29 Apr, 2015, 11:00 ET
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has announced that Con-way Freight Driver Sales Representative Dale Williams has reached 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Additionally, Driver Sales Representatives Pete Griffin and Jimmy Means have reached the 2 million mile mark, while John Lewelling and Larry Proffitt have topped 1 million safe miles.
The Knoxville Service Center has an exemplary safety record, boasting not only Dale Williams as a 3 million mile driver, but also 10 drivers who have 2 million consecutive, accident-free miles, and 30 more with 1 million miles, for a remarkable total of over 53 million safe miles.
To put into perspective the 9 million combined, accident-free miles logged by these five drivers, consider that it equates to making the trip from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon 2,823 times or 19 round-trips to the moon.
"The accomplishments of these five professionals exemplify Con-way Freight's core value of safety," said Tom Clark, senior vice president of operations for Con-way Freight. "They've set the bar for drivers everywhere and serve as an example to the trucking industry. We're very proud to recognize and honor them for their remarkable safe-driving achievements."
Dale Williams is the seventh driver for Con-way Freight to surpass the career milestone of 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. He has been a professional driver for over 35 years, joining Con-way Freight in 1987. He has twice placed 1st in the South Carolina Truck Driving Championships and three times in the Tennessee Truck Driving Championships. In 1998 he was a finalist for the American Trucking Associations' industry safe-driving advocacy group, America's Road Team.
"There's a lot of responsibility that goes along with being a professional driver," said Williams. "The number one priority is keeping the roads safe, not just for ourselves, but everyone we share the road with. I'm proud to be able to say I'm doing my part."
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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, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.
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