Exceptional Cargo Handlers Earn Membership in 2015 ABF Freight Load Team

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF FreightSM is proud to honor a group of 10 dockworkers with membership in the 2015 ABF Freight Load Team, an elite group of top freight-handling professionals from distribution centers throughout the ABF Freight North American network.

Established in 1994, the program is designed to show appreciation to exceptionally talented individuals who handle less-than-truckload freight.

"Load Team members are selected by our branch managers and regional vice presidents of operations," said Murray Babb, ABF Freight vice president of terminal operations. "Selections are based on the dockworkers' safety record, their involvement in our Quality Process and focus on teamwork, personal integrity and ability to load trailers in an optimal fashion—a skill that facilitates the safe, timely and efficient movement of shipments."

The Load Team program was established not only to honor outstanding performance but also to draw upon dock employees' insights regarding dock procedures and equipment. The 2015 Load Team members and their service centers are:

Bill Cheek—Dallas
Joe Farrell—Atlanta
Mike Grant— Salt Lake City
Scott Highland—Dayton, Ohio
Dexter Jones—Little Rock, Arkansas
Ronnie Lopez—Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ken Ney—Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Ike Ross—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Tony Totero—Kansas City, Missouri
Marcus Williams—South Chicago, Illinois

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.

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


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