ABF Freight named LTL Carrier of the Year

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ABF Freight has been named the national LTL (less than truckload) Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council. It’s the third consecutive year ABF Freight has received the honor.

The company, which is the largest subsidiary of Fort Smith-based ArcBest, also received the award in 2011 and 2010.

“Being named the 2015 National LTL Carrier of the Year is indeed an honor. Recognition from NASSTRAC is particularly rewarding since this council represents the vitally important voice of shippers,” ABF Freight President Tim Thorne said in a statement. “By giving ABF Freight this award, NASSTRAC is honoring employees whose dedication to safety, cargo handling and customer service inspires confidence among customers throughout North America. Our people have earned a reputation as the safest, most conscientious, highly innovative members of our industry, and it’s gratifying to have their efforts once again recognized as exemplary.”

The NASSTRAC program helps shippers to identify the best of the best in carrier performance and value. Regular members of NASSTRAC who are qualified buyers of transportation services grade all carriers that are members on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service; operational excellence; pricing; business relationship; and leadership and technology.

The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers of logistics services.

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