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July 28, 2014 - Industry News

ABF Reportedly Considering Move to Memphis, Expansion

Photo courtesy ABF.

While there has been no official word from less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight or its parent ArcBest Corp., it appears the company has plans for a move and expansion of one of its primary facilities.

Tags: Tennessee, Arkansas, Fleets, ABF, ArcBest Corp., LTL

May 30, 2014 - Industry News

ArcBest Relocating Company Headquarters

ArcBest is under contract to purchase 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Ark., for construction of a new corporate headquarters. The company said it has exceeded the capacity at its current Fort Smith general office.

Tags: Fleets, ABF, ArcBest Corp.

May 1, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Renamed, Tightens First Quarter Losses

The trucking operation, Arkansas Best, just renamed ArcBest, has reported a first quarter net loss of $2.9 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to a first quarter 2013 net loss of $13.4 million, or 52 cents per share.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp.

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

ABF Increasing Rates Later This Month

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System will increase general rates and charges effective March 24.

Tags: Fleets, ABF, Freight Rates, FedEx

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

David Flaherty Named a TCA Highway Angel

David Flaherty, who lives in Walkertown, N.C., and drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has just been named TCA’s latest Highway Angel.

Tags: TCA, ABF, TCA Highway Angel

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

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Accept Contract with ABF

The ABF National Master Freight Agreement will be implemented in the next few days. Photo: Evan Lockridge

UPDATED--The Teamsters ABF Master Negotiating Committee voted Wednesday that in light of the overwhelming vote against authorizing a strike against ABF Freight, the company's last proposal for the Central Region Local Cartage Agreement would be accepted. As a result, the ABF National Master Freight Agreement is now fully ratified.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Reject Strike Authorization at ABF

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

Ballots Sent to Some ABF Teamsters for Strike Vote

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: LTL, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

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.

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.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, ABF, Drivers, Image

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 29, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Approve Five of Seven ABF Supplement Agreements

New Teamsters contract with ABF won't take effect until all supplemental agreements are approved. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF

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

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

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

Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., was named a TCA Highway Angel.

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.

Tags: ABF, TCA Highway Angel

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Donald Mackin Earns Highway Angel Wings

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel.

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.”

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, ABF

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: UPS, ABF, LTL, rates

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF, Fleets

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF, Freight Rates

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 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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