SOURCE: Con-way Multimodal

Con-way Multimodal

November 23, 2009 09:00 ET

Con-way Multimodal Boosts Business Growth With Six New Independent Agents

New Transportation Specialists Bring Extensive Experience, Broadened Reach to Brokerage Operation

PORTLAND, OR and ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - Con-way Multimodal, the freight brokerage division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced that it has added six independent agents to its nationwide roster. The new sales professionals, located from Ohio to California, bring decades of transportation industry experience to the task of brokering the full range of multimodal shipping solutions for customers.

Relaunched in August 2008 as the successor to the company's previous brokerage operation, Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW).

"These talented independent agents are now available to provide solutions to any needs a customer might have," said Tyler Ellison, president, Con-way Multimodal. "Their combination of transportation expertise and industry relationships positions them ideally to address shipping challenges across all modes and geographical regions. We look forward to joining with them to serve customers in their regions and beyond."

Con-way Multimodal's new independent agents are:

--  Tim Akers: St. Albans, W. Va.
--  Byrne Transportation: Chicago, Ill.
--  Kevin Gage: Birmingham, Ala.
--  Hill Transportation Services: Angola, Ind.
--  New Star Transportation: Baton Rouge, La.
--  O&B Group: Cincinnati, Ohio
--  Spivey Holdings: Los Angeles, Calif.

Brokerage agents who work with Con-way Multimodal receive the advantages of working with a large, established company, including utilization of its billing and select information technology services, all backed by a great brand. All agents are fully vetted before entering a formal relationship with the company, and agree to adhere to its core values of Leadership, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence.

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About Con-way Multimodal

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, provides expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business, focusing on flexible, efficient capacity solutions for the marketplace. Con-way Multimodal complements Menlo's best in class 3PL and 4PL services for large customers by offering leverage and personal attention to small- and medium-sized buyers of logistics. Through its network of more than 55,000 carriers, Con-way Multimodal arranges resources to meet the capacity needs of its shippers using over-the-road, intermodal, dry van, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation solutions. The Portland, Ore.-based company is an operating unit of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

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