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ABF Freight Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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ABF Freight CEO Judy R. McReynolds
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Pros
  • Best place ever to work for on the trucking bussines good pay and benefits can get better then this (in 25 reviews)

  • Good pay and bonuses for supervisors (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours with no regard to employee morale or fairness (in 33 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be an issue if you let it, otherwise it's a great place to work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "LTL Quotation Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LTL Quotation Analyst in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - LTL Quotation Analyst in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good benefits, Okay vacation time

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here.


  2. "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Everything would not change a thing

    Cons

    Nothing at all was found to be bad

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Linehaul Extra Board"

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    Former Employee - Linehaul in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Linehaul in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay/benefits
    Management and co-workers very laid back
    No micromanagement at all (if do your job well no one hassles you)
    Hard to get fired or written up
    Good for a young single person of age 23-25- OR -an older person (55-65) who has already raised a family and doesn't want to see his house anymore

    Nice equipment, automatic trucks

    Pay for every hang-up (maintenance, break-down, drop/hook, delay, etc.) Once you've been called, you are well taken care of financially no matter what happens on the run.

    Very few people quit once they are here.

    Cons

    Absolutely no regard for your off-duty life

    "Hog-Board" look it up, you will need 10+ years of seniority here to even be eligible for a a set schedule of any kind, and even if you get a bid, a more senior guy can bump you off it or management can cancel it any hour of any day.

    In the beginning, you will only work weekends, if at all. My first year I luckily made 65,000 somehow, mostly over weekends spent out of my home state while sleeping in grimy hotels.... X(

    Very few bid lanes, you will work ALL stupid hours for years on end.

    Very few people quit once they are here, you move up in seniority very slowly. The recruiters will tell you "250 retirements are coming up over the next 20 years" or some sales-pitch-bs to make you feel like you're "getting in at the right time" but waiting on people to retire is even worse than watching paint dry.

    Inefficient business practices: I'm sure that I'm "not seeing the big picture" here, but making a driver sit in a hotel for 26 hours, paying him 25.00/hr. for 8 hours out of the 26 to lay there, sleep badly, remain "ready", and then send him back to his home domicile with empty trailers seems a tad wasteful. "Costs are up."... I wonder why... But what do I know?

    Advice to Management

    More bid lanes, more turns, and more efficiency overall. If your customers knew how much value you guys were DESTROYING through inefficient business practices they might not want to pay what you are charging.


  4. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good employees to work with

    Cons

    Bad management to work with

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen more to the employees who do the job. If you have never done it you can not lead them


  5. "Good but could be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    great people and culture, wellness

    Cons

    choppy execution at higher levels

    Advice to Management

    build it right the first time


  6. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't think of any off top


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Inside sales was helpful, it seemed like the culture at headquarters was great. But didn't transfer to the Northeast.

    Cons

    Impossible sales quotas, never ending reports, reports on other reports

    Advice to Management

    Don't chase away top performers or put unreasonable demands on sales.

  8. "Hourly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Union,pension,benefits paid though the union

    Cons

    Management team;little to no experience,inept beyond belief

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses for supervisors

    Cons

    Company lost family atmosphere. Judy is making the ABF brand die a slow death.

    Advice to Management

    Find away to get the talent pool that left the company over the last 2 years.


  10. "Ops Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay for the job

    Cons

    Inflexible Management when wanting to take time off


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