ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona state trucking associations honored less-than-truckload freight carrier Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), for its safety record and practices. The Iowa Motor Truck Association recognized Con-way Freight as the state's safest carrier in the Over 10 Million Miles Driven category. The Great West- sponsored award was presented at the association's annual management conference. The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association at its annual safety awards conference awarded Con-way Freight first place in Division IV of the Great West Safety Award contest in the Over 5 million Miles Driven category. The company was judged on several criteria including its number of accident-free miles driven, overall safety ratings and established safety programs within the company. In Arizona the company was recognized at the annual conference of the Arizona Trucking Association as the overall safest carrier in the state and received the Grand Trophy award. Con-way was also recognized as the safest carrier in the General Commodities-LTL, Four Million Miles and Over Driven category. A determining factor for receiving the award was the number of reportable department of transportation accidents per million miles a company had. At a special breakfast meeting Con-way driver sales representative, Manny Gonzales, a 22-year trucking veteran who works in the company's Phoenix service center, was named Arizona Driver of the Year. He's worked at Con-way for the last ten years. Four other Con-way Freight drivers were also honored. The four, from Tucson, were honored for being state driving champions who went to the National Truck Driving Championships in New Orleans earlier this year. Honored with plaques were Jose Orozco, Mark Klun, Bill Robidoux and Tim Taylor. Orozco is a six-time state champion. Presenting the plaques were Karen Rasmussen, President and CEO of the Arizona Trucking Association and Governor Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. Con-way Freight is a transportation and services company that provides day-definite less-than-truckload freight delivery services for commercial and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. All Con-way Freight operating components are ISO certified for 9001 and 14001, C-TPAT/PIP, ACE and CSA certified and FAST highway carriers. Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of San Mateo, California-based Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.2 billion freight transportation, logistics, supply chain management and trailer manufacturing company. Further information about Con-way Freight and additional press releases are available via the Internet at ... http://www.con-way.com/freight .
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