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Awards & Accolades
(2003 to present)

ABF Freight System Inc.

Recognition Description Date
Outstanding Performance Award Awarded by Citco Petroleum Corporation for service during 2013 January 2014
National Safety Professional Award of Excellence Awarded to ABF Manager Jason Wing by the American Trucking Associations. September 2013
InformationWeek 500 Awarded to ABF by InformationWeek magazine for the eighth consecutive year.  September 2013
Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award Awarded to ABF Driver Ralph Garcia during the National Truck Driving Championships. August 2013
National Truck Driving Champion, Twins Class Won by ABF Driver Tim Melody during the National Truck Driving Championships. August 2013
National Truck Driving Champion, Four-Axle Class Won by ABF Driver Ralph Garcia during the National Truck Driving Championships. August 2013
National Truck Driving Championship Finalist, Tank Class Second Place won by ABF Driver Tony Spero during the National Truck Driving Championships. August 1013
Quest for Quality Award Awarded by Logistics Management magazine. July 2013
Nebraska Driver of the Year Awarded to ABF Driver Ed Beins by the Nebraska Trucking Association. June 2013
Wyoming Driver of the Year Awarded to ABF Driver Robert Brown by the Wyoming Trucking Association. June 2013
Georgia Driver of the Year Awarded to ABF Driver Donald Hyatt by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. June 2013
Green 75 Supply Chain Partner Awarded by Inbound Logistics magazine for the fourth consecutive year.  June 2013

National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

Awarded by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council. ABF also earned the Carrier of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011.

April 2013
Excellence in Claims and Loss Prevention Award Only six-time winner of the award presented by  American Trucking Associations Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council November 2012
National Truck Safety Contest First place in the LTL/Local Division 50-100 Million Miles category September 2012
InformationWeek 500; InformationWeek magazine Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. September 2012
National Truck Driving Championship Rookie of the Year ABF Driver Robert Sutton earned this honor at the 75th Super Bowl of Safety August 2012
Maryland Grand Champion Driver ABF Driver Chuck Smetzer became the first back-to-back Grand Champion in the Maryland Safe Truck Driving Championship July 2012
Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner Inbound Logistics magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated a commitment to supply chain sustainability. June 2012

Top Training 125;
Training magazine

The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

February 2012 –  ABF ranked 7th overall.
Excellence in Security Award; American Trucking Associations This award recognizes the motor carrier that has excelled at protecting personnel, equipment and freight and has surpassed all others in securing its company’s and customers’ assets. ABF was recognized as a company that has evaluated the risk, implemented the programs, applied the tools, trained the personnel and managed the systems and processes that successfully minimized theft and violence. October 2011 – The sixth year ABF has earned this award (2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004 and 2001). ABF is the only six-time winner of this award, which has only been in existence since 2001.
InformationWeek 500; InformationWeek magazine Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. September 2011 – The sixth consecutive year ABF has been listed on the InformationWeek 500.
National Truck Driving Championship ABF Driver John Hazlett wins the Three-Axle Class Championship August 2011
CIO 100 Award CIO magazine recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. August 2011
Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner Inbound Logistics magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated a commitment to supply chain sustainability. June 2011
Wyoming Driver of the Year

ABF driver Tom Martin awarded the Wyoming Trucking Association Driver of the Year Award. The Award recognizes superior driving skills and excellent safety record.

May 2011
Champion of Change

ABF driver Ralph Garcia of Rio Rancho, N.M., named a Champion of Change as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.

May 2011
National LTL Carrier of the Year

ABF named National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC).

April 2011 – This marks the second consecutive year ABF has won.
America's Road Team

Three ABF drivers named Captains of the 2011-2012 America’s Road Team by the American Trucking Associations, more than any other carrier. David Boyer of Wytheville, Virginia, Nate McCarty of Denver and Tim McElwaney of Atlanta join an elite group of 18 Captains chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety.

January 2011 – The Road Team has included an ABF driver every year since 1995, with two ABF drivers on five of the past six teams.
President’s Trophy for Safety; American Trucking Associations This is the highest and most prestigious safety award in the trucking industry. September 2010 – Sixth time ABF has earned this award (2010, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1989 and 1984). ABF is the only six-time winner of this award.
InformationWeek 500; InformationWeek magazine Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. September 2010 – The fifth consecutive year ABF has been listed on the InformationWeek 500.
Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner Inbound Logistics magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated a commitment to supply chain sustainability. June 2010
NASSTRAC National LTL Carrier of the Year for 2010 The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: 1) customer service; 2) operational excellence; 3) pricing; 4) business relationship; 5) leadership and technology. April 2010

Top Training 125;
Training magazine

The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

February 2010 –  ABF was the highest ranked transportation company and ranked 57th overall.
One of the Top Companies To Sell For; Selling Power magazine Recognition is ranked based on assessments of compensation, training and career mobility for companies, with sales forces of 500 or more people, across all industries. November 2009 – ABF was the highest ranked transportation company and ranked second overall in the service sector. The eighth consecutive year (2002 – 2009) ABF has ranked among the top 10 of the magazine’s annual listing.
ABF included on the InformationWeek 500; InformationWeek magazine Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. September 2009 – The fourth consecutive year ABF has been listed on the InformationWeek 500.
ABF Driver Named National Driving Champion; American Trucking Associations Recognizes excellence in driving skills, industry knowledge and work ethic of professional truck drivers. August 2009 – Anthony Spero earned his second National Championship  (Tank Truck Class). In 2006, he won the Flatbed Class.
Excellence in Security Award; American Trucking Associations This award recognizes the motor carrier that has excelled at protecting personnel, equipment and freight and has surpassed all others in securing its company’s and customers’ assets. ABF was recognized as a company that has evaluated the risk, implemented the programs, applied the tools, trained the personnel and managed the systems and processes that successfully minimized theft and violence. July 2009 – The fifth year ABF has earned this award (2007, 2005, 2004 and 2001). ABF is the only five-time winner of this award, which has only been in existence since 2001.
ABF Drivers Named as Captains of America’s Road Team; American Trucking Associations America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway. Captains spend two years traveling across the country to educate the public about safety, the trucking industry and driving. January 2009 – Two ABF drivers, Paul Gattin and Ben Saiz, were named to the ATA America’s Road Team for 2009-2010. At least one ABF driver has represented the industry on every America’s Road Team since 1995. In five of those years, ABF had two drivers named to the Road Team.
One of the Top Companies To Sell For; Selling Power magazine Recognition is ranked based on assessments of compensation, training and career mobility for companies, with sales forces of 500 or more people, across all industries. December 2008 – ABF was the highest ranked transportation company and ranked second overall in the service sector. The seventh consecutive year (2002 – 2008) ABF has ranked among the top 10 of the magazine’s annual listing.
ABF included on the InformationWeek 500; InformationWeek magazine Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. September 2008 – Third consecutive year (2006 – 2008) ABF has been listed on the InformationWeek 500.
Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award; American Trucking Associations Recognition honors the nation’s most innovative users of business technology who harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. April 2008 – Record fourth year for ABF to earn the award (2008, 2005, 2002, and 2001).
Haul Across America; (Recognized by) Arkansas U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln ABF U-Pack Moving participated in a joint effort with America’s Second Harvest to do a tour of nine U.S. cities to create awareness and raise funds to fight child hunger. The initiative provided one million pounds of food to children at risk of hunger. The tour ended in Washington D.C. with a ceremony hosted by Senator Lincoln. March 2008
Transport of artifacts for the U.S. Marshals Museum; (Recognized by) U.S. Marshals Service ABF handled the transfer, from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Fort Smith, Arkansas, of artifacts that will be displayed in the new, planned Fort Smith, AR home of the U.S. Marshals Museum. November 2007
ABF Drivers Named National Driving Champions; American Trucking Associations Recognizes excellence in driving skills, industry knowledge and work ethic of professional truck drivers. August 2007 – ABF drivers John Hazlett and Kevin Scott Harris were recognized as 2007 national champions. They represent other past ABF drivers who have been honored as national driving champions and state driving champions throughout the United States.
Excellence in Security Award; American Trucking Associations This award recognizes the motor carrier that has excelled at protecting personnel, equipment and freight and has surpassed all others in securing its company’s and customers’ assets. ABF was recognized as a company that has evaluated the risk, implemented the programs, applied the tools, trained the personnel and managed the systems and processes that successfully minimized theft and violence. May 2007 – This year was the fourth year ABF has earned this award (2007, 2005, 2004 and 2001). ABF is the only four-time winner of this award which has only been in existence since 2001.
ABF U-Pack.com named Best Institutional Services Web site; Web Marketing Association This competition provides a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet. Entries were judged on design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology. September 2005
CIO 100 Award; CIO magazine Recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. August 2005 – Second consecutive year (2004 – 2005) that ABF has been named as a CIO 100 Award winner.
Fleet Contest Division Leader Award; National Safety Council Recognizes outstanding performance in transportation safety. August 2005
CIO Enterprise Value Award; CIO magazine Recognizes exemplary application of information technology. November 2004
Quest for Quality Award; Logistics Management magazine Recognizes the best of the best in transportation and logistics. September 2004
World’s Most Agile Companies; CIO magazine Recognizes organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. August 2004
InfoWorld Top 100 Enterprise Projects (two awards that year); InfoWorld magazine Recognizes innovation and leadership among organizations around the world. These awards recognized ABF’s Web site and its NetLink system. November 2003
ABF’s Jim McFarlin Named as the Safety Director of the Year; American Trucking Associations Recognizes ABF’s and Jim’s leadership in safety and security. October 2003
President’s Trophy for Safety; American Trucking Associations This is the highest and most prestigious safety award in the trucking industry. September 2003 – Fifth year ABF has earned this award (2003, 1998, 1993, 1989 and 1984). ABF is the only five-time winner of this award.
ABF’s Brian Shutt Named as the Security Professional of the Year; American Trucking Associations The award honors the significant achievements and contributions of individuals who exceed the scope of their normal responsibilities to advance the security profession. April 2003
Top Transportation Provider - Trade Show Industry; Expo magazine ABF was recognized as one of the best trade show industry service providers when considering seven categories. March 2003