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ABF's Jason Wing Earns National Safety Professional Award of Excellence

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FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight System, Inc.® is proud to recognize Jason Wing, winner of the National Safety Professional Award of Excellence from the American Trucking Associations.

Wing, manager of safety compliance and training for ABF, was honored at the ATA Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Sparks, Nev., September 24-26 and at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., on October 20.  

The National Safety Professional Award of Excellence recognizes "those dedicated and accomplished safety professionals who contribute greatly to the success of their motor carriers' safety programs and experience, but who do not hold the highest safety title within their company," said Susan Chandler, executive director of the ATA Safety Management Council. "It's time to honor—on a national, industry-wide scale—these significant contributions to safety." 

ABF Safety and Security Director Sam Cates said, "Jason Wing is an accomplished professional whose dedication to safety and training is a benchmark for the industry. Trucking safety is a top priority at ABF, and it's an honor to have one of our safety professionals as a recipient of this prestigious award from the ATA Safety Management Council."

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must have responsibility for safety program implementation, monitoring and/or training with a minimum of five years of experience. The candidate also must be an active member in his or her state trucking association's safety council, the ATA and the ATA Safety Management Council.

A federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, the American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. The ATA Safety Management Council is a national organization of transportation professionals involved in safety and human resources management for motor carriers and interested organizations.

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

Contact: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations


Telephone: (479) 785-8913



SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.


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