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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

Simulator To Develop Driver Skills at College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas is planning a high-tech way to address the truck driver shortage in Arkansas. read more >

Wal-Mart Closes on Land for New Fayetteville Store (NWA Real Deals)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed on a 6.1-acre property in south Fayetteville where the company plans to build a Neighborhood Market. read more >

Little Rock Company Priority Growing Under the Wire

More than 20 years ago, Ken Hamilton decided to go into business for himself as a wholesale wire and cable distributor. He needed a partner; he called Jim Newman. The two formed Priority Wire & Cable of Little Rock in April 1993. Hamilton's background in manufacturing and Newman's expertise in distribution combined to make a perfect pairing. read more >

America's Car-Mart Reports Increases in Profit, Sales for Year

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $29.5 million for the fiscal year 2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2014. read more >

Update: Vadim Perelman Resigns from USA Truck Board of Directors

Vadim Perelman resigned as a member of the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren after his investment group divested itself of the 1.4 million shares it had owned in the trucking company. read more >

J.B. Hunt Plans 7-Story Office Tower at HQ

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is planning to build a new office tower at its headquarters. read more >

Smashburger to Open May 27 in Bentonville

Smashburger will open its Bentonville restaurant May 27 at 500 S.E. Walton Blvd. read more >

Office Space Sweet Spots Center In Selected Areas

David Erstine said only time will tell how successful the current and projected build-out of office space in west Rogers — and elsewhere in northwest Arkansas — is going to be. read more >

Whole Foods Giving Market Heap Of Help

Whole Foods broke ground in August for its new location at the College Marketplace at 3525 N. College Ave., which is just south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall and new flyover bridge connector to the Fulbright Expressway. read more >

Industrial Tenants Demand Pre-Leases, Interstate Access

Construction seems to be the name of the game in the industrial real estate market in northwest Arkansas. read more >