SOURCE: Con-way Freight

June 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Con-way Freight Honored With Ryder Carrier Quality Award for 2007 LTL Inter-Regional Service

Company Tops Competitors in Criteria Including On-Time Performance, Customer Service

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been honored by Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) with the Ryder Transportation Management (RTM) Carrier Quality Award for 2007 LTL Inter-regional service.

"Being recognized by Ryder for exemplary performance and value is a testament to the operational excellence and consistency our people deliver every day," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. "I could not be more proud of the dedication and hard work our team brings to servicing Ryder and its customers. This award certainly validates the focus on quality and professionalism that differentiates Con-way Freight in the marketplace."

Under the Ryder Carrier Quality program, award winners are selected through a 200-point rating system designed to measure transportation provider quality annually to ensure maximum utilization of superior performers. Transportation providers were rated in eight areas: on-time delivery, value, claims performance, safety, technology, customer service, invoice accuracy and innovative idea generation. Con-way Freight earned the top score of the eight carriers in the LTL Inter-regional service group and the second-highest of LTL carriers across all categories.

"Con-way Freight's single coast-to-coast network enables them to provide our clients with the whole package in LTL shipping -- reliable on-time delivery, customer service, innovation and value," said Todd Carter, vice president and general manager, Ryder Transportation Management. "Their unique combination of fast transit times, innovative thinking and responsive customer service set them apart for us and our clients, and their scores reflected that."

This year marks the 11th presentation of the Ryder Transportation Management Carrier Quality Awards. Based in Miami, Ryder is a Fortune 500 provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information about Ryder System, Inc., visit

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 through a single, unified network of more than 400 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers LTL freight delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed(SM) service. 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 $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company and FORTUNE magazine's "Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2008. For more information, visit

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