Transportation Archive

NLR Warehouse Draws $2.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A 57,705-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.91 million. A 1.55-acre commercial redevelopment is in motion after a $1.03 million land deal. And a 2.11-acre commercial site in North Little Rock rang up a $737,104 transaction.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Startup Airline Brings Nonstop New Orleans Flights to Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/29/2015 02:00 pm

Glo, a New Orleans startup public charter operator, announced Tuesday that they would begin offering flights beginning Nov. 15 servicing Clinton National Airport.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

by Marty Cook 9/29/2015 09:28 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

Update: Funeral for Don Holbert, CEO of Central Flying Service, Scheduled for Thursday

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 10:04 am

Don Holbert, chairman and CEO of Central Flying Service at Little Rock and a member of the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame, died early Sunday morning at age 75, his brother Dick Holbert confirmed.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 08:56 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments the state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

USA Truck Names Chris Parsons VP of Maintenance

by Marty Cook 9/16/2015 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Chris Parsons to be its vice president of maintenance.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2015 11:27 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne broke ground on an expansion of its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden.

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

McLarty Capital Partners Makes Loans, Invests Equity

by George Waldon 9/7/2015 12:00 am

As an SBIC, McLarty Capital has the flexibility of working with a business as a lender or as an equity partner with a minority or majority position. The seven deals it has closed to date represent a mix of each kind.

Planning Key For Passing On Illiquid Assets

by Marty Cook 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Estate planning may be a simple, two-page will and testament that specifies who gets the savings account balance and the 2005 Toyota Camry. The deceased's assets can range from cash to shares of stock to rental houses to acres of land.

Increase the Gas Tax Now (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Gas taxes are the fairest, simplest way to fund good roads. But revenue from the per-gallon consumption tax is declining because vehicles are using less gas. And consumption will continue to fall as cars and trucks become ever more efficient.