Emma Hurt

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In D.C., state truckers talk key issues

Subscriber onlyFor the ninth year, members of the Arkansas Trucking Association are in Washington, D.C., to talk face-to-face with legislators about the top issues the industry is facing. Continue reading...

State's tech giants nurtured burgeoning startups

Subscriber onlyIt's difficult to find a technology company in central Arkansas that has not been touched by the region's original tech success stories: Acxiom Corp. and Systematics Inc. Continue reading...

Acxiom reports $8.1M 4Q loss

Turned a corner, chief exec asserts

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. reported an $8.1 million loss for their fourth quarter Tuesday, but executives called 2017 "a milestone year," pointing to improving profit margins that were counterbalanced by the August sale of Acxiom Impact, its email services business. Continue reading...

Taking smartphone for a ride

Virtual reality kits replace brochures at cycle, ATV dealer

Subscriber onlyAt a family-owned motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle dealership in Little Rock with five full-time employees, virtual reality viewers have become as commonplace as the vehicles on the showroom floor. Continue reading...

New execs optimistic about USA Truck's comeback prospects

Subscriber onlyAfter a few months of leadership turnover and executive vacancies, the changing of the guard at USA Truck is coming to an end. Continue reading...

Longtime exec to lead new J.B. Hunt unit

Subscriber onlyShelley Simpson has been named chief commercial officer and president of a new Highway Services segment at J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc. Continue reading...

With platform, J.B. Hunt takes next tech step

Subscriber onlyThe field of technology upstarts "uber-izing" the trucking industry is getting crowded, from Convoy and Transfix to Uber Freight and Cargomatic. Continue reading...

ArcBest reports loss of $7.4M; revenue up 5% in 1st quarter

Subscriber onlyArcBest Corp. reported a $7.4 million loss for its first quarter of 2017, or 29 cents loss per share, missing analysts' average expectation of 12 cents loss per share. Continue reading...

USA Truck again posts loss

Down for 5th-straight quarter, firm resets profitability goal

Subscriber onlyUSA Truck on Wednesday reported its fifth-consecutive quarterly loss and postponed its expectation of profitability to the third quarter of this year. Continue reading...

Acxiom keeps momentum at Conway site

Future excites CEO after firm moves back ‘home’

Subscriber onlyScott Howe wants Arkansas to know that Acxiom is growing and he's excited about it. Continue reading...

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