Transportation Archive

Rad Transportation of Blytheville Files for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A Blytheville trucking company recently filed for bankruptcy and listed $881,000 in debt.

Surf Air Coming to Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A membership-only airline, Surf Air plans to begin service at Bentonville Municipal Airport within the month.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Alice Walton's Art Bridges Puts Art On Road 'For All'

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Art Bridges, the nonprofit founded by Alice Walton will partner with museums and other institutions throughout the United States to share works of American art.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

Helena Harbor Receives $180K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 03:18 pm

The Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority (Helena Harbor) announced Friday that it has been awarded a $180,000 Arkansas Waterways Commission grant to improve water supply lines at the site in anticipation of a new water tower.

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/13/2017 10:33 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell (Nasdaq: JBHT) reported third-quarter net earnings of $100.4 million, down 8 percent year-over-year.

Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Brett Overman Has Big Plans for Pineapple Whip

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Jonesboro entrepreneur Brett Overman has a nationally renowned disaster renovation company and one of the nation's largest tunnel car wash companies. His next vision is the expansion of a beloved fruit treat he discovered by accident.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

When Nature Rages, Cushman and Carriers ‘Take the Hit'

by Marty Cook 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dan Cushman fully understands that sometimes a company's bottom line has to take a (hopefully) temporary beating when natural disasters hit.

Current Trends Won't Continue (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/9/2017 12:00 am

It is important to identify the larger external trends that will most affect your organization in the coming years. But trees still don't grow to the sky, and executives can find themselves off track without an understanding of whether trends will stall or even reverse.

Joe David Rice Reflects on Being Arkansas' 'Accidental' Tourism Director

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Joe David Rice, who is departing as the state's longest-serving tourism chief, served five governors including Bill Clinton.

Forfeited Property Sold for $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 02:55 pm

AOR LLC, led by John Starling of JTS Financial Services of Little Rock, has purchased a 21,256-SF office building in Little Rock.

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8M for Arkansas Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2017 02:10 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced $2.8 million in new DRA investments in the state's infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 10/3/2017 01:48 pm

Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of Arkansas' transportation infrastructure for years to come.