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Marty Cook

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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

USA Truck to Pay Former Executive $630,000

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren will pay former executive Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement. Borrows stepped down as CFO after approximately 20 months in that position and announced his resignation from the company May 19. read more >

America's Car-Mart Reports 61 Percent Profit Drop

America's Ca­­­r-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $11.6 million in fiscal year 2016, a nearly 61 percent drop from the $29.5 million it reported in 2015. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

There was a drop in seven-figure home sales in Washington and Benton counties in 2015. In 2014, 18 homes in the two counties sold for $1 million or more; in 2015, only 10 such homes were sold. read more >

CFO Michael Borrows Steps Down at USA Truck

There's more executive transition coming to USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren. CFO and Executive Vice President Michael Borrows resigned from the firm on Thursday. read more >

Walmart's Jeff Fleming Elected Chairman of ATA's 40U40 Council

Jeff Fleming was named chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association's 40 Under 40 Council at the organization's annual conference Wednesday at the Little Rock Marrriott. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business. read more >

Tim Moore Named FleetNet VP

Tim Moore was named vice president of roadside operations for FleetNet America, the maintenance division of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith. read more >

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott. read more >

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter. read more >