JOPLIN, MO--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it has been named Carrier of the Year by Sonoco (NYSE: SON) for the third consecutive year. This is the fourth time Con-way Truckload has earned a carrier award from Sonoco since it began working with the company in 2008. Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco is a multi-billion-dollar global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services to customers in 85 nations.
Each year, Sonoco honors carriers across three award categories: Prospector, Helping Hand and Customer Service Representative. The core carrier that most excels in all three categories, as voted on by members of Sonoco's entire logistics department, is named Carrier of the Year. To earn the distinction, Con-way Truckload uncovered and developed growth opportunities, worked with Sonoco to help solve immediate needs, and demonstrated service excellence through on-time delivery, communication and offering service options.
"Con-way Truckload has continued to excel in Sonoco's three award categories," said Donna W. Clinton, strategic sourcing manager, Logistics, Sonoco. "The key to Con-way's success with Sonoco is the commitment and support that the entire company provides to our account -- from the president to our customer service representative."
"We are very happy that Sonoco has recognized our efforts and superior service for the third year in a row," says Saul Gonzalez, president, Con-way Truckload. "This relationship shows how two companies can work together to deliver high-quality solutions that produce positive results for everyone."
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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 8,000 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 www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.