ABF Freight Receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council recognizes ABF Freight for the fifth time in the past six years

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, April 14, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, ABF Freightsm, an ArcBest company [Nasdaq: ARCB], has earned the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council.

ABF Freight was recognized during the NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 12-15. It is the fifth time the company has been recognized in the last six years — 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010.

“Being named the 2015 National LTL Carrier of the Year is indeed an honor. Recognition from NASSTRAC is particularly rewarding since this council represents the vitally important voice of shippers,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “By giving ABF Freight this award, NASSTRAC is honoring employees whose dedication to safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among customers throughout North America. Our people have earned a reputation as the safest, most conscientious, highly innovative members of our industry, and it’s gratifying to have their efforts once again recognized as exemplary.”

Through its annual Carrier of the Year Awards Program, NASSTRAC recognizes carriers that have demonstrated excellence in transportation. The program also helps shippers to identify the best of the best in carrier performance and value. Regular members of NASSTRAC who are qualified buyers of transportation services grade all carriers that are members on a quantitative scale in five key areas: 1) customer service; 2) operational excellence; 3) pricing; 4) business relationship; and 5) leadership and technology. The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers of logistics services.

ABF FreightSM operates the core LTL 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 tradeshow, 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.

ArcBest Corporationsm [Nasdaq: ARCB] solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF Freightsm, ABF Logisticssm, Panther Premium LogisticsÒ, FleetNet AmericaÒ, U-PackÒ 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.

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