ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2.25 billion. That's the collective number of accident-free miles driven by the nearly 2,000 men and women whose names are now enshrined on a custom-designed Wall of Fame unveiled this month at Con-way Freight headquarters in Ann Arbor.
The wall includes honorees — dating as far back as 1994 — who have achieved 1, 2 or 3 million accident- and injury-free miles during their careers with the company. Con-way Freight will update the wall annually as new drivers reach safety milestones.
"Our drivers are the heart and soul of this company," said Tom Clark, senior vice president of operations at Con-way Freight. "This wall is a testament to the remarkable accomplishment represented by a million or more safe driving miles, and to the dedication to safety these professional men and women bring to work every day."
Clark added that the Wall of Fame not only recognizes the incredible achievements represented by these safe-driving milestones, but also provides a stirring example — for professional truck drivers and the motoring public alike — of the benefits to everyone's safety when drivers focus continually on avoiding distractions, being alert and using defensive driving techniques.
The wall includes five glass panels acknowledging the 1,722 drivers who have reached 1 million accident-free miles, as well as individual glass plates for each of the 257 drivers who have reached 2 million accident-free miles. The 3 million mile safe-driver plaques feature a picture of the driver as well as a brief bio. Currently, the wall recognizes six 3 million mile safe drivers.
"It means a lot to work for a company that values safe driving and working as greatly as Con-way Freight does," said James "Jackpot" Sutfin, Con-way Freight's first 3 million mile safe driver, who is based out of the company's Las Vegas, Nevada, service center. "None of us come to work each day thinking about awards or recognition. But to know my name and picture are up there in a special place at our headquarters, recognized among the best and safest professionals in our company, makes me proud. I hope to get out there soon and see it in person."
Since Sutfin reached 3 million miles in February 2013, seven other Con-way Freight drivers have also reached that milestone. The most recent will be honored with their own plaques during the next annual update.
Con-way Freight deploys a fleet of 8,750 tractors and 26,000 freight trailers across 300 service centers throughout North America, operated by 15,000 experienced, professional driver sales representatives who pick up, transport and provide time-definite delivery for more than 67,000 shipments per day, serving thousands of commercial and industrial businesses.
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About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of more than 425 service locations serving the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTL™ delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP-, ACE- and CSA-certified.
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