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3801 Old Greenwood Road

Fort Smith, AR 72903

United States

Phone: 479-785-6000


ArcBest Corporation provides freight transportation and logistics solutions worldwide. Segments The company’s principal operations are conducted through its Freight Transportation (ABF Freight) segment, which consists of ABF Freight System, Inc. and certain other subsidiaries. The company’s asset-light logistics segments include Premium Logistics (Panther (Panther Expedited Services, Inc.)), Transportation Management (ABF Logistics), Emergency & Preventative Maintenance (FleetNet), and Household Goods Moving Services (ABF Moving). The company, through ABF Freight, Panther, ABF Logistics, FleetNet, and ABF Moving segments, offers solutions and expertise for its customers’ transportation and logistics needs, including domestic and global transportation of less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload or full-container load (FCL), and less-than container load (LCL) shipments; expedited ground and time-definite delivery solutions; freight forwarding services; freight brokerage; transportation and warehouse management services; roadside assistance and total maintenance services for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; and household goods moving market services for consumers, corporations, and the military. ABF Freight segment The ABF Freight segment includes ABF Freight System, Inc., the company’s major subsidiary, and certain other subsidiaries, including ABF Freight System (B.C.), Ltd.; ABF Freight System Canada, Ltd.; ABF Cartage, Inc.; and Land-Marine Cargo, Inc. ABF Freight provides interstate and intrastate direct service to approximately 48,000 communities through 248 service centers in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. ABF Freight also provides motor carrier freight transportation services to customers in Mexico through arrangements with trucking companies in that country. ABF Freight offers transportation of general commodities through standard, time-critical, expedited, and guaranteed LTL services — both nationally and regionally. General commodities include all freight except hazardous waste, dangerous explosives, commodities of exceptionally high value, commodities in bulk, and those requiring special equipment. ABF Freight’s shipments of general commodities differ from shipments of bulk raw materials, which are commonly transported by railroad, truckload tank car, pipeline, and water carrier. General commodities transported by ABF Freight include, among other things, food, textiles, apparel, furniture, appliances, chemicals, nonbulk petroleum products, rubber, plastics, metal and metal products, wood, glass, automotive parts, machinery, and miscellaneous manufactured products. ABF Freight provides shipping services to its customers by transporting various large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. ABF Freight offers regional service with its traditional long-haul model to facilitate its customers’ next-day and second-day delivery needs throughout the United States. In 2015, ABF Freight managed 5.1 million customer shipments weighing a total of 6.6 billion pounds for an average weight of 1,298 pounds per shipment. As of December 31, 2015, ABF Freight utilized approximately 4,200 tractors and 20,800 trailers in its linehaul and local pickup and delivery operations. Environmental and Other Government Regulations ABF Freight has been subject to cargo security and transportation regulations issued by the Transportation Security Administration and regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Certain ABF Freight branch facilities operate with stormwater permits under the federal Clean Water Act. The company has received notices from the Environmental Protection Agency and others that it has been identified as a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, or other federal or state environmental statutes, at various hazardous waste sites. Competition ABF Freight competes with nonunion and union LTL carriers, including YRC Freight and YRC Regional Transportation (reporting segments of YRC Worldwide Inc.); FedEx Freight, Inc.; UPS Freight (a business unit of United Parcel Service, In


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