ABF Freight System

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ArcBest Corporation
S&P 600 Component
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 (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]