Transportation Archive

Sticker Price Totals $41.5M for McLarty Package of North Point Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought five auto projects from Asbury Automotive Group of Duluth, Georgia.

ArcBest 4Q Net Income Drops On Restructuring Plan

by Marty Cook 2/8/2017 09:19 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported 2016 fourth-quarter income Wednesday of $1.58 million, down from the $5 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Driver Costs, Insurance Put Brakes on PAM in 4Q

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 04:28 pm

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported fourth-quarter income Tuesday of $722,000, down from $3.2 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Highway Director Scott Bennett Talks 30 Crossing, Money for Roads

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 03:50 pm

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is keeping its promises and has many irons in the fire, Director Scott Bennett told the Little Rock Rotary Club on Tuesday.

USA Truck's New CEO: Financial Results 'Unacceptable'

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 09:41 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren finished a tumultuous year, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of declines, with its new CEO calling the logistics company's financial performance "unacceptable."

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Randy Rogers Out, James Reed In As USA Truck CEO

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 05:16 pm

The executive turnover at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren continued as the company announced Monday that CEO Randy Rogers was replaced by CFO James Reed.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

No Splitting Hairs Over Philip Taldo's Choice of Venue for Highway Oath

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Philip Taldo is a Springdale man through and through so it shouldn't have surprised anyone he took the Arkansas Highway Commission oath of office in a downtown barbershop.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

Fire Proves Importance Of Ozark Regional Transit

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Ozark Regional Transit began running a full schedule of bus service two weeks after an early morning fire devastated most of its fleet.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

J.B. Hunt 4Q Income Up 1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2017 09:21 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Thursday reported fourth-quarter income of $117.5 million, up from $116.7 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Hickingbotham Investments Buys Landers Harley-Davidson

by Sarah Campbell 1/18/2017 09:18 am

Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock agrees to purchase Landers Harley-Davidson of Little Rock and Conway from RML Automotive of Lewisville, Texas.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

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