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January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Moves from Loss to Profit in 2013

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System and ground expedite fleet Panther Expedited Services reported a profit in the final quarter of 2013 after reporting a loss a year earlier.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Panther, ABF

December 5, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Closing 30 Terminals

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System is cutting its number of terminals from 277 to 247. In a “change of operations” filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ABF parent company Arkansas Best said it had already eliminated eight facilities in the second half of this year, with the rest still yet to close.

Tags: Fleets, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL

November 12, 2013 - Industry News

Arkansas Best, YRC Report Third-Quarter Results

YRC says it's making changes at YRC Freight. Photo by Evan Lockridge

Two of the industry's large, unionized less-than-truckload carriers announced their third quarter results Tuesday, with the non-asset-based Panther Expedited helping Arkansas Best and problems at YRC Freight weighing down YRC Worldwide.

Tags: Fleet Financials, LTL, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Loses Another Teamsters/YRC Challenge, Extends Teamsters Contract

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ABF Freight System has again lost a court challenge against the Teamsters Union and competitor YRC Worldwide for a second time.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Second Quarter Profit Shrinks, Reports Loss for First Half of 2013

Arkansas Best, has reported second quarter 2013 net income but continued to sustain losses for the first six months of the year as costs for salaries, wages and benefits at less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary ABF Freight System, offset improving revenue...

Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, Panther, ABF

May 10, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Blast YRC, ABF Over Talks

Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Friday had some harsh words for LTL giant YRC Worldwide following news that it tried to purchase competitor Arkansas Best, which owns ABF, calling the move "unconscionable."

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, ABF, YRC, LTL, Fleets

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

ABF, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the trucking company ABF have reached a tentative contract agreement.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

ABF, Teamsters Agree To Contract Extension

ABF and the Teamsters still have a ways to go to come up with a contract both sides can agree on.

The Teamsters Union and Arkansas Best Freight System have agreed to another extension of the current labor contract, as the two sides seem far apart.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, LTL, Fleets

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

ABF and Teamsters Extend Contract, ABF Still Challenging YRC-Teamsters Concessions

ABF has indicated in the current round of talks it is looking to get big concessions from the Teamsters while the union is looking to increase wages and benefits.

The Teamsters Union and the less-than-truckload carrier ABF failed to reach an agreement by the time the most recent labor pact expired at the end of March, but they intend to keep talking, having agreed to a 30-day extension.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide

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