Transportation Archive

Boone County Airport Board Selects Contour Airlines for EAS

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 09:01 am

The Boone County Airport Board has recommended that the Department of Transportation award Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, the contract for its essential air service.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 3 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/17/2016 09:57 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported third-quarter net earnings of $109.4 million, down 5 percent from the same time last year.

McLarty Automotive Group Reeling in More Asbury Dealerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

McLarty Automotive Group will be scooping up what's left of Asbury Automotive Group in Arkansas.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

USA Truck Increases Pay for Independent Drivers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2016 11:20 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced it has raised pay for independent drivers. The changes went into effect Oct. 1 and raised pay to $1.02 to $1.35 per mile, depending on how long of a route the driver has.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Dassault Aviation Delivers First 8X Jet

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 11:11 am

Dassault Aviation of Paris, France, on Wednesday delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft to Amjet Executive of Athens, Greece, at Dassault's facility in Mérignac, France.

Waltons Among Forbes' Top 20 Richest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 01:31 pm

The Walton family has fallen out of the top 10 of Forbes magazine's list of the country's 400 richest people.

Canal Growth Could Tighten Traffic on Arkansas Interstates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/3/2016 12:00 am

June was a big month for commercial transportation and its benefits to consumers. On June 29, the Interstate Highway System turned 60. And on June 26, the expansion of the Panama Canal was completed, more than doubling the ship-board container capacity of the canal, which was built in 1914.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

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