Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 26, 2001

Robert Young Iii – Arkansas Best Corporation (abfs)

ROBERT A. YOUNG, III is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Best Corporation. Mr. Young has worked for the company for 37 years, holding various management positions at Arkansas Best and at its subsidiaries, ABF Freight System, Inc., and Data-Tronics Corporation. Mr. Young became the President of Arkansas Best in 1973 and added the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Best in August 1988. In addition, Mr. Young was the President of ABF from 1979 until 1994. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch and an overview of

Arkansas Best Corporation?

Mr. Young: Arkansas Best Corporation is the successor company to a

company that was formed in