Con-way Freight Driver Achieves One Million Accident-Free Miles

MILEMARK REACHED: Phillip Powell recently reached one-million miles of safe driving at Con-way Freight Company. This was a very unique goal.

Courtesy of Con-way Freight Company

(SAPULPA) – Every industry has certain unique career milestones which set apart an individual as especially skilled and accomplished in their profession. For a professional truck driver, one million miles of safe driving without an accident is the ultimate measure of excellence. It is an elite club that now counts Sapulpa, Okla., resident Phillip Powell as a member.

Powell is a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload () freight carrier and the largest subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (: ). He safely drove the one million miles between 1999 and 2009, and reached the one-million-mile mark on April 25. Powell was the first driver hired by Con-way Freight when the company began operations in Tulsa, Okla., in 1989.

“Phillip Powell’s impressive accomplishment highlights the personal and professional commitment to safety of those of our employees who go behind the wheel of a truck every day, and who make it their business to demonstrate superior safety performance on the highways, in our service centers and at our customers’ facilities,? said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. “Safety is one of our core values, and we congratulate Phillip for his extraordinary achievement.?

Powell has been a professional truck driver for 28 years, beginning his driving career while serving in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1988. His route takes him from Sapulpa to Kansas City, Kan., a round trip of approximately 514 miles. Powell has been married for 25 years to his wife, Eleanor, and has three children: Tricia, 19; Phillip, 11; and Colby, 7. He is a member of the New Springs Church in Jenks, Okla., and enjoys fishing in his spare time.

Over the company’s 25-year history, more than 1,500 Con-way Freight driver sales representatives have reached the one-million-mile safe driving milestone, while more than 90 have driven two million miles accident-free.

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About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than-truckload () freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service through a single, unified network of more than 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers freight delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for international less-than-container () ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed? service; and expedited U.S. delivery for inbound international cargoes from Europe through an exclusive alliance with . Con-way Freight is a certified highway carrier and is 9001- and 14001-, C-/PIP, – and -certified.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (: ), a $5.0 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

Updated 05-29-2009

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