Three Con-Way Drivers Honored for Safe Operatons

By: Bubbajunk.com

Con-Way Western Express and Con-Way Central Express Also Honored for Safety

Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 25, 2005 -- Three Con-Way driver sales representatives, Con-Way Western Express (CWX) and Con-Way Central Express (CCX) have received state honors for their safe operating records. CWX and CCX are two of three regional less-than-truckload (LTL) companies operating under the Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. (Con-Way) umbrella.

Nathan Butch Matherson, a driver sales representative for Con-Way Southern Express (CSE) at the companys Augusta, GA service center, was named Driver-of-the-Month by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. A 27-year trucking veteran, Matherson has driven 1.2 million miles without an accident.

The Tennessee Trucking Association named Michael Mick Galbraith their Driver-of-the-Month. Galbraith has been recognized at the state and national levels for his driving skills and safety record. He is a State of Tennessee driving champion having won first place in the Twins category five times at the state competition. At the annual National Truck Driving Championships he placed in the top 15 finishers five times. He is a captain of the Tennessee Road Team and has driven 1.9 million miles without an accident. He has spent 35 years in the trucking industry and works out of the CSE service center in Knoxville.

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association named Con-Way Central Express driver Tom Pakela their Driver of the Month. Pakela works out of the companys service center in Erie, PA. He has worked in the industry for over 40 years and driven 892,000 miles without an accident.

In ceremonies attended by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) awarded Con-Way Western Express their UHP Safety Award, the highest honor the patrol can present to an organization. Judging criteria for the award included a carriers safety record and out of service inspection records of both drivers and equipment. The annual banquet in Provo was originally begun to honor retiring troopers and has grown to include the annual safety award and an honoring of fallen officers.

Con-Way Central Express was recognized by the Minnesota Trucking Association for Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety in 2005, in the Less-than-Truckload-Local Division. CCX also received the Minnesota Fleet Safety Certificate for a higher than average safety record in 2005.

Butch, Mick, Tom and all the employees of CWX and CCX make me very proud to be in trucking. Theyre what professionalism and safety on the road are all about. When you total up the number of miles they have safely driven and consider their performance in all types of bad weather and often less than ideal traffic conditions, their accomplishments are remarkable, said David S. McClimon, president of Con-Way.