JOPLIN, MO and LAS VEGAS, NV--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 11, 2009 -- Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW - News), today announced that it has won a Stevie® Award as Sales Department of the Year in the Distribution & Transportation category. The award was presented at the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service(SM) held Feb. 9 in Las Vegas and hosted by The Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows, including the prestigious American Business Awards. Stevie Awards judges selected winners from a group of finalists chosen from more than 500 entries submitted by companies of all sizes in a wide variety of industries. The awards program includes recognition of both sales and customer service professionals. "At Con-way Truckload, our sales professionals show an unwavering commitment to solutions for customers that help them succeed in the marketplace," said Pete Montaño, Con-way Truckload's vice president of sales. "It's gratifying to see them honored for the hard work and dedication they bring to their jobs on behalf of our customers and our company every day." Con-way Truckload entered the competition based on its 2008 growth in sales and productivity despite challenging market conditions. The company attributes that success to constant customer focus, quality salespeople and the leveraging of relationships with sister companies Con-way Freight and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "This year's honorees demonstrate that even in challenging economic times, it's possible for organizations to continue to shine in sales and customer service -- which perform the two most important functions in business: acquiring and keeping customers," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. Details about The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of honorees in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales. About Con-way Truckload Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW - News) 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 - News) is a $5.0 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. About The Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com. Sponsors of the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are John Hancock Mutual Funds, Sales Partnerships, and ValueSelling Associates.