General Office in Fort Smith, Arkansas
ABF is the highly-recognized less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier that serves as the premier transportation provider for U-Pack Moving. ABF has been a familiar site on America’s highways since 1923 and has grown into one of the largest and most reputable freight shippers in the nation. Fort Smith, Arkansas is home to the general office of Arkansas Best Corporation – parent company of ABF and U-Pack Moving.
ABF handles over 23,000 freight shipments a day through close to 290 service centers and ten freight distribution facilities. They offer service to all 50 states, 9 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
ABF is recognized as one of the safest, most reputable trucking companies in the industry. In fact, the American Trucking Association (ATA) frequently cites the company as a benchmark for safety, security, and freight-handling standards – recognized as 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 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 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 moving household goods.
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.
U-Pack Moving® was introduced in 1997 as an innovative ay for consumers to save money moving household goods across the country. Since that time, through U-Pack, ABF has moved more than 750,000 household goods shipments across the country. U-Pack pairs a commitment to customer service with the efficient transportation system of ABF to offer a self-moving solution that makes moving easier than ever. Get a free moving quote from U-Pack today.