Press Releases & News Briefs

ABF Logistics Among Transport Topics' Top Freight Brokerage Firms of 2016
04.11.16 - ABF Logistics®, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), has been recognized by Transport Topics on the Top Freight Brokerage Firms of 2016 list. Moving up nine spots in the publication’s annual rankings

ABF Logistics Acquires Bear Transportation Services
12.01.15 - ABF LogisticsSM, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), today announced it has acquired Bear Transportation Services, L.P., a private, non-asset truckload brokerage firm headquartered in Plano, Texas, effective today, for cash of $26.0 million, subject to normal post-closing adjustments.

Transport Topics Names ABF Logistics in Top Brokerage Firms of 2015
04.24.15 — ABF LogisticsSM, an ArcBest company, was recently recognized for the first time by Transport Topics® on the Top Brokerage Firms of 2015 list.

ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group
01.05.15 — ABF LogisticsSM, an ArcBest company, today announced it has acquired Smart Lines Transportation Group, LLC, a privately held truckload brokerage firm based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, effective January 2, 2015, for $5.17 million in cash.

Arkansas Best Corporation to become ArcBest Corporation
04.30.14 — Arkansas Best Corporation today announced that it has changed its name to ArcBest CorporationSM and also adopted a new Nasdaq stock trading symbol ARCB and a new unified logo system as the company strengthens its identity as a holistic provider of transportation and logistics solutions for a wide variety of customers. These changes will be effective as of May 1, 2014.

ABF Global Adds South America to Coverage Area
01.17.13 — Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay are now included in the expanding ocean transport portfolio of ABF Global. ABF Global is providing a single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container-load (LCL) supply chain solutions. Ocean transport for these South American countries is in addition to ABF Global’s previously announced coverage in Europe and Asia.

ABF Expands Service to Include Europe and Turkey
11.30.12 — Continuing its strategic expansion abroad, ABF Global is now serving Europe and Turkey with ocean transport, providing a single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container-load (LCL) supply chain solutions.

ABF Recognized as Industry’s Best in Claims and Loss Prevention
11.29.12 — ABF® has earned the 2012 Excellence in Claims and Loss Prevention Award from the American Trucking Associations’ Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council, thus becoming the only six-time winner of this prestigious award.

ABF Wins National Safety Award
09.13.12 — ABF® is among the winners of the National Truck Safety Contest conducted by the Safety Management Council of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Competing in the General Commodities Division, ABF won first place in the LTL/Local Division 50-100 Million Miles category and fourth place in the LTL/Line Haul over 100 Million Miles category.

ABF Commitment to Supply Chain Sustainability Recognized by Inbound Logistics
07.13.12 — ABF® is cited by Inbound Logistics as a “Green 75 Supply Chain Partner.” The magazine’s annual list of supply chain partners committed to sustainability appears in a special “Supply Chain Sustainability” issue. ABF appears on the list for the third consecutive year.

ABF Service Centers Recognized as 'Best of the Best' with President's Quality Awards
05.03.12 — ABF® service centers in Kansas City, Mo., Seattle, Wash., Ogden, Utah, and St. Joseph, Mo., are being recognized with the prestigious President’s Quality Award from ABF President and CEO Roy Slagle. The award recognizes service centers most exemplifying the ABF Quality Process, which are considered the “Best of the Best.”

ABF Launches Global Expedited LCL/LTL Featuring Service up to 40% Faster than Traditional Models
11.08.11 — ABF® has expanded its portfolio of global solutions to include Ocean LTL: a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload (LCL/LTL) supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

ABF Establishing Asian Offices to Augment its Global Solutions
09.12.11 — Continuing its global expansion, ABF® is now operating with offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. These locations are in addition to current ABF offices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan—providing seamless, single-contact supply chain solutions for customers importing from Asian manufacturing centers.

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