Transportation Archive

ArcBest's Robert Young Retires

by Marty Cook 4/26/2016 11:58 am

Robert Young on Tuesday presided over his last shareholders meeting as the chairman of the board of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith.

JB Hunt to Create Task Force to Study Anti-Discrimination Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/26/2016 11:19 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said it would appoint a task force in response to a shareholders vote on an anti-discrimination proposal April 21.

USA Truck Renames Logistics Business As 'USAT Logistics'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 09:18 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday said it has rebranded and renamed its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer's fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant 'Not a Risky Project'

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he'll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it's too good not to be.

Legacy's Kody Riggan Elected to Equipment Dealers Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Kody Riggan, president and CEO of Legacy Equipment LLC, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association.

JB Hunt Shareholders Approve Anti-Discrimination Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/22/2016 04:27 pm

A majority of shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell votes for an anti-discrimination proposal that the company's board of directors had recommended against.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

JB Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 09:35 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $100.1 million, up from $91.9 million from the same quarter of 2015.

Executive Assistant Adjusts to New CEOs

by Marty Cook 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Executive assistants adapt to their employer's expectations –¬†even when those expectations and duties change according to who's in the executive seat.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.

Mississippi County's Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

In Mississippi County, the big news in steel these days is Big River. But the firmly established player in northeast Arkansas steel is Nucor Corp., the largest steelmaker in the United States.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

PAM Transport Buys Back 567K Shares

by Marty Cook 4/13/2016 10:26 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown announced it would purchase 567,413 shares of its stock at $31 per share for about $17.6 million.

JBHT's Simpson Wins Leadership Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 04:29 pm

Chief Marketing Officer Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell was received the 2016 Distinguished Women in Logistics Award this past weekend at the Transportation Intermediaries Association's conference in San Antonio.

Chambers Appointment to USA Truck Board Product of Search for Gender Diversity, IT Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. retained Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers to source candidates for open board position.

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.