Transportation Archive

Core Brewing Still Growing; Distillery Next

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jesse Core, founder of craft brewer Core Brewing & Distilling Co. of Springdale, is busier than ever these days, but he took time earlier this month to fill Arkansas Business in on his rapidly expanding enterprise, founded only six years ago.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Downtown Little Rock Attracts More Hoteliers

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Downtown Little Rock has drawn the attention of three hotel developers who have invested more than $7.3 million to secure locations.

A Warehousing Motto: ‘We Will Own Stuff'

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Spartan Logistics is a trucking-warehouse company, but the Ed and Steve Harmon have vertically integrated their entire enterprise. Steve Harmon, the company's managing director, said Spartan Logistics operates 3.6 million SF of warehouse space in 16 locations across four states.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Exception to Road Rule Helps Northeast Arkansas Get I-555

by George Jared 3/12/2016 12:27 pm

It has taken more than four decades, but northeast Arkansas finally has an interstate. "This will significantly impact the economy in this part of the state," Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department district 10 Engineer Walter McMillan said.

J.B. Hunt Executives See Salaries Rise in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/11/2016 09:03 am

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, earned $1 million more in 2015 than he did in 2014.

ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds Got $2.3M in Compensation in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/10/2016 11:49 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.26 million in 2015, down slightly from the $2.3 million she made in 2014, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

FedEx's Patrick Reed to Retire

by Marty Cook 3/9/2016 04:41 pm

Patrick Reed, an executive vice president and chief operating officer of FedEx Freight in North America since 2004, is retiring, effective July 31.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

FAA Delay Costing Little Rock's ArkUAV Firm

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The FAA Reform & Reauthorization Act of 2012 required the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — drones — into U.S. airspace by 2015, but that deadline has come and gone and the agency still hasn't issued clear and final rules regarding commercial drones.

Texas Ranks First in Number of Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Arkansas No. 33 in the employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians with 1,000 employees.

Little Rock's Clinton National Airport Looks Beyond Passengers for Revenue

by George Waldon 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport is holding its own in the face of declining passenger counts. While that downward trend continued to cut into revenue from landing fees and parking, the state's largest airport more than made up for it in other areas.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

GLO Airlines CEO Trey Fayard on Trimming Layovers from Flyover Country

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Trey Fayard is the founder and CEO of GLO Airlines, which has direct flights from Little Rock's Clinton National Airport to New Orleans and, beginning in late March, to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

M&M Cleanup Company Meets Messy End

by Mark Friedman 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Instead of soaring under new ownership, M&M Environmental Group, which provided environmental services to the oil and gas industries, went into a tailspin. So did the relationship between McFadin and the Omega Group; eventually the two sides deadlocked on whether to file for bankruptcy protection late last year.

USA Truck CEO Randy Rogers A Man of Many Peoples

by Marty Cook 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Randy Rogers is an old pro at adjusting to new places and cultures: Shanghai, Mexico City, Madrid, and now, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA. Rogers, 53, was named CEO at USA Truck Inc. on Jan. 13.