Transportation Archive

P.A.M. Transportation Plans Expansion in North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Allen West, the company's chief financial officer, said the property at 1401 McNeil Drive is basically a mechanics shop and a waiting room, but the company wants to add amenities to make it more driver-friendly.

Newly Named ArcBest Narrows Loss, Posts 11 Percent Revenue Rise

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/1/2014 03:18 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, formerly Arkansas Best Corp., narrowed its first-quarter loss and reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly revenue, even as it was hit with harsh winter eather and charges related to a pension settlement.

Arkansas Best Corp. Changing Its Name to ArcBest Corp.

by Marty Cook 4/30/2014 03:28 pm

Publicly traded Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith said Wednesday that it is changing its name to ArcBest Corp. and adopting a new Nasdaq stock trading symbol, "ARCB." The company, which will report first-quarter earnings on Thursday, also unveiled a new logo system as it "strengthens its identity as a holistic provider of transportation and logistics solutions for a wide variety of customers."

USA Truck Narrows Quarterly Loss, Beats Revenue Estimates

by Marty Cook 4/30/2014 09:34 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren posts another quarterly loss, but it was narrower than the trucking firm reported last year, and the company beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue.

USA Truck CEO John Simone's Pay Package Tops $1M

by Marty Cook 4/28/2014 09:57 am

The new CEO who fought off a hostile takeover attempt also received a $265,000 bonus earlier this month.

Nabholz's New CEO Greg Williams Prepares for Projects

by Mark Friedman 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Greg Williams, the new CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway, thinks the construction industry is ready to grow. "The pent-up demand is there and it's starting to come out," says Williams, who became CEO on Jan. 1 succeeding Bill Hannah, who is now chairman.

VCC Climbs to No. 1 with Revenue of $607M

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Business among the largest Arkansas general contractors was down as a group during 2013. Nine of the firms on this year's list of largest commercial contractors recorded revenue gains while 13 reported declines. Three firms reported no change.

Top 20 Arkansas Highway Projects Survive Fiscal Cliff as AHTD Pares Down Roster

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Contracts totaling $100.4 million recently were awarded for 70 highway improvement projects around Arkansas. The dollar total could've topped $160 million if it weren't for the looming shadow of the Fiscal Cliff.

You Can Go Home Again, Contractor Martha Moore Learns

by Jan Cottingham 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Martha Moore's love for her daughter led the Las Vegas singer back to her Arkansas home. It led her to rehab and, ultimately, it led her to take control of what became McCormick Works, a paving company now based in Ozark and Little Rock.

Wal-Mart Delivers Retail Boost to NWA Cities

by Marty Cook 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has eight projects in some stage of development in northwest Arkansas, and that's not including a planned neighborhood market in Bentonville and a convenience store prototype that recently opened in Bentonville.

Everett Buick Motoring to New Location in Bryant

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Everett Buick GMC is shooting for a fall 2015 opening after land assembly was completed and construction bids will soon be gathered. The new facility will have 52,000 SF under roof and be on about 17.8 acres adjoining the east side of the current leased location at 21099 Interstate 30.

Get Tickets for Arkansas Business Power Breakfast Panel on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2014 04:29 pm

Arkansas Business presents a new event series called Power Breakfast. This program features experts who will share strategies for building an effective board of directors and being an impactful board member. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

J.B. Hunt Declares Dividend, Elects Directors

by Marty Cook 4/24/2014 02:34 pm

The board of directors of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share of its common stock.

P.A.M. Posts Turnaround Profit in 1Q, Reveals Executive Pay

by Marty Cook 4/24/2014 09:27 am

The quarterly earnings were released on the same day as the company's annual proxy statement, which revealed that CEO Daniel Cushman received total compensation of $720,034 in 2013, down $150,000 from the previous year.

Arkansas Best Names Danny Loe VP of Enterprise Customer Solutions

by Marty Cook 4/23/2014 11:12 am

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith names Danny Loe as its new vice president of enterprise customer solutions, replacing Jim Keenan, who retired after 33 years with the company March 31.

Stampede Logistics Buys Daniell Transport Provider

by Marty Cook 4/22/2014 09:49 am

Stampede Logistics LLC of Little Rock says it's buying a Georgia fuel transportation company.

Central Arkansas Medical Centers Collaborate, Compete in Tight Health Care Market

by Mark Friedman 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Hospitals in central Arkansas must collaborate to survive, according to St. Vincent Health System President and CEO Peter Banko, who says he doesn't think Little Rock can support three hospitals.

In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers

by Luke Jones 4/21/2014 12:00 am

The days of the humble news chopper are waning. It's now cheaper, easier and more effective to shoot stories with drones. News stations are adapting to this change in different ways. Some are hiring freelancers with access to the technology.

Landscape Project Gets Underway in Jonesboro

by Mark Friedman 4/21/2014 12:00 am

A landscaping project at an entrance to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro is expected to cost about $150,000 and be completed in about two months.

New Allens Inc. Owners Offer Big Plans with Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Siloam Springs officials are trying to figure out how to help Allens Inc. efficiently dispose of wastewater generated by increased production at “Plant 1” outside the city limits.