Operations Supervisor Relief


Position Description

Now is your chance to join one of the country's largest and most trusted LTL carriers: ABF Freight is looking for new team members across the country! 

ABF Freight, an ArcBest company, is an exceptional company where driven people have rewarding careers. Our pace of expansion means we're looking for people with The Skill & The Will to serve customers who depend on us for customized transportation and logistics solutions. 

It's more than a job; it's a career.

Relief Operations Supervisors are primarily responsible for traveling to ABF facilities to fill vacant supervisor positions through the ABF system, as assigned by the Manager of Relief Supervision. The Relief Supervisor is also responsible for ensuring all service center operations are performed according to Company procedures, standards, and specifications during shift coverage at the various service centers. This position supervises all activities of service center employees and provides support to the personnel engaged in loading and unloading activities. You will be a very integral part of the ABF team system-wide! 

General Description of Duties:

  • Provide on-site planning and supervision, as well as demonstrate control of available resources associated with the timely, damage-free, and safe loading/unloading of freight on all shifts at assigned service centers within a region
  • Utilize operational and linehaul systems to effectively run day-to-day operations at assigned service centers
  • Maintain appropriate load plans and ensure proper load balance for safe vehicle operation
  • Assign tasks to employees; coordinate work assignments and monitor performance
  • Provide training, performance feedback, and disciplinary recommendations, as needed
  • Ensure a clean, safe working environment for all personnel and customers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ABF operation, system, and procedures, as well as the CBA
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals
  • Complete special assignments as directed by the Manager of Relief Supervision and the Director of Service Center Operations
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred
  • Supervisory, terminal, transportation, and/or other related experience, required
  • Basic PC skills, including Microsoft Office
  • General knowledge of freight, imports, exports, and proper freight handling techniques

Skills and Abilities:

  • Oral communication - ability to communicate with efficiency and clarity, actively engaging in order to clearly understand others' message and intent, and received and processes feedback
  • Written communication - ability to write concise, clear letters, reports, articles, or emails, including proofing and editing
  • Detail Oriented - ability to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task, no matter how small of seemingly unimportant
  • Honesty/Integrity - ability to act in a fair and just manner, free from deception
  • Interpersonal skills - ability to develop and maintain relationships with others
  • Leadership - ability to motivate and guide others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals
  • Problem Solving - ability of the individual to recognize courses of action which can be taken to handle problems or potential problems, and applying contingency plans to solve those problems
  • Self-Motivated - ability to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction
  • Technical Aptitude - ability to effectively manage operations and linehaul systems and to utilize all operational and linehaul planning and execution systems to effectively run any shift at any service center
  • Time Management - ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks


  • Competitive monthly salary
  • Professional training, named one of Training Magazine's top 25 training programs for 8 consecutive years! 
  • Excellent benefits package - Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
  • Paid holidays and vacation time
  • Company-sponsored wellness programs and events

Questions about this position? Email us at careers@abf.com!

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact abfhr@abf.com or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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