HAMILTON, Ontario and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today recognized Clary Ward, a veteran driver sales representative from the company's Hamilton, Ontario service center, for becoming the Canadian National Champion, Single-Single class, at the 2013 Canadian National Professional Truck Driving Championships.
The company honored Ward for his winning performance in the Single-Single class with a special ceremony at its Hamilton service center. During the ceremony, he was presented with a personalized Con-way Freight tractor for his exclusive use over the next year, and a new, also personalized, Ford pickup truck for his achievement.
"Safety is the number one priority at Con-way Freight and Clary has demonstrated that commitment through this achievement," said Tom Clark, senior vice president, operations, at Con-way Freight. "He goes the extra mile for safety and professionalism each day and is an example of excellence that all drivers throughout North America and in our company can aspire to."
"Driving a truck is a big responsibility and it takes constant attention and awareness to stay safe on the road," said Ward. "I work hard every day to be the safest driver out there and I'm proud to be recognized with a national title and by Con-way Freight."
Ward joined Con-way Freight in 2004. Since then, he has participated in the national competition twice. This year, he was also the Ontario provincial winner in the Single-Single division. He has worked as a professional driver for more than 25 years.
The 2013 Canadian National Professional Truck Driving Championships consists of a written test, pre-trip inspection exam and driving test to assess the professionalism, skill and safety knowledge of Canada's professional drivers. To compete, drivers must have no preventable accidents in the 12 months prior to the championships. This year 33 provincial champions competed in five separate competition classes including: Straight Trucks, Single-Single, Single-Tandem, Tandem-Tandem, and Super B-train.
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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 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™ 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® service; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect(SM); 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.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.
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