Transportation Archive

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2018 11:10 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hosts the ninth annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Global Trade.

Serge Dassault, French Aviation Industrialist, Dies at 93

by Associated Press 5/29/2018 09:51 am

French business executive Serge Dassault, a top aviation and arms industrialist and one of France's richest men, died Monday in his Paris office. He was 93.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

Truck Centers of Arkansas Sold, Rebranded (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Leslie Doggett Industries of Houston bought Truck Centers of Arkansas this month, paying $103 million for the three-dealership franchise.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Sherwood RV Development Attracts $6.3M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/21/2018 12:00 am

an affiliate of Freedom Roads/Camping World of Lincolnshire, Illinois, acquired the River City Recreation World at 6721 Warden Road.

Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

John Harris, an Ashdown native, has served as president and CEO of Coulson Oil in North Little Rock since 2013. The company has experienced record growth under his leadership, expanding to both retail and commercial fuels.

Arkansas' April Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2018 10:31 am

For the third consecutive month, Arkansas recorded the same jobless rate, and that rate is below the U.S. rate.

NAFTA Talks Don't Panic PAM Transport

by Marty Cook 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Trade with Mexico fuels profit, but CEO Dan Cushman says his carrier can cope.

Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says.

Transportation Makes Up 4 Percent of Arkansas GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

The transportation and warehousing sector contributed 4 percent of Arkansas' total gross domestic product in 2016, according to the federal government.

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned.

ArcBest Corp. Swings to Profit in 1Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2018 11:25 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports improved results in the first quarter compared to the same time last year, boosted by strong demand and a lower corporate income tax.

Rock Region Metro Board Hires Charles Frazier as Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2018 09:56 am

The Metro Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Charles Frazier, assistant director of Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Florida, as executive director of Rock Region Metro.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.