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ABF Freight Clerk Helps Production Assistant ‘Look Like the Hero’

Posted by Kaitlyn Turner on March 24, 2017 - 2:30 PM

ABF Freight® employees don’t shy away from a challenge; they solve problems and make things happen for customers. Dawn Ganes, a clerk for ArcBest carrier ABF Freight, exemplifies that.

When a customer needed a shipment of equipment for a film shoot delivered a week earlier than planned, she sent an email requesting the change but wasn’t sure who specifically to contact. That message reached Dawn, who worked with the customer to get the shipment delivered on time.

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Throwback Thursday: 1960 — ABF Freight Team In Little Rock Aids Community Chest

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 23, 2017 - 1:01 PM

In 1960, ABF Freight employees at the Little Rock, Arkansas, service center contributed more than $3,100 to the Community Chest campaign in Pulaski County.

“Helping the character building agencies and the worthy organizations in one’s home community is part of being a good citizen,” the employee magazine stated. “And members of the ABF family are the finest kind of citizens always.”

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Throwback Thursday: 2006-07 ABF Freight Load Team

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 16, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Members of the 2006-2007 ABF Freight® Load Team came from locations ranging from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

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April and May 2017 Trade Shows

Posted by Justin Bates on March 14, 2017 - 1:05 PM

April and May 2017 trade shows happening in the U.S.

From hardware shows and technology summits to medical and environmental symposiums, spring is a busy time for trade shows. If you plan to attend or exhibit at a meeting in April or May this year, review this list of upcoming conferences to find one that suits you and your business. You’ll find all the information you need — from meeting details to how to arrange your hotel and travel reservations — to help you to begin planning your trip. 

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Customer Turns to ArcBest for Full Array of Solutions

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 10, 2017 - 3:30 PM

When the employee of a longtime ArcBest customer changed jobs and joined a new company, he quickly saw that the company could benefit from the stellar service he had experienced from ArcBest carrier ABF Freight®.

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Throwback Thursday: 1956 — Arkansas Motor Freight Buys Plane

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 9, 2017 - 2:01 PM

When ArcBest expanded with its purchase of Best Motor Lines, its coverage area also expanded to stretch over 6,500 franchised miles from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Robert A. Young Jr., president of Arkansas Motor Freight Lines, a predecessor of today’s ArcBest, wanted to keep in personal contact with employees and operations throughout the network. To accomplish this, in late 1956, AMF purchased a company airplane and hired a pilot, Buell Phillips.

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Throwback Thursday: ArcBest Opens ‘Corporate Center’ In 1971

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 2, 2017 - 2:01 PM

In September 1971, ArcBest (then known as Arkansas Best Corporation) formally dedicated its new Corporate Center at 1000 S. 21st St. in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Congressman Wilbur D. Mills gave the dedicatory address, telling ArcBest Chairman of the Board Robert A. Young Jr. that “you are imbued with a spirit that has made us what we are in the United States. The spirit of the quest bubbles over in Bob Young.”

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Product Launch Team Provides Unmatched Level of Personalization

Posted by Kaitlyn Turner on February 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

A customer seeking a carrier to coordinate the rollout of retail displays turned to ArcBest because of its previous experience with the ArcBest team. For eight years, ArcBest carrier ABF Freight® had provided standard and expedited LTL service to a customer who manufactures fixtures for retailers.

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Throwback Thursday: Arkansas Motor Freight Acquires Best In 1957

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on February 23, 2017 - 2:01 PM

During the era of regulation in the trucking industry, trucking companies expanded the routes they could drive by acquiring other companies. In August 1956, Arkansas Motor Freight Lines announced its intention to buy Best Motor Lines.

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ArcBest Delivers for NFL Championship

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on February 6, 2017 - 2:21 PM

When a musical group was chosen to take part in festivities surrounding the NFL football championship game, they ordered specialized equipment

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