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Drivers Chosen for the Elite 2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team

FORT SMITH, Ark., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight System Inc.® is honoring 12 exemplary drivers with membership in the 2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team, earned by demonstrating the utmost standards of professionalism on North American highways and city streets.

2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team Members - Seated: Steve Smalley, Don Boileau, Robert Sutton, Chad Sullins; Standing: Walter Stanley, Chad Miller, Mark King, Todd Wilemon, Tim Melody, Bill West, Don Hyatt, Kirk Weis

ABF Freight Road Team members for 2014-2015 and the service centers where they are based are:

Donald Boileau—Enfield, Conn.

Walter Stanley—Little Rock, Ark.

Donald Hyatt—Atlanta

Chad Sullins—Albuquerque

Mark King—Dayton, Ohio

Robert Sutton—Ontario, Ore.

Tim Melody—Ontario, Ore.

Kirk Weis— Albuquerque

Chad Miller—Chicago

Bill West—Atlanta

Steve Smalley—Phoenix

Todd Wilemon—Tupelo, Miss.

"These drivers are among the best of the many ABF Freight professional drivers who safely protect and deliver the goods entrusted to us on a daily basis—providing unmatched value-added transportation solutions for our customers. The reputation ABF Freight enjoys as a trusted transportation partner and a safety leader will be well represented with this group," said ABF Freight President and CEO Roy Slagle.

During their 24-month term, Road Team members serve as ambassadors for ABF Freight and the trucking industry at large. Each member is available to address the vital role freight transportation plays in the global economy. When called upon, they speak on safety, the image of the truck driver and the industry, sharing the road with trucks or other subjects of community or industry interest.

With over 90 years of service, ABF Freight System Inc. enhances supply chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific customer needs and customizing innovative solutions. ABF Freight has a strong focus on quality, demonstrated with year-over-year improvements in its claim ratio for 17 consecutive years. The company's resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of services includes expedited and time-critical shipping, white glove pickup and final delivery options, superior trade show expertise and outstanding personal service with a single point of contact, state-of-the-art technology and total end-to-end shipment visibility.

ABF Freight System Inc. and its sister company ABF Logistics Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS).

Contact: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations

Website: abf.com 

Telephone: (479) 785-8913

Facebook: facebook.com/ABFtoday

Twitter: twitter.com/ABFtoday

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