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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

Assistant Editor

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Marty Cook joined Arkansas Business in October 2013 after 19 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. He covers the transportation industry and northwest Arkansas businesses.

Marty, a native of Shreveport, graduated from Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor of journalism. He, his wife and three daughters live in Fayetteville.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

USA Truck Adds 2 to Dedicated Freight Team

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren names Greg Lutes vice president and general manager of the company's dedicated freight team. read more >

America's Car-Mart 2Q Earnings Rise Amid Higher Sales

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports second-quarter earnings of $7.5 million, a 29.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago. read more >

Tyson CEO Donnie Smith: Hillshire Opens Door to More Growth

Donnie Smith, CEO and president of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, said Wednesday that it's an exciting time to be in the food business, especially as the company moves forward after its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago. read more >

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre Army surplus property in Fort Smith, continues to be a popular development destination in its new civilian life, playing host to a spate of expansion and relocation announcements during the past year. read more >

Mike Nelson Disputes His Firm's Debts to State Workforce Services

The Great Recession was very bad for Mike Nelson. His Jonesboro business, Nelson Design Group, sells home designs to builders and homebuyers, and revenue that reached $4 million in 2006 was down to $1 million by 2008. read more >

USA Truck Logs Its Most Profitable Quarter in 8 Years

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported its most profitable quarter in eight years Monday. read more >

ArcBest Corp. 3Q Profit UP 40 Percent

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter income of $19.6 million. read more >

Character References Help Brandon Barber Elude 20-Year Sentence

When it came to sentencing in federal court, Brandon Barber could have had the book thrown at him. But facing U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes last Tuesday, he still had some things going for him. read more >

P.A.M. Transportation 3Q Net Income Doubles to $5M

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown reported its second consecutive quarter of record earnings per share Tuesday. read more >

Brandon Barber Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering

Brandon Barber, a former northwest Arkansas developer, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 65 months in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. "More than a half-decade ago, I made bad decisions based on my selfishness and pride," Barber told Judge P.K. Holmes. "I failed those who loved and trusted me the most." read more >