FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 /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 Representatives Antonio Vargas, Greg Grigsby and Larry Painter have reached 1, 2 and 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles, respectively.
Over its 30-year history, Con-way Freight has honored nearly 1,700 of its drivers who have achieved 1 million safe driving miles, with 245 surpassing 2 million safe driving miles. Larry Painter becomes the sixth driver to join the exclusive 3 million mile distinguished driver club, which includes previous honorees James "Jackpot" Sutfin of Las Vegas, Tom Syme of Palatine, Ill., Tom Strissel of Mundelein, Ill., David Frazier of Winston-Salem N.C. and Doug Phelps of Clearfield, Pa. All continue to drive for the company today.
"Actions speak louder than words and there can be no better testament to our commitment to safety than the exemplary driving records of these outstanding professionals," said Greg Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight. "The milestone safety performances of these Fresno drivers are an example of the best our company and our industry have to offer, and we are proud to recognize them for their achievements."
To put their accomplishments into perspective, 1 million miles is the equivalent of driving from Fresno to New York City, round trip, 169 times. Two million miles is equal to four round trips to the moon and 3 million miles is equivalent to 120 trips around the circumference of the Earth.
"I think I speak for all of us when I say safety is the most important part of the job," said Larry Painter, a 30-year veteran and 3 million mile distinguished driver for Con-way Freight. "Our success as professionals is not about records and personal achievements. It's about the attitude we bring to work every day, all the little things we do to stay safe because of the responsibility we have operating an 80,000-pound vehicle. By putting safety first, we help make sure everyone we share the road with arrives home safely every day."
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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 LTLTM 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.
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