Con-way Freight to Donate Historic Tractor to Iowa 80 Museum

WALCOTT, IA – April 07, 2011WHAT: In April 1983, truck 414- 3001, a Ford Model 8000 cab-over tractor, now affectionately known as “Ole Number One,” rolled off of the assembly line and went into service at Con-way Central Express, a regional motor carrier start-up launched by the then Consolidated Freightways, Inc. Now, 28 years later, a commemorative ceremony will be held to mark the donation of this original truck — which has been completely restored — to the Iowa 80 Museum by Con-way Freight. The event will feature the truck’s original driver — who still drives for Con-way — and the driver’s freight operations supervisor from those early years, who rose to become president of Con-way Central Express and chief operating officer of Con- way Freight before retiring last year. The truck will be on display at the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum 505 Sterling Drive Walcott, Iowa

WHO: Dave Miller, founder, vice president and COO, Gnosis Management Group * Former Con-way Central Express operations supervisor in 1983; former president of Con-way Central and COO of Con-way Freight. Dick Heyob, original driver of truck 414-3001 *Still drives for Con-way Freight out of the company’s Cincinnati service center Dave Meier, curator, Iowa 80 Museum

Con-way Freight is North America’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) 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. Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

To attend the event at please contact:

Lori Zoellner
Con-way Inc.
(734) 757-1481
Amber Caouette
Kemp Goldberg Partners
(207) 773-0700, ext. 235

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