Transportation Archive

McLarty Bid for Penske Dealerships Scrapped

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The would-be deal for the Landers Chevrolet and Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat & Alfa Romeo has fallen through.

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning's Bruised Economy

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Steve Owen Recognized for Steering Hoga to North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Steve Owen, president of Complete Care Inc. of North Little Rock, has received the Casper J. Knight Jr. Award from the Historic Naval Ships Association.

Pair Promoted at Robert Half (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine and Christopher Chunn have been promoted at Robert Half Finance & Accounting in Little Rock.

'Nuclear' Judgments Cited As Trucking Insurance Rises

by Marty Cook 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The American Transportation Research Institute reports that insurance premium costs rose from 7.1 cents per mile in 2014 to 9.2 cents in 2015.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

USA Truck Reports Loss For Third Consecutive Quarter

by Marty Cook 11/4/2016 09:13 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported a loss of $734,000 for the third-quarter of 2016 on Friday compared to a profit of $2.7 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Bill Hanna Steps Down from USA Truck Board

by Marty Cook 11/3/2016 10:33 am

Bill Hanna, president of Hanna Oil & Gas Co. of Fort Smith, stepped down from the board of directors of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Oct. 27, the company announced.

ArcBest Announces Restructuring, Income Drop, Job Eliminations

by Marty Cook 11/3/2016 09:26 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announces a 32 percent decline in third-quarter net income as revenue rose and executives announced a plan to restructure the company.

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

3 Arkansas Airports Await Approval of New Airline Contracts

by Sarah Campbell 11/2/2016 10:02 am

Three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines have recommended new contracts to Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Boutique Air of San Francisco, California.

JB Hunt Opens Sales Branch in Denver

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/1/2016 10:02 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced on Monday that it has opened a new enterprise sales branch in Denver.

ArcBest Loses 1, Adds 2 to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 10:53 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announced the retirement of one member of its board of directors and the appointment of two new directors.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Crafton Tull Becomes Part of Fayetteville's Landscape

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Crafton Tull, a civil engineering and architecture firm, will open an office in Fayetteville in December.

Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems.

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