ABF Freight Earns ATA Excellence in Security Award for Record Seventh Time

-- Award recognizes exceptional security practices among freight transportation providers

-- Chosen for recognition by the ATA Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council

Nov 06, 2015, 15:00 ET from ABF Freight

FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations for exceptional security practices — earning the 2015 Excellence in Security Award from the ATA Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council for a record seventh time.

The award was presented during the ATA Safety and Security Awards Reception and Banquet on November 4 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. ABF Freight has earned the Excellence in Security Award in 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

"ABF Freight's industry-leading safety and security programs keep our highways safe for our employees and the motoring public. And, our security and cargo care give ABF Freight customers a significant supply chain advantage," said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. "We believe our customers deserve safe, secure and error-free service, which comes from the training, experience and responsiveness of dedicated and empowered ABF Freight employees."

The ABF Freight security program includes regional security managers strategically located throughout North America. The security managers have law enforcement backgrounds and work closely with ABF Freight management and local, state and federal authorities and regulators.

"Keeping our employees and our highways safe and secure, as well as, protecting our customers' freight and our company assets are ABF Freight priorities," said Sam Cates, ABF Freight safety and security director. "ABF Freight security procedures and guidelines are formulated as a guide for all employees so they have the knowledge to conform to ABF Freight security requirements. This has positioned ABF Freight as the premier carrier when it comes to delivering shipments safely and securely."

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.

ABOUT ABF FREIGHT ABF FreightSM 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.

ABOUT ARCBEST ArcBest CorporationSM (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF FreightSM, ABF LogisticsSM, 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 CorporationSM. The Skill & The WillSM.


ABF Freight Media Contact: Russ Aikman Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations Phone: 479-785-8913 Email: raikman@freight.abf.com

ArcBest Media Contact: Kathy Fieweger Phone: 479-719-4358 Email: kfieweger@arcb.com