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ArcBest announces retirement of ABF Freight president

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Fort Smith, Ark., USA - October 17, 2014, Fort Smith, Ark., USA - ArcBest Corporation, a freight transportation and logistics company, announced that Roy M. Slagle, ABF Freight System, Inc. president and CEO, has retired.

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Mr. Slagle has 37 years of service with the company. Prior to becoming president of ABF Freight, Mr. Slagle served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of ABF Freight. He also served as Vice President – Administration and Treasurer, Vice President and Treasurer, and Regional Vice President of Sales.

His early years with the company included a variety of field operations positions in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Slagle is being succeeded as ABF Freight President by Tim Thorne, who most recently served as VP – Linehaul Operations.

Mr. Thorne joined ABF Freight in Orlando, Florida, in 1990 after serving as a captain in the U.S. Army. He managed several branches including Florence and Decatur, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Until 2013 he was Regional Vice President of Operations based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

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