SEARCY, Ark. ‹ April 20, 2011 ‹ Road Systems, Inc. (RSI), a trailer manufacturer and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been honored by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association
(TTMA) with its 2010 Plant Safety Award. This is the second time that RSI has received this honor from TTMA; the company was also an award recipient in 2004. RSI received the award last week at the TTMA Annual Convention in La Quinta, Calif. Each year TTMA conducts a plant safety contest to pay tribute to those participating plants of TTMA member companies having the best safety record for the previous year.
Specifically, RSI won the award in the "C" category for plants sized 300,000 man-hours and under. To be considered for the award, RSI was responsible for providing numerical data in seven areas: deaths, total lost workday cases, total cases with job transfer or restriction, days away from work, days of job transfer or job restriction, total number of other recordable cases and total cases (of injuring). Since RSI's Plant Safety Award in 2004, the company has decreased its incident frequency rate by more than 80 percent.
"Being recognized by TTMA for exemplary safety performance is a testament to the operational excellence and consistency our people deliver every day," said Lynn Reinbolt, president, RSI. "We attribute the superior safety performance to the behavioral-based education being embraced by our employees. It's everyone¹s responsibility to be safe ‹ our employees are not just participants, but drivers of our safety program."
Under the TTMA Plant Safety program, award winners are selected from member companies' year-long occupational injury data recorded in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) record keeping requirements.
"It is a pleasure to honor RSI with this award," said Jeff Sims, president, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association. "RSI is known for its commitment to safety, and its hardworking employees in Arkansas exemplify that dedication."
This year marks the 40th presentation of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Plant Safety Awards. TTMA is a member-based organization established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks, intermodal containers and their suppliers to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers. For more information about TTMA, visit www.ttmanet.org.
About Road Systems, Inc.
Road Systems, Inc. (RSI) is Con-way's trailer manufacturing division. RSI designs, builds and sells freight trailers and other equipment to its sister transportation and logistics operating companies within the Con-way organization. With its efficient production operations and reputation for quality manufacturing, the company has also established a growing presence as a supplier of trailing equipment to customers across the transportation and logistics marketplace.
Road Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com.