Hourly Payroll Specialist


Position Description

ABF is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges. 

Wanting to join the ABF family? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for an Hourly Payroll Specialist to join the ABF team. As a member, you will process the compensation for contractual and non-contractual hourly employees for various ABF Corporations. This position also ensures hourly employees are compensated in accordance with all applicable labor contracts, federal and state wage and hour laws, and Company policy. 

Your contribution may include:

  • Process compensation for hourly paid employees, including utility drivers under the NMFA including ABF, LMC, and ABF Cartage.
  • Assist in maintaining hourly payroll records, including imaged payroll documents, driver logs and timecards.
  • Package and distribute hourly and road driver payroll checks weekly, verifying the accuracy of including the correct checks and direct deposit stubs sent to each service center in a timely manner.
  • Interpret the various labor contracts and assist in making decisions concerning the payment of hourly wages including 20 NMFA agreements and approximately 46 additional white paper agreements.
  • Communicate with Industrial Relation Managers and discuss the various aspects of the NMFA and white paper contracts and applying the contracts to employee’s circumstances.
  • Review new contracts for changes and coordinate application of the labor agreement changes.
  • Review annual rate changes per the NMFA and white paper contracts and installation of the rates on the employee level.
  • Calculate the various types of paid time off for hourly employees, union and non-union, such as reduction or pro-rating of vacation in accordance with the applicable contracts and state laws.
  • Compute payroll for employees when errors are made by service centers in entering hours or payroll due upon termination and the applicable federal and state withholding and other deductions.
  • Determine applicable deductions to be withheld and determine if deduction is pre-tax or after tax according to the IRS code.
  • Know the Internal Revenue Code, up to 52 state tax codes, and Puerto Rico and apply as necessary in determining the correct withholding on different types of payroll checks, such as standard or supplemental withholding.
  • Stay well-informed of the Department of Labor rules for workers such as required breaks and lunch hours and be able to assist field personnel in applying rules
  • Know the Department of Transportation (DOT) driving rules and hours of service rules to answer field questions and work exception reports.
  • Install and maintain address updates for hourly employees.
  • Assist Branch Managers, Operations Supervisors, and field payroll clerks in the collection of time and attendance data, absentee records for accurate payroll calculations and health, welfare, and pension benefit payments.
  • Assist field personnel in the daily use of the time and attendance system and process of reviewing exception reports.
  • Apply and maintain proper internal controls set up for payroll processing.
  • Approve and pay unpaid sick and personal leave per various contracts.
  • Make suggestions to improve computer programming to the Payroll Systems and Subsystems.
  • Review the monthly escheat report and try to contact employees to determine the status of unreconciled items, and determine if items should be escheated.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment.
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As a Hourly Payroll Specialist, you will be a member of the ABF Payroll team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on work load.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferred. Experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Computer Skills: Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Workday experience preferred. 

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact arcbhr@arcb.com or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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