Transportation Archive

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

Bite Squad: The Netflix of Meal Delivery?

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Bite Squad, the restaurant meal delivery service based in Minneapolis, is launching its subscription service, called Unlimited, which gives subscribers unlimited meal deliveries for only one monthly payment.

JB Hunt 4Q Earnings Up 228 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/18/2018 10:40 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $385.3 million, more than double the $117.6 million recorded for the fourth quarter of 2016.

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 10:29 am

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III.

Arkansas Truckers Toot Horn for Tax Cuts

by Marty Cook 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The trucking industry was one of the stronger proponents of the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in December.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

America's Car-Mart To Pay Retired CEO $1.1M Bonus

by Marty Cook 1/11/2018 01:17 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville will pay Hank Henderson $1.1 million as a “special retirement bonus” for the company's longtime CEO who stepped down in December.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 01:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Former USA Truck Exec Jaimey Malone Named to Henderson Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Jaimey Malone, a former vice president of sales at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, was named to the board of directors at Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways

by Lance Turner 1/5/2018 02:51 pm

A group called Driving Arkansas Forward launched a ballot initiative on Friday, proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Arkansas that would generate more money for highways.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 09:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Update: E-Z Mart Sold to GPM Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2017 11:16 am

GPM Investments LLC of Richmond, Virginia, announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 272 convenience stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas from E-Z Mart Stores Inc. of Texarkana, Texas.

J.B. Hunt Announces Expectations for 4Q Earnings

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2017 10:24 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell (NASDAQ:JBHT) announced Thursday that it expects earnings for the fourth quarter to be between $85 million and $90 million, or 77 cents to 82 cents per share.

Governor Announces Completion of GIS Project

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/27/2017 11:13 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday the completion of a new digital map detailing each of the state's 75 counties.

Governor Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2017 10:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the appointments to boards and commissions.

ATRI Appoints Four New Members to its Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2017 01:53 pm

The American Transportation Research Institute announced Tuesday the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.