Transportation Archive

Highway Officials Open Exit Ramp Off Restructured Broadway Bridge

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 03:04 pm

Arkansas highway officials have reopened a ramp off Little Rock's Broadway Bridge that had been closed since last year.

Mountain Valley Spring Water Partners with Glo Airlines

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 11:12 am

Mountain Valley Spring Water of Hot Springs has been named the official water of Glo Airlines of New Orleans.

Survey: Economists Expect Slower US Growth

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 08:51 am

Forecasts for U.S. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.

Arkansas Panel Weighs Roads Ballot Measure for '18 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/5/2017 07:15 am

An effort to raise millions for Arkansas' underfunded highways failed in the Legislature this year after facing heavy opposition from conservatives. Now the panel overseeing the state's highways has to decide whether to try putting a road funding program before voters next year.

Zips Car Wash Expanding Into Florida

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Zips founder and CEO Brett Overman said the acquisition is really three separate deals that are scheduled to close in July. He said the acquisitions will push Zips' car wash count to more than 80.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Wal-Mart Tests Store Employee Delivery of Online Orders

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 12:58 pm

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

USA Truck Hires Hainlen as Revenue Chief

by Marty Cook 5/31/2017 09:47 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Rick Hainlen as its vice president of revenue operations.

Steve Williams Leaves Arkansas Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

After serving for more than two decades, Steve Williams of Maverick USA in North Little Rock stepped down from the board.

Homebank Holds Claim in El Dorado Man's $3.3M Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

El Dorado businessman Darrell Lee Madding recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, listing $3.3 million in debts and $4.4 million in assets.

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2017 02:42 pm

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

USA Truck Hires Kim Littlejohn as Tech Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2017 10:14 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Kim Littlejohn as its chief technology officer and vice president.

Car-Mart Reports Higher Income, Lower Revenue for 4Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 04:22 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Monday reported fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter income of $5.2 million, up from $3.4 million it reported during the same quarter a year ago.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

by Jan Cottingham 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles.

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive Group

by George Waldon 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Three years after returning home to Arkansas, Mark McLarty has assembled one of the largest auto dealership groups in the nation.

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkadelphia sits on Interstate 30 and Highway 7 and has a total of only 83 highway miles within its metropolitan area. Its truck traffic problems are well known and will undoubtedly get worse after Shandong Sun Paper Industry opens a $1.3 billion pulp mill plant in a few years.

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

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