JOPLIN, Mo. ‹ March 12, 2009 -- Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been named a Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Of the 70 nominated for-hire carriers, Con-way Truckload was among 20 to receive the first annual award. Carriers were evaluated on performance in areas such as benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and safety record. TCA, in partnership with CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver quality improvement solutions, honored the Best Fleets to Drive For at its annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on March 10.
Con-way Truckload was first nominated for the award by a driver. Following confirmation of the driver's employment, TCA conducted a fleet leadership interview with company management based on its evaluation matrix. Questions in the evaluation matrix covered the categories of business information, human resources strategy, compensation, benefits, operational strategy, and performance and recognition. Following the management interview, more than 100 Con-way Truckload drivers were surveyed based on the evaluation matrix to corroborate the information collected.
"At Con-way Truckload, we take a multifaceted approach to creating a work atmosphere that is fulfilling and supportive for our drivers,” said Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. "Recognition by TCA as a Best Fleet to Drive For is especially meaningful for us because there is no better testament to our success than feedback from our drivers. We are always working to improve our drivers' experience in the workplace -- this award lets us know we are on the right track.”
TCA, www.truckload.org, has dedicated itself to representing the interests of truckload carriers for the last 69 years. TCA is proud to be a member-driven organization, providing benefits and services to members regardless of size. Members join with hundreds of other leaders in the truckload carrier industry working to ensure safe, high quality, reliable and efficient truckload transportation services.
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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 3,500 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,800 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 information 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 $5.0 billion freight transportation and global logistics company.