Con-way Freight Driver Achieves Two Million Accident-Free Miles
Benjamin Dixon Joins Distinguished Group of Con-way Freight Professionals
ANN ARBOR, Mich., and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., - Jan. 16, 2009 - Every industry has
certain unique career milestones which set apart an individual as especially
skilled and accomplished in their profession. For a professional truck
driver, two million miles of safe driving without an accident is the
ultimate measure of excellence. It is an elite club that now counts Seymour,
Tenn., resident Benjamin Dixon as a member.
Dixon is a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, a
less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and the largest subsidiary of
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW). He safely drove the two million miles between 1988
and 2009, and reached the two-million-mile mark on Jan. 3. The company plans
to recognize his achievement in a ceremony at its Knoxville, Tenn., service
center, where Dixon is based.
"Benjamin Dixon's impressive accomplishment highlights the personal and
professional commitment to safety of those of our employees who go behind
the wheel of a truck every day, and who make it their business to
demonstrate superior safety performance on the highways, in our service
centers and at our customers' facilities," said John G. Labrie, president,
Con-way Freight. "Safety is one of our core values, and we congratulate
Benjamin for his extraordinary achievement."
Dixon has been a professional truck driver for 32 years. His route takes him
from Knoxville to Roanoke, Va. Dixon has been married for 21 years to his
wife, Debra, and has three children: Bethany, 34; Brittany, 31; and Mariah,
13. He also has three grandchildren: Mitch, 15; Kaeli, 14; and Mia, 3. His
hobbies include woodworking and collecting coins.
Over the company's 25-year history, more than 1,250 Con-way Freight driver
sales representatives have reached the one-million-mile safe driving
milestone, while more than 75 have driven two million miles accident-free.
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 300
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
OceanGuaranteedR 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
diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more
information, visit www.con-way.com/freight.