Monday, August 15, 2005

CIO Magazine: ABF Among World's Top 100 Companies

For the second consecutive year, ABF Freight System Inc. of Fort Smith is among the winners of CIO magazine's annual CIO 100 awards competition.
The magazine said the annual award program honors organizations that "exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence" in information technology. The magazine said it chose the company based on ABF's use of IT to expand and enhance accessibility and usability of its shipping solutions for one-time or infrequent freight shippers.
"A growing number of consumers have an occasional need for larger-than-parcel service," ABF President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Davidson said. "When they buy or sell an item at an online auction site or when they need to send items to a friend or relative, shipping them can seem overwhelming. ABF has simplified the process for getting a competitive rate quotation for moving the freight, completing a bill of lading, scheduling the freight pickup, and tracking the shipment during transport."

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