CFI Named Carrier of the Year by Michaels Stores, Inc.
Largest U.S. Arts and Crafts Store Honors Company for On-Time Delivery,
Superior Customer Service
JOPLIN, Mo. - Oct. 29, 2007 - Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a Con-way
(NYSE: CNW) company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin,
Mo., today announced that it has been named Carrier of the Year by Michaels
Stores, Inc., the largest arts and crafts retailer in the United States.
Michaels announced the award at its 11th Annual Vendor Strategy Conference
held recently in Las Colinas, Texas.
Criteria for Carrier of the Year included:
. Maintenance of top service levels through a dramatic increase in
. Highest score for on-time delivery in the dedicated and line-haul
. 100 percent on-time delivery during a major new company initiative
"Our relationship with Michaels is tremendously important to us and it's
gratifying to see their appreciation of our commitment to them," said Herb
Schmidt, president and CEO, CFI. "We hope to continue and expand this
successful relationship for many years to come."
Michaels also honored six of its preferred vendors at the event. The company
has been providing materials for crafters for more than 20 years.
About Contract Freighters, Inc.
Joplin, Mo.-based Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI) 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. Acquired by
Con-way in 2007, CFI was combined with Con-way Truckload to create an
organization that employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700
tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States, 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.
CFI/Con-way Truckload is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7
billion freight transportation and logistics company and FORTUNE magazine's
"Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2007. For more
information, visit www.con-way.com/truckload.
Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI)
(800) 641-4747, ext. 5359
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