Due to inclement weather, delays may be realized. View the most recent service advisories here.

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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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 Brooks 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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What is Residential Delivery and How Does it Work?

Posted by Brent Dorrough on May 11, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The increasing popularity of residential delivery

As the shift to e-commerce shopping grows, consumers are more confident in what they purchase online. It’s become normal to buy large items like mattresses, treadmills, electronics or other home furnishings via the Internet. This way, shoppers can have their order delivered directly to their home instead of handling heavy items themselves.

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