Con-way Newsroom http://www.con-way.com/newsroom-rss/ en-us 120 Con-way Inc. Press Releases Menlo Continues Integration of Maquet’s Logistics Function at a Centralized European Hub <p>Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), has implemented the second stage of the planned centralization of warehousing activities for the former Datascope&#8217;s finished goods. This move, completed in September, has freed up space at MAQUET&#8217;s La Ciotat facility on the Mediterranean coast of France, which enables an expansion of the manufacturing capacity there. The former Datascope product range is now centrally distributed across Europe from Eersel, as are the other brands produced by the Getinge group of companies, including MAQUET and ArjoHuntleigh.</p><p>&#8220;The integration of inventory management and the distribution function of Datascope&#8217;s product lines with those of our group&#8217;s existing output has been critical to us in realizing the economies of scale that in part motivated our acquisition, &#8220; explains Frank Kozar, Vice President Global Supply Chain at MAQUET. &#8220;By employing the services of a tried and trusted logistics partner in Menlo, we have ensured that the integration process was achieved successfully. After the Datascope purchase five years ago, we first moved the European warehouse and distribution function for our US manufactured product lines to Menlo&#8217;s facility. The initial plan has now come to fruition this similar move of our French produced medical devices ,&#8221; he said.</p><p>In commenting on the conclusion of the two-phase process centered at one of Menlo&#8217;s key multi-user facilities in Eersel, Tony Gunn, Menlo&#8217;s Managing Director, Europe commented, &#8220;The medical device sector creates demands of logistics providers that are particular and challenging. The sector is fast becoming a core vertical for us at Menlo as a result of our culture that values long-term commitment to customer relationships. Our abilities to adapt rapidly to changing market demands are also especially relevant to this sector. We are excited by the possibilities of increased efficiency we have brought to MAQUET&#8217;s operation as a whole, aiding the company to continue its market expansion in Europe and globally.&#8221;</p><p>In addition to reduced costs and increased inventory accuracy and visibility for MAQUET, Menlo contributes its expertise in the implementation of Lean principles to supply chain management; something that is strongly valued by MAQUET and others in the Getinge group.&#160;</p><p><strong>About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe</strong><br />In Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.<br />Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion &amp; apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.</p><p><a href="http://www.menloworldwide.com/europe">www.menloworldwide.com/europe</a></p><p>Follow Menlo Worldwide Logistics on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics">http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics</a></p><p><strong>About Menlo Worldwide Logistics</strong> <br />Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics&#8217; services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.</p><p>With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.</p><p><a href="http://www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a></p><p><strong>About MAQUET </strong><br />MAQUET has been a trusted partner of hospitals and doctors for more than 175 years. The company is also a world-leading provider of medical systems that meet the highest requirements for medically challenging interventions. At the same time, these systems exceed the expectations of the hospital teams that are responsible for the care of patients. MAQUET designs, develops and sells innovative treatment solutions and infrastructure functions for extremely demanding hospital departments, including operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, catheter laboratories and intensive care units as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transportation.</p><p>With its headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the GETINGE Group, which is listed on the stock exchange. With over &#8364;&#8201;1.54 billion in 2013, MAQUET exceeded half of the &#8364;&#8201;2.92 billion annual turnover of the group. MAQUET employs more than 6,550 members of staff at 45 international sales and service organizations and maintains a network of about 300 sales partners. For more information, visit www.maquet.com. </p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_31/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_31/ Con-way Inc. Schedules Release Date for 2014 First Quarter Financial Results <p>Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that it will release its financial results for the 2014 first quarter, ended March 31, on Wednesday, April 30, after the close of the stock market. The company will subsequently host a conference call for the investment community the following morning, Thursday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. </p><p>The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 874-4749 or (706) 643-3632 (for international callers) and is expected to last approximately one hour. The call will also be available through a live internet webcast at <a title="Con-way" href="//www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a>, in the investors section.</p><p>An audio replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (for international callers) and using access code 24785305. An Internet replay and podcast of the presentation will also be available at the Con-way site.</p><p><strong>ABOUT CON-WAY INC.</strong><br />Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way also operates a trailer refurbishing and manufacturing company which supplies trailing equipment to the company&#8217;s trucking fleets. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit <a title="Con-way" href="//www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:54:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_10a/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_10a/ Con-way Freight to Deploy Trailer Skirts to Improve Fuel Efficiency, Reduce Carbon Footprint <p>Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced it is outfitting its line haul trailer fleet with DuraPlate&#174; AeroSkirts&#174; to increase overall fleet fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.</p><p>Commonly known as &#8220;trailer skirts,&#8221; the DuraPlate AeroSkirt was developed by Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC). The specially designed DuraPlate AeroSkirts improve trailer aerodynamics, reducing wind drag and contributing to improved fuel economy and trailer stability.</p><p>&#8220;Enhancing environmental sustainability, reducing operating costs and improving safety don&#8217;t have to be mutually exclusive goals,&#8221; explained Tom Clark, senior vice president, operations for Con-way Freight. &#8220;We continually look to invest in technologies and adopt business practices that can accomplish these objectives. The addition of the DuraPlate AeroSkirt to our line haul trailers will help improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, as well as improve trailer stability which will make our equipment safer for our drivers and the motoring public.&#8221;</p><p>Con-way Freight has contracted with Wabash to retrofit some 16,000 trailers used in the company&#8217;s line-haul operations. Installation of the skirts began earlier this year and is expected to be completed by August. Combined with the company&#8217;s other fuel-savings initiatives and technologies, the addition of the trailer skirts is expected to help reduce fleet carbon emissions by some 80 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually. </p><p>&#8220;We continually look for opportunities to help fleets lower their total cost of ownership,&#8221; said James Scarcelli, vice president and general manager, Wabash Composites. &#8220;As a leader in trailer aerodynamics with more than 100,000 DuraPlate AeroSkirts built and sold, our expertise translates into aerodynamic products that provide the greatest combination of durability and fuel efficiency, while contributing to reduced carbon emissions. Our team is looking forward to our new partnership with Con-way Freight and applying our past success to this 2014 installation project.&#8221;</p><p>The EPA SmartWay&#174; approved DuraPlate AeroSkirt is a durable aerodynamic solution for over-the-road trailers. Its proven structural composite material, DuraPlate, consists of two external steel skins thermally bonded to a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) core, for superior strength that resists damage. A proprietary spring-bracket design allows for inboard and outboard deflection, to further resist potential impact damage, leading to longer service life.</p><p>Con-way Freight is a SmartWay approved carrier and a winner of the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award.</p><p>Follow Con-way Freight on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight">http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight</a></p><p>Con-way equipment images are available at <a href="//www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom">www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom</a></p><p><strong>About Wabash National Corporation </strong><br />Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America&#8217;s leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, liquid tank trailers, intermodal equipment, engineered products and composite products. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National&#174;, Transcraft&#174;, Benson&#174;, DuraPlate&#174;, Walker Transport, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner&#174; Tank, Beall&#174;, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST&#174;, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology&#174;. To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.wabashnational.com/">www.wabashnational.com</a>.</p><p><strong>About Con-way Freight</strong><br />Con-way Freight is the industry&#8217;s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of 425 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTL<sup>TM</sup> delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container load (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed&#174; service; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect<sup>SM</sup>; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP-, ACE- and CSA-certified.</p><p>Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit <a href="//www.con-way.com/en/freight">www.con-way.com/en/freight</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_10/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_10/ Menlo's Partnership with ArjoHuntleigh Brings Fruitful Results <p>Menlo Logistics this month marked its 7th year as ArjoHuntleigh&#8217;s global logistics and distribution partner. The two companies provide an interesting case study that demonstrates the value of a business relationship built on trust and a common vision which, at its core, emphasizes a continuous improvement ethic that extends deeply into both organizations.</p><p>A leader in the manufacture of medical equipment for people with reduced mobility, ArjoHuntleigh focuses on developing mutually beneficial supplier relationships. Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) has built its customer solutions on a formalized process and proven tools for driving Lean continuous improvement throughout its service portfolio &#8211; and into its customer&#8217;s supply chain operations. The match has been undeniably successful. In providing for the care of people who require assistance with mobility ArjoHuntleigh focuses on preventing the preventable and assisting their customers in an increased efficiency. As such, it constantly strives to do the same with its own processes and supply chain.</p><p>After a recent period of acquiring companies across the world that manufacture complimentary equipment, ArjoHuntleigh has concentrated on building one corporate structure and one supply chain, while promoting the elimination of waste and increased efficiency. &#8220;Our supply chain strategy is now concentrated on four major aspects,&#8221; explains, Christian Lambrant, the company&#8217;s Global Logistics Director. &#8220;Optimizing our plant footprint, finding the right suppliers, reducing working capital and using Lean techniques to eliminate waste. In Menlo we found a logistics service supplier whose values are consistent with our own; whose business philosophy matches ours and whose willingness to develop its global capabilities are in-line with our own growth strategy.&#8221;</p><p>Menlo, which offers warehousing and transportation management services as well as integrated 3PL and 4PL logistics solutions, has as its core philosophy a value-driven supply chain transformation concept. The company employs Lean methodologies to achieve a culture of continuous improvement which unites manufacturer and supplier in a mutual optimization exercise. This method empowers employees of both parties to make beneficial changes to the supply chain process.</p><p>Tony Gunn, Menlo&#8217;s Managing Director - Europe, notes &#8220;many 3PL/shipper engagements are tactical rather than strategic. Often shippers, in the main driven by their procurement functions focusing on cost reduction, make short-term choices based on volatile market demands. In the process they lose sight of greater efficiencies that can transpire from a longer-term partnership with a logistics supplier.&#8221;</p><p>Menlo and ArjoHuntleigh share a mutual drive to improve supply chain processes as the parameters of change in market forces and the economic environment constantly fluctuate. Long-term relationships made up of such like-minded organizations as these are proven to be the most successfully in adapting to on-going, challenging business circumstances.</p><p><strong>About Menlo Logistics Europe</strong><br />In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities. Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion &amp; apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services and retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.</p><p>Menlo Europe: <a title="Menlo Europe" href="//www.menloworldwide.com/europe">www.menloworldwide.com/europe</a>.</p><p>Follow Menlo on Twitter: <a title="Menlo Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics">http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics</a>.</p><p><strong>About Menlo Logistics</strong><br />Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco-based Menlo Logistics&#8217; services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.</p><p>With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_14/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Apr_2014/2014_apr_14/ Menlo Promotes Rotterdam as Key Logistics Euro-Hub <p>Menlo Logistics, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) has had a presence in Rotterdam since the company began its European operations in January, 2003. It is now looking to develop its business at the 8,500 square meter facility still further. While Menlo&#8217;s current Rotterdam-based customers lie predominantly within the high tech sector, the logistics capabilities of its personnel and suitability of the warehouse are also geared to handling life sciences, lifestyle and e-commerce product. </p><p>Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn, highlights Menlo&#8217;s enthusiasm for the Rotterdam location. &#8220;57% of all Asian and American sourced products have a European Distribution Center (EDC) located in the Netherlands and a significant proportion of these are in the Rotterdam region. Part of the reason for this high concentration is the flexibility that the location allows dynamic supply chains,&#8221; he explains. &#8220;European consumer markets are changeable and our customers need to be able to react effectively to alterations in both sourcing and demand patterns. Menlo understands this well, working with our customers to fine-tune their supply chain solutions. As Rotterdam is so much at the heart of Europe&#8217;s transport infrastructure, our options in making such changes are greatly enhanced.&#8221;</p><p>Indeed with key nodes in that transport network such as Schiphol, Brussels, Aachen and Dusseldorf all within a two-hour drive (and Frankfurt just four), and the hubs of the major freight integrators all less than an hour away, Menlo&#8217;s Rotterdam base ensures the physical dimension of supply chain flexibility. Operations within the facility also mirror this crucial adaptability, as Menlo&#8217;s core philosophy is one of continuous improvement. Committed to identifying and driving out waste, in terms of time, resource and cost from the logistics process, Menlo&#8217;s focus on the Lean approach to supply chain management is central to the company&#8217;s success, not just in Rotterdam but worldwide.</p><h3>Key Facts about Menlo, Rotterdam</h3><ul><li>8,500m&#178; multi-user warehouse</li><li>1,300m&#178; ESD clean floor</li><li>1,000m&#178; office space</li><li>10 dock doors</li><li>10.6m clear ceiling height</li><li>ESFR fire sprinklers and insurance rating</li><li>TAPA-A compliant</li><li>Bonded warehouse</li></ul><h3>Supply Chain Management Services</h3><ul><li>Conventional warehousing</li><li>Cross docking</li><li>Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)</li><li>Transportation and forwarder management</li><li>Freight brokerage</li><li>Value-added services &#8211; light assembly, kitting, configuration, postponement, packaging and labelling</li></ul><p><strong>Enquiries regarding Rotterdam warehouse space and service availability to:&#160;</strong></p><p>Ingmar Scholten at +31 10 4289210 <br /><a title="Menlo Rotterdam" href="//www.menloworldwide.com/rotterdam ">www.menloworldwide.com/rotterdam </a></p><p><strong>About Menlo Logistics Europe</strong><br />In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.</p><p>Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion &amp; apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services and retail e-fulfilment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Center in the Netherlands.</p><p><a title="Menlo Europe" href="//www.menloworldwide.com/europe">www.menloworldwide.com/europe</a></p><p>Follow Menlo on Twitter: <a title="Menlo Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics">http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics</a>.</p><p><strong>About Menlo Logistics </strong><br />Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics&#8217; services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. </p><p>With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_24/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_24/ Con-way Freight Announces 2014 General Rate Increase <p>Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), announced today that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 5.4 percent applicable to non-contractual business, effective March 31.</p><p>The rate increase will be implemented for customers on the company&#8217;s CNW 599 tariff and will apply to general LTL rates, minimum charges and accessorial or supplemental fees for special services associated with LTL shipments moving within the United States and Canada, as well as cross-border shipments moving between the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.</p><p>The effect of the rate increase will vary for individual customers and shipments based on characteristics such as geography, lane, product classification, weight and dimensions. Customers can view the new rates after March 31 on the Con-way website at <a title="My Con-way" href="//www.MyCon-way.com">MyCon-way.com</a>.</p><p>Con-way Freight provides time-definite regional and national LTL services with the industry&#8217;s fastest and most reliable transit times through a network of 425 service locations in the United States and Canada, and provides service to and from Mexico in partnership with sister company Con-way Truckload. With 21,000 employees, Con-way Freight operates a fleet of 8,600 tractors and 25,000 freight trailers.</p><p>Follow Con-way Freight on Twitter: <a title="Con-way Freight Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight">http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight</a>.</p><p>Con-way equipment images are available at <a title="Con-way Newsroom" href="//www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom">www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom</a>.</p><p><strong>About Con-way Freight</strong><br />Con-way Freight is the industry&#8217;s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of 425 service locations serving the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTL<sup>TM</sup> delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed&#174; service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect<sup>SM</sup>; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.</p><p>Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit <a title="Con-way Freight" href="//www.con-way.com/en/freight">www.con-way.com/en/freight</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:49:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_17/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_17/ Menlo Launch Freight Brokerage Service in Europe <p>Based at Menlo&#8217;s European headquarters in Amsterdam and operated by a specially recruited team of experienced transport managers, Menlo Freight Brokerage has undergone a year of preparation and trial operation and is now being launched Europe-wide.</p><p>&#8220;Menlo has operated a successful and growing freight brokerage operation in North America since 2007 under our sister company, Con-way Multimodal,&#8221; noted Tony Gunn managing director for Menlo Logistics in Europe. &#8220;We have adopted best practices from our North American colleagues and combined those with our Lean tools and a team of European transport specialists to create a unique service offering for European shippers. We are confident that our philosophy of reducing cost and minimising waste in the freight transport process will appeal to the European market for freight brokerage services. The test strategy we have employed over the past twelve months has validated this approach and we are very pleased with the up-take from a wide range of customers.&#8221;</p><p><strong>New Service Offering Gaining Market Traction</strong></p><p>Indeed the nascent European Freight Brokerage operation, at the end of its trial period is now managing over five hundred shipments per month across all types of freight and modes of transport including; truckloads, parcels, groupage, full containers and LCL, air freight and ocean shipments. The majority of the volume has been intra-Europe in extent but Asian and North American destined cargo has also been handled.</p><p>Gunn added that Menlo expects a rapid growth in volumes in the future but for the modal mix to be in line with that experienced so far. &#8220;Key to our service offering is a multimodal, consultative approach to our customers&#8217; transport needs. We will advise the optimum routing and modal mix for any given European shipment profile. Our emphasis is on value, of which price is a component but not everything, which is consistent with the value-add approach Menlo takes with all of our supply chain offerings. This product is highly complementary to our portfolio and adds a capability which our customers have been inquiring for some time.&#8221;</p><p><strong>Europe Launch Complements Menlo&#8217;s Global Transportation Management Strategy</strong></p><p>The launch Menlo Freight Brokerage in Europe also is in line with Menlo&#8217;s larger global strategy of building consistent, reliable freight brokerage capabilities across and within the world&#8217;s geographies. Explains Tommy Barnes, president of Menlo&#8217;s U.S.-based brokerage operation Con-way Multimodal: &#8220;Geographic diversification is a key part of our strategic vision. By extending our brokerage services into Europe, we can tap a new market and support existing Menlo operations and customers in securing flexible, cost-efficient transportation capacity for customers. Through our combined efforts, we should be able to further reduce costs and take additional waste out of customers&#8217; supply chains. Our Europe expansion supports Menlo&#8217;s overall business growth goals and provides the opportunity to extend our Lean process improvement capabilities into a critical new area for our clients.&#8221;</p><p>For its European transportation management system, Menlo Freight Brokerage uses CargoWise, which is a proven technology platform and has solid daily transportation management functionality for both domestic and international shipments. Menlo&#8217;s Europe brokerage team also liaises with its U.S. brokerage counterparts, which allows for synergies and the development of collaborative service solutions for global customers with brokerage needs in both the U.S. and Europe.</p><p><strong>Dedicated European Brokerage Operation Established in Amsterdam</strong></p><p>The European freight brokerage operation is based at Menlo&#8217;s offices in Amsterdam and is headed up by Richard de Ritter who has eight years with Menlo managing transport solutions for customers of the Company&#8217;s logistics services. de Ritter&#8217;s career stretches over nearly twenty years working for blue-chip supply chain service providers and container transport operators.</p><p>He cites the significant advantages Menlo&#8217;s new brokerage service gains from Menlo&#8217;s long-standing logistics and supply chain management business in Europe. &#8220;We are able to leverage the wealth of experience and knowledge of the European transportation and logistics market already existing within the Menlo organisation,&#8221; highlights de Ritter. &#8220;This provides the opportunity for Brokerage customers to learn about and consider the broader logistics services of Menlo.&#8221;</p><p>A core value of the company&#8217;s operation is a commitment to waste reduction and the philosophy of pruning processes were savings in both time and money can be identified. Menlo sees this aspect as a key differentiator of its service when compared with brokers that merely quote a rate and find a truck. Concludes Menlo Europe&#8217;s Gunn: &#8220;The transport element of the supply chain is often over-looked as a link to be managed with careful analysis of cost versus performance and the necessary amount of visibility. We are bringing a higher degree of management standards to a process that many in the market see as simple trucking.&#8221;</p><p><strong>About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe</strong><br />In Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.</p><p>Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion &amp; apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.</p><p><a title="Menlo Europe" href="//www.menloworldwide.com/europe">www.menloworldwide.com/europe</a></p><p>Follow Menlo on Twitter: <a title="Menlo Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics">http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics</a>.</p><p><strong>About Menlo Worldwide Logistics </strong><br />Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics&#8217; services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. <br />With nearly 20million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. </p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:10:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_12/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_12/ Con-way Freight Introduces Drive Safe Systems<sup>™</sup> <p>Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced the full deployment of Drive Safe Systems&#8482;, a suite of advanced on-board &#8220;monitor, sense and alert&#8221; technologies, which, coupled with continuous, peer-based driver training and coaching, will enhance overall safety performance and operating efficiency of the company&#8217;s 15,000 professional drivers operating its 8,600-truck fleet.</p><p>Drive Safe Systems&#8482; incorporates five in-cab technologies that alert drivers to potential safety risks and help them respond, improve situational awareness, provide feedback to refine safe-driving skills and defensive-driving techniques, and maximize safe, fuel-efficient operations.</p><p>&#8220;Drive Safe Systems is first and foremost about supporting our drivers in the safe operation of our fleet and equipping them with tools to continuously learn and improve,&#8221; said Tom Clark, the company&#8217;s senior vice president of operations. &#8220;These technologies provide real-time feedback and coaching that helps our drivers recognize and correct unsafe behaviors, ultimately reducing accidents and near-misses. We want to be proactive in preventing crashes from even happening, and that means investing in proven technologies that complement and enhance the driver&#8217;s professional skills.&#8221; </p><p>The rollout of Drive Safe Systems&#8482; represents the addition of two new in-cab safety technologies which join three existing &#8220;sense and alert&#8221; on-board systems that have been factory-installed in every new Con-way Freight tractor since late 2009. The two new systems are:</p><ul><li><strong>Event recorders.</strong> This is a compact, windshield-mounted unit that records activity inside and outside the cab. The recording is continuously erased unless the unit is triggered by an event such as hard braking, turning or rapid deceleration. When activated, the unit saves a 12-second audio and visual recording&#8212;eight seconds before and four seconds after the event. The recording and other supporting data is uploaded via cellular networks to a &#8220;cloud-based&#8221; software application where it is subsequently shared with drivers to recognize exceptional defensive-driving performance which avoided an accident or incident, and provide coaching to identify opportunities to improve driving skills. Known as DriveCam powered by Lytx&#8482;, the hardware and software system is provided by driver safety technology company Lytx&#8482;, Inc.</li><li><strong>Real-time on-board performance management.</strong> This in-cab technology provides real-time feedback that helps the driver employ best practices for fuel-efficient driving. The system takes into account vehicle, road, load and environmental conditions, and gives the driver input in areas such as shifting ranges and pace of acceleration to achieve optimal fuel economy. Vnomics Corp. manufactures this on-board performance management platform.</li></ul><p>Con-way Freight&#8217;s three existing &#8220;sense and alert&#8221; in-cab safety technologies are:</p><ul><li><strong>Collision avoidance</strong> featuring forward-looking radar with adaptive cruise control, which continually measures distance to a vehicle ahead and automatically slows the truck if it is approaching too rapidly and the driver does not engage the brakes in a timely manner. Known as the OnGuard&#8482; System, this collision avoidance technology was developed by Meritor WABCO.</li><li><strong>Lane departure warning</strong>, which monitors a truck&#8217;s position relative to highway lane markings and issues an audible alert similar to traveling over a &#8220;rumble strip&#8221; if the operator unintentionally drives out of the lane. Known as the AutoVue&#174; system, this technology was developed by Iteris.</li><li><strong>Roll stability control</strong>, which senses conditions that are consistent with a vehicle about to roll over, such as during hard cornering or change of direction, visually alerts the driver, and automatically decreases engine torque to reduce rollover tendency. This system also was developed by Meritor WABCO.</li></ul><h4>Proactive coaching aims to prevent behaviors shown to cause accidents</h4><p>Professional athletes and coaches use video and real-time data all the time to identify performance techniques that can be improved, Clark noted. &#8220;We&#8217;re doing the same thing with our professional drivers and how they operate our trucks,&#8221; he explained. &#8220;It&#8217;s a fundamental shift in our approach. Before we reacted after-the-fact, analyzing accidents and why they occurred. Now we&#8217;ve flipped the process, focusing instead on using technology and real-time information as a positive, proactive coaching experience to adjust behaviors, remove risk, prevent incidents and improve safety.&#8221;</p><h4>Veteran professional drivers embrace the benefits</h4><p>Mick Galbraith has been a professional truck driver with Con-way Freight for over 26 years, amassing nearly 3 million miles without a preventable accident. &#8220;I think I can speak for my fellow drivers when I say we&#8217;re competitive, we take pride in being professional, we want to be the best. New technologies can help an experienced driver realize opportunities to improve skills,&#8221; he explained. &#8220;These systems provide direct, real-time feedback; you can immediately see and understand unsafe behavior. It&#8217;s an opportunity to learn and correct something before it leads to an accident. That&#8217;s a real benefit that makes the driver a better operator and the roads safer for everyone.&#8221; </p><h4>First LTL carrier to adopt nationwide</h4><p>Con-way Freight is the first LTL carrier in the U.S. to simultaneously deploy both the event recorder and advanced performance management technologies fleet-wide. The company chose to adopt the technologies after an extensive pilot-testing program with several dozen drivers, who provided direct feedback on features, function, usability and effectiveness. Clark added that early results with the event recorders show that as more drivers receive coaching, the number of safety-related events and the severity of events decline. Combined with other fuel-saving initiatives, the on-board performance management system is expected to gradually improve fuel economy by as much as 4 percent as drivers learn and apply its coaching features. On an annual basis, a 4 percent improvement would reduce diesel fuel use by 3.6 million gallons, eliminating 80 million pounds of CO<sub>2</sub> emissions. </p><p>Concluded Con-way Freight&#8217;s Clark: &#8220;We find that time and again our investments in tested and proven safety technologies provide measurable payback, not just in reduced operating costs, but in significantly improved safety performance. Our drivers, the roads we share with the motoring public and the freight we carry are safer because of it. And that&#8217;s our top priority.&#8221;</p><p>Follow Con-way Freight on Twitter: <a title="Con-way Freight Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight">http://twitter.com/Conway_Freight</a>.</p><p>Con-way equipment images are available at <a title="Con-way Newsroom" href="//www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom">www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom</a>.</p><p><strong>About Con-way Freight</strong><br />Con-way Freight is the industry&#8217;s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of 425 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTL<sup>TM</sup> delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container load (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed&#174; service; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect<sup>SM</sup>; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP-, ACE- and CSA-certified.</p><p>Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit <a title="Con-way Freight" href="//www.con-way.com/en/freight">www.con-way.com/en/freight</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_06/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Mar_2014/2014_mar_06/ Con-way Freight President To Address Raymond James Conference <p>Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight and an executive vice president of Con-way Inc., will make a presentation on March 4, at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation will begin at approximately 9:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.</p><p>Parties may listen to the presentation via live Internet webcast. The webcast will be available at <a title="Con-way" href="//www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a> in the investors section. Please go to Con- way's web site at least fifteen minutes early to register and install any necessary software. Following the live webcast, an Internet replay will also be available at the Con-way web site.</p><p><strong>About Con-way Inc.</strong><br />Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way also operates a trailer refurbishing and manufacturing company which supplies trailing equipment to the company's trucking fleets. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit <a title="Con-way" href="//www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:55:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Feb_2014/2014_feb_27/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Feb_2014/2014_feb_27/ Menlo Logistics Names Paul T. Mooney Vice President - International <p>Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.6 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) announced today it has named Paul T. Mooney as vice president-International.</p><p>Mooney is a 28-year veteran of the global logistics and supply chain industry with an extensive background in operations management, as well as design and implementation of supply chain solutions for multiple industries. He succeeds Joseph P. Dagnese, who earlier this month was named president of Menlo&#8217;s sister company, Con-way Truckload.</p><p>&#8220;Paul Mooney has been instrumental in developing high-value customer solutions that effectively utilize Lean operating practices to continuously improve efficiencies and reduce costs for our customers,&#8221; said Gary D. Kowalski, Menlo&#8217;s chief operating officer. &#8220;His deep experience and reputation for operations excellence complement our management team and will provide strong leadership for our international markets.&#8221;</p><p>Mooney joined Menlo in 2004 as director of global account management. In his new role he will be responsible for management, strategic development, financial performance and growth for Menlo&#8217;s international operations on the European continent and in North and South Asia.</p><p>He most recently was the company&#8217;s senior director of operations, responsible for a team of 300 employees providing 3PL warehousing and transportation management services, as well as 4PL supply chain engineering services for customers in North America. He also has championed Menlo&#8217;s deployment of Lean continuous improvement practices across the company&#8217;s associated operations globally, and formalized the extension of Lean practices as part of Menlo&#8217;s solution set for 4PL customer engagements.</p><p>Prior to joining Menlo, Mooney was director of North American Supply Chain for Pilkington Inc. a $6 billion global manufacturer of building and automotive glass products. In this role he was responsible for all supply chain activities for the original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket business units at Pilkington North America.</p><p>He previously worked for logistics and consumer products companies including Inoveris LLP, Exel Americas, CSC Cleveland Consulting, Pepsi Cola North America and Baxter Healthcare, advancing through increasingly responsible positions in sales, business development, operations, logistics and transportation management.</p><p>He is a graduate of Adrian College, Adrian, Mich. where he earned his bachelor&#8217;s degree in Business Administration. He also holds an MBA in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.</p><p>Follow Menlo on Twitter: <a title="Menlo Logistics" href="http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics">http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics</a>.</p><p>Menlo Logistics images are available at <a title="Con-way Brand Standards" href="https://www.con-way.com/brand_standards">https://www.con-way.com/brand_standards</a>.</p><p><strong>About Menlo Logistics </strong><br />Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, Calif.-based Menlo Logistics&#8217; services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. </p><p>Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at <a title="Con-way" href="//www.con-way.com">www.con-way.com</a>.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Feb_2014/2014_feb_24/ http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom/press_releases/Feb_2014/2014_feb_24/