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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's American Freightways page on 10 May 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

American Freightways (AF) was a U.S. Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping company based in Harrison, Arkansas.

Founded in 1982 by the late Sheridan Garrison, American Freightways was originally titled Arkansas Freightways. In 1989 Arkansas Freightways became a publicly held corporation, and developed a wide network of customer centers providing direct shipping to 40 contiguous U.S. states. The company officially changed its name to American Freightways in 1993.

American Freightways was acquired by FedEx Corporation in 2001. By combining Viking Freight and AF, FedEx Corp. created FedEx Freight to offer one-stop shopping for less than truckload customers. In June 2002, FedEx rebranded AF and Viking as FedEx Freight East and FedEx Freight West, respectively. Following the acquisition by FedEx Corporation of Lakeland, Fla. based Watkins Motor Lines, the company would later be known simply as FedEx Freight, Inc. The company's DOT number, 239039, which was originally assigned to American Freightways, remains in use by FedEx Freight, Inc.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
19 January 2002American Freightways Promotes Patrick L. Reed to Chief Operating OfficerAmerican Freightways
17 February 2002American Freightways Cites Regional Growth as Catalyst for Twelve New Customer Centers in 2001American Freightways




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