Transportation Archive

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

FAA Delay Costing Little Rock's ArkUAV Firm

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The FAA Reform & Reauthorization Act of 2012 required the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — drones — into U.S. airspace by 2015, but that deadline has come and gone and the agency still hasn't issued clear and final rules regarding commercial drones.

Texas Ranks First in Number of Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Arkansas No. 33 in the employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians with 1,000 employees.

Little Rock's Clinton National Airport Looks Beyond Passengers for Revenue

by George Waldon 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport is holding its own in the face of declining passenger counts. While that downward trend continued to cut into revenue from landing fees and parking, the state's largest airport more than made up for it in other areas.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

GLO Airlines CEO Trey Fayard on Trimming Layovers from Flyover Country

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Trey Fayard is the founder and CEO of GLO Airlines, which has direct flights from Little Rock's Clinton National Airport to New Orleans and, beginning in late March, to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

M&M Cleanup Company Meets Messy End

by Mark Friedman 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Instead of soaring under new ownership, M&M Environmental Group, which provided environmental services to the oil and gas industries, went into a tailspin. So did the relationship between McFadin and the Omega Group; eventually the two sides deadlocked on whether to file for bankruptcy protection late last year.

USA Truck CEO Randy Rogers A Man of Many Peoples

by Marty Cook 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Randy Rogers is an old pro at adjusting to new places and cultures: Shanghai, Mexico City, Madrid, and now, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA. Rogers, 53, was named CEO at USA Truck Inc. on Jan. 13.

Twin Sales Offer Kilgore Crash Course in Running Carwash (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Joe Kilgore and his wife, Sheri, paid $950,000 for two northwest Arkansas carwashes: the Miracle Carwash on West Main Street in Farmington and the Electric Avenue Carwash on Old Missouri Road in Springdale.

Bear State Suit Puts Walter Quinn Jet on the Radar

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

A new lawsuit has taken flight in search of money and assets from Little Rock businessman Walter Quinn.

Little Bird Systems of Fayetteville Puts 'Internet of Things' to Industrial Use

by Marty Cook 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Bryon Western and Edgar Cilio of Little Bird Systems bonded over taekwondo, work for chicken feed and love figuring out ways to work on the “Internet of Things.”

Vote for Public Transit (Jimmy Moses Commentary)

by Jimmy Moses 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Recently, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce and several community leaders have endorsed the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit on the March 1 Pulaski County ballot.

‘Tone at the Top' Deters Fraud (William Wyngaard Expert Commentary)

by William Wyngaard 2/22/2016 12:00 am

As role models, company leaders have an impact on the moral behavior of subordinates. When faced with an ethical dilemma, employees reduce the uncertainty of the dilemma by imitating their leaders' behavior, which they observe daily.

American Silica LLC on Target to Open in Black Rock

by George Jared 2/19/2016 10:49 am

American Silica LLC will employ at least 50 workers at its new processing plant, which is now under construction in Lawrence County.

Car-Mart Income Down $7.5M, Reports Decline in Sales

by Marty Cook 2/19/2016 08:53 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville announced management changes Thursday when it reported third-quarter earnings.

McLarty Automotive's North Point Buys Total $10.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Affiliates of MAG bought the 11.58-acre North Point Nissan development at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive for $7.5 million and the 1.3-acre North Point Mazda development at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

New USA Truck Hires Highlight Shift in Focus

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck made two major hires recently and one more appointment to the board of directors, and the three additions have one significant trait in common.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.