ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, is an integrated source for comprehensive supply chain management. Beginning in 1923 as a local freight hauler, the company has evolved into a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. The company’s infrastructure includes a network for handling regional and national less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation of general commodities. ABF ended 2011 with revenue of $1.73 billion and approximately 10,000 active employees.
In 2011, ABF was named: National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council; a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine; a CIO 100 company by CIO magazine; an Information Week 500 company by Information Week magazine; and winner of the Excellence in Security Award from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). ABF is the only six-time winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety, the only six-time winner of the Excellence in Security Award, and a five time winner of the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award.
The ABF portfolio of logistics services features TimeKeeper expedited and time-definite shipping, self-move services provided by U-Pack Moving, Supply Chain Services order fulfillment and inventory services, TurnKey white-glove inside delivery and set-up services, Trade Show exhibit transport and logistical services, and Global Supply Chain Services non-vessel operating common carrier ocean transport.