Transportation Archive

Chart: A Look at Rock Region Metro's New Look, New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 08:16 am

The former Central Arkansas Transit Authority has a new name, Rock Region Metro, and a new look for public transit vehicles throughout metro Little Rock.

Population Trends Slowing in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Population growth in central Arkansas has slowed during the last five years, though it has continued to exceed that of the U.S. as a whole, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report.

Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

ABF Sued by Zumba Fitness Over Stolen Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Zumba Fitness said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith that ABF Logistics Inc. of Fort Smith was supposed to handle a shipment of five freight trailers of fitness DVDs and other exercise material from Miami to Orlando, Florida.

USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

by Marty Cook 8/10/2015 12:00 am

At age 65 after a long career in the trucking industry, Tom Glaser couldn't resist answering USA Truck's call. Glaser, a member of the Van Buren company's board of directors, stepped in as interim COO when CEO John Simone took a leave of absence.

USA Truck 2Q Profit Up as Executives Streamline, Focus on Safety

by Marty Cook 8/4/2015 11:23 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported second-quarter income of $2.4 million, up from $722,000 in the same quarter of 2014.

ArcBest Names 2 New Board Members

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:31 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, the publicly traded trucking and logistics firm, announced two new members to its board of directors, Kathy D. McElligott and Stephen E. Gorman, effective July 28.

ArcBest 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/3/2015 07:21 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $19.9 million, or 74 cents diluted earnings per share, up 16 percent from $17.2 million, or 63 cents, in the same quarter last year.

J.B. Hunt Sues Software Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell says software purchased for its transportation brokerage services didn't work right.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Little Rock Warehouse Sells for Almost $1.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 166,800-SF warehouse in south Little Rock weighed in at $1.78 million. Essick Air Products Inc. of Little Rock purchased the 3700 W. 65th St. project from 3700 West 65th LLC, led by Rick Ferguson.

American Railcar to Invest $10.5M, Add 75 Jobs in Marmaduke

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 04:01 pm

American Railcar Industries Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, is expanding its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.

Video: Here's How I-30 Would Look After Widening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2015 10:28 am

The project has been branded the "30 Crossing" and would entail replacing the bridge over the Arkansas River and widening the stretch of I-30 from the Interstate 530 junction in southeast Little Rock to the Highway 67 junction in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Interchanges

by Alexis Hosticka 7/28/2015 10:35 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $1.8 million bid for improvements to 25 interchanges on several highways in seven counties.

Zero Mountain Plans Expansion at Fort Smith Headquarters

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:06 am

Zero Mountain Inc., which provides cold and dry storage warehousing, is planning a $14 million, 90,000-SF expansion and has acquired a 206,000-SF warehouse adjacent to its headquarters on Highway 45 South.

Jonesboro Building $1.2M Roundabout

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The bid for the project was opened last week, and it appeared Seagraves Construction Inc. of Maynard was the low bidder with a $1.2 million bid, according to Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle.

PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/24/2015 08:09 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014.

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 03:51 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday.

Fayetteville Company Sues After Getting Stiffed on Chicken Fat

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Kow Commodities Inc. of Fayetteville said it delivered poultry fat and other products to Ethos Holdings LLC of Southlake, Texas, but was stiffed on the bill, according to a lawsuit that is now in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

Central Arkansas Transit Authority Set To Debut New Name, New Look

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Central Arkansas Transit Authority will debut its new name and new look Aug. 11, seven months after the CATA Board of Directors voted to rechristen the agency “Rock Region Metro.”