FORT SMITH, Ark., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is honored to be selected by the editors of Inbound Logistics magazine as a Green Supply Chain Partner for 2016 for the seventh consecutive year.
To choose the annual list of companies committed to sustainability, Inbound Logistics editors considered four benchmarks: Measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition.
"It's a great honor to once again be recognized by Inbound Logistics as a G75 company," said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. "Our new and innovative equipment is at the heart of our sustainability achievements. ABF Freight has invested heavily in our fleet, which enables us to more efficiently serve our customers while also achieving reductions in CO2 emissions."
ABF Freight recently purchased 600 road tractors with improved fuel economy, decreased emissions and automated manual transmissions. Its road tractors are speed governed to a maximum of 63 miles per hour to ensure maximum fuel efficiency. As a result, each ABF Freight truck emits significantly fewer tons of CO2 than identical trucks operating at 68 mph. The less-than-truckload carrier also purchased 800 new 28-foot trailers with aerodynamic trailer skirts and has retrofitted almost 15,000 trailers with skirts to reduce wind resistance and improve fuel economy. Interior post (smooth-sided) trailers also are used to further improve wind resistance and fuel economy.
ABOUT ABF FREIGHT
ABF Freight® 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. 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 Corporation® (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF Freight®, ABF Logistics®, Panther Premium Logistics®, 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 Corporation®. The Skill & The Will®.
ABF Freight Media Contact: Russ Aikman
Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
ArcBest Media Contact: Kathy Fieweger
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