SOURCE: Con-way Freight

March 13, 2008 11:00 ET

Sparks Resident Steve Bardsley Is 2007 Nevada Motor Transport Association Driver of the Year

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Sparks, Nev. resident and Con-way Freight driver Steve Bardsley was recognized as the 2007 Driver of the Year by the Nevada Motor Transport Association (NMTA) at a dinner held earlier this year at the organization's 2008 annual conference at Harrah's Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe. Steve Bardsley operates out of the Con-way Freight service center in Reno, Nev. Con-way Freight is one of the nation's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation companies and a subsidiary of Con-way Inc.

The NMTA Driver of the Year is selected based on criteria including safety and participation in community programs and competitions. Bardsley was chosen from a pool of exemplary drivers for his commitment to service, safety and professionalism. Driver of the Year nominees are evaluated and chosen by a committee comprised of NMTA staff and trucking industry volunteers.

Bardsley has been driving for Con-way Freight for more than twenty years. He is also involved in a number of Con-way Freight sponsored programs including the New Driver Mentor Program, the Highway Watch program and is a member of the Safety Committee at his service center in Reno. Bardsley also has competed in the National Truck Driving Championships since 2001, taking home 4th place in the Twin-trailer division in 2003.

Steve's commitment to safety and safe working practices earned him the 2006 Con-way Freight Distinguished Driver Award, conferred on drivers who achieve one million accident-free miles. Bardsley now has 1.3 million accident-free miles at Con-way Freight and has driven more than 1.8 million accident free miles in his career.

About Con-way Freight

Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service through a single, unified network of more than 400 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers LTL freight delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed(SM) service. Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is ISO 9001- and 14001-, C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company and FORTUNE magazine's "Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2007. For more information, visit

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