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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

USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas

Jeffrey Lester, an executive vice president with USA Truck Inc., resigned Aug. 24, after CEO Tom Glaser asked him to work from the company's headquarters in Van Buren on a daily basis. read more >

Koutroumbis Buys High Point Terrace Apartments (NWA Real Deals)

Koutroumbis Properties of Fayetteville acquired the six-unit High Point Terrace apartment complex at 922 Hughes St. in Fayetteville for $512,000. read more >

John James Looks to Make New Mark With Hayseed

Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth. read more >

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities. read more >

CORRECTED: Car-Mart's Quarterly Earnings Off

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a significant drop in earnings for the first quarter of 2016 that CEO Hank Henderson said was mostly the result of the company's "lack of consistent blocking and tackling." Car-Mart's income for the quarter was up 12 percent but revenue dropped from $7.2 million to $4.6 million. read more >

PAM Gives Cushman Raise, Promotes Herndon

PAM Transport of Tontitown promoted Matt Herndon to COO on Aug. 12, the company said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >

NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco. read more >

Mending Bridges a Constant Mission

Arkansas inspects its bridges at least once every two years — and more frequently for bridges that have earned a structurally deficient label — and Mike Hill insists the term sounds worse than it is. read more >

Matt Crafton Urges Long-Term Highway Fix

Matt Crafton said he's not just thinking about the benefit to his business when he calls for the U.S. Congress to find a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund. read more >

Kandice Harshaw to Replace Burton Weis at USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren promoted Kandice Harshaw to vice president of human resources after the resignation of Burton Weis this week. Weis, a longtime executive with the company, did not tell USA Truck why he was resigning. read more >