June 4, 2010

ABF Listed by Inbound Logistics as a Green 50 Supply Chain Partner

FORT SMITH, Ark.,
-- ABF Freight System, Inc.®, is being cited by Inbound Logistics as a "Green 50 Supply Chain Partner." The magazine's annual list of supply chain partners committed to sustainability will be published in a special "Supply Chain Sustainability" issue later this month.

"ABF has identified effective supply chain sustainability as a corporate priority, and we are pleased to see our efforts recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine," said ABF President and Chief Executive Officer Wes Kemp. "Our company is actively involved, both internally and through partnerships, in environmental innovations and practices designed to enhance environmental performance and efficiency. For example, ABF limits its trucks to a top speed of 62 mph and prohibits discretionary engine idling. As a result, each year every ABF truck emits 33.5 fewer tons of carbon dioxide than other trucks typically do. Moreover, ABF has reduced fuel consumption and enhanced the efficiency of its operation through best practices that include a strictly followed equipment maintenance/replacement program."

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