Teamsters Military Assistance Program

AR, FORT SMITH

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.



ABF Freight is proud to hire our nation’s heroes. We know the U.S. Military has strong values, and at ABF Freight, we do too. Come join a team that lives out its values every day.

Through the ABF Teamsters Military Assistance Program, we are creating job opportunities for military personnel transitioning to their new civilian career. ABF Freight® is a proud partner in this initiative, training soldiers across the country for a career in the less-than-truckload (LTL) freight industry. Training is currently available at service centers throughout the country.


Now is your chance to receive training and certification for a rewarding career as a professional driver for one of America's most stable motor carriers! Just ask an ABF Freight driver, and they will tell you that this isn't a lonely truckload job that keeps you on the road for weeks at a time. ABF Freight is a less-than-truckload operation whose drivers earn union-scale wages and enjoy all the benefits of driving for one of the most respected motor carriers in North America.


We believe that just because you earn your living on the road doesn't mean you have to live your life there. Our network is designed to minimize time away from home. That's because we're a union carrier who values people and families as much as freight.


The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) is a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on training. You won't just sit in a classroom. You'll sit in the driver's seat and learn from some of the best veteran drivers in America. If you're looking for stability after the Army, then you've come to the right place. ABF Freight has been in operation since 1923. We put people and families first, and that's why ABF Freight has one of the highest driver retention rates in the industry. You'll find it gratifying to work for a company with financial stability, growth, and dependability 'one that offers you the opportunity for a prosperous, meaningful career'.

Upon graduation, you'll be placed in a full-time opening at one of our 245 locations across North America. At ABF Freight, we care about our soldiers, and we will do everything we can to make your transition into civilian life a success. Please make sure to contact your Soldier for Life office for more information and to receive authorization for the program prior to completing an application.


Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years of age

  •  Good, stable work record

  • Safe driving record.

  •  Be able to pass DOT pre-employment drug screen and meet DOT medical requirements.


Benefits:

(Benefits eligible upon completion of the program and acceptance of a full-time position, waiting period may apply).

  • Make more money! Wages are Teamster Union Scale which are greater than most other carriers! 
  • Be Home more often! Home time for ABF Freight drivers far exceeds that of other drivers within the truckload industry.
  • Vast majority of ABF Freight local driving jobs are Monday through Friday.
  • All drivers receive health and welfare benefits with no employee paid premiums.
  • Each employee receives 5 days of sick leave each January 1st. With the amount of personal days, sick leave, and paid holidays, an employee may qualify for up to 3 weeks of paid days off without using vacation.
  • Life insurance is provided through the multi-employer sponsored health and welfare fund.
  • Employees are given the opportunity to contribute to a company sponsored 401(k).
  • ABF Freight employees are covered by a pension plan at no expense to the employee.
  • Drivers participate in a profit-sharing program with option to purchase company stock through a stock purchase plan.
  • Fully air-conditioned equipment.
  • Tractors equipped with power steering.
  •  Preventive Maintenance Program for all ABF equipment.



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 M/F/Vet/Disability.


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