Transportation Archive

Wal-Mart Loses Pay Fight with California Truck Drivers

by Associated Press 11/23/2016 03:13 pm

Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage, a federal jury decided Wednesday, awarding the drivers $54 million in damages and opening up the retail giant to penalties.

Little Rock Port Buys 157 Acres for $1.35M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 10:34 am

The Little Rock Port Authority completes a $1.35 million acquisition of 157 acres to be used for economic development.

Arkansas Gas Prices Fall as Thanksgiving Weekend Approaches

by Associated Press 11/21/2016 06:56 am

Arkansas motorists will be paying less to travel during the long Thanksgiving weekend as gasoline prices continue to fall.

McLarty Bid for Penske Dealerships Scrapped

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The would-be deal for the Landers Chevrolet and Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat & Alfa Romeo has fallen through.

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do.

Arkansas State Police to Step Up Holiday Traffic Patrols

by Associated Press 11/18/2016 08:55 am

Arkansas State Police say troopers will be out in full force on Interstate 40 during the busy holiday travel days next week.

JB Hunt Settles Discrimination Case with Sikh Drivers

by Associated Press 11/15/2016 07:19 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning's Bruised Economy

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Steve Owen Recognized for Steering Hoga to North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Steve Owen, president of Complete Care Inc. of North Little Rock, has received the Casper J. Knight Jr. Award from the Historic Naval Ships Association.

Pair Promoted at Robert Half (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine and Christopher Chunn have been promoted at Robert Half Finance & Accounting in Little Rock.

'Nuclear' Judgments Cited As Trucking Insurance Rises

by Marty Cook 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The American Transportation Research Institute reports that insurance premium costs rose from 7.1 cents per mile in 2014 to 9.2 cents in 2015.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

USA Truck Reports Loss For Third Consecutive Quarter

by Marty Cook 11/4/2016 09:13 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported a loss of $734,000 for the third-quarter of 2016 on Friday compared to a profit of $2.7 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Bill Hanna Steps Down from USA Truck Board

by Marty Cook 11/3/2016 10:33 am

Bill Hanna, president of Hanna Oil & Gas Co. of Fort Smith, stepped down from the board of directors of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Oct. 27, the company announced.

ArcBest Announces Restructuring, Income Drop, Job Eliminations

by Marty Cook 11/3/2016 09:26 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announces a 32 percent decline in third-quarter net income as revenue rose and executives announced a plan to restructure the company.

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

3 Arkansas Airports Await Approval of New Airline Contracts

by Sarah Campbell 11/2/2016 10:02 am

Three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines have recommended new contracts to Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Boutique Air of San Francisco, California.