ABF Earns National LTL Carrier of the Year Award for the Third Time in Four Years

 ABF Earns National LTL Carrier of the Year Award for the Third Time in Four

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., April 24, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ABF^® has earned the 2013
National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic
Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). ABF was recognized during the NASSTRAC
Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 23. ABF also earned the Carrier
of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011.

"This prestigious award recognizes all ABF employees whose dedication to
safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among
customers throughout North America and around the globe," said ABF President
and CEO Roy Slagle. "ABF people have earned a reputation as the safest, most
conscientious, highly innovative members of our industry, and it is gratifying
to have their efforts once again recognized as the industry leader by

NASSTRAC recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five
key areas: 1) customer service; 2) operational excellence; 3) pricing; 4)
business relationship; and 5) leadership and technology. "Because this is a
shipper-driven award, ABF is to be commended for this recognition," said Brian
Everett, NASSTRAC executive director. The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program
is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers
of logistics services.

"Because NASSTRAC bases the award on demonstrated excellence in both
performance and results, everyone at ABF is particularly proud to have earned
this recognition," said Jim Keenan, ABF senior vice president of sales and
marketing. "We are also grateful to this council for promoting the
transportation industry through advocacy and education for both carriers and

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
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SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.

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