Transportation Archive

Crafton Tull Becomes Part of Fayetteville's Landscape

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Crafton Tull, a civil engineering and architecture firm, will open an office in Fayetteville in December.

Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems.

Transport Firms Turn to Independent Drivers To Reduce Expenses

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The modern days of owner-operator drivers may be different from the good old days, when a driver bought his own truck and hired himself out to anyone who needed a load delivered. The expense of equipment, maintenance and fuel has made trucking a hard road for most pure independents.

USA Truck Names New CFO James Reed

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2016 03:49 pm

USA Truck of Van Buren announces the appointment of James D. Reed as CFO, effective Nov. 1.

PAM 3Q Income Down 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 10/27/2016 08:58 am

PAM Transport Services of Tontitown reported third-quarter income of $3.4 million, down from $5.8 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Boone County Airport Board Selects Contour Airlines for EAS

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 09:01 am

The Boone County Airport Board has recommended that the Department of Transportation award Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, the contract for its essential air service.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 3 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/17/2016 09:57 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported third-quarter net earnings of $109.4 million, down 5 percent from the same time last year.

McLarty Automotive Group Reeling in More Asbury Dealerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

McLarty Automotive Group will be scooping up what's left of Asbury Automotive Group in Arkansas.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

USA Truck Increases Pay for Independent Drivers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2016 11:20 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced it has raised pay for independent drivers. The changes went into effect Oct. 1 and raised pay to $1.02 to $1.35 per mile, depending on how long of a route the driver has.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.