Our Commitment to DEI

A workplace where everyone belongs. 

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, diverse atmosphere where all cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected. This commitment is lived out by our people through our mission and values — extending to each other, our customers, carriers, suppliers and all other business relationships. 

The ArcBest DEI Task Force  

ArcBest’s DEI Task Force members represent various races and ethnicities, tenures, campuses and experiences, all working together to support the organization’s DEI initiatives. Their mission is to enable a welcoming and accepting environment where everyone respects differences, mindfully engages with each other to form relationships, and has a collective sense of belonging.  

Our DEI Strategy  

ArcBest’s DEI Strategy focuses on four main areas: Workforce, Workplace, Community and Marketplace.  

ArcBest DE&I Initiatives


A diverse workforce can better serve a diverse customer base. That’s why we’re 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.  

Explore our Military Partnerships  

Learn about our partnership with Integrate Autism Employment Advisors  


Our employees’ experiences and perspectives matter to us. Through our employee surveys, DEI education and training, and our employee-led resource groups (ERGs), we’re listening to our people and providing resources and spaces to help them feel welcome, safe and valued.  


ArcBest partners with and provides opportunities for diverse vendors, owner-operators and carriers to drive sustained economic impact and growth. Each partner has the opportunity to self-disclose minority-owned business statuses, and we regularly review our processes to ensure their information is accurately captured in our systems.  


We serve countless communities surrounding our 250 campuses and service centers and through our philanthropy efforts we’re committed to deepening our impact by formalizing employee volunteerism and corporate giving efforts and supporting the education of underrepresented students.

 More about our Philanthropy efforts  

Employee Resource Groups  

ArcBest’s ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that help create an open and welcoming space to foster community building for employees’ with shared identities or experiences or employees interested in supporting underrepresented talent (‘allies’). The company supports each ERG through allocated resources.  

ArcBest currently has six ERGs with over 800 members.  

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):

An ERG focused on empowering, supporting and advocating for all women in the supply chain industry.  

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A community focused on elevating the experiences and highlighting the needs of employees of color.  


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. 

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