Transportation Archive

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Options Limited for Governor's Highway Panel (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2015 07:30 am

By creating a working group of education leaders, business owners, legislators and highway officials to come up with solutions for Arkansas' road funding woes, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to find consensus on a long-running problem for the state. But with few options beyond raising taxes or tapping into general revenue, middle ground will be difficult to find.

County Officials Mull Fate of Historic War Eagle Bridge

by Associated Press 5/4/2015 07:22 am

Benton County officials are set to decide whether to repair a historic bridge and keep it open for traffic.

ArcBest Posts Best Quarter in 7 Years, $745K Net Income

by Lance Turner 5/4/2015 06:41 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Monday reported its best first quarter in seven years, citing $745,000 in profit versus a loss of $5.2 million in same the quarter last year.

USA Truck Upgrading Its Website

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 was the trucking company's first profitable year in six years, and its website is even older. Paul Silverlieb, who handles marketing for USA Truck, said the website hasn't been updated in nine years, and a third-party agency (he wouldn't say who) has been hired to design a new one.

Cross County Responds to Ambulance Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Southern Ambulance of Wynne last month sued the county, members of the quorum court and its competitor, Ambulance Services of Forrest City LLC, which drives emergency vehicles under the name of Cross County EMS. Southern Ambulance said it has exclusive rights to the serve the approximately 17,500 people who live in the east Arkansas county, according to its lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Arkansas Northeastern College of Blytheville Starts $13M Construction Project

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The center will be about 85,000 SF and combine three of the school's existing centers: the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center and the Aircraft & Metals Engineering Center. The Crisp Center is for customized industrial training, which provides training for companies. Some of the training is for college credit and some isn't, Shemwell said.

National Gross Domestic Product Increases 2.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product in the United States rose 2.4 percent last year compared with the previous year. Expanding were the private goods and private services sectors, while the government sector declined.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

Judy McReynolds: ArcBest Corp. Aiming for $3B in Revenue

by Marty Cook 5/1/2015 10:28 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith wants to be a $3 billion company in 2015, CEO and President Judy McReynolds said at the company's annual shareholders meeting Friday. ArcBest generated $2.6 billion in revenue in 2014, an increase of about 14 percent.

Asa Hutchinson to Form Group to Study Highway Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2015 03:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's forming a 20-member working group to look at ways to address a shortfall of funding for the state's highways.

G.E. 'Butch' Rice Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/30/2015 01:57 pm

G.E. “Butch” Rice III was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association on Thursday at the organization's conference.

Wal-Mart Driver Gets Award from Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/29/2015 03:28 pm

Ken Jones, 59, has been driving for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville for almost 30 years. During that time, Jones has covered 3.7 million miles without a single accident

Delta Regional Authority to Fund Road, Rail in Corning, Marmaduke

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 03:03 pm

The Delta Regional Authority is providing more than $350,000 for road and rail projects in northeast Arkansas.

US Economy Ekes Out 0.2 Percent Growth Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 07:50 am

The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

Truckers at Nation's Biggest Port Complex Strike Over Wages

by Associated Press 4/27/2015 11:17 am

Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their wages and employee status, months after another West Coast labor conflict cost major delays in billions of dollars of trade.

Turner Grain's Jason Coleman May Skip the Stand in Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

It looks like Jason Coleman won't be grilled about his involvement in the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

The Cool Side of Warren Stephens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The relationship between Marc Gorlin, the founder and CEO of Atlanta startup Roadie, and Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens Inc., goes back to the late '90s, Gorlin says.

AHTD Director Scott Bennett Says Putting Plans on Hold Could Hurt the Road

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Scott Bennett began his career at the AHTD as a summer employee. After graduating college in 1989, he started working full time for the department's Planning & Research Division as a civil engineer.

‘Secret' Little Rock Company Priority1 Has Big Plans

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Priority1 Inc. of Little Rock is a logistics company that helps transportation companies find more efficient ways to ship products. Priority1 uses Web-based software — generally aimed at small- to mid-sized companies that spend up to $5 million annually on shipping — to help companies decide the most cost-efficient way to ship products.