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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

Stampede Logistics Buys Daniell Transport Provider

Stampede Logistics LLC of Little Rock says it's buying a Georgia fuel transportation company. read more >

Arkansas Doctors Discover the Joys Of Concierge Care

A new business model of medicine is being practiced in Arkansas by doctors who have not only gone into private practice, but are now pursing careers in concierge or direct primary care medicine. read more >

NWA Housing Rebound Cheers Homebuilders

The housing collapse and subsequent recession were body blows to housing developments in northwest Arkansas, but now, there are signs of life and hope. read more >

XNA Wooing Airlines In Bid to Lower Fares

In the past two years, Scott Van Laningham, the executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, has been meeting with any airline that will listen to his pitch. XNA is eager to bring in a low-cost airline (or two) in an effort to bring down airfares. read more >

Knight's Takeover Attempt Behind It, USA Truck Will End 'Poison Pill' Plan

USA Truck of Van Buren says it will end its shareholders rights plan at the end of business Friday. The publicly traded trucking company adopted the plan in November 2012 to protect itself from hostile takeover bids while the company attempted a turnaround. read more >

AERT to Pay $44K Fine In Fatal Fire

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies of Springdale agreed to pay fines of $44,000 for violations related to a fatal fire in July. read more >

Multifamily Vacancy Up, Development 'Hot' Along I-540 in Bentonville, Rogers

Vacancy rates for multifamily housing in northwest Arkansas rose in the second half of 2013, according to a Skyline Report from Arvest Bank released Tuesday. read more >

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees. read more >

Payroll Firms Ease the Strain on Small Businesses

Third-party payroll companies help relieve work congestion for their clients, says Janet Johnson of Paychex. Smaller companies find it more efficient to outsource the nuts and bolts. read more >

NWA Aims Message At Site Selectors

Northwest Arkansas is aggressively campaigning site selectors for companies outside the region to promote itself as a place for investing and not just a "blank slate." The project comes after a survey of site selectors showed half knew little about the region beyond Wal-Mart and Bentonville. read more >