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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

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month. read more >

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods. read more >

With James Corden on Stage, Wal-Mart Event Part Business, Part Roast

Friday's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting at times felt more like a roast thanks to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden. read more >

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history. read more >

Frisco Station in Rogers Sold for Almost $8.4M

A California investor paid close to the $8.4 million asking price for the Frisco Station shopping center at 100 Dixieland Road in Rogers. read more >

Mark Zweig Scoops Up University Village (NWA Real Deals)

Builder Mark Zweig of Fayetteville paid $2.25 million for the 20,000-SF University Village shopping center on West 15th Street in Fayetteville. read more >

Packaging Specialties a Printing Success in Fayetteville

Packaging Specialties VP Dan Nichols, 72, started working with PSI as an outside accountant when the company was founded by Hays Biggs in 1975. Twenty years ago, he left private practice to join the company as the vice president of financing. read more >

USA Truck to Pay Former Executive $630,000

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren will pay former executive Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement. Borrows stepped down as CFO after approximately 20 months in that position and announced his resignation from the company May 19. read more >

America's Car-Mart Reports 61 Percent Profit Drop

America's Ca­­­r-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $11.6 million in fiscal year 2016, a nearly 61 percent drop from the $29.5 million it reported in 2015. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

There was a drop in seven-figure home sales in Washington and Benton counties in 2015. In 2014, 18 homes in the two counties sold for $1 million or more; in 2015, only 10 such homes were sold. read more >