ABF Freight Proudly Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
ABF Freight Media Contact: Russ Aikman
Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
ArcBest Media Contact: Kathy Fieweger
ABF Freight® Proudly Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
- System-wide celebration acknowledges the important contributions of ABF Freight employees
- Events are planned throughout the week at 245 terminals across North America
FORT SMITH, Arkansas, September 8, 2016 — ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 11-17, 2016, with employee appreciation events at our 245 terminals.
“I want to extend my personal appreciation and thanks to all ABF Freight employees who serve our customers with excellence and integrity,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “At this special time, we are proud to show our appreciation with events designed to honor our employees. Our leadership team will be attending these events and will have the opportunity to meet and personally thank employees for their continued service.”
ABF Freight also recognizes employees throughout the year through safe driving certificates, plaques and other awards. Through training and recognition programs, ABF Freight supports our employees as they promote safety and increase public appreciation of the trucking industry in everything they do to serve our customers.
Established by the American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has been a tradition since 1988.
“Truck drivers provide one of the most important services to this country — the timely delivery of critical goods — and the American people demand more and more from these hard working men and women each day,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “As an industry, we want to recognize and thank drivers for the work they do and for making safety a priority.”
Spear said the ATA urges everyone to take the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. “These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe,” he said.
ABOUT ABF FREIGHT
ABF Freight® operates the core less-than-truckload network for North American shippers of all sizes who value quality and an exceptional experience. Our customers know we’ll find a way to deliver superior regional and long-haul LTL solutions. With easy access through a single point of contact to a broad array of logistics services at our sister companies, we meet all supply chain needs.
ArcBest Corporation® (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands — ABF Freight®, ABF Logistics®, Panther Premium Logistics®, FleetNet America®, U-Pack® and ArcBest Technologies — apply The Skill and The Will with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. ArcBest finds a way. For more information, visit arcb.com, abf.com, pantherpremium.com, fleetnetamerica.com and upack.com. ArcBest Corporation®. The Skill & The Will®.