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Friday, May 02, 2014

Arkansas Best Corp., parent of 90-year-old ABF Freight System (the nation’s eighth-largest LTL carrier with $1.7 billion in revenue last year) has changed its name to ArcBest Corp., effective May 1. Its stock symbol has changed from ABFS to ARCB.
Posted on 05/02 at 09:55 AM
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Friday, March 07, 2014

Following the lead of FedEx Freight, who announced a general rate increase (GRI) earlier this week, ABF Freight System, the nation's sixth-largest LTL carrier, rolled out its own GRI this week, too.
Posted on 03/07 at 02:18 AM
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has finalized a five-year deal with the Teamsters union that is projected to save the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier between $55 and $65 million annually.
Posted on 10/31 at 02:06 PM
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Teamsters employees at ABF Freight System covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA), the sixth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the country, told ABF on October 29 that they have voted to reject a strike authorization.
Posted on 10/30 at 02:45 PM
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ABF Freight System said yesterday that it has reached another contract extension with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters through October 29, while the groups work through the process for resolving the two remaining supplements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:47 AM
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The parent of financially ailing ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, is losing several millions of dollars a week because of delays in approval of two “supplemental” agreements to its Teamsters’ National Master Freight Agreement.
Posted on 09/10 at 10:36 AM
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision to dismiss a complaint by less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and various subsidiaries of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, ABF said today.
Posted on 09/03 at 12:44 PM
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, said this week that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for a contract extension through August 31 that it said will “allow for the conclusion of the voting process for the remaining six supplemental agreements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement.
Posted on 07/31 at 11:14 AM
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Nearly two months after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said they reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years, the company said yesterday that its Teamsters members have formally ratified ABF’s national collective bargaining agreement.
Posted on 06/28 at 12:13 PM
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Monday, June 03, 2013

Mid-year less-than-truckload rate hikes—in the form of GRIs (general rate increases) for non-contractual freight—are back. UPS Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, and ABF Freight System, the LTL subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. each recently announced rate hikes.
Posted on 06/03 at 08:56 AM
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