(FORT SMITH, Ark., September 12, 2011) — Continuing its global expansion, ABF® is now operating with offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. These locations are in addition to current ABF offices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan—providing seamless, single-contact supply chain solutions for customers importing from Asian manufacturing centers.

“ABF’s expanding portfolio of logistics services now extends from the Asian manufacturer’s floor to domestic door delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility,” said Roy Slagle, ABF senior vice president of sales and marketing.

“ABF handles everything,” Slagle continued. “We’re a synchronized local, regional and transcontinental motor carrier, a non-vessel operating common carrier, a global logistics service provider and an intermodal carrier. ABF is also a source for web-based, real-time tracking and improved inventory turns. We facilitate reduced cycle times and reduced inventory stock-outs, as well as complete P.O. and vendor management. And we help to ensure compliance to purchase order shipping instructions, simplified vendor management and direct distribution from the import container to the end-user’s home, including the ultimate proof-of-delivery and EDI data transmission with customer system capabilities.”

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF operates as a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. ABF enhances supply chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific logistics needs and customizing innovative solutions. The carrier’s resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative dual-system network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of logistics services extends from the manufacturer’s floor to expedited and/or white-glove final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.
Source: ABF Freight System, Inc.®

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