Four ABF Drivers Selected as Finalists for America's Road Team

Nov 08, 2012, 10:00 ET from ABF Freight System, Inc.®

FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four ABF drivers are among the 32 professional truck drivers named as finalists for the 2013-2014 America's Road Team by the American Trucking Associations.  The ABF drivers and the ABF Service Centers where they are based are: Don Biggerstaff, Charlotte, N.C.; Kirk Weis, Albuquerque, N.M.; Loren Hatfield and Otto Schmeckenbecher, Little Rock, Ark.

"Continuous pursuit of quality improvement, as seen in the accomplishments of these drivers, is part of ABF's corporate culture," said President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Slagle. "Don, Kirk, Loren and Otto are great assets to ABF and to the trucking industry at large. They serve as excellent role models and help ABF earn its reputation as one of the safest carriers in the country."

The final round of the selection process will be held January 6-8, 2013, in Arlington, Va.  A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the contestants on their knowledge of the trucking industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry's messages and overall safe driving record. Those selected earn the title of Captain. The 2013-2014 America's Road Team will be announced on January 9.

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 time-definite and/or 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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