Con-way Freight safety managers honored by state trucking groups

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Con-way Freight announced that two of its safety managers, Cliff Fiveash and David Foughty, have been named Safety Professional of the Year by the Safety Management Councils of the Georgia Motor Truck Association and Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, respectively. The two were honored during separate ceremonies in early May.

Fiveash received his peer-nominated award from GMTA’s Safety Management Council for his work on behalf of GMTA and as manager of safety for Con-way Freight. Based in Atlanta, Fiveash has been with Con-way Freight for 17 years. In his current role since 2001, he ensures that about 400 drivers in eight service centers around the state maintain safe driving skills and remain compliant with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations.

Foughty received PMTA’s Gogolin Safety Award for Safety Professional of the Year for his work on the safety council and as a manager of safety for Con-way Freight, where he is responsible for 600 drivers around the state. The award is named after Edward Gogolin, who joined PMTA in 1930 and dedicated the next 40 years of his career to elevating the field of safety in the trucking industry. Based out of the Milton, Pa., service center, Foughty has worked for Con-way Freight for 22 years – 15 of which have been spent in the safety department.

“Safety professionals like Cliff and Dave are role models for all of us at Con-way Freight,” says John G. Labrie, president of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company. “With safety as a core value, it is truly special to see them held in such high regard with these prestigious awards. We will continue to support their work and efforts to keep the roadways safe for all of our drivers and the motoring public and commend PMTA and GMTA for taking the time to honor them.”