good experience until last few years didn't know the direction they were going. wouldn't hire as business expanded. Try to always get more with less.after awhile would get a little old and get you down
DOCK WORKER (Current Employee) – Conley, GA – July 6, 2018
Great job for part time and/or if you're in school. They're real flexible with hours but they prefer you to come mostly on the weekends. They pay pretty good as well with time and a half on certain holidays.
Driver (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 10, 2018
Work place is very productive. As far as line haul, great money great terminal in Albuquerque. Work life gets busy in the summer but pretty slow during the winter. Working in Albuquerque as a drive, you learn how to drive in the most harsh conditions mainly winter and mountain driving.
City Driver (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 8, 2018
All I can say is, if u wanna work for an employer who doesn’t value you as a driver and could care less about jeapordizing ur safety record you’ve come to the right place? They take the word logistics out of being a logistics company because the so called management doesn’t communicate at all! The left hand never knows what the right hand is doing, absolutely no training, terrible freight to deal with and impossible locations to deliver to at times which management could care less about what has to be done... just do it mentality? Last but not lease, there’s not a single driver or manager that can be trusted so my advise would be keep to urself at all cost!
Forklift Operator Certified (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – May 30, 2018
Horrible company to work for terrible management all the way up terrible working hours they don't give you vacation for I think the first two years they took our they cut our pay the Union contract they took a week's vacation from us they are just horrible horrible company to work for they hire green managers to run the place
There are no Pros
Very bad management all the way up to many cons to list
Administrative Assistant to VP Transportation (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – May 28, 2018
During my employment with ABF Freight System the company was understanding of family situations, however, you were expected to perform your task in a quality manner and you had an opportunity to attend Quality Training.
Typical day at work: You're expected to be on call from 7 am - 7 am the next morning. If you miss your call to work, you're threatened to be written up. This company forces you out when weather conditions have roads closed or restricted or have weather restrictions such as no unnecessary travel. Local management constantly sends drivers out on dispatch with light trailers in high winds. No consistent dispatch times from day to day. They constantly have loads going out but no loads to get you back home.
Regional Manager of Safety, Security, and Training (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – May 10, 2018
Pleasant and rewarding. It was a very fast paced job. My responsibilities encompassed 25 terminals over 5 states. Drivers, training, safety, inspections, reviews and reports on all aforementioned duties.
Great place to start career in logistics/management
HVXP Coordinator and Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 10, 2018
I went through the Management Trainee Program. Upon my completion, my first assignment was in Springfield, MO. In Springfield I was the operations supervisor. Day to day was challenging and had a good team environment. Too long of hours due to lack of drivers/dock workers. I learned a lot. Promoted to a regional position back in KCMO. Back in KC after the Management Trainee Program, I worked at nights. This was ultimately the reason for me leaving. Teamsters in KC are less than favorable subordinates. There are a few bright stars with that natural "hard-working" characteristic, otherwise you have to constantly be on their case. Fast paced, challenging and sometimes exciting. I enjoyed the culture of ABF. I would recommend to others. They really need to fix the work/life balance aspect with supervisors or there will constantly be turnover, especially with the ever increasing millennial workforce.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Sauk Village, IL – May 3, 2018
Work consisted of either stripping trailers or filling them with freight. Management was average, not the best I have ever had but far from the worst. The coworkers were amazing and made me look forward to work. The hardest part of the job was the training.
Truck Driver Class A CDL (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – April 17, 2018
Trucking requires a special skillset and is a demanding lifestyle, but many find it rewarding. "I enjoy posting pictures and video of the views from my 'office window' on my Facebook page," says Loren West, a former long-haul trucker in an ABC exclusive. "Many of my followers marvel at the places I’ve been and tell me how fortunate I am to live this kind of life."
If you are one of those delivering America, thank you! We hope everyone has the opportunity to extend gratitude to a trucker as we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Driver (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 16, 2018
The level of incompetence in management is staggering! This company's tactics are so slanted that when their lips are moving you better believe they are lying! The only good thing about working at ABF was being a Teamster!
Supply Chain Account Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 4, 2018
Walk away. To much friction between labor/union & non-union "management" positions. Unrealistic expectations for every position. Managers are improperly trained to manage people. Very outdated ideas and thoughts of roles and people. Company is aging, and not open to "younger" ideas or efficiencies. Expect to work minimum 11 hours a day, including after hours "customer meetings," and "weekend customer events" these are mandatory per RVP's instructions
Management isn't trained properly to manage, Work-Life balance is non-existent