The Impact of DOT Week on Shippers

Posted by Becca Soard on September 3, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Preparing for DOT Week 2020: September 9-11 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck — commonly known as DOT Week — will soon be underway in the U.S. after concerns of COVID-19 led to a historic rescheduling of the annual event. Now scheduled for September 9-11, this year’s Roadcheck will focus on the driver’s requirements component of a roadside inspection. You can learn more about this event in the CVSA announcement.  

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Freight Pickup and Delivery – What You Should Know

Posted by Becky Harris on May 26, 2020 - 3:33 PM

A great shipping experience begins with a smooth pickup 

When customers get their shipments on time and without damage, they’re much more likely to keep doing business with you and talk about their positive experience. But if something goes wrong and their expectations aren’t met, they’ll just tell people about their negative experience. That’s why scheduling freight pickup and delivery for the right time and place is critical.

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How does air freight work?

Posted by Pete Fada on October 9, 2019 - 2:11 PM

When speed is your priority, air shipping is the solution

In this “need it yesterday” world, air shipping is the ideal solution to move freight across the country — or the globe — quickly and safely. It allows shippers to respond to customers and market demands fast and easy. It’s the service manufacturers turn to when an assembly line breaks down, and they need an immediate replacement part. It’s what pharmaceutical companies use to ship temperature-sensitive immunizations worldwide.

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Hurricane Dorian Service Update

Posted by Becky Harris on September 2, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Our hurricane preparedness process is currently in effect. For the most recent updates, view service center and lane interruptions here.

Our top priorities are the safety and well-being of our people and protecting our customers’ freight. As the situation continues to evolve, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager or our Customer Service team at 800-610-5544 for assistance.

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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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Hurricane Michael Service Update

Posted by Lindsey Kennedy on October 9, 2018 - 4:56 PM

ArcBest service operations affected by Hurricane Michael

Our hurricane preparedness process is in effect as of 10/9/18. Due to mandatory evacuations and anticipated heavy winds and flooding, operations at some ABF Freight service centers in the region may be affected.

For the most recent updates, view service center and lane interruptions here.

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What You Need to Know About Dry Van Shipping

Posted by Justin Bates on September 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What is a dry van?

A dry van is a type of semi-trailer that’s fully enclosed to protect shipments from outside elements. Designed to carry palletized, boxed or loose freight, dry vans aren’t temperature-controlled (unlike refrigerated “reefer” units) and can’t carry oversized shipments (unlike flatbed trailers).

Also called a “dry van trailer” or “box trailer,” dry vans can be used for a variety of less-than-truckload (LTL) or truckload shipment types. If you’ve ever shipped or received freight, it’s likely your goods traveled on a dry van.

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