ABF Freight System, Inc., has been cited as an innovator in information technology by InformationWeek magazine, which lists ABF on the 2006 InformationWeek 500. ABF earned a place on the annual listing for TimeKeeper.com, its web portal that enables customers to quote, manage and track freight shipments that are expedited or time-definite.
For the past 18 years InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
"Shippers frequently need expedited and time-definite shipping solutions to maintain good relations with their customers, especially in the retail sector. TimeKeeper.com provides a smarter, more efficient online experience for these shippers," said ABF President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Davidson. "From transit-time options to customer-specific rate quotes and online pickup requests, TimeKeeper.com puts everything shippers need to plan, execute and manage time-definite and expedited shipments right at their fingertips."
Davidson continued, "Once shipments are in transit, TimeKeeper.com provides users total control of the transportation process. With real-time tracking, custom status reports, document retrieval and dynamic rerouting/upgrading of in-transit shipments, shippers enjoy end-to-end shipment control and visibility."