FleetNet America, Inc. Names Gary W. Cummings President and CEO

July 1, 2011

Press Release - (Cherryville, North Carolina, July 1, 2011) Gary W. Cummings has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of FleetNet America, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS). He replaces C. Oren Summer whose retirement from the company, effective June 30, 2011, was previously announced. Mr. Summer will continue to provide his expertise to FleetNet as a consultant to the company.

Since February 2011, Mr. Cummings has served as FleetNet’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He began at FleetNet in January 2005 as Vice President of Corporate Services. Mr. Cummings, who is 45 years old, has spent his entire career in the transportation industry beginning at an early age working in a trucking company that was owned and managed by his parents.

"I am thankful for the longtime service Oren Summer has provided to FleetNet during his distinguished career, and I look forward to FleetNet’s continued success under Gary’s leadership,” said Judy R. McReynolds, Arkansas Best President and CEO. “Gary’s enthusiasm and innovative thinking will further strengthen FleetNet’s position as one of the leading industry partners in coordinating fleet maintenance services."

FleetNet America, Inc. is an industry leading, third-party vendor management company that coordinates maintenance management services comprising emergency roadside events and all other scheduled/unscheduled services for commercial and material handling equipment. FleetNet’s Coordinators and Fleet Managers, who average more than 25 years of maintenance and repair expertise, utilize a network of over 60,000 vendors throughout the continental United States and Canada. Through the FleetNet Select Towing and Recovery Program, FleetNet’s customers have nationwide access to preferential towing and recovery providers at competitive prices. TMcare®, a division of FleetNet, specializes in fleet maintenance management programs and customizes solutions to the customer’s specific needs, thus becoming a true partner in managing their fleet maintenance and in keeping equipment fully compliant. 


Contact: Ms. Heather C. Holt
    Director of Marketing – FleetNet America, Inc.
    Telephone: (800) 438-8961 Ext. 2544