JOPLIN, Mo. — June 15, 2010 — Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been recognized with two annual performance awards from Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions. The company honored Con-way Truckload with its Best On-Time Service and Sustainability Excellence Awards as part of its 2009 Carrier Merit Program at the recent Transplace Shipper Symposium in Phoenix.
“All our performance awards were extremely competitive this year, especially in these two categories, but due to its outstanding service, Con-way Truckload emerged as a clear winner during our selection process,” said Kyle Alexander, director of strategic carrier development, Transplace. “Con-way Truckload has worked hard to build their strategic value with Transplace, including their focus on sustainability, over the last several years. As such, we’re pleased to recognize their effort with these two awards.”
Criteria for the Best On-Time Service Award included moving no fewer than 1,500 Transplace loads over the past year and delivering best overall service. Con-way Truckload met those goals, moving 5,788 loads and achieving nearly 98 percent on-time pickup and delivery. To win Transplace’s first-ever Sustainability Excellence Award required top marks from EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, of which Con-way Truckload is a member. The company was also selected based on sustainability accomplishments that included lowering its speed governors from 70 to 65 mph, transitioning to single wide-base/low-rolling-resistance tires and specifying aerodynamic fairings.
“These awards demonstrate the success of our longstanding relationship with Transplace, and the dedication of our employees to outstanding service,” said Herb Schmidt, president, Con-way Truckload. “Our efforts toward on-time delivery and environmental sustainability are vitally important to everything we do, and it’s a great honor to receive this recognition for the positive results we’ve achieved.”
The Transplace Shipper Symposium takes place annually to bring together customers and carriers for seminars, speakers and other informational sessions. In addition to the presentation of service performance awards, this year’s event featured speakers including executives from American Trucking Associations and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics.
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About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.