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ABF Freight Systems

ABF has always made its headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where it has grown from a small local carrier in 1923 into one of the oldest and most experienced motor carriers in North America

ABF has always made its headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where it has grown from a small local carrier in 1923 into one of the oldest and most experienced motor carriers in North America

ABF Freight Systems

3801 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903

(800) 610-5544

ABF Freight Quick Facts

Types of freight:
Dry Van

Hiring Area:
48 States

Number of Trucks
1000+

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ABF Freight Important Facts

  • More than 17,000 28-foot van trailers (pups)
  • More than 2,500 city tractors
  • Approximately 1,600 road tractors.
  • One of the nation’s largest LTL carriers

ABF offers national, inter-regional and regional transportation of general commodities through standard, expedited and guaranteed less-than-truckload (LTL) services. General commodities include all freight except hazardous waste, dangerous explosives, commodities of exceptionally high value and commodities in bulk

ABF Freight Pay & Benefits

    Checker / Regular Driver

  • Wages – Teamster Union Scale
  • Retirement – Provided through multi-employer pension fund. Excellent pension and health benefits for retirees
  • Life Insurance – Provided through multi-employer sponsored health and welfare fund
  • Sick Pay – 5 days per calendar year
  • Holiday Pay – 8 to 14 days varying by contract
  • Vacation – Up to 6 weeks vacation for 30 years of service
  • 401K – Company sponsored program
  • Medical – Excellent benefits provided through multi-employer sponsored health and welfare fund
  • ABF Stock Purchase Plan
    Road Driver
  • Wages – Full-scale wage is $20.70/hour and will increase to $24.25 during the life of the contract (04/01/13). Over-the-road mileage rate is .52025 and will increase to .6090 over the life of the contract (04/01/13). (New hires progress to top rate within 3 years)
  • Retirement – Provided through multi-employer pension fund. Excellent pension and health benefits for retirees
  • Life Insurance – Provided through multi-employer sponsored health and welfare fund
  • Sick Pay – 5 days per calendar year
  • Holiday Pay – 8 to 14 days varying by contract
  • Vacation – Up to 6 weeks vacation for 30 years of service
  • 401K – Company sponsored program
  • Medical – Excellent benefits provided through multi-employer sponsored health and welfare fund
  • ABF Stock Purchase Plan

ABF Freight Qualifications & Requirements

    Checker / Regular Driver

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • 2 years of verifiable tractor/trailer experience (Candidates with less than 2 years experience may be eligible for training)
  • CDL with doubles/triples and hazardous materials endorsements
  • Good stable work record
  • Safe driving record (MVR and previous employment)
  • Ability to pass DOT pre-employment drug screen and meet DOT medical requirements
    Road Driver
  • Minimum 25 years of age
  • 2 years of verifiable tractor/trailer experience (Candidates with less than 2 years experience may be eligible for training)
  • CDL with doubles/triples and hazardous materials endorsements
  • Good stable work record
  • Safe driving record (MVR and previous employment)
  • Ability to pass DOT pre-employment drug screen and meet DOT medical requirements

ABF Freight General Information

ABF® has always made its headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where it has grown from a small local carrier in 1923 into one of the oldest and most experienced motor carriers in North America today.

ABF became a nationwide carrier in the 1970s, acquiring all or significant portions of Youngblood Truck Lines, H.A. Day Truck Line, Associated Transport, Western Gillette, Great Lakes Express Company, Akers Motor Lines, and Navajo Freight Lines.

ABF is a five-time winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety and the only carrier to earn both the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award and the Excellence in Security Award in the same year, which ABF accomplished twice.

ABF Freight Financial Health

Revenues
A company's revenues are the total amount of money the company has brought in before expenses. This is a good way to tell if a company is growing or not.
Net Income
A company's net income is the amount of profit they've made after subtracting expenses from revenues.
Profit Margin
A company's profit margin (%) is the percentage of profit as compared with revenues. A profit margin of 3% means the company made a profit of $3 for every $100 in revenues.
Operating Income
Also known as EBIDTA, it's an approximate measure of a company's operating cash flow and is calculated by looking at earnings before the deduction of interest expenses, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Operating Margin
The operating margin is a measure of operating efficiency at a company. It is a percentage calculated by dividing EBITDA (Operating Income) by revenues and then multiplying by 100.
Total Debt
Total debt is simply the total amount of money that the company has borrowed. Naturally the lower the debt the better for any given company.
Total Assets
A company's total assets are everything of value that is owned by a person or company - including things like trucks, real estate, tools, and office equipment.
Debt To Assets
The debt to asset ratio is a percentage found by diving the total debt by the total assets. This is a critical measure of how much money a company has borrowed compared with the amount of assets they have. The lower the better.
Operating Cash Flow
Operating cash flow is the inflows and outflows of cash from the normal sales operations of a business. This is basically a measure of whether or not a company will have cash to operate its business with.
Investing Cash Flow
Cash flow from investing activities refers to the amount of cash flow produced from a company's investing activities including investments in the financial markets and capital assets such as trucks and equipment.
Financing Cash Flow
Investing cash flow results from external activities such as issuing cash dividends, adding or changing loans, or issuing and selling more stock.
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