Sterling Truck Corp. announced that its 250,000th truck — a Sterling Set-Back 113-inch BBC A-Line — recently rolled off the production line. To mark the occasion, the Redford, Mich.-based truck maker presented executives from Con-way Freight with the keys and a plaque during a special ceremony held June 10 at Sterling Trucks’ manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Con-way Freight — an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company and a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. — has been a Sterling Trucks customer for more than 10 years. The company currently owns more than 7,200 Sterling trucks, including the Sterling Acterra, A-Line and L-Line models.
“We wanted to use this special occasion to also say thank you to Con-way for its long-term commitment to Sterling Trucks,” says Richard Saward, vice president of sales for Sterling Trucks. “We continually strive to prove to Con-way that Sterling Trucks is synonymous with designing, building and delivering trucks that are ready to work, all day, every day.”
Con-way Freight depends on Sterling to provide reliable work trucks for regional and transcontinental hauling. According to Mike Grima, director of fleet maintenance for Con-way Freight, Sterling’s superior interior features, including recent enhancements to the cab, make drivers’ work environments more comfortable. Grima also notes that Sterling’s commitment to product improvement helps the company achieve a lower per-unit operating cost on the life of its trucks.
“Sterling’s innovative approach, continued focus on building better product and extensive dealer network separate it from the competition,” Grima says. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Sterling and its ongoing commitment to the success of our company.”