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ABF Freight Management Training Program, Operations Supervisor in Seattle, Washington

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

When ABF Freight®, an ArcBest® carrier, began operations in 1923, our goal was simple: to deliver less-than-truckload freight with precision and skill. And while we’ve updated our equipment, adopted new technologies and added solutions to better serve our customers, this ambition has never changed. Through the hard work and commitment of our drivers, dockworkers and other personnel, we’ve developed the reputation of being one of the best LTL carriers in the industry ­­­— and we take pride in that.

Wanting to join the ABF Freight team? 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. 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.

Our Management Training Program has won acclaim from such prestigious publications as Training and Selling Power magazines. As a member of the Program, you will learn to manage the operations of a global logistics solutions provider.

It's More than a Job; It's a Career.

When joining our Management Training Program, you will join the company as an Operations Supervisor. The program is a 15-week program and you will be trained on every aspect of our company and industry from a service center perspective. You will be working at one of our 240 nationwide Service Centers. Willingness to relocate is key to this program.

Your training is centered around learning the role of front-line operational supervisors and gaining new insight into safety, maintenance and transportation procedures. This orientation enables you to observe supervisors during the operational shifts (inbound, outbound, city and DC) of an ABF Freight℠ Service Center.

You will also have a glimpse into Sales by spending time with ArcBest Account Managers. By accompanying account managers on client presentations, you will learn the dynamics of proactively managing ArcBest accounts.


After training, you will be placed in one of our more than 240 facilities across the continental United States as an Operations Supervisor. Those in our top management positions all paved their way by developing and strengthening their own abilities throughout their ArcBest and ABF Freight careers.

General description of Operations Supervisor duties:

  • Plan, supervise, and control available resources associated with the timely, damage-free, and safe loading/unloading of freight on assigned shifts.

  • Maintain appropriate load plan and ensure proper load balance for safe vehicle operation.

  • Assign job tasks to workers according to unloading and loading schedules.

  • Coordinate work assignments and monitor performances.

  • Provide training, performance feedback, and disciplinary recommendations, as needed.

  • Provide a clean, safe working environment for all personnel and visiting customers.

  • Foster safe handling, loading, unloading, and storage of hazardous materials.

  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment.

  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals.

  • Support our values driven culture focused on creativity, integrity, collaboration, growth, excellent, and wellness.

  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.


    Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field, preferred.

    Experience: General knowledge of freight, imports, exports, and proper freight handling techniques, preferred.

    Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Other Requirements: Must be willing to relocate.


  • Competitive Wages

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits

  • Opportunity to participate in a company sponsored 401K

  • Vacation eligibility during the first year!

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If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquires to An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.