Transportation Archive

ArcBest 3Q Net Income Rises to $19M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2015 11:29 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter net income of $19.1 million, a slight decrease from the $19.6 million in the same quarter of 2014.

USA Truck Names Troy Robertson General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2015 09:46 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Troy Robertson general counsel. Robertson was chief counsel at Con-Way Truckload and was responsible for its legal operations and government relations in Missouri.

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery, Pickup

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/27/2015 07:19 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

PAM 3Q Net Income Up 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 03:05 pm

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown on Monday reported net income of $5.79 million, up about 15 percent from about $5.05 million in the same quarter last year.

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

by Alexis Hosticka 10/26/2015 11:03 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.

Brendan Quirk Returns to Little Rock as Rapha Racing Leader

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Brendan Quirk, who sold Little Rock's Competitive Cyclist for $20 million, is back in town after four years in Utah, where he served as general manager of's bike division.

Former USA Truck Execs Team Up Again

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck sales VP Jaimey Malone is working alongside his former CEO, Cliff Beckham at Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

Bank Wants Back John Rogers SUV Sold for $100

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

On paper, someone got an automotive bargain at a public auction two months ago. However, a high bid of $100 for an SUV once owned by alleged serial fraudster John Rogers is now in controversy.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn't end the legal fight.

David Clark, Founder of Air Traffic Service Corp., Dies at 74

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2015 11:08 am

David "Dave" Michael Clark of Little Rock and Destin, Florida, founder of Air Traffic Service Corp., an air cargo company, and former owner of Iron Horse Farm of Perryville, a breeder and trainer of thoroughbreds, died Sunday at 74.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 10/20/2015 11:05 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

JB Hunt 3Q Profit Up 12 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 09:55 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $115.1 million, or 99 cents per share. Income is an increase of 12.4 percent from the $102.4 million the company reported for the same quarter of 2014.

Maverick USA Names John Culp President, COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 02:45 pm

Stephen Selig will retire effective Dec. 31. John Culp, executive vice president and CFO, will assume the role of president and COO Jan. 1.

Road Work on Pig Trail 'Almost Done'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Historically dry weather in September has aided the timetable for repair work on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Worse Than A Crime (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Figuring out a way to pass a test that Volkswagen couldn't honestly pass was just the start. The company then created a whole fictitious marketing strategy around its fraudulent emissions tests.

Truckers Still Feeling Driver Pinch

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

An American Trucking Associations analysis reported an expected shortage of a record-high 47,500 drivers by the end of 2015, an increase of nearly 10,000 from the year before. The report said driver shortage has been a growing problem since the industry began to recover from the recession in 2011.

Forest Resources Center's Matthew Pelkki on Why Timber Industry Isn't Falling

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Pelkki has written more than 100 scholarly articles and been a lead investigator in 27 projects involving more than $6 million in research funding.

USA Truck Hires Billy Cartright as Vice President of Safety, Recruiting

by Marty Cook 10/6/2015 08:42 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Billy Cartright as the company's vice president of safety and recruiting.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Releases Strategic Plan For Growth

by Mark Friedman 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital's announcement in August that it was building a hospital in northwest Arkansas was part of its plan to expand its services across the state.