Transportation Archive

JB Hunt Buys Special Logistics Dedicated LLC for $136M

by Lance Turner 7/21/2017 07:06 am

Publicly traded logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell agrees to buy Special Logistics Dedicated LLC of Houston for $136 million. The company said the move will expand its e-commerce delivery platform.

Frontier Airlines to Fly Again in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 04:51 pm

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will resume service to Little Rock as a part of a nationwide expansion in 21 cities.

JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Down 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:54 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter net income of $97.9 million, down nearly 7 percent from the same quarter last year.

U.S. Drivers Set Record in 2016 for Miles Traveled

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Vehicle miles traveled in the United States exceeded 3.2 trillion miles in 2016, a record, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It was the fifth consecutive year of increased mileage on public roads.

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban Corridor

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Widening a 6.7-mile section of Interstate 30 that runs through the middle of the state's largest metropolitan area alone represents a monumental task.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Putting Rural America First in Aviation (Rep. Bruce Westerman Commentary)

by Bruce Westerman 7/14/2017 09:00 am

he 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act would benefit small and rural communities through improved airport infrastructure, advanced remote tower technology, and a strengthened contract tower program.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

UA Chancellor Steinmetz Named Presiding Co-Chair of Northwest Arkansas Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:29 am

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is the new presiding co-chair for the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

News is bubbling up in Hot Springs, where Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are planning a boutique hotel in the Hale Bathhouse and the city is brainstorming on what to do with the site of the old Majestic Hotel.

Board of Directors Stay Anchored at Little Rock Port Authority (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Dexter Doyne has been re-elected chair of the Little Rock Port Authority board of directors.

Hospital Boom Creates Development Ripples Across Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Development experts say that hospitals are a great magnet for other retail and residential projects, such as restaurants, service companies and apartments.

You're Not The Boss of Me (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 7/3/2017 12:00 am

It's a paradox: Consumers want to be led, yes. But they also want to be in the discussion about the veracity of the product, cause or campaign.

Erica Loftis Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Erica Loftis has been hired as a private lending adviser at Regions Bank in Little Rock. Loftis was previously a treasury management sales officer at IberiaBank.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.

$5.4M Sale-Leaseback Visits Watkins Project (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

A 162,970-SF printing facility in Little Rock's Otter Creek Industrial Park is under new ownership after a $5.49 million sale-leaseback transaction.

SMH, Uber (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The ideas and technology of privately held Uber Inc. are still at the mercy of management, and the management of Uber is just horrible.

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