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Emma Hurt

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In D.C., state truckers talk key issues

For 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.

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State's tech giants nurtured burgeoning startups

It'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.

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Acxiom reports $8.1M 4Q loss

Turned a corner, chief exec asserts

Acxiom 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.

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Taking smartphone for a ride

Virtual reality kits replace brochures at cycle, ATV dealer

At 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.

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New execs optimistic about USA Truck's comeback prospects

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

Longtime exec to lead new J.B. Hunt unit

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

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

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

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

ArcBest 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.

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USA Truck again posts loss

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

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

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Acxiom keeps momentum at Conway site

Future excites CEO after firm moves back ‘home’

Scott Howe wants Arkansas to know that Acxiom is growing and he's excited about it.

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