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ABF Freight Earns Green Supply Chain Partner Status for Fifth Consecutive Year

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SOURCE ABF Freight

- Cited by Inbound Logistics in special 'Lean and Green' issue

- 'Walking the walk' when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability

FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freightsm is proud to be recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine as a "Green 75 Supply Chain Partner" for the fifth consecutive year.

"In a special 'Lean and Green' issue of Inbound Logistics, we are profiling ABF Freight in our G75 special section-the 75 leading companies our readers can turn to when seeking green supply chain management and logistics partners," said Felecia Stratton, editor. "IL editors have determined the 2014 honorees are truly 'walking the walk' when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability."

ABF Freight has initiated several programs as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Those include: reducing fuel consumption and enhancing operational efficiency through best practices that include a strictly followed equipment preventative maintenance program and a limited maximum speed limit of 62 mph; engine idle shutdown programming to prevent unattended idling in yard tractors as well as road and city tractors; extensive use of retreaded tires to reduce the number of tire casings entering landfills as well as the amount of oil used for producing new tires; and installing aerodynamic aids on select pieces of equipment, thus reducing wind resistance for improved fuel economy.

ABOUT ABF FREIGHT
ABF Freightsm operates the core LTL network for North American shippers of all sizes who value quality and an exceptional experience. Our customers know we'll find a way to deliver superior regional and long-haul LTL solutions, including best-in-class trade show, white glove, expedited and time-critical services. With easy access through a single point of contact to a broad array of logistics services at our sister companies, we meet all supply chain needs.

ABOUT ARCBEST
ArcBest Corporationsm (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF Freightsm, ABF Logisticssm, Panther Premium Logisticssm, FleetNet America®, U-Pack® and ArcBest Technologies – apply the skill and the will with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. ArcBest finds a way. For more information, visit arcb.com, abf.com, pantherpremium.com, fleetnetamerica.com and upack.com. ArcBest CorporationSM. The Skill & The WillSM.

Media Contact: Russ Aikman
Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 479-785-8913
Email: raikman@freight.abf.com

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