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Con-way Truckload

May 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Con-way Truckload Recognizes First Quarter Drivers of the Month

Company Honors 18 Drivers for Outstanding Safety and Professionalism

JOPLIN, MO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced its Drivers of the Month for January, February and March 2010.

"These drivers have all shown exemplary commitment to the highest levels of safety and service for our customers, and they couldn't be more deserving of this honor," said Randy Cornell, vice president of safety and recruiting, Con-way Truckload. "We congratulate and thank them for their dedication and professionalism."

The following 18 drivers were recognized for their outstanding performance:


  • Company Driver of the Month: Kenneth Taylor joined Con-way Truckload in 2003 and has been driving professionally for more than 27 years. He currently lives in Hallettsville, Texas, with his wife, CJ. The couple has six children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys riding and racing motorcycles and spending time with his kids.

  • Company Team of the Month: Scott Tabor and Denise Dohm have been driving as a team for eight years and were one of Con-way Truckload's original driving teams. The residents of Mounds, Okla., have four children and four grandchildren. They enjoy working around the house when they're not driving.

  • Owner-Operator Driver of the Month: Jon Smith joined Con-way Truckload in 1984 and has since driven more than 3.4 million miles. He lives in Joplin, Mo., with his wife, Tina, and has two daughters, Jessica and Crystal. When he's not on the road, he likes to spend time with friends and family.

  • Owner-Operator Team of the Month: Larry and Barbara Schmidt have been professional drivers for 39 and 35 years, respectively. The couple resides in Marshfield, Mo., and they enjoy visiting casinos throughout the United States during their free time.


  • Company Driver of the Month: Carl Littrell has driven more than 908,000 miles since joining Con-way Truckload in 2003, and has worked as a professional driver for more than 23 years. He and his wife, Tammy, live in Columbia, Ill., and have three children and three grandchildren. When he's not driving, Littrell spends his time hunting and fishing.

  • Company Team of the Month: Frank Long and Christine Davis have been professional drivers for a combined total of 45 years. They joined Con-way Truckload in 2008 and have since driven more than 484,000 miles for the company. When the couple has spare time at their Franklin, Pa., home, Frank builds Jeeps and Christine catches up with friends. They both enjoy their two pet pug dogs.

  • Owner-Operator Driver of the Month: Dennis Hastings first came to Con-way Truckload as a student in 1995 and has driven more than 1.9 million miles since then. In total, he has been driving professionally for 15 years. Hastings lives in Seneca, Mo., with his wife, Susie. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and training horses.

  • Owner-Operator Team of the Month: Bill and Victoria Bumgardner have been driving as a Con-way Truckload team since 1997. The Helotes, Texas, residents have nearly 40 years of combined driving experience and have driven more than 3.6 million miles for the company. Between the two of them, they have six children and 11 grandchildren. In their free time, Bill collects model trains, while Vicki gardens, paints and reads.


  • Company Driver of the Month: Timothy Rushing has been a professional driver for five years and joined Con-way Truckload in 2006. He has driven more than 648,000 miles for the company. Rushing currently lives in Burlington, N.C., with his wife, Julie, and their son, Keith. His favorite activities when not on the road are spending time with his family and watching NASCAR.

  • Company Team of the Month: Ray and Nikki Pierce have driven more than 2.3 million miles as a Con-way Truckload team. They have driven for the company for 11 and nine years, respectively. Residents of Bailey, Texas, they enjoy working outside on their ranch and spending time with family.

  • Owner-Operator Driver of the Month: Garry Woods joined Con-way Truckload in 2002 and has driven more than 925,000 miles. He lives in Joplin, Mo., with his wife, Betty, and the couple has four children and six grandchildren. When he's not driving, Woods likes to spend time outdoors, as well as ride motorcycles and travel with his wife in their recreational vehicle.

  • Owner-Operator Team of the Month: Gloria Almaguer and Javier Deciga are a driving team of 12 years who joined the company in 2008. Both drivers live in Texas -- Gloria in Dallas, and Javier in Eagle Pass. They each have two children. During their spare time, Gloria enjoys going to movies, while Javier builds engines for race cars.

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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 8,600 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 $4.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.

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