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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Cargo Security: Protecting Your LTL Freight

Posted by Jeff Ferber on May 16, 2018 - 8:01 AM

Cargo theft in North America

According to a Journal of Commerce Report, CargoNet, a theft prevention service, reported an estimated $145 million of freight was stolen in the U.S. and Canada in 2017. While the report states that it was one of the safest years ever recorded, cargo theft remains a key issue for shippers and carriers.

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The Benefits of Shipping LTL Compared to Parcel

Posted by Marc Weidner on April 25, 2018 - 8:09 AM

LTL vs. parcel — which is the better option?

In today’s industry, the line between parcel and LTL is sometimes blurry. Freight that used to be more economical to ship via parcel is now sometimes better suited for LTL and vice versa. So, how do you decide which method is best to use when your products could ship either way? Several details should be considered when choosing a solution — take a look at how each shipping method works, and learn why LTL can be the better option for your business.

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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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Do I need time-critical or expedited shipping services?

Posted by Becca Soard on February 6, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Choosing the right shipping solution: time critical vs. expedite

Standard delivery times and processes aren’t always the best choice for a business. Many industries need fast transport for all freight, and some companies have shipments with precise delivery requirements. Whether you’re looking for quick transportation for regular shipments or one-time service for emergency freight, ArcBest® offers solutions to meet your needs. Learn what our time-critical and expedite services entail to find the right option for your business.   

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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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California Shipping Regulations

Posted by Justin Bates on December 13, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Shipping freight to California

California shipping regulations differ from most other states. Factors like emissions, operating hours, shipment size and freight inspections come into play and can present challenges for shippers who aren’t aware and prepared. If you’re operating a commercial truck within the state or shipping oversized freight, international cargo, plants, produce or household goods, certain guidelines, licenses and permits may apply. Understanding and following the guidelines helps ensure compliance.

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