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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

ArcBest 2Q Profit Triples From Last Year

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports its most profitable quarter in six years, driven by stronger performance in two of its subsidiaries, ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logistics. read more >

USA Truck Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 2011

USA Truck of Van Buren reported its first profitable quarter since 2011 on Thursday, bringing in net income of $700,000, or 7 cents per share. The profit came even after a tough first half of the year marked by hard winter weather and a driver shortage that continues to dog the industry. read more >

America's Car-Mart Adds Kenny Gunderman to Board

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville adds Kenny Gunderman to its board of directors at the company's shareholders meeting Wednesday. read more >

Tyson Foods 3Q Profit Climbs 4.4 Percent, Will Sell Chicken Business in Brazil, Mexico

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, reporting a record third-quarter profit and the sale of new stock and other equity, also said it is selling poultry operations in Brazil and Mexico in order to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago. read more >

CapRocq Takes Ownership Of Village on the Creeks (NWA Real Deals)

The Village on the Creeks was transferred for no consideration from VOC Ltd. of Rogers to CapRocq VOC LLC of Little Rock on July 14. read more >

Whataburger On Way to Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

Whataburger is poised to set up its hamburger restaurant in Fayetteville after purchasing two lots for $1.45 million on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. read more >

Groups See Competitive Threat In Tyson Foods' Deal for Hillshire

A coalition of 82 farm, consumer and community groups urged the U.S. Justice Department to extend its antitrust division's review of Tyson Foods Inc.'s $8.55 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago. read more >

Maverick Transportation Opens $4M Driving Training Center

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand as Maverick Transportation LLC of North Little Rock opened its $4 million driver training center on Thursday. read more >

Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire's enviable top-rated brands was irresistible. read more >

Maverick USA Ditches Waiting Period for Driver Bonuses

Maverick USA Inc. of North Little Rock says it will make performance bonuses available to all drivers without a waiting period. read more >