Transportation Archive

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

America's Car-Mart Names Jim von Gremp to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 10:11 am

Von Gremp, 66, is a former Wal-Mart executive and has served on University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees since 2005. He was also the chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission in 1999-2000 and served in Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration as executive director of government operations in 1996-97.

DOT Requires Electronic Logging Devices in Trucks by End of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2015 11:26 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that electronic logging devices will be required in commercial trucks and buses by December 2017.

J.B. Hunt to Add 1,000 Jobs Over 6 Years

by Marty Cook 12/9/2015 02:45 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday that it will add 1,000 jobs in Arkansas over the next six years.

J.B. Hunt Names Stuart Scott CIO, EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2015 08:57 am

J.B. Hunt says that Kay Lewis, chief information officer and executive vice president of technology and engineering, will retire and that it has hired Stuart Scott to take over the post on Jan. 1.

Clinton Airport Adds Third Daily Flight to Denver

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 01:02 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announced Monday that United Airlines will add another daily flight between Clinton National and Denver International Airport, beginning Feb. 11.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

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

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Short-Term Nightmare Nears End for Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act — or FAST Act — authorizes $305 billion in funding for the next five years.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Car-Mart Not Sweating Short-Term Loss

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Hank Henderson, the CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville, has seen the competitive environment in the used-car financing market frustrate his company for more than three years now. Last month, Car-Mart reported a loss of $485,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

J.B. Hunt VP Erin Taylor on Seeing Safety in Numbers

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

In 2014, Taylor was promoted to vice president of finance for the ICS division, which reported revenue of $718 million in 2014.

5 Arkansas Ports Get $450k for Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2015 01:32 pm

The ports will receive $450,644.42 through the Arkansas Ports, Intermodal and Waterways Grant to support capital improvements.

US 63 in NEA Gets I-555 Designation from State

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2015 01:21 pm

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has designated 44 miles of U.S. Highway 63 in northeast Arkansas as Interstate 555, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said Wednesday.

ABF Logistics Buys Bear Transportation Services for $26M

by Lance Turner 12/1/2015 04:21 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of publicly traded ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, said Tuesday that it has acquired Bear Transportation Services LP, a private, non-asset truckload brokerage firm based in Plano, Texas, for $26 million cash.

BNSF Logistics Completes Springdale Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 10:56 am

BNSF Logistics will celebrate on Thursday the official opening of its new, 30,000-SF state-of-the-art domestic headquarters in Springdale.

Wal-Mart Tops List of Highest Public Company Accounting Fees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Public companies headquartered in Arkansas ranked by total accounting fees paid to outside auditors in most recently reported fiscal year.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Awaits FAA Review of Innovative Seat

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A small company in North Little Rock is poised for expansion thanks in part to an innovative passenger seat undergoing review by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Are You Overlooking Potential Customers? (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

by Heather Robinette 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Untapped international markets represent a viable opportunity for expansion and diversification for many Arkansas companies, including small ones. However, the narrow view of too many business owners is that exporting is an option only for larger companies or manufacturers.