Inbound Logistics Recognizes ABF as a Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier for 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF® has been recognized as a Top 100 Motor Freight Carrier by Inbound Logistics magazine, which publishes the list in its September edition.

"ABF is proud to again earn a position on this prominent list, which recognizes all ABF employees whose dedication to safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among our customers," said Jim Keenan, ABF senior vice president of sales and marketing.  "ABF people have earned a reputation as the safest, most conscientious, highly innovative members of our industry, and it is gratifying to have their efforts recognized as exemplary by the editors of Inbound Logistics."

Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best transportation providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to the magazine's readers' burgeoning motor freight and logistics challenges. "This year was particularly challenging for the editorial staff as they had to select 100 trucking leaders from more than 230 companies that submitted their credentials," said Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics editor.

Inbound Logistics is a leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines.

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 expedited and/or 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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