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3801 Old Greenwood Road

Fort Smith, AR 72903

United States

Phone: 479-785-6000


Arkansas Best Corporation provides freight transportation services and solutions. Segments The company’s principal operations are conducted through its Freight Transportation operating segment, which consists of ABF Freight System, Inc. and certain other subsidiaries of the company (collectively ABF). The company’s other segments include the following non-asset-based businesses: Premium Logistics and Expedited Freight Services, Truck Brokerage and Management, Emergency and Preventative Maintenance, and Household Goods Moving Services. Freight Transportation ABF Business: The Freight Transportation segment represents the operations of ABF, which includes ABF Freight System, Inc., the company’s subsidiary, and certain other subsidiaries of the company, including ABF Freight System (B.C.), Ltd.; ABF Freight System Canada, Ltd.; ABF Cartage, Inc.; Land-Marine Cargo, Inc.; and Global Supply Chain Services, Inc. ABF provides interstate and intrastate direct service to approximately 44,000 communities through 277 service centers in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Through arrangements with trucking companies in Mexico, ABF provides motor carrier freight transportation services to customers in that country as well. ABF International Air Services offers business-to-business air transportation to approximately 130 countries around the world, including door-to-door and door-to-airport services for exporting freight out of the United States. Import services including airport-to-door, door-to-door, and airport-to-airport are also available for importing freight into the United States. Global Supply Chain Services, Inc. offers ocean transport, including full-container load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container load (LCL), to approximately 90 percent of the total ocean international market to and from the United States. ABF offers transportation of general commodities through standard, 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’s shipments of general commodities differ from shipments of bulk raw materials, which are transported by railroad, truckload tank car, pipeline, and water carrier. General commodities transported by ABF include 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 also provides consumer self-move services through U-Pack Moving; expedited and time-definite shipping; delivery requiring special handling; coordination of LCL shipments and full container loads moving globally; and an integrated warehousing services network. ABF provides shipping services to its customers by transporting a variety of large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. In 2012, ABF managed 4.5 million customer shipments weighing a total of 6.1 billion pounds for an average weight of 1,357 pounds per shipment. As of December 31, 2012, ABF utilized approximately 3,700 tractors and 20,000 trailers in its linehaul and local pickup and delivery operations. Regulations: The company is subject to federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations relating to, among other things: emissions control, transportation of hazardous materials, underground and aboveground storage tanks, contingency planning for spills of petroleum products, and disposal of waste oil. New tractor engine design requirements mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to reduce emissions became effective on January 1, 2007, and more restrictive EPA emission-control design requirements became effective for engines built on or after January 1, 2010. The company has received notices from the EPA 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 several hazardous wast

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