ABF Wins American Trucking Associations National Truck Safety Contest Award

Sep 13, 2012, 15:00 ET from ABF Freight System, Inc.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF® is among the winners of the National Truck Safety Contest conducted by the Safety Management Council of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Competing in the General Commodities Division, ABF won first place in the LTL/Local Division 50-100 Million Miles category and fourth place in the LTL/Line Haul over 100 Million Miles category.

"ABF professional drivers contribute daily to safe and secure freight transportation throughout North America," said ABF Safety and Security Director Sam Cates, who accepted the award on behalf of the thousands of professional drivers employed by ABF. "Trucking safety is a top priority at ABF, and it's an honor to have our safety efforts recognized with these prestigious awards from the Safety Management Council."

The ATA will formally recognize ABF and other winners at the Truck and Industrial Awards and State Association Recognition Awards Luncheon on September 13 in Kansas City, Mo. This marks the seventh time in the past 10 years that ABF has earned recognition in the annual truck safety contest. 

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.

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