart announced in its quarterly earnings report in August that it had invested in the GPS technology and the devices were now in about 67 percent of the cars it had sold. It should be no shocking news flash that many car buyers at dealerships such as Car-Mart have little credit or not the best of credit and thus are considered high risk.