Drivers Chosen for the Elite 2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team

         Drivers Chosen for the Elite 2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., March 17, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ABF Freight System Inc.^® is
honoring 12 exemplary drivers with membership in the 2014-2015 ABF Freight ^
Road Team, earned by demonstrating the utmost standards of professionalism on
North American highways and city streets.

2014-2015 ABF Freight Road Team Members - Seated: Steve Smalley, Don Boileau,
Robert Sutton, Chad Sullins; Standing: Walter Stanley, Chad Miller, Mark King,
Todd Wilemon, Tim Melody, Bill West, Don Hyatt, Kirk Weis

ABF Freight Road Team members for 2014-2015 and the service centers where they
are based are:

Donald Boileau—Enfield, Conn. Walter Stanley—Little Rock, Ark.
Donald Hyatt—Atlanta          Chad Sullins—Albuquerque
Mark King—Dayton, Ohio        Robert Sutton—Ontario, Ore.
Tim Melody—Ontario, Ore.      Kirk Weis— Albuquerque
Chad Miller—Chicago           Bill West—Atlanta
Steve Smalley—Phoenix         Todd Wilemon—Tupelo, Miss.

"These drivers are among the best of the many ABF Freight professional drivers
who safely protect and deliver the goods entrusted to us on a daily
basis—providing unmatched value-added transportation solutions for our
customers. The reputation ABF Freight enjoys as a trusted transportation
partner and a safety leader will be well represented with this group," said
ABF Freight President and CEO Roy Slagle.

During their 24-month term, Road Team members serve as ambassadors for ABF
Freight and the trucking industry at large. Each member is available to
address the vital role freight transportation plays in the global economy.
When called upon, they speak on safety, the image of the truck driver and the
industry, sharing the road with trucks or other subjects of community or
industry interest.

With over 90 years of service, ABF Freight System Inc. enhances supply chain
efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific customer
needs and customizing innovative solutions. ABF Freight has a strong focus on
quality, demonstrated with year-over-year improvements in its claim ratio for
17 consecutive years. The company's resource-rich infrastructure includes an
innovative network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of
services includes expedited and time-critical shipping, white glove pickup and
final delivery options, superior trade show expertise and outstanding personal
service with a single point of contact, state-of-the-art technology and total
end-to-end shipment visibility.

ABF Freight System Inc. and its sister company ABF Logistics Inc. are wholly
owned subsidiaries of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS).

Contact: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations
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