ABF Freight Awarded ATA President's Trophy an Unprecedented Seventh Time

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Already the only six-time winner of the transportation industry's most prestigious safety award—the American Trucking Associations President's Trophy—ABF Freight(SM) now has earned the award an unprecedented seventh time.

"The ATA President's Trophy is the supreme national safety award presented to U.S. motor carriers. ABF Freight has been judged most outstanding on the basis of its safety record, programs and community outreach activities," said Jacob Pierce, safety programs manager for the ATA Safety Management Council.

The President's Trophy is awarded each year to carriers in three categories based on cumulative miles driven annually: less than 25 million miles; 25 million to 100 million miles; and more than 100 million miles. ABF Freight has now earned recognition in the "more than 100 million miles" category in 1984, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2010 and 2014.

"ABF Freight is proud to be recognized again with this prestigious honor," said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. "This honor is due to the professional drivers of ABF Freight as well as the valuable contribution of all ABF Freight employees whose dedication to safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among customers throughout North America."

The award was presented during the ATA Safety Management Council's Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, October 28-30, 2014.

ABF Freight(SM) 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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