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ArcBest’s $100M FleetNet Sale is Part of CEO’s Vision for the Future

For ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds, the decision to sell one of her company’s divisions was a strategic case of addition by subtraction. read more >
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‘If You Got It’ (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Few of us give any thought to the punishing economics behind free shipping. read more >
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Teamsters ‘Overwhelmingly’ Approve ArcBest Labor Deal

The national agreement will cover 8,600 members in 137 local unions who work in the U.S. for ABF Freight, ArcBest’s less-than-truckload subsidiary. read more >
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ArcBest Deal With Teamsters: Raises, No Cameras

The contract covers approximately 8,500 union members who work for ABF Freight, ArcBest’s less-than-truckload subsidiary. read more >
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ABF Freight, Teamsters Reach New Labor Agreement

The deal affects more than 8,000 union workers, who still have to vote to approve the agreement. read more >
ABF Freight trucks parked at the company's facility in San Jose, California
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ABF Freight Faces $535K Penalty Over Clean Water Violations

The division of ArcBest voluntarily disclosed to the EPA that it had failed to obtain industrial stormwater permit coverage at multiple facilities. read more >
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Five Elected to ATA Board

The new members include FedEx, ArcBest and Tyson executives. read more >
Baptist Health’s four-story medical office building on Springhill Drive in North Little Rock is nearing completion and expected to be occupied in September.
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Springhill Medical Corridor Still Attracting BusinessLock Icon

Baptist Health, CARTI projects add to two decades of development on Springhill Drive in east North Little Rock, a place that was once best known as the lonely Interstate 40 location of ABF Freight’s central Arkansas terminal. read more >
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ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement. read more >
Judy McReynolds
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ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter. read more >
Maverick Transportation’s $4 million driver training center.
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Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it. read more >
Loren Hatfield, 2015 Driver of the Year, with Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association.
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ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association’s annual conference in Little Rock last month. read more >
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Memorial Service for Breck Speed, 81, Set for Thursday

Breck Speed, a former executive with both ABF Freight and USA Truck, died at his Fort Smith home on Christmas Eve. He was 81. read more >
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ABF Freight Remains Unmoved in Relocation

Last summer, ABF Freight, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, received a $4 million grant from a Memphis-area economic development group to relocate in Memphis. ArcBest, through affiliate Transport Realty Inc., bought two properties totaling 13.55 acres at the proposed relocation site for about $600,000 in 2014. read more >
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ArcBest Increases Dividend; ABF Freight Raises Rates

The board of directors of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith says the company is increasing its quarterly cash dividend from 3 cents per share to 6 cents per share. read more >
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Roy Slagle Retires as CEO of ABF Freight; Tim Thorne to Replace

Roy Slagle retired as CEO and president of ABF Freight System Inc. on Wednesday after 37 years. ABF Freight is the largest subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith. ArcBest announced Thursday that Tim Thorne would replace Slagle as ABF Freight president. read more >
Maverick Transportation opened its new $4 million driver training center in late July in North Little Rock. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)
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Trucking Firms Raise Pay To Keep Moving

Listen to any Arkansas trucking company executive — with the possible exception of unionized ABF Freight — and you will hear lamentations about driver shortages in the industry. Short of cultural change to repopularize the job, executives know they have to pay more to attract drivers and work harder to keep them. The trend doesn’t look like it is going to get any better anytime soon. read more >
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Teamsters Fear ABF Freight’s Plans to Move

Tim Nichols, the head of Local 878, has 3,000 union members who work for 18 companies throughout the state. ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith is leaning toward moving ABF Freight, its largest subsidiary, to Memphis, which would result in a major reduction of its operations in North Little Rock. read more >
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Location, Location, Location (Editorial)

For the Teamsters and for North Little Rock, there is no bright side To ABF Frieght considering a move to Memphis. For the state of Arkansas, the only hope is to persuade ABF that the west side of the intersection between I-40 and the Mississippi River would be as good as the east side. read more >
Grant Tennille
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Arkansas Tells ABF Freight: Think About West Memphis for Terminal Move

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe told union representatives he would not support cash incentives for ArcBest Corp.'s new Fort Smith headquarters after subsidiary ABF Freight said it is considering moving its North Little Rock distribution center to Memphis. read more >