Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Con-way To Expand Truck Fleet and Regional Freight Operations

New Subsidiary a Great Success
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USA - Con-way Truckload Regional, the short-haul subsidiary of the American freight giant Con-way Inc., has announced that it is to expand its regional service with increased operations across ten U.S. states from January next year.

The company states it is to add 300 trucks to its fleet by the end of 2010 and plans significant growth in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Con-way says that the expansion is due to high user demand for the regional service, which they introduced in September, and has experienced an extremely positive response from customers.

This, they state, is due to their ability to provide specialist services like time-sensitive requirements and greater flexibility in meeting various logistical needs that a dedicated regional presence gives them, whilst at the same time offering links for freight shipments directly into their long-haul, consolidation and distribution services.

“Con-way Truckload Regional has been a great success, and we’ve seen a clear demand for this offering in a growing number of regions,” said Herb Schmidt, president, Con-way Truckload.

“With our available network of secure, state-of-the-art facilities and the ability to expand without adding infrastructure, we see a tremendous opportunity for strategic growth. We’re moving forward to maximize the potential of that opportunity,” he added.

With some of their rivals in the North American trucking market distinctly in the doldrums, noticeably rival YRC, it seems that Con-way’s innovation in opening up new markets and the services to exploit them is paying off.