Con-way Freight Named Wal-Mart's 2007 LTL Carrier of the Year
Company Honored for Consistently Outstanding Service by World's Largest
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 21, 2008 - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload
(LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced
that it has been named by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as its 2007 LTL Carrier of
the Year. The world's largest retailer notified Con-way of the award
following an annual performance evaluation of its trucking and logistics
Con-way was named Wal-Mart's top provider of LTL freight transportation
services based on an evaluation of key performance criteria including daily
on-time delivery performance, market coverage, transit times, claims
prevention, effective communication, and ease of doing business and customer
"Your company's overall dedication to customer service, operational
excellence and offering creative solutions to our complex supply chain
opportunities has set you apart from your peers," said Chris Sultemeier,
senior vice president of transportation for Wal-Mart, in a commendation.
"Wal-Mart recognizes the continued challenges facing the transportation
industry, and your ability to rise above these obstacles has won our utmost
trust and confidence."
"This award is a testament to the extraordinary commitment and care our
employees demonstrate every day in providing a superb service product to our
customers," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. "This award
speaks to the integrity of our service, but more importantly, it recognizes
the performance excellence that starts and ends with our skilled driver
sales and customer service representatives. They're the key to this award
and the service experience which sets Con-way apart in the market."
Wal-Mart launched its carrier award program in 1997 to recognize the
outstanding contributions of its transportation providers in categories
including truckload, LTL, small package, produce and intermodal.
The company previously honored Con-way Freight as its 2005 LTL Carrier of
the Year and for its leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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
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 www.con-way.com/freight.