Dec 10, 2014

Con-way Truckload Opens IdleAir Facility at Laredo, Texas Terminal

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Con-way Truckload Opens IdleAir Facility at Laredo, Texas Terminal

LAREDO, Texas – December 09, 2014

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), has opened a new dedicated IdleAir facility at its terminal in Laredo, Texas. The 19-space IdleAir facility provides drivers with in-cab services, including air conditioning, heat, internet connectivity, DIRECTV, and 120V electricity, completely eliminating the need for idling.

At the new IdleAir facility, Con-way Truckload is providing air conditioning and electricity at no cost to all company drivers and independent contractors. Reducing idling saves fuel and associated maintenance costs, and it provides drivers with a cleaner, quieter, more relaxing rest environment.

“Over-the-road drivers are out for weeks at a time. Being able to create a comfortable and safe environment inside the truck is essential to a driver’s physical and mental health, which is something we take very seriously,” said Bert Johnson, vice president of human resources at Con-way Truckload. “IdleAir allows our drivers to have the same in-cab amenities as idling, but in a more sustainable and cost-effective way.”

IdleAir developed a customized facility designed around the needs of Con-way Truckload and its operation at the Laredo terminal. Con-way Truckload received a turnkey package of IdleAir services and support, and has already started to achieve meaningful idling reductions which have averaged more than 4,000 gallons per month, eliminating approximately 500 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Con-way Truckload is looking to expand its partnership with IdleAir at other terminal locations in 2015.

“We are proud to expand our relationship with Con-way Truckload as a fuel saving partner,” said Ethan Garber, CEO of IdleAir. “Con-way is an industry leader at maximizing the morale and productivity of its professional workforce, with one of the lowest driver turnover rates in long-haul trucking. Its selection of IdleAir to cost-effectively eliminate idling and improve driver comfort in the toughest climate in the U.S. fits its reputation for increasing efficiency and supporting environmentally responsible initiatives.”

Integrating easily with other idle-reduction strategies, IdleAir delivers an inexpensive suite of services, including HVAC, power and entertainment options. For additional information about dedicated IdleAir facilities, please contact or call (865) 232-1713. IdleAir supports American energy independence by using homegrown electric power from domestic energy resources.

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About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is a leading provider of time-definite dry-van full-truckload transportation services throughout the U.S., with extensive coverage of Mexico and service for Canada. With 3,350 employees, 2,900 of whom are company drivers and dedicated owner-operators piloting a fleet of 2,900 tractors and 8,000 trailers, Con-way Truckload provides solo, team and dedicated trucking operations, with a focus on superior performance built on Lean continuous improvement methodologies to drive efficiencies and consistent quality service. With a workplace culture built on respect for employees and recognition of their professional skill and expertise as our keys to success, Con-way Truckload strives every day to deliver value-added services that help Fortune 500 businesses achieve supply chain goals. Visit Con-way Truckload on the web at or call (800) 641-4747.

Con-way Truckload is an operating unit of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company (

About IdleAir
IdleAir, a division of Convoy Solutions LLC, is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers, including Pilot Flying J, Love’s, Sapp Brothers, and select TravelCenters of America and Petro franchisee locations. IdleAir currently operates more than 30 travel center locations in 14 states, plus dedicated fleet terminal installations. IdleAir enables truck drivers to eliminate engine idling or running APUs while enjoying air conditioning, heating, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet, and DirecTV. At less than half the cost of idling, IdleAir helps truck drivers sleep better and save money while reducing emissions. Visit the company’s website at