Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are critical for any business, but especially those with global impact. ArcBest® is committed to creating a workplace that respects all cultures, perspectives and experiences, to provide the best atmosphere for our employees and the best service to our customers. Our people are at the heart of our success and why we’ve been in business for 100 years.
In 2021, ArcBest announced strategic DEI initiatives focused on four main areas: workforce, workplace, marketplace and community.
A diverse workforce helps serve a diverse customer base. ArcBest is committed to recruiting underrepresented talent at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, veterans transitioning out of service and neurodistinct candidates.
We also continuously monitor the mobility and career paths of underrepresented employees to ensure everyone has access to the necessary support for success.
ArcBest embraces and encourages the experiences and perspectives of all employees. We do this through feedback in our annual engagement survey and by offering DEI education resources to all employees. Our focus also centers on employee-led resource groups (ERGs). Currently, five ERGs are available to employees:
CoNECT (Colleagues Networking and Embracing Community Ties): A welcoming community for employees who are new to the company (<5 years), have recently relocated, or are looking for support in making new connections.
Pride Network: A group providing a positive experience for LGBTQ+ employees and promoting education, visibility and allyship.
VERG (Military Veterans Employee Resource Group): A supportive group that enhances the work environment for employees who are military veterans, currently serving military members or military family members.
Distinct Minds: A space to foster belonging for neurodivergent employees and employees caring for neurodivergent loved ones.
WISC (Women in Supply Chain): A collective focused on empowering, supporting and advocating for all women in the supply chain industry.
ArcBest helps keep the global supply chain moving. We partner with and provide opportunities for diverse vendors, owner-operators and carriers to drive sustained economic impact and growth. We continue reviewing our processes to ensure minority-owned business statuses are accurately captured and reported in our systems.
Our network serves countless communities worldwide, and our philanthropy efforts span three broad pillars: community, education and people. We’re committed to deepening our impact by formalizing employee volunteerism and corporate giving efforts and supporting the education of underrepresented students. During our centennial year, we are also launching several unique campaigns that impact our philanthropy efforts.
Awards and Recognition
Our values-driven culture sets ArcBest apart from others in the industry. Over the years, we have been recognized as a top logistics employer.
- ArcBest was presented with a VETS Indexes Employer Award in 2023, recognizing the nation’s top 200 veteran employers for employing, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.
- ArcBest was ranked on Forbes’ Top 500 List of Best Employers for Diversity in 2021, 2020 and 2019.
- ArcBest’s less-than-truckload carrier, ABF Freight, was recognized as a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer.
- ArcBest was recognized by Comparably in 2021 for Best Employee Perks and Benefits.
- ArcBest was recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York in 2021 (also in 2019, 2017 and 2015) for achieving at least 30 percent female representation on its board. ArcBest’s Board is 33% female.
- ArcBest was designated a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for having more than 20 percent of board seats held by women.
- ArcBest Chairman, President and CEO, Judy R. McReynolds, won the Women in Trucking Association’s 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Equal Opportunity Employers
ArcBest Corporation and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate illegal discrimination or harassment of any kind, including discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, religion, age (40 or older), disability, protected veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation) national origin, union activity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Examples of illegal discrimination or harassment include derogatory comments based on racial or ethnic characteristics and unwelcome sexual advances. The Company has a written policy prohibiting discrimination, including sexual harassment, with which all Directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers are required to comply.