ABF Freight System Monday said it has set faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes.
As a result, ABF has reduced transit by at least one day in over 445 million zip-to-zip combinations, the company said in a statement.
Called the Regional Performance Model, the network first offered regional service along the Eastern seaboard in 2006 and later added regional service for the eastern two-thirds of the United States.
The latest enhancement reduces the transit times in over 25% of the lanes in the less-than-truckload carrier’s North American network, and by the end of this year, ABF plans to expand RPM to the western United States to provide next-day and second-day service throughout the country.
ABF is a unit of Arkansas Best Corp., ranked No. 15 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.