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

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

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 8, 2012

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

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.

Contact: Mr. Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations

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