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Things to Know About Heavy Haul Trucking

Posted by Daniel McDaniel on July 12, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Moving heavy loads

Oversized items such as industrial machinery and military equipment can present logistical challenges if you aren’t familiar with how to transport them. These shipments typically require special handling, optimized routing and additional permits because they may not be able to travel on all roadways due to their size and weight. Understanding what an oversize load is, what weight limitations could apply and what other requirements are needed can make the transportation process go more smoothly.

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Tips for Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Freight

Posted by Daniel McDaniel on July 5, 2017 - 8:04 AM

How to successfully ship temperature-controlled items 

Worried about getting temperature-sensitive freight to its destination without compromising its value? Temperature-controlled transport can provide the solution you need, but there are some details to consider before booking a shipment. Whether your freight must remain within a certain temperature range at all times or just needs to stay above freezing, take steps to ensure a safe, timely delivery.   

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Throwback Thursday: 2013 — One-of-a-Kind Painting Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on June 15, 2017 - 8:12 AM

As part of our 90th anniversary celebration held in September 2013, a popular Fort Smith, Arkansas, artist known for his historic artwork painted a piece that depicts two ABF Freight® trucks driving along a picturesque highway.

John Bell Jr. painted “On The Road” to mark the 90th anniversary of ArcBest, which got its start in 1923 as local freight hauler OK Transfer & Storage Company.

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Upcoming Hardware Trade Shows

Posted by Grant Sykes on June 14, 2017 - 7:01 AM

August and September 2017 Trade Shows

According to a study conducted by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), business-to-business trade shows are viewed as the second-most-important marketing and sales tactic for many businesses. And the hardware industry is no exception.

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Customer: ABF Freight Driver ‘Extremely Polite, Professional’

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on June 9, 2017 - 10:11 AM

A customer who ordered a boat learned that its delivery would be curbside. The boat company tells its customers to make arrangements for unloading boats when they’re delivered.

ArcBest carrier ABF Freight® was delivering the boat, scheduled for a Monday. The customer’s husband arranged to take the day off work and to have his son there to help unload it. When the delivery date arrived, the customer called the local ABF Freight service center to confirm the delivery and to get an idea of when it would be delivered.

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Throwback Thursday: 1955 — Employees Rescue Families From Fire

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on June 8, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Shortly after 1 a.m. on a January night in 1955, two Arkansas Motor Freight Lines employees rescued people from a burning building.

While standing on the dock at the Pine Bluff, Arkansas, service center, dock worker Jimmie L. Barbre (pictured) and road driver C.F. Waters saw flames “shooting skyward” from a row of buildings a block away. They called the local fire department and then ran to the scene of the fire.

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Understanding HAZMAT Placards

Posted by Sam Cates on June 7, 2017 - 8:03 AM

What HAZMAT placards can tell you about a shipment

Have you ever noticed diamond-shaped signs on the back or sides of a semi-truck trailer and wondered what they were or why they were there? These colorful labels are known as hazardous material placards, or HAZMAT placards, and they provide details about what kind of cargo the truck is carrying. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires these HAZMAT signs when moving more than 1,000 pounds of hazardous cargo within the U.S. and on some hazardous commodities regardless of weight.

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