Rick Primmer is One of Only 14 Drivers in Company History to Achieve Career Milestone
JOPLIN, Mo. – September 13, 2012 – Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced that one of its professional drivers has achieved the elite career milestone of three million miles of driving. Con-way recognized company driver Rick Primmer of Spokane Valley, Wash., for his accomplishment during a ceremony held at the company’s Joplin headquarters. During Con-way Truckload’s 61-year history, only 14 of its drivers have reached the three-million-mile driving milestone.
“Rick could not be more deserving of this honor,” said Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer, Con-way Truckload. “I want to put his accomplishment into perspective: driving three million miles is the same as driving the circumference of the earth 120 times. This is a very impressive feat. I want to congratulate Rick and thank him for his commitment to safety and dedication to professional driving.”
Rick Primmer, 53, has been a professional driver since 1988. He reached his first million miles with Con-way in 1996 and his second million in 2004. Throughout his career with the company, safety has been Primmer’s top concern. “Take it easy and pay attention,” he said. “Be as safe as you can at all times and take it one day at a time.”
In addition to spending three million miles behind the wheel of a Con-way truck, Primmer enjoys working on old automobiles. He also spends time with his wife, Tammy, his three children and his grandson, Alex.
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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 2,700 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.