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Con-way Freight

October 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Con-way Freight Achieves "Carrier of Choice" Designation From Canadian Transportation & Logistics Magazine for Ninth Consecutive Year

Publication's 2010 Shipper's Choice Awards Survey Recognizes Carriers for Outstanding Performance

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been named an elite Carrier of Choice in the LTL trucking category by Canadian Transportation & Logistics for the ninth consecutive year. Only 10 Carriers of Choice were named among the 42 winners of the publication's Annual Shipper's Choice Awards Survey, which aims to provide buyers of transportation services with consistent, national and scientifically derived benchmarks of excellence for carrier performance across all modes.

The publication establishes a target total score each year and names companies that have exceeded the benchmark for five consecutive years Carriers of Choice. For the survey, 9,000 carrier evaluations from all modes were cast and readers ranked them in the categories of on-time performance, quality of equipment and operations, information technology, competitive pricing, customer service, leadership in problem solving and ability to provide value-added service. This year, the publication added another key performance indicator for shippers' consideration: sustainable transportation.

"It's an honor to earn this prestigious designation once again, particularly given the challenging industry landscape we've seen over the past year and the addition of the new sustainable transportation benchmark," said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and chief executive officer, Con-way Inc. "It's especially meaningful to be recognized by the publication's readers, who are directly impacted by the quality of our service performance. We appreciate their feedback and will continue to do the work necessary to maintain our position as a Carrier of Choice."

Complete results are available in the August issue of Canadian Transportation & Logistics.

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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; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes 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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