The upgrade includes 875 new Daimler Freightliner trackers, which will replace older units in the fleet. This will allow the company to refresh its fleet as well as maintain its status as having one of the most modern fleets in its industry.
"Upgrading our fleet with these advanced new tractors and trailers has many benefits," Tim Killilee, senior director of maintenance at Con-way Freight, said. "The new power units will provide greater fuel efficiency, as they are designed with better emission controls and features."
"Most importantly, we have listened to our drivers and incorporated their feedback in the process, including features they've identified as being critical," Killilee said. "We also are investing in safety, as these tractors are factory equipped with an in-cab suite of safety technologies that's unrivaled in the industry. These systems complement and enhance the skills of our professional drivers and, in our view, represent the safest-equipped trucks on the highway."
"The trucks we drive are our offices, and it means a lot to work for a company that listens to driver input regarding equipment decisions," Bob Dolan, a driver sales representative out of the company's Allentown, Pennsylvania service center who participated in the driver feedback sessions, said. "The newer equipment has a better interior ergonomic design that makes my job physically easier, so mentally I can keep my focus on the road and on driving as safely as possible for everyone out there."
Con-Way Transportation Service is located at 1845 Airport Exchange Blvd, Erlanger.