This article has the potential to bring to light an event that is flying under the radar for most investors. Arkansas Best Corporation (ABFS) historically has operated as a trucking company in the less-than-truckload (LTL) market. Over the past few years, the company has diversified its business significantly into a global provider of supply chain solutions. Through the economic downturn, the company weathered the storm and managed to maintain a strong balance sheet. This should be considered an admirable feat, especially considering the fate of one of the largest competitors for ABFS. YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) narrowly avoided bankruptcy at the peak of the recession, but in doing so essentially wiped out common equity holders in the company. The...
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