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ABF Freight System

Project Number: 20140501
Pilot Type: Standard/Basic
Status: Approved
Parcel ID: 060108 00006
County Commission District: 10 | City Council District: 4


ABF Freight System, Inc. was approved for a 14-year PILOT to enable the company to invest more than $20 million in a new terminal expansion in Memphis while creating at least 283 new jobs with an average annual salary of $73,546 excluding benefits. The expansion will grow ABF Freight’s Dunn Ave. footprint to include nearby property at 2147 Frisco, and 0 Frisco Avenue.

Founded in 1923, ABF Freight has grown into a global provider of customizable, end-to-end supply chain solutions. ABF Freight employs 10,000 full-time employees and is one of the largest less-than-truckload motor carriers in North America, with 247 service centers in all 50
states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

EDGE Staff estimates the project will create $21.5 million in new tax revenue for Memphis and Shelby County and more than $4 million in tax benefits for ABF Freight System.



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

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Projected Taxes Abated:

City: $1,776,439
County: $2,288,639

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Compliance Information

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Ramp up Period



5/20/2016 (Personal)



Lease Begins

5/20/2016 (Personal)

Lease Expires

5/20/2030 (Personal)


Not applicable

Property Details

Lease Began

5/20/2016 (Personal)

Lease Expires

5/20/2030 (Personal)

ABF Freight System

2080 Dunn Avenue, 2147 Frisco Memphis, TN 38114