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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

$1M Land Deal Launches Trampoline Park in Fayetteville

Six-plus acres of land in uptown Fayetteville traded hands for a little more than $1 million and will be the site of a 28,000-SF trampoline park. read more >

Low Vacancy in Fayetteville Makes Even Older Properties Stay in High Demand

The more beds that go into Fayetteville, the more beds Fayetteville seems to need, and that means even older multifamily properties are still in demand. read more >

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes. read more >

Detroit Investor Nabs CVS in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

A Detroit investor paid $4.56 million for the CVS Pharmacy at 2001 S. Thompson St. in Springdale. read more >

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share. read more >

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

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. read more >

After High Feed Prices and Glutted Market, Catfish Farmers Hope Luck Is Changing

Arkansas had nearly 38,000 acres devoted to catfish farming as recently as 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. In July, the statistics service reported that Arkansas farmers had scaled back operations to 4,900 acres. read more >

'Nuclear' Judgments Cited As Trucking Insurance Rises

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. read more >

USA Truck Reports Loss For Third Consecutive Quarter

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. read more >

Bill Hanna Steps Down from USA Truck Board

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. read more >