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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Hurricane Florence Service Update

Posted by Becky Harris on September 11, 2018 - 1:58 PM

ArcBest service operations affected by Hurricane Florence

Our hurricane preparedness process is in effect as of Tuesday, September 11th. Due to mandatory evacuations of the coast and anticipated heavy winds and flooding, operations at some ABF Freight service centers in the region may affected.

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

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Hurricane Lane Service Update

Posted by Becky Harris on August 23, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Due to extreme weather conditions, our hurricane preparedness process is in effect as of Wednesday, August 22nd. Here’s what you need to know about ArcBest service operations in the wake of Hurricane Lane:

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Rail Freight Shipping: Class I Railroads in America

Posted by Paige Stewart on August 15, 2018 - 8:15 AM

America’s railroad system

From the West Coast to the East Coast, America runs one of the safest, most extensive and reliable railroad systems in the world. The 140,000-mile network is owned and operated by 600 freight rail lines, including seven Class I railroad companies. Together, these rail lines earned nearly $74 billion in revenue in 2017 — Class I railroads earned $70 billion of that total.

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Shipping High-Value Freight with ArcBest

Posted by Justin Bates on August 8, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Transporting high-value freight

Shippers always place high importance on a carrier’s ability to deliver freight without incident, but when the shipment is high-value or sensitive, it’s even more essential. With this type of freight, it’s necessary to work with an experienced carrier that understands things like packaging best practices, the best modes of transportation for a specific type of shipment, and in-transit protection.

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How ELDs Affect Shippers

Posted by Josh Lovan on August 1, 2018 - 7:31 AM

Adjusting to the ELD mandate

On April 1, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began strictly enforcing the long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that was implemented in December 2017. The mandate requires most commercial truck drivers to log their hours of service (HOS) electronically, rather than on paper. This new log rule was designed to create a safer driving environment, decrease driver delays and streamline the way carriers manage shipment schedules.

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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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Major Shipping Routes for Global Trade

Posted by Paige Stewart on May 24, 2018 - 8:03 AM

The importance of maritime shipping

Ocean shipping services transport more than 80 percent of all globally traded products. In fact, maritime trade is a huge part of what makes the world go round. The clothes you wear, the vehicle you drive (and the fuel), the TV you watch, and the cellphone in your hand likely came from countries like China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. But, have you ever thought about the shipping routes ocean vessels take to ensure a quick and safe delivery?

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