Do I need time-critical or expedited shipping services?

Posted by Becca Soard on April 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Compare ArcBest time-critical and expedite solutions

When standard delivery times and options don’t fit your needs, ArcBest® offers two solutions: time critical and expedite. These fast shipping services provide unique benefits for shippers — from speed and precision to enhanced safety and security. While both options can provide faster-than-average transportation times, there are a few differences to consider. Take a look at what these solutions entail, and learn when each one is right for your business.

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Cargo Security: Protecting Your LTL Freight

Posted by Jeff Ferber on February 1, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Cargo theft in North America

Cargo theft isn’t just a big issue for shippers and carriers. It also has a significant impact on the economy. When freight is stolen, supply chains are disrupted, freight isn’t delivered as planned, customer satisfaction is impacted, and downstream costs are incurred (including higher insurance rates). The costs for all of this ultimately gets passed on to the consumer.

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The Benefits of Shipping LTL Compared to Parcel

Posted by Marc Weidner on January 31, 2019 - 1:34 PM

LTL vs. parcel: How to choose the right solution for your business

Choosing between parcel and less-than-truckload used to be pretty straightforward: lightweight shipments went parcel, heavy ones went LTL. But as carriers broadened their services, the line between the two became more blurred. Now, freight that used to be more economical to ship parcel is sometimes better suited for LTL — and vice versa. So how do companies decide which method is best to use when their products can move either way?

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Message regarding possible UPS Freight service disruption

Posted by Becky Harris on November 8, 2018 - 8:07 AM

ArcBest has received many questions from customers about the notification issued by UPS Freight on November 1 regarding its less-than-truckload operations. In a transportation marketplace already constrained by available capacity, know that we’re actively monitoring the situation and possible service disruption at UPS Freight.

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Freight Pickup and Delivery – What You Should Know

Posted by Justin Bates on June 27, 2018 - 8:01 AM

Freight pickup and delivery

Imagine you’re the logistics manager responsible for scheduling hundreds of inbound and outbound shipments each day. You evaluate each of your orders at the start of every workday and start devising a shipping plan that will get your freight out on time. Say you’ve got one pallet of bedframes that need to be delivered to a local retailer today, and you need to get 10 sets of mattresses and box springs from your warehouse in Atlanta to another retailer in New York by the end of business tomorrow afternoon.

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10 Most Commonly Asked Freight Shipping Questions

Posted by Paige Stewart on April 4, 2018 - 8:19 AM

What you need to know about shipping freight

The movement of freight seems simple to a consumer — they order something, and a short time later it arrives. But, those who work in the shipping industry know the process is a little more complex. How one shipment is packaged may not be safe for another, and the type of equipment required for one may differ from another (e.g. an oversized shipment needs a flatbed while pharmaceuticals may need temperature controlled). Understanding basic shipping information can help simplify this multifaceted process.

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ABF Freight Driver Impresses Customer

Posted by Kaitlyn Turner on January 29, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The Skill is maneuvering a truck up a long residential driveway.

The Will is impressing a customer.  

Based on past experiences with other companies, a customer was doubtful that a driver for ArcBest® less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® would be willing to deliver a shipment up his 1,000-foot driveway.

But that’s exactly what ABF Freight driver Tim Clark did.

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How shipment tracking works with ArcBest

Posted by Justin Bates on January 10, 2018 - 8:01 AM

The importance of freight tracking

Customers’ needs change and adapt with time, and so should their freight carriers. As technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not enough anymore for a carrier to make the promise to deliver freight safely and on time. Today, carriers need to be able to communicate shipment status reliably, and make sure that information is available around the clock so that customers can plan and know where their freight is at all times. That’s why it’s important to partner with a carrier that offers real-time online tracking capabilities.

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