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Con-way Freight

October 22, 2009 09:00 ET

Con-way Freight Wins National Truck Safety Award From American Trucking Associations

Company Takes First in the General Commodities LTL/Local/Over 100 Million Miles Class

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced today that -- for the third year in a row -- it has won first place in its competition class in the 2009 American Trucking Associations (ATA) National Truck & Industrial Safety Contests. ATA's Safety Management Council selected Con-way Freight as the winner in the General Commodities LTL/Local/Over 100 Million Miles category. The organization presented this year's awards at its recent Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore.

Motor carriers from throughout the United States enter the ATA Truck & Industrial Safety Contests each year. The organization selects winners based on their safety records compared to fellow competition class entrants. Criteria include incident and lost workday case rates provided by the carriers.

"Winning first place in this prestigious national competition is a testament to the safe practices of our driver sales representatives," said Robert G. Petrancosta, Con-way Freight's vice president of safety. "Their dedication to maintaining the highest standards of safety on the roads every day has brought us this recognition, and it is a great honor to receive it."

ATA's Safety Management Council is a national organization of transportation professionals involved in safety and human resources management for motor carriers and interested organizations. It aims to advance highway and workplace safety through programs, research, education, training, communication and peer interaction. For more information, visit

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. For more information, visit

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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 ISO 9001- and 14001-, C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

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