Transportation Archive

Legacy's Kody Riggan Elected to Equipment Dealers Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Kody Riggan, president and CEO of Legacy Equipment LLC, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association.

JB Hunt Shareholders Approve Anti-Discrimination Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/22/2016 04:27 pm

A majority of shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell votes for an anti-discrimination proposal that the company's board of directors had recommended against.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

JB Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 09:35 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $100.1 million, up from $91.9 million from the same quarter of 2015.

Executive Assistant Adjusts to New CEOs

by Marty Cook 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Executive assistants adapt to their employer's expectations –¬†even when those expectations and duties change according to who's in the executive seat.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.

Mississippi County's Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

In Mississippi County, the big news in steel these days is Big River. But the firmly established player in northeast Arkansas steel is Nucor Corp., the largest steelmaker in the United States.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

PAM Transport Buys Back 567K Shares

by Marty Cook 4/13/2016 10:26 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown announced it would purchase 567,413 shares of its stock at $31 per share for about $17.6 million.

Asa Hutchinson: Highway Plan Dead Without Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/12/2016 03:43 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says his plan to raise money for Arkansas' highways is dead if the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion ends. The comment is his latest warning to fellow Republicans who have vowed to defund the expanded coverage for thousands of poor people.

JBHT's Simpson Wins Leadership Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 04:29 pm

Chief Marketing Officer Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell was received the 2016 Distinguished Women in Logistics Award this past weekend at the Transportation Intermediaries Association's conference in San Antonio.

Chambers Appointment to USA Truck Board Product of Search for Gender Diversity, IT Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. retained Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers to source candidates for open board position.

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Former USA Truck Executives Earn $4.2M in 2015

by Marty Cook 4/8/2016 12:57 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren paid more than $4.2 million to former executives in 2015, according to a proxy statement the company filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Burton Weis Lands at J.B. Hunt

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis is now director of driver personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell.

Led by Former USA Truck Execs, Trekker Ramps Up in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Trekker opened an office in Fayetteville earlier this year at 1810 N. Crossover Road and moved all its customer service operations to the location.