ABF's Jason Wing Earns National Safety Professional Award of Excellence

   ABF's Jason Wing Earns National Safety Professional Award of Excellence

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 22, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ABF Freight System, Inc.^® is
proud to recognize Jason Wing, winner of the National Safety Professional
Award of Excellence from the American Trucking Associations.

Wing, manager of safety compliance and training for ABF, was honored at the
ATA Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Sparks,
Nev., September 24-26 and at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in
Orlando, Fla., on October 20. 

The National Safety Professional Award of Excellence recognizes "those
dedicated and accomplished safety professionals who contribute greatly to the
success of their motor carriers' safety programs and experience, but who do
not hold the highest safety title within their company," said Susan Chandler,
executive director of the ATA Safety Management Council. "It's time to
honor—on a national, industry-wide scale—these significant contributions to

ABF Safety and Security Director Sam Cates said, "Jason Wing is an
accomplished professional whose dedication to safety and training is a
benchmark for the industry. Trucking safety is a top priority at ABF, and it's
an honor to have one of our safety professionals as a recipient of this
prestigious award from the ATA Safety Management Council."

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must have responsibility for safety
program implementation, monitoring and/or training with a minimum of five
years of experience. The candidate also must be an active member in his or her
state trucking association's safety council, the ATA and the ATA Safety
Management Council.

A federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related
conferences and councils, the American Trucking Associations is the largest
national trade association for the trucking industry. The ATA Safety
Management Council is a national organization of transportation professionals
involved in safety and human resources management for motor carriers and
interested organizations.

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF
operates as a global provider of customizable freight and logistics solutions.
ABF enhances supply chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by
focusing on specific customer 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 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 visibility.

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