ABF Commitment to Supply Chain Sustainability Recognized by Inbound Logistics

ABF Commitment to Supply Chain Sustainability Recognized by Inbound Logistics

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., June 14, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ABF^® is proud to be
recognized by Inbound Logistics as a "Green 75 Supply Chain Partner" for the
fourth consecutive year. The magazine's annual list of supply chain partners
committed to sustainability appears in a special "Supply Chain Sustainability"

"As an early adopter of fleet efficiency measures, ABF continues a long
tradition of promoting environmental stewardship," said Jim Keenan, ABF senior
vice president of sales and marketing. "It is rewarding to know our efforts
have been recognized once more by the editors at Inbound Logistics magazine
for truly 'walking the walk' when it comes to supply chain sustainability."

ABF has initiated several programs as part of its ongoing commitment to
sustainability. Those include: reducing fuel consumption and enhancing
operational efficiency through best practices that include a strictly followed
equipment preventative maintenance program and a limited maximum speed limit
of 62 mph; engine idle shutdown programming to prevent unattended idling in
yard tractors as well as road and city tractors; extensive use of retreaded
tires to reduce the number of tire casings entering landfills as well as the
amount of oil used for producing new tires; and installing aerodynamic aids on
select pieces of equipment, thus reducing wind resistance for improved fuel

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 expedited and time-definite
final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact
and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Source: ABF Freight System, Inc.^®
Contact: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public
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