ABF Freight-Handling Professionals Selected for the 2013 Load Team

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF® is honoring a group of 10 dock employees with membership in the 2013 Load Team, an elite group of freight-handling professionals from across ABF's North American network. The Load Team members and their customer service centers are:

David Canales – Dallas, Texas                

John Espen – Kansas City, Mo.

Adam George – Salt Lake City, Utah           

Eric German – Carlisle, Penn.

Telford Hesson – Atlanta, Ga.                 

Vic Jankiewicz – South Chicago, Ill.

Dale Perry – Little Rock, Ark.                  

John Reavis – Winston-Salem, N.C.

Vince Sandoval – Albuquerque, N.M.          

Kim Sumerlin – Dayton, Ohio

"Load Team members exemplify ABF's commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through safe and efficient freight handling," said Murray Babb, ABF vice president of terminal operations. "It is due to dedicated employees like these that supply chain managers know they can trust ABF to move their cargo on time, intact and damage free."

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. Load Team selections are based upon personal integrity, safety records and ability to load trailers in an optimal fashion—a skill that facilitates the safe, timely and efficient movement of shipments. Load Team members also contribute to the ongoing ABF Quality Process.

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF operates as a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. ABF enhances supply chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific logistics needs and customizing innovative solutions. The carrier's resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative Dual-System® Network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of logistics services extends from the manufacturer's floor to white glove, final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Contact: Mr. Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations

Website: abf.com                                Telephone: (479) 785-8913
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SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.



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