In 1923, a small local freight hauler was formed, the beginning of today’s ArcBest.
OK Transfer & Storage operated in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 1935, OK Transfer acquired Arkansas Motor Freight Lines and assumed its name. Arkansas Motor Freight Lines served the area from Fort Smith to St. Louis and Fort Smith to Kansas City.
The company had 10 employees, two tractors, three trailers and one pickup truck.