ABF Freight

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    This place is the Bomb!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been driving a truck for about 17 years and came from living in a truck for three to four weeks at a time. Scott Linkous in Dayton Ohio hired me and I am very delighted. Scott LInkous and the majority of the dispatchers in Dayton Ohio and other terminals are patient and helpful. Sometimes you will run into a grouch, although their job can be stressful as they work 12 hour shifts. I feel most of them have been patient with me as I've made my own mistakes transitioning in this learning curve from a long haul truck driver to an LTL road driver. When it comes to driving jobs this place is gold. I have driven for many trucking companies and none of them can come close to comparing working here. If I stay out overnight I stay in a hotel and get a shower everyday. I've made more money in eight months working here at the bottom of the pay scale then a full year of any other trucking company I've worked for. The benefits are excellent. if the driver does sorry store awake, ABF pays on a weekly basis and additional $700 a week into your Health & Welfare Fund which is the pension and health insurance. The driver only pays $52 a month in union dues for that. On the average I generally go to one hotel and then return back to Dayton Ohio. Sometimes I've stayed in hotels up to 3 times before returning back to Dayton Ohio and then go home. although, that is nothing compared to living in a truck for almost a month at a time. All management I've talked to are excellent to work with and it is nice seeing some of the same faces of the other road drivers from time to time. ABS does not hire young kids fresh out of college at low wages who do not know what they are talking about as is the case with some freight transportation companies. These dispatchers are experienced in this industry. The dispatchers really know their job and take good care of us. I never want to leave here. I hope to be here until I retire. There are so many perks when it comes to pay compared to the majority of trucking companies. We get around 11 paid holidays where it is 8 hours pay for each day and if you work on that holiday you get an additional 4 hours pay. Believe it or not, our birthdays are a paid holiday. We get 5 paid sick days a year and I think something for personal days. Any extensive (12 hours) delay time in the hotels are paid hourly and we get paid to drop and hook and string sets and takes sets apart. Delay time waiting at the terminals for you are freight to be ready is also hourly pay. If you are thinking of applying to a bf for a road driver position, I would seriously consider making the jump. if you are interested in applying, go to ABF jobs.com.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel like I do not get enough sleep because sometimes I am called at the hotel 8 hours from the time I check into the terminal. It takes some time to get to the hotel and get to sleep. I wish they would call us in ten hours because sometimes it can take 1 to 2 hours to wind down and get to sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work guys.

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ABF Freight Interviews

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview with RVP of sales and operations. Asked about past (freight) employers and the experience that was gained that I could bring to help the company. Asked about levels of quotas and any sales related item (per cent of growth), sales calls quotas, entertainment, and any other sales related activity involved in the selling process...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your experience in the transportation industry   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none--they made a fair offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

ABF Freight Awards & Accolades

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Training Top 125 (#7), Training, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.abfs.com
Headquarters Fort Smith, AR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

ABF Freight℠, an ArcBest Company, is one of the oldest and most trusted carriers in North America. For more than 90 years we have served the freight transportation needs of businesses large and small. We continually learn by listening to our customers. They know we'll find a way to do things other transportation companies can't (or won't). ABF Freight℠, with its more than... More

Mission: The mission of ABF Freight is to deliver value to its customers by developing and implementing customized solutions to their global logistical challenges in a... More

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