Transportation Archive

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/17/2015 11:38 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Maverick USA Buys Flanary and Sons Trucking of Tennessee

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 02:52 pm

Maverick USA Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Flanary and Sons Trucking Inc. (FAST) of Church Hill, Tennessee.

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 01:56 pm

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement.

John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 09:25 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Thursday that John Simone has resigned from the CEO post to focus "on improving his health." Simone, who was being treated for lung cancer, has been on medical leave from the publicly traded trucking firm since April. The company's board named Thomas Glaser to replace him.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here's hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.”

Farmers Insurance Now Offers Rideshare Coverage

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Farmers Insurance recently announced that it has begun offering Arkansas drivers rideshare insurance coverage in response to the state's new ride-sharing law, Act 1267, which was signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in early April.

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

USA Truck Names Greg Banks Sales Director

by Marty Cook 7/1/2015 04:33 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Greg Banks as its director of sales.

New Construction Boosts Conway on Business Index

by Mark Carter 6/30/2015 09:37 am

New home construction boosted Conway to near the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for April 2015.

Chris Mathews Re-elected Port Authority Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 02:31 pm

Chris Mathews has been re-elected chairman of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors. Mathews became chairman in 2014, and since joining the board in 2006 has served as treasurer and vice chairman.