Company Honored with President’s Trophy for Superior Record, Proven Commitment to Safe Driving
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Con-way Freight, the industry’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company and a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced today it is the recipient of the 2007 President’s Trophy award for the Large Fleet category from the Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council of American Trucking Associations (ATA). Officials honored the company at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 21. Winners of the President’s Trophy award have achieved superior safety records and demonstrated outstanding commitment to safety industry-wide and among all highway users.
“The safety of our drivers and the motoring public is a critical issue in our industry and we take it very seriously at Con-way Freight,” said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. “The President’s Trophy is a tremendous honor and I applaud every employee whose hard work delivered impressive results and earned us this recognition.”
The ATA presents the President’s Trophy to recognize the motor carriers with the most comprehensive safety programs. Con-way Freight topped all competitors in the Large Fleet category and was also awarded first place in the ATA Truck Safety Contest’s General Commodities LTL/Local/Over 100 Million Miles category. To be eligible for a President’s Trophy, a company must have placed in the top three in the ATA’s Truck or Industrial Safety competitions.
"The ATA President's Trophy recognizes outstanding dedication to safety on America's highways," said Susan Chandler, ATA executive director, Security Council. "ATA is proud to recognize Con-way Freight and its excellent safety record with this award."
Although uncommon for LTL carriers, Con-way Freight has instituted a formal defensive driver training program to help drivers better identify high-risk situations on the road. Through one-on-one training and classroom time, drivers learn speed- and space-management practices, and to recognize road and traffic hazards to better prevent accidents. The company also supports annual truck driving competitions at the state and national level. To compete, drivers must remain accident-free for 12 months, which creates a daily incentive to adhere to safe driving practices. Finally, Con-way Freight constantly explores new safety “smart” technologies to enhance its current programs. The company is currently in the early testing phase of an initiative sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute that could ultimately help drivers avoid front-end and lane-departure collisions.
Con-way Freight previously won the President’s Trophy in 1997, 2002, 2005 and 2006.
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 network of 440 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 OceanGuaranteedSM 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 Con-way Freight.