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CFI Honored with Carrier Service Award from United Sugars Corporation


Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a Con-way (NYSE: CNW) company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., today announced that United Sugars Corporation has recognized it with a 2007 Carrier Service Award. United Sugars — the second largest sugar marketing organization in the United States — presented the award at a recent ceremony in Fargo, N.D.

“This award is a testament to the success of our relationship with United Sugars,” said Herb Schmidt, president of CFI, a Con-way company. “It’s a privilege to know that our work is valued and that our service is contributing to the success of the company. We look forward to continuing to work with them and to expanding our relationship in the future.”

United Sugars honored 20 vendors and carriers at the Fargo event. Criteria for the awards included number of loads, weights, delivery performance, responsiveness of operations and sales, invoicing accuracy, communication and lack of customer complaints.

“CFI has been an important carrier for us, particularly as we’ve expanded our business in Mexico,” said Lee Glass, director of transportation, United Sugars. “Their equipment, flexibility and communication are all exemplary and that has led us to increase the loads we’ve shipped with them.”

CFI began its relationship with United Sugars in 2005. The company provides truckload service from seven facilities in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Florida to retail and commercial businesses throughout the United States and Mexico. This year’s award marks the first time the Minnesota-based company has recognized CFI.

United Sugars Corporation was formed in January 1994 to market sugar for American Crystal Sugar Company, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative. United States Sugar Corporation joined the group five years later in 1999.

About Contract Freighters, Inc.
Joplin, Mo.-based Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI) 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. Acquired by Con-way in 2007, CFI was combined with Con-way Truckload to create an organization that employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States, 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.

CFI/Con-way Truckload is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics company and FORTUNE magazine’s “Most Admired Company” in transportation and logistics for 2007. For more information, visit


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