Transportation Archive

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.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Former USA Truck Executives Earn $4.2M in 2015

by Marty Cook 4/8/2016 12:57 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren paid more than $4.2 million to former executives in 2015, according to a proxy statement the company filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Burton Weis Lands at J.B. Hunt

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

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis is now director of driver personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell.

Led by Former USA Truck Execs, Trekker Ramps Up in Fayetteville

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

Trekker opened an office in Fayetteville earlier this year at 1810 N. Crossover Road and moved all its customer service operations to the location.

LM Wind Power to Build 44K-SF Warehouse at Little Rock Port

by Lance Turner 4/1/2016 11:18 am

LM Wind Power said Friday that it will consolidate its two Little Rock operations at the city's port and build a new 44,000-SF warehouse there to open in July.

Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Dies at 54

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 01:59 pm

John Simone, the former CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, died Thursday in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He was 54.

Whisenhunt's $19M Cash Bet In Northwest Arkansas Pays Off

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

In March 2012, Joe Whisenhunt placed a $19 million bet on northwest Arkansas and, four years later, it's looking like a winner.

Pulaski County Commercial Real Estate Deals Top $641M

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The dollar total of $1 million-plus commercial real estate transactions in Pulaski County grew by 7 percent during 2015. Eight of the 25 largest commercial real estate deals in Washington County centered on apartments during 2015, and two more transactions involved land bought for multifamily development.

WLR Dealership Combo Generates $10.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

MAG-AR I Colonel Glenn LLC, led by Mark McLarty, purchased the 17,690-SF North Point Nissan facility at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. MAG-AR 6030 Landers Road LLC, another McLarty Auto Group affiliate, bought the 18,130-SF North Point Mazda facility at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million.

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent

by Lance Turner 3/25/2016 09:19 am

Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

USA Truck Adds Susan Chambers to Board

by Marty Cook 3/25/2016 08:26 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appointed Susan Chambers to its board of directors.

PAM Executives See Increased Salaries, Lower Total Compensations

by Marty Cook 3/22/2016 04:41 pm

President and CEO Dan Cushman of PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown received a salary bump but his overall compensation was lower in 2015, according to a proxy statement filed by the company with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Coulson Sees Costly Changes Ahead for Gas Stations

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 03:22 pm

Beginning in October 2017, pay-at-the-pump gas stations will be required to use machines that accept EMV credit cards, a potentially expensive adjustment, according to Coulson Oil Co. Chairman Mike Coulson.

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.