ABF Freight System, Inc. concentrates on national and regional transportation of general commodities freight, involving primarily LTL shipments. General commodities include all freight except hazardous waste, dangerous explosives, commodities of exceptionally high value, commodities in bulk and those requiring special equipment. ABF FreightSM's general commodities shipments differ from shipments of bulk raw materials which are commonly transported by railroad, pipeline and water carrier.
From its origin as a small local carrier in 1923, ABF Freight System, Inc. has been transformed into one of North America's largest and most experienced motor carriers with local service centers serving all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Guam and Puerto Rico. Globally, the carrier serves 250 ports in more than 130 countries. ABF is best-in-class for safety, security, technology and freight-handling. InformationWeek, CIO, InfoWorld, and BtoB magazines have cited ABF’s strategic use of information technology as exemplary.