Transportation Archive

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center.

Have Tools, Will Travel: Arkansan Featured in Ad

by Kyle Massey 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Rocky Hyatt can easily tell you why he talks up Channellock pliers; he's not as sure why the Pennsylvania toolmaker chose him for an ad campaign.

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2019 12:00 am

We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming.

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/3/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is coordinating cybersecurity assessments and providing cybersecurity training to help employers square off against cybercrime, because falling prey to it can cause them to fold or lose big bucks.

Presenting the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019: An Annual List of Rising Stars

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Meet 40 impressive young business and community leaders of Arkansas who will give you confidence that our state will be in good hands for decades to some.

Doug Voss Reappointed to ATA Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2019 02:23 pm

Doug Voss, Ph.D., professor of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Central Arkansas' College of Business, has been reappointed to the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors.

Arkansas River Nears Crest in West Arkansas; More Rainfall Looms

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 5/29/2019 10:44 am

The Arkansas River neared a historic crest Wednesday in Arkansas' second-largest city, but officials said the levee system was "performing admirably" from the rush of water coming downstream from rain-soaked Oklahoma and Kansas.

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/27/2019 12:00 am

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million

Harps Delivers Another Positive Year

by Marty Cook 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Kim Eskew, CEO of Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale, wants his company to be in a position to handle whatever happens in the grocery sector.

Walter Hussman Risks Business 'In Order to Save It'

by Kyle Massey 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman Jr. talks about replacing newspapers with iPads, why he's not selling his flagship and who his real competitors are.

Arkansas GDP Rises in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product rose 0.9% in 2018 in Arkansas compared with 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Christopher Coffman Named Sales VP at Edafio (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Christopher Coffman recently joined Edafio Technology Partners of Conway as vice president of sales and account management.

Robert A. Peiser, Former Board Chairman at USA Truck, Dies at 70

by Marty Cook 5/24/2019 12:36 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Bureau says that former board Chairman Robert A. Peiser has died. He was 70 years old.

Safe Foods Gets National Award for Export Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2019 09:39 am

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presents Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington.

SupplyPike to Move to Fayetteville, Create 180 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2019 09:28 am

SupplyPike, a startup that offers a digital supply chain management platform for consumer packaged goods, is coming to Fayetteville and creating nearly 180 jobs within the next five years.

USA Truck Chairman Robert Peiser Steps Down

by Marty Cook 5/23/2019 11:53 am

Chairman Robert A. Peiser of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren resigned from the company's board of directors, the company announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Walmart Exec Moves Include New CEO at Massmart in South Africa

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2019 11:36 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville saw some executive changes this week, including a new CEO at its South African retail chain, Massmart.

Zips Car Wash Acquires Two Locations in Tennessee

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2019 09:39 am

Zips Car Wash of Jonesboro has acquired the two remaining Time to Shine car wash locations in Tennessee.

USA Truck Names Justin Kreimer Trucking VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2019 10:38 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Justin Kreimer to be the company's vice president in charge of trucking operations.

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/20/2019 12:00 am

Uber has become a verb like Google and is gaining more competitors in a market that will soon be saturated. Will having more ride-sharing options make any of us more likely to need a ride, or will ride-sharing become a commodity in which price is the primary differentiator?