ANN ARBOR, Mich. ‹ Sept. 20, 2010 ‹ Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload
(LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been recognized by Motor Carriers of Montana with two safety awards. The company won first place in the 2,500,001 Miles and Over category and a Zero Accidents certificate in the Great West Casualty Company Fleet Safety Awards. Motor Carriers of Montana and Great West officials presented the awards at the 71st Annual Motor Carriers of Montana Convention and Trade Show in Billings, Mont., in August.
“The Great West Fleet Safety Awards honor companies who demonstrate their commitment to safety every day, as we see from their exceptional records for safe driving on Montana’s highways,” said Barry Stang, executive vice president, Motor Carriers of Montana. “Con-way Freight’s drivers traveled an impressive 3.3 million miles without an accident in our state last year, and it was a pleasure to honor them for that extraordinary performance.”
The Fleet Safety Awards were open to all members of Motor Carriers of Montana, and were based on Department of Transportation recordable accidents and total miles driven within the state between January and December 2009. They were sponsored by the Great West Casualty Company, one of the largest insurers of trucking companies in the United States.
“This recognition reflects our drivers’ tremendous dedication to safety, which is one of the core values of our company,” said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and chief executive officer, Con-way Inc. “More than three million miles without an accident in Montana is an outstanding achievement, and I commend every one of our drivers whose focus on safe driving practices brought us this honor.”
At the event, Motor Carriers of Montana also recognized the following Con-way Freight drivers:
-- Motor Carriers of Montana 2009 drivers of the month Gary Johannsen, Eric Christenson and Rick Flom
-- Montana Truck Driving Championships (MTDC) equipment class winners Dan Felix, Scott Ruth and Pete Habbe
-- MTDC Grand Champion Bryce “B.J.” Campbell
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About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of more than 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTLTM delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirectSM; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.