Seeing its company beginnings within the trucking industry in 1923, ArcBest reports that it will celebrate its 95th anniversary this fall, continuing its services as a provider of end-to-end supply chain services
Formed in 1923, sources at ArcBest report that the company has worked closely alongside its customers in order to develop deep relationships within the industry as well as grow within logistics providers.
“I’m very proud to be part of a company with a history full of innovation and excellence and an exciting future,” said Judy R. McReynolds, ArcBest chairman, president and CEO. “Our success at ArcBest has come from hiring creative problem solvers, developing great customer relationships, and going above and beyond every day.”
ArcBest reports that the 1930’s saw the company buy Arkansas Motor Freight with only 10 employees, three locations, two tractors and an annual revenue of $50,000 as the company grew into the 1940s.
During the 1960’s, ArcBest reportedly established an Information Technology branch that exists currently as ArcBest technologies as the company acquired other North American-based trucking lines.
With the company’s acquisition of Navajo Freight Lines in 1979, the company reportedly claimed the title of the 9th largest regulated instate motor carrier in the country.
“Our ability to continually solve and grow with our customers has been a key contributor to our longevity,” McReynolds said. “It has helped us build a rich history and a powerful foundation for our future.”
After the 2014 renaming of ArcBest Corporation, the company saw solutions offered under the ArcBest brand, with more than 13,000 employees and 240 service centers across North America.
More information on ArcBest may be found at the company’s site.