JOPLIN, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it has received the distinction of 2011 Truckload Carrier of the Year by Thomas & Betts (T&B). Thomas & Betts is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications.
The award was presented to Con-way Truckload last month at T&B headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. This is the first time T&B has named a Truckload Carrier of the Year. To qualify for the award, Con-way consistently met the company's expectations and demands, performing at the highest levels of service. Award criteria were evaluated in a carrier report card measuring service, claims, refused loads and equipment availability.
"At T&B, we have high expectations for carrier performance," said Dwain Becton, manager, transportation services, T&B. "Con-way Truckload delivers the support, dedication and consistency our customers deserve, and this award is our way of recognizing their superior performance."
"Con-way Truckload and T&B have enjoyed an 18-year-long history of collaboration and success," said Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer, Con-way Truckload. "To be named the first recipient of their Truckload Carrier of the Year Award is an honor and a testament to the quality and professionalism that define our business relationship."
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About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.
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