SOURCE: Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Con-way Multimodal

January 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Con-way Multimodal Implements McLeod Software's PowerBroker™ Trucking Software

Leading Brokerage Industry Technology Platform Improves Visibility and Scales to Accommodate Added Functionality and Growth

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it has implemented McLeod Software's PowerBroker™ Trucking Software platform as its new brokerage system solution. The new platform automates critical business functions and strengthens the company's Web presence for integration and automation of their interactions with carriers, shippers, agents and public load boards.

Through PowerBroker's secure Web portal, Con-way Multimodal's customers and carrier network gain visibility into the entire transit process. Customers can access accurate, timely status information about loads as well as relevant and important documents, while benefiting from quicker quote times and improved invoice processing. Carriers gain improved visibility to available loads, load history and payments, as well as performance reports from Con-way Multimodal.

"Adopting PowerBroker is a critical step toward providing better, faster and more efficient service for our customers, carriers and brokers," said Tommy Barnes, president, Con-way Multimodal. "This platform enables Con-way Multimodal to get the right information to our customers and carriers when they need it. Plus, our brokers can leverage the system to make more informed decisions about the best business opportunities to pursue. PowerBroker is the perfect solution for Con-way Multimodal and positions us for success."

"We are pleased to have contributed to the progress Con-way Multimodal has made with this investment in their brokerage business," said Tom McLeod, president and CEO, McLeod Software. "Con-way Multimodal's adoption of our workflow, document imaging, EDI, and rapid alert products to automate functions like load confirmations, rendition billing, credit requests and payments is giving them a competitive edge. We believe the company's new level of business process automation and their enhanced web presence, both enabled by the PowerBroker software suite, will contribute to profitability and growth in their business for years to come."

Specifically, PowerBroker enables increased load board functionality with major load posting providers, integrating with TransCore Connexion for fast and efficient data searching and posting to the DAT® Network. The software includes imaging workflow and built-in business intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server reporting services, increasing information at the desk level and speed in decision making.

Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments.

Carriers can easily access available loads from Con-way Multimodal by following TweetLoad on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ConwayTweetLoad.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics images are available at www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom.

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 15,000 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 www.con-way.com.

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