Transportation Archive

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.

Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Arkansas PR Pros on Pepsi, Hitler and Unfriendly Skies

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas PR and advertising professionals were already scratching their heads over Pepsi's silly ad featuring the model Kendall Jenner and video of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, when presidential spokesman Sean Spicer oddly lifted Hitler from the bottom of history's list of worst dictators.

Too Much Too Much (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Online competition isn't the only change in the retail landscape. Many stores are closing because the malls that surround them just aren't attracting the kind of traffic they used to.

The Power of Apology (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Last week, United Airlines and White House spokesman Sean Spicer experienced the full-bore blast of social media scorn when they made huge mistakes yet balked at admitting error.

Promenade at Chenal Property Purchased for $4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A retail project in west Little Rock, commercial property in Sherwood, a parking lot in downtown Little Rock and two homes provide our five piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas.

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

by 4/6/2017 07:00 am

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee.

Outgoing USA Truck Execs Forfeit Company Shares

by Marty Cook 4/5/2017 11:06 am

Randy Rogers, the former CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, would have made nearly $2 million in compensation in 2016 if he hadn't left the company.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

Government Is Not A Business (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Sounds like we're again promoting the notion government should be run like a business. Well, government is not a business. And since it isn't, policymakers and implementers would struggle to make it run like one.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

J.B. Hunt Opens Enterprise Sales Office in Toronto

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:45 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell says it has opened a new enterprise sales branch in Toronto, the first such office in Canada for the company.

Ecoark Names New CEO, CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Thursday announced the appointment of Jay Puchir as CEO and the election of former Walmart treasurer Charles Rateliff as CFO and treasurer.

Lawmakers Approve, Send to Governor a Bill to Allow Truck Platooning

by Marty Cook 3/30/2017 09:11 am

A bill to allow Arkansas trucking companies to use truck platooning passed the Arkansas House and Senate.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

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