Award-Winning Training and Development Programs
ArcBest has once again been named to Training magazine’s APEX Awards list, ranking No. 17 in 2023. This is the seventh consecutive year we have ranked in the top 20, establishing the company as a leading organization that excels at employee training and development.
Upholding our core value of Growth — we grow our people and our business — we remain committed to providing learning opportunities that enable our employees to develop their knowledge, capitalize on their talents, advance their careers and better serve our customers. Training and development begin on day one during orientation and continue throughout an employee’s lifecycle. Through online learning, live webinars and in-person instruction, we engage our people at every stage of their careers with impactful coaching and resources — from our field teams and drivers to our campus and remote workers.
Training APEX Awards ranks organizations with the most successful training and people development programs in the world. Any non-training company can apply, and applications are scored quantitively by an external research company and qualitatively by Training’s editor/publisher and the Training Hall of Famers. To qualify, applicants must include information about their overall program, budget, tuition reimbursement options, infrastructure and delivery, evaluation and metrics, and human resources department. In 2023, Training ranked 105 organizations.
Each year, we encourage employees to participate in programs, classes and courses that can help them grow professionally and personally. Our training focuses on various topics, including leadership, customer experience, operations, safety, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and more.
In 2022, our people continued learning, with every nonunion employee participating in at least one training course. Check out these highlights:
Over 48,000 enrollments in our online or instructor-led training courses, with almost 800 unique course titles available
Approximately 80% of those enrollments were in self-guided online courses
Approximately 20% of those enrollments were in instructor-led training courses via webinar or in-person
More than 43,000 hours were logged in instructor-led training sessions
Providing the Tools for Success
We have a long history of investing in our people — because when they thrive, ArcBest thrives. We’re thrilled to rank No. 17 on the 2023 Training APEX Awards list. Our work to provide employees with the resources and tools needed to succeed is ongoing as we continuously work to improve our training programs and implement new initiatives that promote growth, career mobility and lifelong learning.
About Training magazine and the APEX Award
Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development over the last 55-plus years. The magazine’s APEX Awards are a worldwide ranking of organizations that excel at training and human capital development. The award reflects the winners’ journey to attain peak performance and organizational success. Training has spearheaded this premier learning industry awards program for 20-plus years.