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Save In retrospect, both sayings pretty well sum up the entire Garrison clan, dating back to Isaac F. Isaac Garrison lived four more years after arriving in the Ozarks, but the impact of his descendents on the area and Boone County in particular has endured.

But there are no free rides for family members; indeed they are expected to set a good example. It is way bigger than the Garrison family.

We are blessed with lots of great people at AF," Sheridan Garrison says. For its contributions to Harrison and the surrounding area, the Ben F. Bill Baker, president of North Arkansas College. Garrison was born Sept.

He attended two years of college at the University of Arkansas, but he was back working for The Citizens National Bank in Harrison long enough to get this glowing letter of recommendation from its cashier, C.

Alexander, about the time he bought the Coke subfranchise: Garrison comes from one of the oldest and most highly respected families in this part of Arkansas, and we are glad to recommend him as being a boy of good moral character, clean habits, and one of the most ambitious boys we have ever had in our employ, showing a great deal of initiative. The future mother of Sheridan and his older brother, Ben Albert, was a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma University and was in the process of teaching English and music for one year at Dardanelle.

She and her husband lived apart for nearly six months until she could fulfill her teaching commitment. Pauline was born May 22, , at Poteau, Okla. Upon learning that his son, Ben F. We had Ben with us last night and he tells me of your "misfortune" and I hasten to welcome you. I really hope that it will not be unfortunate for you but a life of real happiness for you both. I trust you both will try to know each other better and that each may have the fullest confidence in the other at all times.

Ben may be counted a bit mischievous at times but he means well and, in fact, I think he is a splendid young fellow and from what he has said often, I am sure you are a girl that I can gladly call daughter. I am sorry that you were not with Ben last night and am looking forward to an early visit from you. How about visiting us during Christmas vacation? Your father, Dan Garrison. He was one of the few people in those days who worked his people a five-day week. Sheridan, who attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with honors from its business school, was in Houston, Tex.

I told him I thought he was crazy because he would have to deal with a lot of tough issues, but I wanted to get home so bad I would have done anything to make a living. Garrison died March 28, , at age His widow, Pauline, passed away Aug. The trucking business Ben F. In the company purchased Ben A. Garrison and two family trusts. But there was trouble looming on the horizon. The for-hire trucking industry had been under economic regulation since , and the result over time was a safety net effect, causing shipping rates to be higher than they would have been otherwise.

So the nation could compete in a global economy, the industry was going to be deregulated. Competition would be restored and would result in a blood bath. Failing to obtain a labor contract that would recognize this issue caused Garrison to sell Garrison Motor Freight.

For the first time in his adult life, Sheridan says, he was out of debt. He and his wife Cindy built a new home and retired, while a multitude of his former competitors went out of business.

Like their father before them, Sheridan and Ben started over. Like many other small entrepreneurs, Sheridan and Cindy Garrison mortgaged their home to help fund the business. It was a disaster. When I went to bed that night, I could hear my heart pounding away. I asked myself if I had not learned anything about the trucking business the first time. In his memory, he could hear his father say, "When things get tough, reach down and get another gear.

He had a steel-trap mind about knowing where the freight was going and who was carrying it," Sheridan praises. They said AF would not be able to replace the insurance.

Cindy Garrison worked around the clock to put together a presentation for insurance carriers that filled a three-ring binder four inches thick.

Her hard work paid off, and AF was able to replace its coverage just hours before the deadline. We are required by law to be insured. AF has not purchased any other carriers - the growth is all internal. American Freightways is a unique organization. It says "it is not in the transportation business - it is in the business of satisfying customers.

Eight of the last 11 years, AF has received the Nicholson Award for best annual shareholders report in the category of transportation. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired corporations in America this year, AF has also received numerous individual company awards. The great majority are good people who want to do a good job.

Hire people for their hearts and minds, not their backs. But he had not planned on selling the company. FedEx had pursued AF for more than two years. Had we been for sale to begin with, they would have been my first choice. In 30 years they have grown to serve countries around the world.

That applies in this case. He paid a premium but got one heck of a company, the most unique LTL carrier in the business. He had a tremendous memory, and he put it to work in business. But his greatest contribution was the leadership he gave us by setting the example of hard work," Sheridan recalls. Saturday, May 12, North Arkansas College will remember the contributions to the quality of life in our area made by members of the Ben F.


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