|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Arkansas Best Corporation|
|Arkansas Best Corporation, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1966. The Company is a freight transportation services and solutions provider. Its principal operations are conducted through its Freight Transportation operating segment, which consists of ABF Freight System, Inc. (ABF) and certain other subsidiaries of the Company, including ABF Freight System (B.C.) Ltd.; ABF Freight System Canada, Ltd.; ABF Cartage, Inc.; Land-Marine Cargo, Inc. and Global Supply Chain Services, Inc. ABF offers transportation of general commodities through standard, expedited and guaranteed LTL services – both nationally and regionally. General commodities include all freight except hazardous waste, dangerous explosives, commodities of exceptionally high value, commodities in bulk and those requiring special equipment. ABF’s shipments of general commodities differ from shipments of bulk raw materials, which are commonly transported by railroad, truckload tank car, pipeline and water carrier. General commodities transported by ABF include, among other things, food, textiles, apparel, furniture, appliances, chemicals, nonbulk petroleum products, rubber, plastics, metal and metal products, wood, glass, automotive parts, machinery and miscellaneous manufactured products. ABF also provides consumer moving services through U-Pack Moving®; delivery requiring special handling; coordination of less-than-container shipments and full container loads moving internationally; and an integrated warehousing services network. ABF provides shipping services to its customers by transporting a wide variety of large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. The Company’s non-asset-based segments are Truck Brokerage and Management, which includes the operations of Company’s transportation brokerage services subsidiary, FreightValue, Inc.; Emergency and Preventative Maintenance, which represents FleetNet America, Inc., the subsidiary of the Company which provides roadside assistance and equipment services for commercial vehicles to customers in the United States and Canada through a network of third-party service providers; Household Goods Moving Services, which includes Albert Companies, Inc. and Moving Solutions, Inc., the Company’s subsidiaries which provide third-party transportation, warehousing and delivery services to the consumer, corporate and military household goods moving markets. ABF competes with nonunion and union LTL carriers, including YRC Freight and YRC Regional Transportation, FedEx Freight, Inc., UPS Freight (a business unit of United Parcel Service, Inc.), Con-way Freight (a business unit of Con-way Freight Inc.), Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., Saia, Inc., Vitran Corporation Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. The Company is subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations relating to, among other things: emissions control, transportation of hazardous materials, underground and aboveground storage tanks, contingency planning for spills of petroleum products and disposal of waste oil.|
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