Arkansas Best Corp.    



3801 Old Greenwood Rd.

Fort Smith, AR 72903-5937

United States

(479) 785-6000

Company description

Arkansas Best Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1966 as a transportation holding company. Its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System Inc., began operations in 1923. The company began trading on the NYSE in 1972, but became privately held by Kelso and Company in October 1988. Arkansas Best went public again in May 1992, and its stock is currently traded on the NASDAQ. Headquartered in Fort Smith, Ark., the company provides motor carrier transportation services. Arkansas Best works with "less than truckload" (LTL) deliveries, picking up packages from customers and combining with others for delivery. ABF provides interstate and intrastate direct service to more than 44,000 communities through 281 service centers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The carrier also offers service to 250 ports in more than 130 countries, including Mexico. Arkansas Best Corporation offers a variety of branded shipping services, including TimeKeeper, a guaranteed service for expedited and time-definite shipments; TurnKey, a customized delivery, unpacking and set-up service; Freight Value, a brokerage service for shipments requiring special equipment or handling; and U-Pack Moving, a self-load household goods moving service.

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News and information about Arkansas Best Corp.

Swinetech Inc. Selected Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year
States News Service; January 8, 2018; 700+ words
...Carolina; Best Ag Technology Startup: SaleRing, Iowa; Best Farm-to-Table Startup: Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative, Arkansas; Best Local Product Startup: Hidden Pastures Goat Dairy, New York; and Best Farm Startup: Pangaea Plants Herb Farm, North...
Northwest Arkansas: Floor Plans
Arkansas Business; December 18, 2017; 700+ words
...of state floor from theater floor 4' Height of grid from stage floor 60' Height of loading gallery 50' (**) Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Room Dimensions Sq. Ft. Theater Grand Ballroom 277' x 150' 41,550 4,125 Grand Ballroom...
In Memoriam: William T. Springer, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
States News Service; December 1, 2017; 700+ words
...Fayetteville Public Library, coached the Fayetteville High School BEST Robotics team, was co-hub director of the Northwest Arkansas BEST robotics competition and, at the time of his passing, was advising an undergraduate creative project team at the university...
Industry Leaders
Arkansas Business; November 6, 2017; 700+ words to Fort Smith. He is also on the U.S. Marshall's Museum board. LIVES IN: Fort Smith EDUCATION: University of Arkansas BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED: Realize there is the game you think you're playing, then there's the game being played. Always...
Real Esrate
Arkansas Business; November 6, 2017; 700+ words
...66,365 square foot expansion of Washington Regional Medical Center. LIVES IN: Fayetteville EDUCATION: University of Arkansas BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED: Surround yourself with people smarter than you. FIRST LEADERSHIP ROLE: Company Commander, U...
Economic Development
Arkansas Business; November 6, 2017; 700+ words
...Business advisory board and the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board. LIVES IN: Little Rock EDUCATION: University of Arkansas BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED: Always tell the truth. That way. you don't have to remember what you said (Mark Twain). FIRST...
Banking & Finance
Arkansas Business; November 6, 2017; 700+ words
...former president of the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy. LIVES IN: Conway EDUCATION: University of Central Arkansas BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED: Take time to smell the roses. FIRST LEADERSHIP ROLE: 8th grade class president MOST INFLUENTIAL...
People, Not Numbers Account for Beall Barclay & Company Success
Arkansas Business; September 25, 2017; 700+ words
...treatment of its staff and a firm commitment to quality work, Beall Barclay & Company is this year's benchmark winner of the Arkansas Best Places to Work award. Carolyn Medeiros, CFO and firm administrator, has been with Beall Barclay & Company for 31 years...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 484121 - General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 4213 - Trucking, Except Local industry report