Transportation Archive

LSO Regional Delivery Service Expands to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 10:16 am

LSO, a regional parcel carrier, announced Tuesday its official entry into markets in Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

Truckers Pleased by Transportation Bill, Reform of Safety Ratings

by Marty Cook 1/11/2016 12:00 am

The act, all 1,300 pages of it, contains many provisions small and large, although the main thrust of the bill is the $305 billion in infrastructure spending and transit development during the next five years.

USA Truck Adds Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2016 10:29 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appointed retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry to its board of directors Wednesday.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

Good Roads Foundation Names Newton, Beaver to Executive Committee

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2015 07:07 am

The board of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation has elected Shannon Newton and Harold Beaver to its executive committee, it announced this week.

Memorial Service for Breck Speed, 81, Set for Thursday

by Gwen Moritz 12/28/2015 07:36 am

Breck Speed, a former executive with both ABF Freight and USA Truck, died at his Fort Smith home on Christmas Eve. He was 81.

J.B. Hunt Settles Software Dispute with MercuryGate

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2015 07:10 am

The brief legal battle between J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell and MercuryGate International Inc. of Cary, North Carolina, is over.

Burgundy Book: Manufacturing Struggles, Retail Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 12/22/2015 10:39 am

According to a November survey of business contacts, 48 percent expect that economic conditions in 2016 will be somewhat better than in 2015.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.