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ABF Freight ABF Driver Development Program - City in Tacoma, Washington

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.

General Description of Duties:

This position involves attending an ABF Freight approved Driver Training School.

Upon proper completion of the program, attendees will perform the functions of a Checker/Driver Combined Dock/P&D employee.


  • Minimum 21 years of age.

  • Class A CDL Permit, required

  • Be able to obtain a Class A CDL with doubles/triples, tanker and hazardous materials endorsements.

  • Have a good stable work record.

  • Have a safe driving record (from MVR and previous employment).

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


    (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.

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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.

In accordance with the Washington State labor code, the starting pay for this position is $17.50 per hour.