Con-way Truckload launched a regional program to deliver shipments within less than 600 miles. It will also provide drayage services and cartage service for truckload shipments of less than 100 miles.
The service will use a select group of Con-way Freight’s network of nearly 300 North American facilities. Con-way Truckload dispatches its 2,600-truck fleet through its centralized operation in Joplin, Mo.
“This is the ideal time for us to enter the regional, cartage and drayage business. About 70 percent of the freight in the transportation market travels less than 550 miles, and it’s a segment that tends to stay healthy even during challenging economic conditions,” said Herb Schmidt, president, Con-way Truckload. “Between those factors, our access to secure, state-of-the-art facilities and our ability to take on the business without building additional infrastructure, this is a strategic growth opportunity with tremendous potential.”
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