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Con-way Freight

November 30, 2009 09:00 ET

Con-way Freight Named Carrier of the Year by PolyOne Corporation

Company Honored for Outstanding Exception-Free, On-Time and Fast Service

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been recognized by PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) as 2008 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Carrier of the Year for exemplary service. PolyOne is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, service and solutions based in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Con-way Freight consistently provides an industry-leading level of service that plays a vital role in our overall supply chain and enables us to deliver the level of service PolyOne's customers expect," said Steve Feliccia, director of corporate sourcing and logistics, PolyOne. "We've worked with them for many years, and the ease of doing business with them -- combined with their tremendous service orientation and quick response to critical issues -- made them the clear choice for Carrier of the Year recognition."

Criteria for the award included Con-way Freight's nearly 99 percent on-time pickup and delivery, as well as very low rates of claims and complaints. PolyOne selected Con-way Freight out of more than 50 North American motor carriers. This marks the company's first win as PolyOne's LTL Carrier of the Year.

"We've enjoyed a productive and successful working relationship with PolyOne for more than 10 years now. During that time, we've come to know their business well and understand how critical our exception-free, on-time and faster service is to their ability to compete in their market," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. "It's a great honor to win this award and see that we're delivering the service they need, and we look forward to continuing this relationship in the years to come."

Con-way Freight handled more than 15,000 tons of freight for PolyOne during 2008.

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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 300 service centers in 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; expedited U.S. delivery for inbound international cargoes from Europe through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect(SM); 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 $4.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

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