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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

NOWDx Focuses on On-Site Diagnosis

NOWDiagnostics manufactures one-step medical diagnosis devices that can generate lab-quality results in minutes. Clark said the company has 36 products in its trademarked ADEXUSDx line in some stage of development for ailments ranging from heart attacks to sexually transmitted diseases. read more >

Gates Belting Out Success in Siloam Springs

Even a successful 104-year-old global corporation can hit a speed bump or two moving from the East Coast to Arkansas. Gates Corp., a producer of power transmission belts for the automotive and industrial sectors, didn't move its entire operations to Siloam Springs two years ago. read more >

Johnelle Hunt Gives $5M To Game & Fish for Nature Center

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, pledged $5 million toward the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's effort to build a nature center in Springdale. Foundation President Chuck Dicus calls the donation "a great way to start" the campaign. read more >

Car-Mart Reports $485,000 Loss

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a loss of $485,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. read more >

UA Names Matt McCoy Associate General Counsel

Matt McCoy, the associate general counsel at the University of Arkansas System, will replace Scott Varady in the general counsel office at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville beginning Jan. 4, 2016. read more >

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville. read more >

Wal-Mart VP: Human Resources Management Evolves With Technology

Managing human resources, like just about every other facet of running a business, has changed with and because of technology. read more >

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is. read more >

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move. read more >

USA Truck 3Q Net Income Down 32 Percent

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $2.7 million, or 17 cents per share, down 32 percent from $4 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. read more >