Con-way Truckload drivers reach three-million-mile mark

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Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that three of its professional drivers have achieved three million miles of driving. The company recognized company driver Ron Dodson of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and owner-operators Jim Freeman of Webb City, Mo., and Jim Cory of Joplin, Mo., for their accomplishments at a recent ceremony at its Joplin headquarters. During Con-way Truckload’s 58-year history, only 13 of its drivers have reached the three-million-mile mark.

“Drivers are the heart and soul of our company, and I am proud to have the opportunity to recognize Jim Cory, Ron Dodson and Jim Freeman for their outstanding achievement,” says Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. “Three million miles is the equivalent of traveling along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., 1,255 times — an extraordinary accomplishment. We are tremendously proud to have these exemplary drivers on our team.”

Dodson began his driving career with Con-way Truckload in 1984 and has been a professional driver for 40 years. Freeman, a professional driver for 37 years, joined Con-way Truckload in 1985 as an owner-operator. Cory has been driving professionally for 44 years and joined Con-way Truckload in 1979.