Con-way Truckload Driver Reaches Three-Million-Mile Mark
George Cook Becomes the Company's 10th Driver to Achieve the Milestone
JOPLIN, Mo., and ARLINGTON, Texas - April 6, 2009 - Con-way Truckload, a
full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today
announced that a 10th company driver has achieved the elite career milestone
of three million miles of dedicated service. George Cook of Arlington,
Texas, was recognized for his accomplishment at an April 4 ceremony at the
company's Joplin, Mo., headquarters.
"Reaching three million miles of driving is an impressive accomplishment -
it's the equivalent of traveling the circumference of the Earth 120 times,"
said Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. "After three million
miles with us, George's dedication to safety and customer service speak for
themselves. We are proud to have him as a Con-way Truckload driver."
Cook drove the three million miles between 1986 and 2009. A professional
driver for 31 years, he has driven for Con-way Truckload for 23 years and
typically drives a route between Dallas and El Paso, Texas. The company has
previously honored Cook with awards for reaching one and two million miles,
as company driver of the month for four years in a row and as company driver
of the year for the past three years.
"You don't get to three million miles without a lot of other people helping
you," Cook said of his achievement. "I love my country, my family and my
Cook currently lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife of 29 years, Tani.
The couple has six children and 10 grandchildren. In his spare time, he
enjoys flying, fishing and bowling.
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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 3,500
drivers with a fleet of more than 2,800 tractors and 8,600 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 logistics services company.