Advantages to Driving for ABF Freight

Posted by ArcBest on May 24, 2022 - 8:09 AM
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5 reasons to choose ABF Freight for a driving career

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, driving for ABF Freight, ArcBest’s LTL carrier, can offer an ideal blend of professional and personal satisfaction. Here are 5 reasons why driving for ABF can position you for success — now and in the future: 

Consistent and reliable employment

ABF Freight has been in business for nearly a century. That kind of stability has not only served our customers well, but it’s helped generations of drivers build rewarding careers with confidence. More than half have been employed with ABF for over a decade and many choose to spend the rest of their career at ABF, making retirement one of the main reasons for turnover. Everything is in place for you to achieve the professional success you want. 

Regular home time for a balanced life

Many jobs require drivers to be on the road for weeks at a time, sacrificing valuable home time. That’s not the case with ABF. Our city drivers are home every night (and most work Monday through Friday), while ABF road drivers get home every other day 90 percent of the time. If being home more often is important to you, ABF may offer just what you’re looking for. 

Industry-leading benefits for peace of mind and security 

Compensation is an overall package and not just a paycheck. As an ABF driver, you receive 100% company-paid health insurance for you and your family, and you earn Teamsters Union scale wages. Other benefits available to help you effectively plan for your future include: 

  • Paid holidays, personal days and sick leave 
  • Full pension plan at no cost to you 
  • Life insurance provided at no cost to you 
  • Profit-sharing program with company stock purchase option 
  • Opportunity to contribute to the Teamsters National 401(k) plan 

Access to modern, company-owned equipment 

Our tractors are just 5 years old on average, fully air-conditioned, and feature automatic transmission and power steering. So, if you aren’t interested in all that goes into owning and operating your own truck, driving ABF-owned equipment may be right for you. And with our preventative maintenance program, you’ll be confident knowing ABF is serious about ensuring your safety, comfort and efficiency on the road. 

Pride in helping to keep the supply chain moving

With ABF, you’re a part of something big and meaningful. With more than 10,000 people across over 240 locations, ABF employees play a vital role in maintaining the global supply chain. You can take pride in knowing that our customers — who range from large corporations to small businesses — rely on your good work to help them succeed.  

Drive for ABF Freight and join a trusted team

When you choose ABF Freight, you become part of a well-established team that invests in your success, enabling you to build a rewarding long-term career with a trusted industry leader. Find out more about what to expect as an ABF driver and view current openings to learn about available opportunities.  

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