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
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
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 .
SOURCE Con-way Freight