Washington, D.C.  20549-1004





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 3, 2015 (June 3, 2015)



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ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB) (“ArcBest”) is making a presentation at an investor conference on June 3, 2015.  ArcBest is providing the following update on the most recent information related to its second quarter 2015 financial results and business trends.  ABF Freight System, Inc. (“ABF Freight”) and ArcBest’s emerging, non-asset subsidiaries provide complementary transportation services to commercial shippers.  ArcBest’s emerging, non-asset subsidiaries include: ABF Logistics, Panther Premium Logistics, FleetNet America and ABF Moving.


For the second quarter of 2015 through the end of May 2015, combined emerging, non-asset based business revenue increased by approximately 14% versus the comparative period in 2014.


ArcBest continues to expand its business in response to customers’ logistics and transportation management needs.  Additional investments in enterprise customer solutions are being made in order to provide an improved platform for revenue growth and for offering ArcBest services across multiple business units.  As a result of this initiative, “Other” corporate costs during this year’s second quarter are expected to increase by approximately $1 million to $2 million above the prior year quarter.


ABF Freight’s financial metrics and business trends are as follows:


·                  ABF Freight’s revenue per day for second quarter 2015 through the end of May 2015 increased by approximately 3% above last year’s level, primarily driven by increased tonnage.  This is consistent with April 2015’s increase.

·                  ABF Freight’s total billed revenue per hundredweight, including fuel surcharge, for second quarter 2015 through the end of May 2015 increased by approximately 2% compared to first quarter 2015.  This represents an improvement in sequential pricing from the slight increase reported for the month of April.


The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Statements contained in this report that are not based on historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” Terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “foresee,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “scheduled,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions and the negatives of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us. Although management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable, as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate. Our forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and management’s present expectations or projections. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions and related shifts in market demand that impact the performance and needs of industries served by ArcBest Corporation’s subsidiaries and/or limit




our customers’ access to adequate financial resources; unfavorable terms of, or the inability to reach agreement on, future collective bargaining agreements or a workforce stoppage by our employees covered under ABF Freight’s collective bargaining agreement; relationships with employees, including unions; union and nonunion employee wages and benefits, including changes in required contributions to multiemployer pension plans; competitive initiatives, pricing pressures, the effect of volatility in fuel prices and the associated changes in fuel surcharges on securing increases in base freight rates and the inability to collect fuel surcharges; availability of fuel; default on covenants of financing arrangements and the availability and terms of future financing arrangements; availability and cost of reliable third-party services; disruptions or failures of services essential to the operation of our business or the use of information technology platforms in our business; timing and amount of capital expenditures, increased prices for and decreased availability of new revenue equipment and decreases in value of used revenue equipment; future costs of operating expenses such as maintenance and fuel and related taxes; self-insurance claims and insurance premium costs; governmental regulations and policies, including environmental laws and regulations; potential impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; the impact of our brands and corporate reputation; the cost, timing and performance of growth initiatives; the cost, integration and performance of any future acquisitions; the costs of continuing investments in technology, a failure of our information systems and the impact of cyber incidents; weather conditions; and other financial, operational and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in ArcBest Corporation’s Securities and Exchange Commission public filings.


For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see our filings with SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.


Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









June 3, 2015


/s/ Michael R. Johns


Michael R. Johns


Vice President – General Counsel


and Corporate Secretary