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ABF Freight Driver Ernie Wood Named Vermont Driver of the Year

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ABF Freight® Driver Ernie Wood Named Vermont Driver of the Year

  • The Vermont Truck and Bus Association recognized Wood during a Burlington banquet
  • Wood is also Vermont’s reigning three-axle – grand champion and best pre-trip winner

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, September 26, 2016 — ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is proud to announce Ernie Wood, a professional driver based in Brattleboro, Vermont, has been named Driver of the Year by the Vermont Truck and Bus Association.

“Ernie richly deserves this recognition. He has driven for ABF Freight for 10 years, and during that time he has achieved a stellar safety record with zero accidents or injuries,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “We applaud his professionalism and safety-first attitude, and we are proud he’s on the ABF Freight team.”

During his career, Wood has driven 19 years accident free. In the Vermont Truck Driving Championships, he has earned first-place honors twice, second place three times and third place once.

“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Ernie Wood of ABF Freight as this year’s Vermont Truck and Bus Association Driver of the Year,” said Robert J. Sculley, VTBA executive director. “Mr. Wood is an example of the best of the best as he competed and finished with the highest score among all drivers in the Vermont Truck Driving Championships. We applaud his commitment to safety and thank ABF Freight and his wife and family for their support of Ernie as he represents our great industry on the highways of Vermont.” 

Based in Berlin, Vermont, The Vermont Truck and Bus Association (with more than 250 members) was founded over 70 years ago. Its goals are to afford its members an opportunity for mutual advancement and benefit in the protection of their respective businesses and to assure protection to the public in the use of the highways for the transportation of personal property. The VTBA is Vermont’s only affiliate with the American Trucking Associations.


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