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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

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients. read more >

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

Arkadelphia sits on Interstate 30 and Highway 7 and has a total of only 83 highway miles within its metropolitan area. Its truck traffic problems are well known and will undoubtedly get worse after Shandong Sun Paper Industry opens a $1.3 billion pulp mill plant in a few years. read more >

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers' margins. read more >

USA Truck Names Werner Hugo Trucking Leader

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren names Werner Hugo as its senior vice president in charge of trucking operations. read more >

Tyson Foods CEO Optimistic Amid 2Q Profit Drop

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports a 21 percent decline in quarterly profit as a fire at two of its plants in the period disrupted chicken production. read more >

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties. read more >

ArcBest Reports 1Q Loss of $7.4M

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports a first-quarter loss of $7.4 million, or 29 cents per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. read more >

Johnelle Hunt Closes ATA Conference

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was the featured speaker at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference at the Hammons Centers in Rogers. read more >

Al Heringer IV Elected Chairman of Arkansas Trucking Association

Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers. read more >

Shelley Simpson Promoted At JB Hunt

Shelley Simpson has been named chief commercial officer and president of Highway Services at J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell. read more >

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