LORDSTOWN, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 05/11/12 --
A meeting with Con-way Freight employees and a tour of the company's major Alliance/Youngstown freight operations center in Lordstown. Josh will have the opportunity to interact with professional truck drivers, "walk the dock" and view active cross-dock loading and unloading operations, and get hands-on demonstrations of the daily functions of a modern commercial freight trucking enterprise. The meeting will conclude with Josh participating in a "ride-along" with a Con-way Freight senior driver to obtain perspective from the cab of a commercial freight truck.
*Lordstown also is home to one of Con-way Freight's original in-house driver training schools founded in 2010. Today, with four Ohio training sites, the company has graduated 23 apprentices into full time driving jobs as professional, CDL-certified driver sales representatives. Nationally, Con-way has 86 in-house driver training schools, which have graduated nearly 650 apprentices into full time driving jobs.
Con-way's Alliance/Youngstown freight assembly center operates 24/7 and processes on a daily basis some 3.8 million pounds of commercial and industrial cargo. The 85-door dock facility receives and distributes less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments from hundreds of businesses in the greater Alliance/Youngstown/ area.
Monday, May 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. - meeting with employees
10:10 a.m. - facility tour
10:50 a.m. - stand up interviews
Con-way Freight, 6700 Muth Road, Lordstown, OH
Josh Mandel, U.S. Senate Candidate, Ohio
Steve Krull, senior vice president and general counsel, Con-way Inc.
Chris Bott, director, operations, Con-way Freight
Farris Scott, service center manager, Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is North America'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. Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.
To attend the event in Lordstown, or to speak with a Con-way Freight executive or manager, please contact:
Kemp Goldberg Partners
207-773-0700, ext. 236
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