SOURCE: Con-way Freight

July 02, 2008 11:45 ET

U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight Launch Partnership

Unique Agreement to Help Fill Demand for Skilled Workers in the Trucking Industry

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - The U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the launch of a unique public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in both serving the nation and pursuing a career in the commercial freight transportation industry. The official signing ceremony was held today at Con-way Freight's new headquarters located at 2211 Old Earhart Road in Ann Arbor.

The Army Reserve's partnership with Con-way Freight is the first of its kind in the state of Michigan. Con-way Freight is also the first company within the transportation industry to join the new Employer Partnership initiative.

The agreement provides Army Reserve Soldiers opportunities for employment with Con-way Freight once they successfully complete their military occupational training. The Army Reserve and Con-way Freight will work together to recruit, license and offer training reciprocity to qualified Soldier candidates who are entering the freight transportation field.

"We are proud to have Con-way Freight, a company that has a strong reputation for supporting the U.S. military, as an employer partner," said Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve and Commanding General, Army Reserve Command. "Our partnership will provide Soldiers with opportunities to apply the unique skills and experience they have gained in the Army Reserve to the civilian workforce."

"The brave men and women of the Army Reserve are well known for their leadership, teamwork and professionalism. They understand esprit de corps and they bring a level of experience and work ethic to the job that's a tremendous asset for our organization," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight.

"It's an honor to join the Army Reserve in this partnership. We consider it a competitive advantage to be a recommended employer of choice for such a highly skilled and dedicated group of individuals as they take the next step in their careers."

The Employer Partnership seeks to formalize the relationship between the Army Reserve and the private sector. It establishes a process whereby employers and the Army Reserve may secure and share the talents of trained professionals. Partners such as Con-way Freight will benefit from the employment of men and women with Army values, experience and proven leadership skills. Other Employer Partners include American Trucking Associations, Inc. and Inova Health Systems.


The Army Reserve is a community-based federally directed force of highly-skilled, patriotic men and women that provides our nation with trained units and qualified Soldiers during peacetime, contingencies and war. These Soldier Citizens are the backbone of the U.S. Army, providing critical support in combat, peacekeeping, nation-building and civil affairs. Army Reserve Soldiers have proudly played a vital role in every American military and humanitarian mission of the past 100 years. Today 196,000 trained Army Reserve Soldiers in units across the country stand ready to serve the nation when called upon by the President. For additional information please visit


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 service centers 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 2008. For more information, visit

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