e sites. Competition: ABF 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, Inc.); Con-way Freight (a business unit of Con-way Freight Inc.); Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.; Saia, Inc.; Vitran Corporation Inc.; and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. Premium Logistics and Expedited Freight Services The Premium Logistics and Expedited Freight Services segment includes the operating results of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. (Panther). Panther provides expedited freight transportation services to commercial and government customers and offers premium logistics services that involve the rapid deployment of highly specialized equipment to meet extremely specific linehaul requirements, such as temperature control, hazardous materials, geofencing (routing a shipment across a mandatory, defined route with satellite monitoring and automated alerts concerning any deviation from the route), specialized government cargo, security services, and life sciences. Through its premium logistics and global freight forwarding businesses, Panther offers domestic and international freight transportation with air, ocean, and ground service offerings. Panther’s customers communicate their freight needs, typically on a shipment-by-shipment basis, by means of telephone, fax, internet, email, or Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The information about each shipment is entered into a proprietary operating system which facilitates selection of a contracted carrier or carriers based on the carrier’s service capability, equipment availability, freight rates, and other relevant factors. Truck Brokerage and Management The Truck Brokerage and Management segment includes the company’s transportation brokerage services subsidiary, FreightValue, Inc. This segment provides third-party transportation brokerage and management services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by sourcing a variety of equipment types, including truckload, flatbed, intermodal, temperature-controlled, and specialized equipment coupled with strong technology and carrier- and customer-based Web tools. Emergency and Preventative Maintenance The Emergency and Preventative Maintenance segment includes the operations of FleetNet America, Inc., a subsidiary that provides roadside assistance and maintenance management services for commercial vehicles to customers in the United States and Canada through a network of third-party service providers. Household Goods Moving Services The Household Goods Moving Services segment includes the operations of Albert Companies, Inc. and Moving Solutions, Inc., the company’s subsidiaries that provide third-party transportation, warehousing, and delivery services to the consumer, corporate, and military household goods moving markets. History Arkansas Best Corporation was founded in 1935.
arkansas best corp (ABFS:NASDAQ GS)
3801 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
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