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Drivers in Four Categories Receive Company's Top Honor for Outstanding Performance
JOPLIN, Mo. - January 23, 2012
Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced its 2011 Drivers of the Year—the company’s highest recognition—along with the December Drivers of the Month.
The Driver of the Year winners include solo and team drivers who were named Drivers of the Month in 2011. Award criteria included dedication to safety, professional service and exemplary performance. Con-way Truckload recognized the drivers during an awards ceremony at its Joplin headquarters in early January.
2011 Drivers of the Year:
“It’s always a special day for me when I’m able to personally recognize the Drivers of the Year for their efforts,” said Saul Gonzalez, Chief Operating Officer. “Our 2011 honorees choose to go above and beyond the call of duty in every aspect of their job performance. They do more than simply drive a truck — they ensure the safety of the motoring public, the satisfaction of our customers and our success as a company. I congratulate and thank them for their commitment to Con-way Truckload.”
Each category nominee was recognized and commended, while individual winners were presented with prizes for their achievement: an official Con-way Truckload jacket, a customized award plaque, a personalized Con-way Truckload watch, a cash prize, and an official proclamation from the Missouri State Senate. The Drivers of the Year were also inducted into the Con-way Truckload Hall of Fame.
Also recognized at the awards ceremony were the December Drivers of the Month. Company driver Charles (Chuck) Spitler of Greenville City, Ill., has driven more than 2.3 million miles and has worked as a trainer for the company for 12 years. John Newkirk of Jay, Okla., is December’s Contractor Driver of the Month. He enjoys being on the road, but believes “the perfect trip is the one that takes you home.” Also recognized as Drivers of the Month, contractor team Allan and Marian Bruton are joined by company team drivers Daniel Schreiner of Wildwood, Fla., and Mikel Eirman of Brooksville, Fla., who are December’s Company Team of the Month. Schreiner and Eirman advise fellow drivers to “be patient, know their limits, and always use their best judgment.”
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About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload 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. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in 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. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.0 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.