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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 >

Teamsters Contract Prohibits Use of In-Cab Cameras

The in-cab cameras apparently first became an issue between the two sides in 2019 when ABF Freight told the union it was installing driver-facing cameras. read more >
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Stalemate: UPS, Teamsters Contract Talks Break Down With Each Side Blaming the Other

The Teamsters have imposed several deadlines for United Parcel Service negotiators to make their "last, best and final" offer to its unionized workers. 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 >
Business Services / Transportation

Saying Strike is ‘Imminent,’ UPS Gets Friday Deadline From Union in Contract Talks

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters walked away from negotiations Wednesday, demanding that UPS give its "last, best, and final offer" no later than June 30. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

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 >

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 >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Rail Worker Strike Averted with Congressional Action

Congressional action and President Joe Biden’s signature headed off a potential rail workers’ union strike at the start of the month. read more >
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ArcBest Calls Stock Analysis Reporting ‘Defamatory’

Stocks of ArcBest recently dropped following an online report raising issues with the company's accounting. As the stock price dropped, ArcBest did damage control. read more >

Truckers at Nation’s Biggest Port Complex Strike Over Wages

Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their wages and employee status, months after another West Coast labor conflict cost major delays in billions of dollars of trade. read more >
Public Companies / Real Estate / Transportation

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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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 >
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Teamsters Appealing to Gov. Beebe to Save ABF Jobs in NLR

The president of the Teamsters local in North Little Rock says he will meet with Gov. Mike Beebe next week as the union tries to keep ABF Freight Systems from moving its distribution center — and most of its 300-plus jobs — to Memphis. read more >
Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Closings Proposal a Reminder of Union Role at ABF

Arkansas Best Corp.’s Dec. 4 announcement that it hoped to close 22 more terminals did not come as a surprise to industry analysts, who were expecting just such cost-cutting moves by the less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Smith. read more >
Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Teamsters Deal Brings Flexibility, Value to ABF

While analysts say it will take awhile for ABF Freight System Inc. to fully realize the benefits of its five-year labor agreement with the Teamsters, the deal is already going over well on Wall Street. read more >
Arkansas Best Corp. headquarters in Fort Smith.
Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Best Records 2Q Profit But Says High Labor Costs Still Hurt

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith reported a profitable second quarter but said it continued to sustain losses in the first six months of the year on rising costs at its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System Inc. read more >
Arkansas Best Corp. headquarters in Fort Smith.

Teamsters Approve New ABFS Deal

Employees from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have approved a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith. Included in the contract is a 7 percent wage reduction. read more >
Arkansas Best Corp. President and CEO Judy McReynolds.
Public Companies / Transportation

In Filing, Arkansas Best Says It Rebuffed Takeover Offer by YRC

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith says it has rebuffed a takeover offer by rival YRC Worldwide Inc., which was interested in an acqusition of ABF Frieght System Inc. read more >
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ABF Continues Negotiations With Teamsters Union

Arkansas Best Freight has extended its current contract with the Teamsters union through the end of May while the two parties try to reach a long-term agreement that ABF insists must include wage concessions. read more >