Transportation Archive

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Chris Spear's appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/1/2016 12:00 am

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It's a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding.

ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

by Marty Cook 7/29/2016 09:57 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter.

PAM Transport Reports 2Q Income Drop, Revenue Increase

by Marty Cook 7/28/2016 10:09 am

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $3.9 million, down from $7 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was up to $111.5 million from $108 million last year.

Arkansas Energy Office to Host CNG Fueling Facility Safety Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, a program of the AEDC - Energy Office will host a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility safety training Friday, August 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at Pulaski Technical College's Business and Industry Center, 3303 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock.

Survey: Branch Banking in the U.S. Still a Robust Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Bank customers continue to seek the human touch provided by bank branches, according to a survey by Protiviti, a global consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California. The survey, released late last year, found that 84 percent of bank customers visit their branches at least once a month.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road.

Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

by Cimber Winfrey 7/21/2016 10:56 am

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 10:16 am

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

J.B. Hunt Lowers Expectations After 2Q Earnings Report

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 10:08 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell revised its 2016 financial expectations after reporting second-quarter earnings Monday.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

Report: 7 Percent of Arkansas Bridges Structurally Deficient

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Of the 12,853 bridges in the state, 845, or 7 percent, are classified as structurally deficient, meaning that one or more of the key bridge elements — such as the deck, superstructure or substructure — are considered to be in “poor” or worse condition.

North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/18/2016 12:00 am

My husband and I, essentially empty-nesters except for the college senior we left at home to care for Scully the dog and Fox the cat, headed north to escape the Arkansas heat.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

USA Truck Announces Logistics Moves

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 12:53 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren made several organizational changes in its USAT Logistics division.