ABF has selected nine freight-handling professionals for the 2012 Load Team, an elite group of freight-handling professionals from across ABF’s North American network. The Load Team members and their customer service centers are:
Dwayne Cannon – Atlanta, Ga.
Detric Cathey – Little Rock, Ark.
Jon Donahey – Dayton, Ohio
Kim Hodgin – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tony Olson – Kansas City, Mo.
Rudy Lovato – Albuquerque, N.M.
Gilberto Reyes – Chicago, Ill.
Craig Thorsell – Dallas, Texas
Bart Quarnberg – Salt Lake City, Utah
“Load Team members help to personify ABF's commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through safe and efficient freight handling,” says Murray Babb, ABF vice president of terminal operations. “Due to the talents of dedicated employees like these, shipping customers can trust ABF — knowing that more than 99.5 percent of all shipments are moved claim free.”
The Load Team program was established not only to honor outstanding performance but also to draw upon dock employees’ insights regarding dock procedures and equipment. Load Team selections are based upon personal integrity, safety records and ability to load trailers in an optimal fashion – a skill that facilitates the safe, timely and efficient movement of shipments. Load Team members also contribute to the ongoing implementation of the ABF Quality Process.