Transportation Archive

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

Truckers' Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

by Marty Cook 12/19/2016 12:00 am

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until April 28. Included in the resolution was language to fix the ambiguity of hours of service regulations for the industry.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Connecting Arkansas Chief Jerry Holder on The Roads Most Taken

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Some of Jerry Holder's highest-profile projects are Interstate 540 in northwest Arkansas and the High-Five Interchange in Dallas.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

El Dorado Airport to Appeal Southern Airways Selection

by Sarah Campbell 12/13/2016 10:47 am

The Department of Transportation chooses Southern Airways Express LLC of Memphis to service three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

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

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

'Artisan On Collins' Mixed-Use Project Proposed on East Side of I-30

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

A new mixed-use development is in the works for downtown Little Rock.

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/12/2016 12:00 am

While few business leaders will face the kind of disaster that Samsung has had to navigate, as leaders approach the new year and lay out plans for a new product launch or geographic expansion, it may not be a bad idea to ask, “What's MY Galaxy?”

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

The Art of the (Cuban) Deal (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Fifty-plus years of the U.S. trade embargo against communist Cuba have failed to bring democracy to that island nation; instead, it's penalized Arkansas businesses who would benefit greatly by trade with Cuba.

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.

FMCSA Creates National Drug Clearinghouse

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2016 04:34 pm

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will create a national clearinghouse for drivers who have violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation's testing program.

New Flights Between Northwest Arkansas, DC To Start in April

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2016 04:21 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) announced Friday that American Airlines will offer a new nonstop jet service between northwest Arkansas and Washington, D.C. starting April 5.

St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 03:51 pm

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.

Dupré Logistics to Open Fort Smith Branch

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 09:42 am

Dupré Logistics plans a new branch at the Hendricks Hill Professional Complex in Fort Smith to expand its brokerage and third-party logistics groups.

Contractors Cite Job Losses, Hope for Infrastructure Investment

by Sarah Campbell 11/29/2016 12:35 pm

The Associated General Contractors of America says Little Rock metropolitan area placed fourth out of 358 metros nationwide in construction jobs lost between October 2015 and October 2016.

Stone House Drops Stock in USA Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Stone House Capital of New York reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that its holdings of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren had been reduced to 588,961 shares, or 7.1 percent of the company.

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