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Con-way Truckload

March 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Sonoco Honors Con-way Truckload With 2009 Prospector Award

Company Recognized for Excellence in Identifying and Developing Opportunities for Business Growth

JOPLIN, MO and HARTSVILLE, SC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been recognized by Sonoco (NYSE: SON) as the recipient of its 2009 Prospector Award. Con-way Truckload received the award in recognition of its proactive approach to creating transportation solutions and growing its business with Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies.

Each year, Sonoco presents its Prospector Award to a core carrier that best demonstrates the ability to uncover and develop growth opportunities with Sonoco. Since Con-way Truckload and Sonoco began working together in 2008, Con-way Truckload not only achieved core carrier status but also substantially increased its business with the company by proposing innovative ideas, visiting company facilities and generating creative alternatives for moving freight.

"This accomplishment is a testament to Con-way Truckload's innovative, detailed and focused approach to building their relationship with Sonoco," said Jason Ruble, logistics sourcing manager, Sonoco Products Company. "They came to us with new ideas, and crafted thoughtful methods of execution that also reflected the difficulty of implementing change. Their dedication to our business certainly warrants this award."

"We are very happy that Sonoco Products has recognized our efforts and superior service. It's a tribute to all of our employees who work diligently to support Sonoco Products," said Pete Montaño, vice president of sales, Con-way Truckload. "We look forward to fostering the relationship over the years to come."

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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 and regional 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.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.6 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our Web site at

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