Panther Expedited Services Opening New LAX Office

              Panther Expedited Services Opening New LAX Office

PR Newswire

SEVILLE, Ohio, June 17, 2013

SEVILLE, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Louis Schneeberger, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Panther Expedited Services, announced todaythe
opening of a new west coast service center in Los Angeles, CA to better meet
the needs of customers in the region. The new office will be located at 21175
Main St, Building E-1 Unit D, Carson, CA and will replace Panther's current
location at 12622 Yukon Avenue in Hawthorne, CA.

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"Plans to develop additional space and improved service centers were driven by
Panther's continued growth in the region and Panther's desire to give
customers a strong local presence," Schneeberger said

The new office, which includes a 65,000 square foot warehouse facility with 10
dock doors will be the company's third office in the greater Los Angeles area
since 2009. "This demonstrates Panther's continued desire to provide
additional freight forwarding services to customers along the coast,"
Schneeberger added.

In the past two years, Panther has opened similar service centers in Atlanta,
GA, Denver, Co and Kansas City, MO.

David Buss, Vice President of Global Freight Forwarding stated, "Moving to
this new space will allow us the opportunity for continued growth, providing
enhanced services such as warehousing and consolidation, and it will
strengthen local relationships with our clients on the west coast. This is an
important step in realizing our goal of being the largest provider of premium
logistics services in the Los Angeles market, and the western eleven states as
a whole. This office will be a shining example of Panther's continued success
expanding beyond our traditional markets."

Panther plans to host an open house for the public on June 25, 2013. For
details and to RSVP, please go to and register.

Panther became a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, a widely respected
transportation services and solutions provider, in June 2012. Arkansas Best
and Panther share a commitment to superior customer service and a vision for
offering end-to-end logistics solutions for progressively more complex supply

About Panther

Founded in 1992, Panther Expedited Services, Inc. is one of the largest
Premium Logistics® companies in the world. Panther provides door-to-door
transportation solutions for more than 11,000 customers worldwide, including
Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and transportation service
providers. Whether a shipment needs to move over the ground, through the air,
or on the ocean, Panther's logistics professionals can provide a range of
potential solutions that best meet a customer's time and cost requirements.
Panther is obsessive about service and it leads the industry in on-time
performance, regardless of the complexity of the shipment. Panther is: On
Time, On Target, No Exceptions. More information is available at

About Arkansas Best

Arkansas Best Corporation, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a freight
transportation services and solutions provider. Through its various
subsidiaries, Arkansas Best offers a wide variety of logistics solutions
including: domestic and global transportation of less-than-truckload ("LTL")
and full load shipments, expedited ground and time-definite delivery
solutions, freight forwarding services, freight brokerage, oversight of
roadside assistance and equipment services for commercial vehicles, and
household goods moving market services for consumers, corporations, and the
military. More information is available at, and

SOURCE Panther Expedited Services

Contact: Brian A. Watson, 800-685-0657 ext. 3138,
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