ABF Freight System

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ArcBest Corporation
Industry Transportation
Founded 1923
Headquarters Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Key people
Tim Thorne, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Revenue IncreaseUS$1.47B (FY 2009)[1]
DecreaseUS$-128M (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets DecreaseUS$870M (FY 2009)[2]
Total equity DecreaseUS$501M (FY 2009)[2]
Number of employees
10,000 (2011)
Website www.abf.com

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

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]

NTDC status

in 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota ABF had a record amount of drivers that competed 32 drivers in all including Ralph Garcia of New Mexico, Tony Spero of Connecticut, Tom Martin of Wyoming and Andrew Walston of Wyoming. In 2013 Ralph Garcia, Tony Spero, and Tim Melody went home with first and second place trophies. Ralph garcia won A first place trophy in the four axle class. Tim Melody won first place in the Twins division, and tony Spero won second place in the tank truck division.


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