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Con-way Inc.

November 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Con-way Inc. Named to Inbound Logistics' Top 25 List of Green Supply Chain Partners

Inaugural G25 Index Recognizes Companies for Efficient and Eco-Friendly Operations

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced that it has been named to Inbound Logistics' inaugural 25 Green Supply Chain Partners (G25) list. The first annual index recognizes transportation companies that are implementing efficient, measurable sustainability programs. According to Inbound Logistics, the G25 represents the industry's sustainable supply chain visionaries that are on the "cutting edge of green." Click here to view the full list.

"Today the green movement has evolved to a point where companies are being held accountable for making significant and measurable contributions to the sustainability of the environment," said David L. Miller, Con-way's senior vice president, global policy and economic sustainability. "It's an honor to know that Con-way is being included among the leading innovators in sustainability for the transportation industry and is being positioned as a role model in this ongoing journey of improvement."

In early 2008, Con-way launched a formal sustainability program across its operating companies -- Con-way Truckload, Con-way Freight and Menlo Worldwide Logistics -- and at its trailer manufacturing division, Road Systems, Inc. (RSI). Sustainability highlights across the enterprise include:

Con-way Freight (SmartWay Transport Partner since 2006)

--  SmartWay Excellence Award winner -- 2008
--  Speed reduction -- 65 to 62 mph in 2008
--  Installed low-profile tires to improve rolling resistance and reduce
--  Set idling monitors to three minutes
--  Annual diesel fuel savings: 3,594,377 gallons (3.8 percent)
--  Annual carbon dioxide emissions reduction: 601,928 tons
--  Annual particulate matter emissions reduction: 32.09 tons

Con-way Truckload (SmartWay Transport Partner since 2005)

--  SmartWay Excellence Award winner in 2006 and 2007
--  Speed reduction -- 70 to 65 mph in 2008
--  100 percent of tractors converted to single wide-base tires
--  Truck spec weight lowered by 670 pounds, saving 11,400 gallons of
    diesel fuel each year
--  Annual diesel fuel savings: 3,050,060 gallons
--  Annual carbon dioxide emissions reduction: 340,872 tons
--  Annual particulate matter emissions reduction: 21.63 tons

Menlo Worldwide Logistics (SmartWay Transport Partner since 2007)

--  85 percent of network miles run by SmartWay-approved carriers, with 75
    percent carrier participation
--  Implemented no-idling policy at distribution centers
--  Launched the first LEED-certified warehouse
--  Installed more efficient lighting and motion detection systems to
    reduce energy consumption
--  Conducted energy audits at 18 company locations


--  Recycled 80 percent of old trailers, eliminating 7,424 pounds of waste
    per 28-foot trailer
--  Recycled all aluminum components, suspension and wheel end components,
    tires and wheels
--  Established a facilitywide recycling program for paper, plastic and

"Working to shrink our carbon footprint in meaningful, tangible ways is a continuous process of improvement and waste reduction, not unlike Lean and Six Sigma methodologies," added Miller. "Effective green initiatives can and should be founded in good business practice that achieves environmental goals while contributing to efficiency and the bottom line. It provides competitive advantage on several fronts while benefiting our customers and their sustainability strategies."

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About Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. A diversified transportation company, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload and intermodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit

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