ABF Freight Branch Manager Helps Event Planner Streamline Business with ReloCubes

Posted by Kaitlyn Trusty on Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When a U-Pack customer came to an ABF Freight terminal in Louisiana to unload a ReloCube, Branch Manager Cody Starks struck up a friendly conversation.

The customer is an executive event planner and hosts events across the nation. Cody learned the customer was using freight to deliver his event supplies to various locations. When asked about it, the customer expressed frustration with the LTL carriers he had used, saying they often lose his equipment, miss delivery windows and have poor customer service.

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Topics: ABF Freight, The Skill & The Will

Throwback Thursday: 1967 New England Shipper Motor Carrier Conference

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on Aug 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A photo in a file labeled “Misc. 1967” shows an ABF Freight employee at the New England Shipper Motor Carrier Conference.

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Topics: ABF Freight, Throwback Thursday

Do I need time-critical or expedited shipping services?

Posted by Justin Bates on Aug 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Time-critical and expedited shipping solutions

If you need to move goods quickly and/or within a specific timeframe, expedited or time-critical shipping services are the solution. These are guaranteed urgent shipping services that come with a number of unique options, making them an ideal choice for shipments that require special care. In essence, time-critical and expedited services provide solutions that give you the supply chain efficiency you need to solve time-sensitive logistical challenges.

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Topics: LTL, Time-Critical Shipping

How ABF Logistics Became a Trusted Partner of Health Supplement Manufacturer

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on Aug 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When customers experience the straightforward and honest way ABF Logistics account managers do business, they begin to view them as an extension of their team.

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Topics: The Skill & The Will, ABF Logistics

Throwback Thursday: ABF Freight Uses Ford Tractors, Fruehauf Trailers in 1976

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on Aug 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In early 1976, an ABF Freight employee snapped a photograph of one of the carrier’s new Ford tractors and Fruehauf trailers.

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LTL Freight Shipping

Posted by Justin Bates on Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

What is LTL Freight?

Whether you’re a freight shipping pro or a first-timer, you’ve likely noticed that the transportation industry uses a lot of acronyms. One you’ll see frequently is LTL, or less-than-truckload. This method of shipping is one of the most commonly used in the industry thanks to the flexibility and efficiency it offers.

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Topics: LTL, Shipping Information

ABF Logistics Employee Uses Creativity to Make Time-Sensitive Delivery

Posted by Kaitlyn Trusty on Aug 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes, ABF Freight customers need specialized service beyond the trusted less-than-truckload network ABF Freight provides.

When ABF Freight Sales Representative Joseph Piroutek learned that a time-sensitive truckload was necessary for a regular LTL customer’s shipment, he turned to ABF Logistics Account Manager Daniel Chism for assistance.

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Topics: The Skill & The Will, ABF Logistics

Throwback Thursday: ABF Freight-Delta Support United Way, Community Chest

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on Aug 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

ABF Freight and ArcBest Corporation have a long history of supporting the United Way, as evidenced by two articles in the October 1964 edition of By-Lines, the employee magazine.

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What is a Bill of Lading?

Posted by Justin Bates on Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Bill of lading definition

If you’re shipping anything, you need to document the journey of your cargo from start to finish. That’s why you’ll need to fill out a bill of lading. A bill of lading, sometimes referred to as a BoL, is a vital form issued by a carrier to a shipper. It acts as a contract or trade agreement of the movement of goods between the shipper and the consignee, and it can also detail the method and payment of the shipment.

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Topics: LTL, Shipping Information

September 2016 Trade Shows

Posted by Grant Sykes on Aug 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

September 2016 trade shows in the U.S.

From home improvement expos to financial advisory summits, September is an active month for trade shows. If you're looking to attend a show this fall, we've put together a list of upcoming conferences, along with pertinent lodging details, to help you begin your planning process.

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