FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBestSM (Nasdaq: ARCB) today announced its less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations for exceptional security practices and has earned the 2016 Excellence in Security Award for a record eighth time.
ABF Freight received the award during the ATA Safety Management Council and Transportation Security Council's Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition on October 26 in Oklahoma City. ABF Freight has earned the Excellence in Security Award in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016. "Winning this award in record back-to-back years is a testament to the resolve of our team," ABF Freight President Tim Thorne said. "Our employees honor the trust our customers have in ABF Freight to handle their cargo with the highest standards of safety and security. We are again grateful to the American Trucking Associations for recognizing their efforts as exceptional." The ABF Freight security program includes regional security managers strategically located throughout North America. The security managers have law enforcement backgrounds and work closely with ABF Freight management and local, state and federal authorities and regulators to ensure the safe and secure transportation of the goods entrusted to us. "Our entire operation is built on the notion of zero defects, particularly where the security of shipments are concerned," said Sam Cates, ABF Freight director of safety and security. "It begins with a strong emphasis on our Quality Process and continues with ongoing training and assessment of results. We are extremely proud of this recognition by our peers at the ATA." The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. ABOUT ARCBESTArcBest SM (Nasdaq: ARCB) is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who have The Skill and the Will ® to deliver integrated logistics solutions. At ArcBest, We'll Find a Way to deliver knowledge, expertise and a can-do attitude with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. For more information, visit arcb.com. Media Contact: Kathy FiewegerPhone: 479-719-4358Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160415/355931LOGO