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ABF Freight Company Review

ABF Freight

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ABF is an LTL freight service with over 90 years in the business, and is part of the ArcBest holding company.

ABF focuses on regional as well as national LTL freight movement, and also offers flatbed service, among others, and employs about 10,000 people.

ABF Freight Corporate Headquarters

Map of ABF corporate headquarters
3801 Old Greenwood Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 1-800-610-5544
Website: ABF Freight

Getting Hired At ABF Freight

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Have a good stable work record.
  • Have 1 year of verifiable tractor/trailer experience (Candidates with less than 1 year experience may be eligible for training).
  • Have a Class-A CDL with doubles/triples, tanker and hazardous materials endorsements.
  • Have a safe driving record (from MVR and previous employment).
  • Be able to pass DOT pre-employment drug screen and meet DOT medical requirements.
  • This is a 'casual' position and employee must be willing to work evenings, weekends and on an as-needed basis.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    ABF does not allow any DUI's
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ABF Hiring Area

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Minimum Age For ABF Freight

ABF Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Jim Palmer 23  
    .
  • CTL 21  
    .
  • Werner 21  
    .
  • KLLM 21  
    .
  • ABF 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For ABF Freight

ABF Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • ABF  12  
    .
  • Waggoners  12  
    .
  • MTS  6  
    .
  • Premier  6  
    .
  •  US Xpress
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

ABF Freight Driver Benefits

  • Road Tractors average less than 18 months in age.
  • Fully air-conditioned equipment.
  • Tractors equipped with power steering.
  • Preventive Maintenance Program for all ABF equipment.
  • Wages - Teamster Union Scale with over-the-road mileage rate.
  • 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.
  • Vacation - Up to 5 weeks vacation for thirty years of service.
  • 401K - Company sponsored program.
  • Medical - Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage with no out-of-pocket premium cost to employees.
  • ABF Stock Purchase Plan.

ABF Freight Operations

Driving Opportunities At ABF Freight

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • LTL
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ABF Operating Area

ABF operates all 48 contiguous states

ABF Company Terminal Locations

ABF Freight terminal locations

ABF Yearly Miles

ABF: 343,227,145

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • ABF  343.23M
    .
  • Maverick  144.44M
    .
  • Navajo  98.38M
    .
  • Estenson  57.89M
    .
  • Wilson  42.28M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

ABF Company Policies

  • ABF Home Time Options

    ABF has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • ABF Rider Policy

    ABF does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • ABF Tuition Reimbursement

    ABF does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • ABF Pet Policy

    ABF does not allow pets.

ABF Company Equipment

ABF Number Of Trucks

ABF Number Of Trucks:
4,100 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • XPO  12,100
    .
  • ABF  4,100
    .
  • TMC  2,417
    .
  • Interstate  1,589
    .
  • Koch  1,345
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

ABF Number Of Trailers

ABF Number Of Trailers:
20,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • US Xpress  22,000
    .
  • ABF  20,000
    .
  • Crete  12,000
    .
  • Gardner  4,001
    .
  • Paschall  3,000
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

ABF Governed Speed

ABF Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • ABF  0 mph
    .

ABF Tractor Brands

  • ABF

  • CT

  • Hirschbach

  • Gypsum

  • Wil-Trans

  • MVT

  • Covenant

  • Prime

  • Werner

  • Smith

  • Ozark

  • SRT

ABF Transmission Types

ABF has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • SRT
    • MTS
    • Crete
    • K & B
    • Prime
  • Automatics
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
    • Dillon
    • Carter
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • XPO
    • CRST
    • Melton
    • Dart
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer

ABF APU Policy

ABF has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Prime
    • Stevens
    • Koch
    • Lone Star
    • Trimac
    • Jim Palmer
  • Without APU's
    • Salmon
    • Jack Cooper
    • Gardner
    • SRT
    • Estenson
    • Super Service
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

ABF Company Training

  • Length Of Training At ABF

    The training at ABF will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • ABF Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with ABF

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At ABF you will run solo after training.

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