Con-way Freight Accelerates Transit Times from Washington’s Tri-Cities Area to Eastern Idaho
Next-day Service Launched to Support Peak Planting Season for Local Agricultural Industry
PASCO, Wash., and POCATELLO, Idaho.-Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it is accelerating transit times between Washington’s Tri-Cities area and eastern Idaho to support local business needs for faster deliveries during the region’s peak planting season for the agricultural industry.
“Agricultural customers in eastern Idaho typically need more frequent deliveries at this time of year for products such as seed, fertilizer, equipment and other goods, which are in high demand during the prime spring planting season,” said Tim Dell, Con-way’s area vice president for the western United States. “We are adjusting our operations with additional resources to support the needs of local agricultural producers for reliable daily freight service. With the flexibility of our network, we can respond quickly to surges in volumes and for specific regional market or seasonal needs of our customers.”
Con-way Freight will begin five-day-a-week next-day service for the region starting today, March 30. The enhanced service will be available to shippers for approximately 14 weeks through July 2. The seasonal surge typically involves goods moving from the Tri-Cities area of Washington to the agricultural regions of eastern Idaho. Cities benefiting from the accelerated service include Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, Wash., and Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Rexburg and Burley, Idaho.
The company previously provided two-day service between these communities. Shippers interested in the accelerated service can obtain more information by calling Con-way Freight’s local service centers in Pasco, Wash. (509-546-0573), or Pocatello, Idaho (208-233-4981).
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