ABF Freight System

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ArcBest Corporation
S&P 600 Component
HeadquartersFort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Key people
Tim Thorne, president and chief executive officer.
RevenueIncreaseUS$1.47B (FY 2009)[1]
DecreaseUS$-128M (FY 2009)[1]
Total assetsDecreaseUS$870M (FY 2009)[2]
Total equityDecreaseUS$501M (FY 2009)[2]
Number of employees
10,000 (2011)

ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corporation (formerly known as Arkansas Best),[3] is a freight company beginning in 1923 as a local freight hauler. 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]


  1. ^ a b Arkansas Best (ABFS) annual SEC income statement filing via Wikinvest.
  2. ^ a b Arkansas Best (ABFS) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest.
  3. ^ "ArcBest Corp". www.marketwatch.com. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ http://www.arkbest.com/Finance/Filings/2011/2011_Form_10-K.pdf