General Office ABF Freight System, Inc. Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith, Arkansas is home to the general office of Arkansas Best Corporation; parent company of ABF Freight System, Inc. ABF has serviced the nation for over 85 years and has grown into one of the largest national less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking companies in the nation. ABF services its customers with 290 service centers and 13,000 employees.
ABF handles over 23,000 freight shipments a day through its 290 service centers and ten freight distribution facilities. ABF Freight offers service to all 50 states, 9 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico and Guam.
The American Trucking Association (ATA) frequently cites ABF as a benchmark for safety, security and freight-handling standards. ABF is one of the safest trucking companies in the industry. ABF is the only six-time winner of the ATA President's Trophy for Safety and the only five-time winner of the ATA Excellence in Security Award. ABF Trucking is also the only LTL carrier to earn both the Excellence in Claims and Loss Prevention Award in the same year as receiving the Excellence in Security Award—something ABF Transportation has accomplished twice.
ABF has one of the newest, best-maintained fleets on the road – 1,600 road tractors, 2,500 city tractors, and more than 17,000 trailers. Their three-year road tractor replacement cycle ensures that ABF continually has one of the youngest fleets in the industry. ABF also has the ReloCube® – a 6'D x 7'W x 8'H shipping and storage container specifically designed for U-Pack moves.
ABF employs 7,000 drivers, of which 2,647 received the safe driving award for long-term, accident free driving (over one million accident-free miles or 15,000 accident free hours). ABF has many more drivers well on their way to achieving these awards; it takes a minimum of eight years driving on the road to achieve this honor.
When people expect more, they call ABF.