The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has named ABF Freight System the top motor carrier in claims/loss prevention and security. In addition to earning the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award, ABF won the Excellence in Security Award in the same year.
The ATA Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council presented the two awards to ABF recently in Miami, FL, at the group’s annual conference. ATA said ABF is “… a company that constantly evaluates and improves its security measures, personnel training and experience record.” ATA added that the company “has excelled [in developing] a comprehensive loss prevention plan.”
The awards mark the 30th time since 1971 that ABF has earned recognition from the Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council. ABF most recently won the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award in 2001 and 2002 and the Excellence in Security Award in 2001 and 2004.
“Receiving the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award three times in the past five years demonstrates ABF’s commitment to proper cargo handling,” said Bill Davidson, president & CEO of ABF Freight. “We recognize that each pallet, carton or box is a critical part of our customers’ business and that loss, damage or delay harms that business. The low turnover among our conscientious, experienced employees, coupled with management emphasis and training, results in the best claims experience in our industry.
“In addition, we are pleased to receive the Excellence in Security Award again,” Davidson added. “Due to concerns regarding terrorism, our customers, especially those involved with foodstuffs and personal products, are rightfully conscious of the importance of security in the supply chain. It is truly gratifying to see the hard work and ingenuity of ABF’s employees being recognized with dual awards in the same year, a feat that no other LTL carrier has ever accomplished.”