Con-way Freight reported its best safety statistics since 2003, recoring an accident frequency rate of .53, or one accident for every 1.9 million miles driven, representing a 13.1 percent decrease from the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company’s 2008 figure. The nationwide average accident frequency for motor carriers is .71, and FMCSA considers a carrier to be operating safely when its rate falls below 1.50.
It achieved an accident frequency rate of 8.87 per million miles driven in 2009, the lowest since the score of 9.50 it achieved seven years ago. Con-way Freight also has seen a reduction in accident frequency every year for the past five years, with 2009’s figure a full 26 percent lower than the rate it reported in 2005.
“These impressive safety achievements truly exemplify the commitment to safety shown by the drivers who represent Con-way Freight on the roads and at our customers’ facilities every day,” says John G. Labrie, president of Con-way Freight. “We employ some of the safest drivers in the industry, and our drivers’ accomplishments in 2009 are further evidence of that. I commend them for their safe practices and proven dedication.”