Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

CENTRAL TRANSPORT EARNS SPOT ON 2012 INFORMATIONWEEK 500 LIST OF TOP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS ACROSS AMERICA

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Warren, Michigan, September 14, 2012 – Central Transport, one of the nation’s most technologically advanced less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The annual list was revealed Tuesday night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of central transport tracking grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

ABOUT CENTRAL TRANSPORT Central Transport is a privately-owned, full-service, asset-based transportation provider offering supply chain solutions across North America. Central Transport provides regional, inter-regional and long-haul less-than-truckload services, cross-docking, consolidation and pool distribution services, as well as customized value-added services. Central Transport is based in suburban Detroit and is part of the privately held CenTra, Inc., recently named a Forbes 500 private company.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com) The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb’s and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.


CEVA receives Partnership Award from FCI Electronics

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Award recognizes CEVA for significant contributions to FCI’s success

Singapore, 1 October, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, today announced that it was a proud recipient of FCI’s Partnership Award 2012. This award recognizes CEVA as one of their key preferred suppliers around the globe and the significant contributions the company has made to the success of FCI’s  ceva tracking business performance.Laurent Petit, Vice President, Asia Operations and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, FCI commented: “This Partnership Award from FCI demonstrates CEVA’s capability to significantly contribute to our global business performance. As our preferred logistics supplier, CEVA has been successfully taking care of most of our freight and distribution centers worldwide. We rely on CEVA’s ability to always build the right solutions for real problems. I would like to thank and congratulate the entire CEVA team for their continued and loyal support.”

“We are delighted and honored to receive a Partnership Award from FCI,” said Didier Chenneveau, CEVA’s President for Asia Pacific.  “We believe that CEVA’s strong commitment to deliver competitive advantage to FCI’s supply chain and business performance has helped us strengthen this relationship over the years. We look forward to deepening this strategic relationship with FCI and will continue to support them effectively in today’s highly competitive global market.”

CEVA has developed a significant partnership with FCI which began seven years ago and will continue to take a strategic approach in the effective management of their supply chain through constant innovation and service excellence to remain a valued partner to FCI.

CEVA – Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 51,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2011, the Group reported revenues of €6.9 billion.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT:
This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, discussions regarding industry outlook, the Company’s expectations regarding the performance of its business, its liquidity and capital resources, its guidance for 2012 and the other non-historical statements. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “continues,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “forecasts,” and similar expressions. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs only as of the date of this press release and, in addition to the assumptions specifically mentioned in the above paragraphs, there are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the effect of local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions, a downturn in the industries in which we operate (including the automotive industry and the airfreight business), risks associated with the Company’s global operations, fluctuations and increases in fuel prices, the Company’s substantial indebtedness, restrictions contained in its debt agreements and risks that it will be unable to compete effectively. Further information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect the Company’s financial results, is contained in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports, available on the Company’s website, which investors are strongly encouraged to review. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or the consequences of such a development worsen, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. CEVA disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CEVA named Logistics Provider of the Year at the Payload Asia Awards 2012

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Singapore, 25 September, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has been named the overall winner for the ‘Logistics Provider of the Year’ category at the Payload Asia Awards 2012, held in Singapore recently.

Organized for the first time by the region’s leading air cargo publication, Payload Asia, the Awards highlight the excellent contributions of leading supply chain organizations in the air cargo industry in Asia, particularly in ceva tracking market adeptness, innovative products or superior strategy to make a positive impact on the market.  Payload Asia, in its 27th year of publication is one of the leading authoritative sources of information and news on the air cargo industry and related sectors in Asia.

Didier Chenneveau, CEVA’s President of Asia Pacific commented: “I am very pleased that CEVA has been named the ‘Logistics Provider of the Year’ by Payload Asia. We are honored to be recognized by industry practitioners for our commitment to the air cargo industry and delivering integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions and service excellence to our customers. Putting our customers at the heart of what we do has enabled CEVA to stand out competitively.”

Companies in various categories are shortlisted by a panel of independent judges made up of well-respected professionals and leaders in the air cargo industry. Three companies are subsequently shortlisted as finalists in each category. The winner of each category was selected through a final round of online voting by readers of Payload Asia and industry professionals from across the world.

CEVA’s strategic collaboration with core carriers and continued focus on increasing operational efficiencies to support its customers’ logistics needs have enabled the company to stand out competitively in Airfreight management.  As a global 3PL provider, CEVA is well positioned to deliver value that benefits customers through integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions combining Freight Management and Contract Logistics services.

Introduction Of Wilson Trucking Corporation

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Wilson Trucking is a full service transportation company providing various supply chain solutions. Since 1926 the professionals under the direction of the Wilson family have endured every aspect of wilson trucking tracking business conditions to remain a debt-free dependable carrier committed to superior service. For eight decades, customers have been able to rely upon the dedication to integrity and dependability which are cornerstones of Wilson values.

With our multi-terminal network of facilities throughout the south, Wilson provides predominately next-day and some second-day LTL Regional service in ten Southeastern states and D.C. Along with LTL service, Wilson provides Expedited, Guaranteed, and time critical service for those time sensitive shipments anywhere in the U.S.

Wilson Worldwide Services provides a complete array of solutions for international shipping. Anywhere in the world, Wilson Worldwide can move your product safely, and securely.

Below are just some of the reasons that thousands of customers trust Wilson every day:

• Dependable, reliable and successful business partner since 1926
• Professional, dedicated, company employees
• Debt-free financial status
• Lift Gate service available on all direct points served
• 100% company-owned equipment and drivers

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Con-way Truckload Increases Mileage Pay Rate, Changes Wait-Time Compensation for Drivers

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JOPLIN, Mo. – October 04, 2012

Con-way Truckload, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced two improvements to driver pay packages that will increase driver compensation.

Effective Nov. 25, the company is instituting a $.01-per-mile increase in mileage pay, applicable to both company drivers and owner-operators. The company also is changing the standard for unpaid wait time when drivers are detained at customer loading docks. This “wait time” before detention pay is earned has been reduced from three hours to two.

“Con-way Truckload has always prided itself on providing a competitive pay package that’s among the best in the industry, and responding to the input and concerns of our drivers,” said Saul Gonzalez, the company’s president. “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to both of these objectives. Our drivers are the heart of our service performance. A competitive and well-thought-out compensation package reflects the crucial role our drivers play in the quality of our service, and our recognition of the value they represent to our company and our customers.”

When combined with Con-way Truckload’s long length-of-hauls, predictable miles and other driver incentives and benefits, the pay upgrades announced today position the company with one of the industry’s most attractive driver compensation programs.

Gonzalez noted that Con-way Truckload emphasizes premium service, managing its network operations and 2,800-truck fleet for maximum availability to customers and maximum miles for drivers, while working against strict standards for on-time pick-up and delivery.

Effectively managing that conway tracking balance—keeping drivers on the road and having trucks available where and when customers need capacity—is influenced as well by shippers and their ability to load and unload trucks in a timely manner. Loading and unloading a full-truckload shipment typically averages two hours, yet drivers are often detained at shippers’ docks for longer periods of time. Excessive “detention” time reduces driver compensation and can create on-the-job frustration. It also makes it that much more difficult to keep trucks on schedule with the often tight service windows that today’s high-velocity supply chains demand. “Ultimately, excessive detention is waste that costs the shipper more in transportation expense,” Gonzales noted.

He added that excessive detention was the number one concern aired by drivers in recent discussion forums. That feedback led to the company’s decision to decrease wait time for detention pay from three hours to two hours. “We have had very positive feedback and we’re pleased to be able to make this change to improve driver compensation, and reward their commitment to excellent customer service,” he said.

“By continuing to re-evaluate our compensation package, review industry standards and listen to our drivers, we hope to remain one of the best and most competitive carriers in the industry,” Gonzalez concluded.

 

About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,800 tractors and 8,000 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.

Con-way Freight Wins Second Consecutive LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Whirlpool Corporation

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Company Outscores the Competition in Annual Carrier Performance Evaluation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – September 27, 2012

For the second consecutive year Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). This is the third time Con-way Freight has earned the award since it became a primary carrier for Whirlpool in 2007. Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool builds and sells a wide range of major home appliances under respected brand names such as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht.

Con-way Freight has provided LTL service to Whirlpool for more than a decade, serving its inbound transportation needs moving LTL freight from plants to production facilities. As part of its overall supply chain quality process, Whirlpool annually conducts an evaluation of its transportation service providers. The effort measures and ranks carriers in areas such as on-time service, driver professionalism and safety performance, equipment quality, electronic data interchange (EDI) compliance, EPA SmartWay score, invoice accuracy and claims. The program also considers feedback on carrier performance from Whirlpool’s internal as well as end-user customers.

“Whirlpool Corporation interacts with hundreds of suppliers throughout the year,” says Michelle VanderMeer, senior director for Whirlpool Corporation’s North America logistics operations. “Con-way has provided a high level of customer service with zero capacity issues, and carries the highest less-than-truckload volume for Whirlpool. We were excited to recognize Con-way for their superior performance.”

“We strive to continuously improve our performance from year to year, so it’s a tremendous honor to once again be recognized for superior service by Whirlpool,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president, Con-way Freight. “LTL trucking is a team sport, and this award is a testament to the great teamwork our people exhibit to ensure we remain a trusted carrier for Whirlpool by meeting the highest standards of excellence and customer care.”

About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of over 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTLTM delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirectSM; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company.