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" issue.  "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 economy.  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 relations Website: abf.com                                     Telephone: (479) 785-8913  Facebook: facebook.com/ABFtoday           Twitter:                                                      twitter.com/ABFtoday    SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.®  Website: http://www.abf.com  
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