Transportation Archive

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.7 Percent, Due to Revision

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in January and unchanged from the previous month because December's rate was revised up, to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Total Pay at $6.8M in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/8/2019 05:27 pm

Executives of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell saw huge year-over-year increases in their compensation packages in 2018, due to change in the timing of annual stock awards.

Incentives Boost ArcBest Executives' Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2019 04:10 pm

ArcBest Corp. President and CEO Judy McReynolds made nearly $4.1 million in 2018, a big jump from the $2.1 million she made in 2017, according to the annual proxy statement the company filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Arkansas Legislators Give Final OK to Put Highway Tax on Ballot

by Associated Press 3/7/2019 02:07 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to putting on next year's ballot a proposal to permanently extend a half-cent sales tax for state highways.

State Senate Panel Backs Putting Half-Cent Highway Tax on Ballot

by Associated Press 3/7/2019 06:56 am

A plan to ask Arkansas voters next year to permanently extend a half-cent sales tax for highways is heading to the state Senate.

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/6/2019 10:05 am

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock.

Arkansas House Backs $300M Highway Funding Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/4/2019 03:05 pm

The Arkansas House has approves a plan to raise taxes and tap into expected casino revenue to generate $300 million a year for the state's highways.

US Economic Growth Slows to 2.6 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 2/28/2019 11:05 am

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018, as the government shutdown and other factors took a toll on growth. Economists believe growth has slowed even more in the current quarter.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Highway Funding Proposal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2019 11:25 am

An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a proposal to raise fuel taxes for the first time in 20 years and tap into expected casino revenue to increase funding for state highways.

BNSF Logistics at Core of Sage Property Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

BNSF Logistics has been busy in Springdale as the center of a couple of multimillion-dollar deals.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Population & Job Growth Shifts in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas exceeded population growth until about 2010.

As Prices Fall, Recyclers Add Clean to Being Green

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Recyclers doing business in Arkansas are educating customers, reworking contracts and focusing more on customer needs as the industry reels from low prices and the loss of a huge market.

Highway Work Ahead, And It's About Time

by Marty Cook 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The long-delayed Arkansas highway funding initiative moved along this week, passing a Senate committee with one official no vote.

Stephanie Shine Sheds Light on Employment Retention Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine, the vice president for Robert Half Finance & Accounting, says soft skills are increasingly important for accounting professionals.

Arkansas Senate Approves Funding Plan for State's Highways

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2019 06:41 am

The Arkansas Senate approves a proposal to raise fuel taxes and tap into expected casino revenue for state highways, advancing the first part of a plan by the governor to fund state roads.

French Hill, Little Rock Port Mark First Part of $10.5M Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/21/2019 03:21 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill joined the Little Rock Port Authority to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a two-phase, $10.5 million project that will make improvements to Slackwater Harbor, including a new dock with direct dock-to-rail capability and new rail storage.

Arkansas Senate Panel OKs Funding Plan for State Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/21/2019 06:43 am

An Arkansas Senate panel advances a key part of the governor's $300 million highway funding plan, approving a proposal to raise fuel taxes and tap into expected casino revenue for the state's road needs.

FAA Probes Southwest Calculations of Baggage Weight on Jets

by Associated Press 2/19/2019 11:26 am

Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes during a yearlong investigation.