ABF Freight Celebrates The Skill & The Will during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, 2014, with a system-wide campaign honoring both The Skill & The WillSM demonstrated by its employees and the fundamental role of transportation industry employees in building and sustaining economic growth.

"This campaign recognizes the hard work and continuing efforts of all ABF Freight employees to uphold the highest standards of integrity and excellence," said ABF Freight President and CEO Roy Slagle. "Each of ABF Freight's employees contributes to the value of our company by working as a team, and our teamwork does not go unnoticed. In fact, their dedication to safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among our customers throughout North America."

During the campaign, ABF Freight recognizes its employees with special events and commemorative prizes throughout the system. ABF Freight also recognizes outstanding performance by its employees, particularly professional drivers, throughout the year. Ongoing ABF Freight training and recognition programs are designed to help ABF Freight employees maintain the highest standards of professionalism and become ambassadors for promoting safety and increasing public appreciation for the trucking industry.

"For 52 weeks a year, America's professional truck drivers make sure that our most essential items – food, fuel, medicine and clothing are delivered," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, "and lately they are doing so more safely and efficiently than ever before, despite increasingly congested highways and ever-more demanding logistics schedules. Their commitment is second-to-none, and that's why we're asking that Americans take a few minutes to appreciate the effort these professionals put in every day."

ABF FreightSM operates the core less-than-truckload network for North American shippers of all sizes who value quality and an exceptional experience. Our customers know we'll find a way to deliver superior regional and long-haul LTL solutions, including best-in-class trade show, white glove, expedited and time-critical services. With easy access through a single point of contact to a broad array of logistics services at our sister companies, we meet all supply chain needs.

ArcBest CorporationSM (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF FreightSM, ABF LogisticsSM, Panther Premium LogisticsSM, FleetNet America®, U-Pack® and ArcBest Technologies – apply the skill and the will with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. ArcBest finds a way. For more information, visit arcb.com, abf.com, pantherpremium.com, fleetnetamerica.com and upack.com. ArcBest CorporationSM. The Skill & The WillSM.

Media Contact: Russ Aikman
Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 479-785-8913
Email: raikman@freight.abf.com


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