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October 30, 2013

Teamsters Reject Strike Authorization at ABF

In a vote of 70% to 30%, a majority of Teamsters Union membership covered by the Central Region Local Cartage Supplement has chosen not to authorize a strike at less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight.

October 8, 2013

Ballots Sent to Some ABF Teamsters for Strike Vote

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF has been notified by the Teamsters Union that ballots to authorize a strike are being mailed on Tuesday to nearly 1,800 employees covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement.

September 10, 2013

Anthony Spero Awarded July Trucker Buddy of the Month

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month following his nomination by Sara Dixon and Emily Schimelman, teachers at Hamden Hal County Day School, in Hamden, Conn.

September 3, 2013

ABF Loses Another Teamsters/YRC Challenge, Extends Teamsters Contract

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

August 29, 2013

Teamsters Approve Five of Seven ABF Supplement Agreements

Teamsters Union members at the trucking company ABF have approved five of the seven remaining supplements, while two did not pass.

August 9, 2013

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...

August 5, 2013

Teamsters, ABF Agree to Another Contract Extension

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have agreed to another contract extension, taking it through Aug. 31.

July 15, 2013

Shelly York Notices “Debris” Fall from a Pickup Truck; Turns Out to Be a Young Boy

Professional truck drivers see a lot of interesting things on the road. Take, for example, Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

July 1, 2013

Donald Mackin Earns Highway Angel Wings

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel. Mackin, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., is being recognized for being the only person to respond to an accident during a nasty “thundersnow.”

June 28, 2013

Teamsters Approve National ABF Agreement

Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have voted to approve the national master portion of a new five-year agreement with the trucking company.

June 3, 2013

UPS Freight, ABF Increase Rates 5.9%

UPS Freight and ABF announced separately that they will revise their general rates and charges. A general rate increase of 5.9% was announced for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ABF stated that the effect on specific lanes and shipments will vary.

May 31, 2013

ABF, Teamsters Agree to Third Contract Extension

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have reached another extension on the current labor agreement while they wait on rank and file members to vote on a new labor agreement between the two sides.

May 21, 2013

Teamster Local Leaders Approve ABF Contract, ABF Raising Rates

Leaders from about 160 Teamster locals that represent ABF members have unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements covering 7,500 workers at the carrier ABF.

May 10, 2013

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."

May 6, 2013

ABF, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

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

April 2, 2013

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

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.



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