Ann Arbor, Michigan - October 10, 2005 -- All three Con-Way Transportation less-than-truckload operating companies, Con-Way Western Express (CWX), Con-Way Central Express (CCX), Con-Way Southern Express and five driver sales representatives were honored at the national and state levels for their overall safety programs and safe operating records.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA), at their Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council conference in Miami presented its Presidents Trophy in the 100 Million Miles Driven category to Con-Way Western Express on October 7. The trophy recognized CWX for having the best safety record of any large fleet carrier in the United States and the companys efforts to promote safety throughout the company, the trucking industry and to the general public. Over 150 large trucking companies competed for the honor. Kevin M. Hartman, president of Con-Way Western Express accepted the trophy. The award is sponsored by the Great West Casualty company. The ATA also awarded the company first place in the General Commodities LTL/Linehaul 50 to 100 Million Miles Driven category.
In September the Arizona Trucking Association recognized CWX as being the safest carrier in two categories, Linehaul 5 Million Operating Miles and Local 5 Million Operating Miles. The association also honored the eight Arizona state driving champions who competed at the National Truck Driving Championships in August. Four of the champions, Chris Finn, Bob Gromley, Billy Robidoux and Ed Romero work out of the CWX Tucson service center. Each received a gift from the association.
The ATA awarded Con-Way Central Express first place honors for its safety record in the General Commodities LTL/Local 50 to 100 Million Miles category. The company also received a Great West Fleet Safety Award in the 1.5 to 1.9 Million Operating Miles category from the South Dakota Trucking Association. The association also named Credan
Ewalt South Dakota Driver of the Year. Ewalt works out of the companys service center in Watertown. The Iowa Motor Truck Association also awarded their Great West safety award to CCX for outstanding highway safety in 2005 in the over 10 million operating miles division.
Con-Way Southern Express received first place ATA honors in the General Commodities LTL/Local Over 100 Million Miles category.
These recognitions of Con-Ways focus on safety are a tribute to the over and above efforts Con-Way employees put forth everyday and night to operate safely. They do this not only for themselves and Con-Way but also for the motoring public. Safety is our number one corporate value and their accomplishments make me very proud of our organization and industry, said David S. McClimon, president of Con-Way.
Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. is a $2.6 billion transportation and services company that provides time-definite and day-definite freight delivery and logistics services for commercial and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All Con-Way operating components are ISO certified for 9001 and 14001 and the less-than-truckload and expedite units are C-TPAT/PIP certified and FAST highway carriers.
Con-Way is a subsidiary of Palo Alto, California-based CNF Inc. (NYSE: CNF), a $4.0 billion freight transportation, logistics, supply chain management and trailer manufacturing company.