Commitment to Sustainability
Addressing important environmental issues is key to ArcBest’s strategy, and we’re taking actions to help enable sustainable business practices and encourage environmental stewardship across the organization.
One place we do this is within our ABF operations. Efficiency measures include initiatives such as city route optimization, using low-rolling resistance tires to reduce energy loss and improve fuel efficiency, limiting truck speeds to conserve fuel and reduce emissions, and purchasing equipment with automatic engine shut-off systems to reduce idling, minimize fuel consumption and limit emissions. We also consistently replace older equipment with newer, cleaner trucks to further reduce net emissions — the average age of ABF road tractors is 22 months and city power units average seven years.
In 2022, ABF was named a 2022 SmartWay High Performer for the 5th consecutive year. This award recognizes the top shipping and logistics companies that move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way. Learn more about ArcBest’s sustainability efforts.