SOURCE: Con-way Truckload

December 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Con-way Truckload Driver Reaches Three-Million-Mile Mark

Herb Mitchell Becomes the Ninth Driver in Company History to Reach the Milestone

JOPLIN, MO--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that company driver Herb Mitchell has reached the elite career milestone of three million miles of safe driving. Mitchell is the ninth Con-way Truckload driver in the 57-year history of the company to achieve that record.

"Herb Mitchell has now safely driven the equivalent of 12 trips from the Earth to the moon for Con-way Truckload, and that is a remarkable accomplishment that can only be achieved through a lifelong commitment to safe driving practices," said Herb Schmidt, Con-way Truckload's president. "We are tremendously proud to have Herb as a Con-way Truckload driver."

A professional truck driver since 1962, Mitchell joined Con-way Truckload in 1981 and recently reached the three-million-mile mark. He now typically drives local and trailer-recovery runs.

"I want to thank the entire company," said Mitchell. "Everyone at Con-way Truckload has had something to do with my reaching this milestone."

Mitchell currently lives in Joplin with his wife, Lynda. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.

About Con-way Truckload

Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at or call (800) 641-4747.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and global logistics company.

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