Transportation Archive

Allegiant to Start Nonstop, Seasonal Flights from LIT to LAX

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 03:23 pm

Allegiant Travel Co. says that on June 4 it will begin nonstop, seasonal jet service between Little Rock and Los Angeles.

Clinton National Airport Says 4 Flights Canceled Due to #ARWX

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 10:54 am

The Little Rock's Clinton National Airport says it is open but that four flights have been canceled so far.

Arkansas Farmers Say Syngenta Tainted Grain Supply To Promote GMO

by Jan Cottingham 2/23/2015 12:00 am

At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media.

Seeds of Truman Arnold Began with Road Runner

by George Waldon 2/23/2015 12:00 am

TAC Air was launched nearly 30 years ago as Road Runner Aviation, a subsidiary of Truman Arnold Cos. ranked by Forbes at No. 215 among the largest private companies in America with more than $2.1 billion in revenue.

Deer, Ducks Present Challenges at Conway's Cantrell Field

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The geography of Conway's new airport does present some challenges, and maintaining a safe airport means considering all obstacles.

Arkansas State University System Opposes Highway Funding Bill

by Associated Press 2/20/2015 04:23 pm

The president of the Arkansas State University System says a bill to compensate for dwindling highway maintenance and construction funding would be "catastrophic" for higher education in the state.

Proposal to Divert Money to Highways Advances to Arkansas House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/19/2015 04:38 pm

A proposal to gradually divert tax revenue from auto sales and other car-related items to Arkansas' highways is advancing to the state House for a vote, raising objections from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and advocacy groups who say it would threaten the state's budget.

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

by Mark Carter 2/19/2015 02:24 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.

#ARWX: Officials Say Storm Damage Less Than Expected

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 07:20 am

Arkansas safety and transportation officials on Monday said the fallout from sleet and snow wasn't as bad as officials feared after temperatures dropped more than 40 degrees in two days.

Jonesboro Transportation Officials to Mull University Loop

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 09:03 am

Jonesboro transportation officials are set to consider the completion of a loop around the Arkansas State University campus.

Turner Grain's Dale Bartlett Claims Ignorance in Company's Collapse

by Mark Friedman 2/16/2015 12:00 am

As his creditors' claims have grown exponentially, Dale C. Bartlett has sworn in bankruptcy court that he had no idea what caused the collapse last summer of Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley, the business he co-owned until a year ago.

Sky's the Limit for Simmons First National Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Jan. 15, the Pine Bluff bank holding company registered a Cessna 560XL with the Federal Aviation Administration.

ABF Freight Remains Unmoved in Relocation

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Last summer, ABF Freight, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, received a $4 million grant from a Memphis-area economic development group to relocate in Memphis. ArcBest, through affiliate Transport Realty Inc., bought two properties totaling 13.55 acres at the proposed relocation site for about $600,000 in 2014.

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 10:46 am

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that.

5 to Be Inducted Into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 10:42 am

Five Arkansans will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 6, the Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced.

P.A.M. Transportation 4Q Earnings Up 62 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/11/2015 10:00 am

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million, up 62 percent from the same quarter last year, to close what its chief executive called a "satisfying year."

USA Truck Swings to Profit in 4Q, Caps 'Transformative' Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 07:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million, up from a $4.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

Landers Dealership Properties Add Up to $17.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of auto properties in west Little Rock weighed in at a combined $17.8 million. The sale of a 44,337-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport tipped the scales at more than $8.2 million. And a former USA Drug project in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.95 million sale.

Don Weaver of El Paso Elected To Chair National Transportation Nonprofit

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver has been elected chairman of the board of The Road Information Program (TRIP), a national transportation research nonprofit organization based in Washington. He has been a member of TRIP's board of directors since 2004 and was appointed to its executive committee in 2008.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.