Transportation Archive

USA Truck Hires New Logistics SVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2018 09:11 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced Monday that George Henry wil be its senior vice president of USAT Logistics. James Craig, the division's current president, will retire May 1.

In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson Soars

by Mark Friedman 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips.

Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

“Sully” might have never become America's best-known pilot, let alone a Tom Hanks movie hero, if the Airbus he flew in January 2009 had been equipped with an engine shield like the one a Pine Bluff company is developing now.

Number of Air Carriers in the U.S. Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Although the total number of air carriers in the United States has declined by 36 percent over the last 20-plus years, from 96 in 1995 to 61 in 2017, the decrease hasn't been consistent between major and smaller carriers.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

After Wait in the Wings, Michael Griffin Leads Fort Smith Regional

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Michael Griffin, director of the Fort Smith Regional Airport, says that the steady rise in passengers indicates the area's continued growth.

Second Bass Pro Sale Produces $25.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation in Beverly Hills, California, purchased the 104,359-SF project at 1 Bass Pro Drive.

Tardy Attorney Matt Campbell Challenges $1.8M Verdict

by Mark Friedman 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock blogger and attorney Matt Campbell's “calendaring mistake” caused him to miss practically all of his clients' jury trial in February 2017, a trial that ended in a $1.8 million judgment.

UCA Climbs Aboard Blockchain Bandwagon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Late last month, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway became the first college to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, an international trade organization that focuses on developing blockchain standards and education for the transportation industry.

ArcBest Execs See Pay Rise in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/23/2018 11:24 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.1 million in 2017, up from the $1.61 million she made in in 2016, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 10:14 am

The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce.

P.A.M. Executives Get Pay Boost in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 10:33 am

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation rebound last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday.

500 FedEx Offices Coming Soon to Walmarts Nationwide

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2018 09:59 am

FedEx Office will open 500 new locations in select Walmart stores over the next two years, the company headquartered in Plano, Texas, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville announced Tuesday.

J.B. Hunt Tweaks Timing of Annual Stock Awards for Top Execs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2018 02:45 pm

A change in the timing of annual stock awards resulted in smaller compensation packages for executives of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell — at least as reflected in the firm's latest proxy statement.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.

From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.

More Critics Puncture Fed's Plan for Infrastructure

by Marty Cook 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton Budget Model has sown doubt over a federal infrastructure plan that calls for 1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment.

Big River Trail Blazing Adds More Mileage To Tourism Byway

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A nearly $1.6 million project will mark an important step toward creating a biking-hiking corridor along the full length of the state's Mississippi River valley.