ABF Freight Training Program Recognized by Training Top 125 in 2016

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FORT SMITH, Arkansas, February 27, 2017 — ArcBestSM [Nasdaq: ARCB] is pleased to announce the employee training program operated by less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® placed 13th among Training magazine’s Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

The training program appears on the list for the eighth consecutive year; it ranked 23rd in 2016.

“At ArcBest, we want to ensure our employees have the tools they need to grow in their careers,” said Erin K. Gattis, chief human resources officer for ArcBest. “We are pleased the program at ABF Freight was once again recognized for the importance our organization places on training and employee development.”

Now in its 16th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. The ranking is determined by assessing qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Read more at arcb.com

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