ABF Freight System

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Arkansas Best Corporation
Type Public
Industry Transportation
Founded 1923
Headquarters Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Key people Roy Slagle, President and Chief Executive Officer
Revenue IncreaseUS$1.47B (FY 2009)[1]
Net income DecreaseUS$-128M (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets DecreaseUS$870M (FY 2009)[2]
Total equity DecreaseUS$501M (FY 2009)[2]
Employees 10,000 (2011) [3]
Website www.abf.com

ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation,[4] 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.[3]

In 2011, ABF was named: National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council;[5] a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine;[6] a CIO 100 company by CIO magazine;[7] an Information Week 500 company by Information Week magazine; and winner of the Excellence in Security Award from the American Trucking Associations (ATA).[8] ABF is the only six-time winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety,[9] the only six-time winner of the Excellence in Security Award,[8] and a five time winner of the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award.[10]


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