ABF Freight System has announced it has reduced transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes, creating approximately 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes, the company said.

According to ABF, the Regional Performance Model (RPM) first offered regional service in 2006 and currently covers the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. The latest enhancement to the service has reduced transit times in more than 25% of the carrier’s North American network. ABF plans to expand RPM to the western U.S. by the end of 2008, providing next-day and second-day service throughout the country.

"ABF's most recent expansion of its regional service is now in place, resulting in additional transit-time improvements in tens of thousands of new regional lanes,” said ABF president & COO Wes Kemp. “In fact, we've been successfully executing the latest enhancements for almost a month now, refining the new service before introducing it to the market."

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