ABF Training Program Recognized with Listing on the Training Top 125

     ABF Training Program Recognized with Listing on the Training Top 125

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 25, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive
year, ABF^® is listed among Training magazine's Training Top 125, which ranks
companies' excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

"ABF has a long-standing commitment to recruiting, training and equipping
dedicated supply chain professionals," said ABF President and CEO Roy Slagle.
"Backed by ongoing training support, ABF employees are given the power to
serve the specific needs of a diverse group of customers. It is always
gratifying to have our efforts recognized by a prestigious publication like
Training magazine."

Training magazine recognized the 2013 Training Top 125 winners with crystal
awards and revealed their rankings during a black-tie gala during the Training
2013 Conference & Expo at the Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort. Now
in its 13th year, the Training Top 125 is the only list that ranks companies
unsurpassed in harnessing human capital.

"Each year, Training Top 125 applicants raise the bar with the innovation,
excellence, and effectiveness of their training programs," said Lorri
Freifeld, Training editor-in-chief. "The 2013 Training Top 125 winners
continued that trend, providing performance-driven training responses to
significant challenges and achieving compelling results that tied directly to
corporate strategic goals. Congratulations to all the companies named to the
2013 Training Top 125."

The Top 125 includes ranking based on benchmarking statistics such as 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. Ranking is
determined by assessing a range of 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.

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
company'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: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations

Website: abf.com                Telephone: (479) 785-8913
Facebook: facebook.com/ABFtoday Twitter: twitter.com/ABFtoday

SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.

Website: http://www.abfs.com
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