ABF Freight Company Review

ABF Freight Company Overview

ABF Freight company logo

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

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 Hiring Age For ABF Freight

ABF Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Rush 23  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard 23  
    .
  • Beelman 21  
    .
  • JBS 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • ABF 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For ABF Freight

ABF Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • ABF  12  
    .
  • Wilson  12  
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  3  
    .
  • Decker  3  
    .
  •  Millis
    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
    .
  • TransAm  131M
    .
  • Ozark  83.15M
    .
  • Carter  80.73M
    .
  • Cassens  79.2M
    .
  • 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
    .
  • ODFL  6,400
    .
  • ABF  4,100
    .
  • Paschall  950
    .
  • Central  923
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

ABF Number Of Trailers

ABF Number Of Trailers:
20,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • ABF  20,000
    .
  • Western Express  6,500
    .
  • TMC  3,000
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  2,500
    .
  • Gypsum  1,637
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

ABF Governed Speed

ABF Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Maverick  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • ABF  0 mph
    .

ABF Tractor Brands

  • ABF

  • Celadon

  • MTS

  • Jim Palmer

  • Transport America

  • Watkins Shepard

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Hirschbach

  • TMC

  • Trimac

  • Carter

  • Southeastern

ABF Transmission Types

ABF has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • SRT
    • K & B
    • Prime
    • Crete
    • J.B. Hunt
    • MTS
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
    • Maverick
    • Averitt
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • Millis
    • XPO

ABF APU Policy

ABF has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Carter
    • Melton
    • Paschall
    • Celadon
    • Navajo
    • Prime
  • Without APU's
    • Schaffer
    • Oak Harbor
    • USA Truck
    • Gardner
    • Dillon
    • JBS
  • 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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