It took months of bargaining-table wrangling and two rounds of voting, but ABF Freight System finally has its own national master freight agreement. The less-than-truckload carrier and the Teamsters sealed the deal on a five-year agreement in late October when a lone holdout region rejected a strike authorization.
ABF Freight System
12 Apr 2013
02 Apr 2013
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, Division Vice President Global Supply Chain Services for TPM Silver Sponsor ABF, discusses the company’s expansion into new markets and additional offerings, its distinctive services, and its plans for growth in 2013. He also discusses expectations for 2013 in the trans-Pacific trade.
01 Apr 2013
As ABF and the Teamsters union resume talks April under a contract extension and head for an April 10 day in court, one analyst warns shippers to plan for all contingencies.
28 Mar 2013
Negotiations for a new multiyear contract between ABF Freight System and the Teamsters union will continue under a 30-day contract extension that pushes the talks into late April.
11 Mar 2013
The 10 less-than-truckload carriers with more than $1 billion in annual revenue increased combined sales 4.3 percent in 2012 to $23.2 billion.
30 Jan 2013
10 Jan 2013
The Teamsters union and ABF Freight System are back at the bargaining table. Negotiations on a new multiyear contract resumed Jan. 8 and will continue through next week, the union said in a notice published on its Web site.
18 Dec 2012
The Teamsters union says it is willing to discuss labor costs when contract talks with ABF Freight System begin Dec. 18 — but not just union labor costs.