4 Con-way Freight drivers reach 2 million miles safely

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Con-way Freight recently announced that four of its professional truck drivers have achieved two million accident-free miles. These successes were celebrated at the local service centers of drivers James Coveney of Denver; Jorge Quezada of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; Larry Painter of Fresno, Calif.; and Efrain Gomez of Fontana, Calif.

“These individuals have achieved an extraordinary safety record and represent a distinguished group of drivers at Con-way,” says David S. McClimon, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight. “Their dedication is exemplary and helps us all remember the importance of safety as a core company value.”

Coveney is a native of Tracy, Calif., and now resides in Parker, Colo., with his wife of 25 years and is a driver at the Denver Con-way Freight service center. In his time off, Coveney is an avid bass fisherman and also enjoys Colorado big game hunting. For Coveney, two million accident-free miles represent more than 4,700 trips on his typical route between Denver and Wamsutter, Wyo.

A native of Mexico City, Quezada resides in Buena Park, Calif., with his wife of 37 years and is a driver at the Santa Fe Springs Con-way Freight service center. In his spare time, he enjoys electronics, vacationing with his wife and participating in the Ham Radio Club of California. For Quezada, two million miles is the equivalent of more than 4,300 trips on his typical route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nev., without incident. He also was the recipient of a 2004 Michigan State Defensive Driving Award.

Painter lives in Fresno with his wife of 32 years and is a driver at the Fresno Con-way Freight service center. In his time off, he enjoys collecting die-cast cars. For Painter, two million miles represent more than 4,300 accident-free runs of his typical route between Fresno and Willows, Calif. He also earned company honors as California Driver of the Month in 1999 and 2003, and California Driver of the Year in 2003.

A native of Los Angeles, Gomez resides in Hemet, Calif., and is a driver at the Fontana Con-way Freight service center. In his free time, he enjoys flying, free diving and spear-fishing. For Gomez, two million miles represent about 20,000 safe runs of his current route between Fontana and Temecula, Calif.

The drivers honored have a combined total of more than 120 years of professional driving experience, 85 of those with Con-way Freight.