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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

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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

Scott Varady to Lead Razorback Foundation

Scott Varady, the University of Arkansas' general counsel, has been named executive director and general counsel of the Razorback Foundation. read more >

USA Truck Hires Billy Cartright as Vice President of Safety, Recruiting

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Billy Cartright as the company's vice president of safety and recruiting. read more >

Hospitalist Jobs Growing in Popularity

Hospital physicians are a growing trend in the United States. The Society of Hospital Medicine estimated that there are 44,000 practicing hospitalists in the country, approximately quadruple the number in 2003, and nearly 75 percent of hospitals have some type of hospitalist program. read more >

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin. read more >

USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking. read more >

An 'F' in Retirement: UA's Repeat Chancellor Dan Ferritor Says This Time He Means It

Dan Ferritor, the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is not shy about his age or the effects of his years on his energy level. read more >

Heritage Building Leads Downtown Fayetteville Condo Buys (NWA Real Deals)

Several condominiums in downtown Fayetteville sold in a series of deals. read more >

USA Truck Names Chris Parsons VP of Maintenance

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Chris Parsons to be its vice president of maintenance. read more >

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair. read more >

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened. read more >