U.S. trucking giant expands brokerage capabilities

PORTLAND, Ore. — Con-way Inc. has launched Con-way Multimodal to provide expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business.

The venture will be based in Portland, Ore. and will focus on flexible, efficient capacity solutions for the marketplace.

Con-way Multimodal succeeds the company’s previous brokerage operation – known as Con-way Truckload Services – and will operate as a division of one of Con-way’s three primary operating units, Menlo Worldwide Logistics.

"The re-launching and expansion of our truckload brokerage company and its new leadership will help accelerate our growth in this segment with a strong market offering and a clearly defined and delineated brand," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way president and CEO. "The flexibility inherent in brokerage operations is a key component of the capacity mix for many shipping customers. Delivering an effective, scalable capability, with a solid base of reliable third-party carriers, is a natural fit that complements our enterprise business portfolio."

Leading Con-way Multimodal as its president will be Tyler S. Ellison, who joins the organization as a 12-year veteran of the transportation and logistics industry. Prior to joining Con-way Multimodal, Ellison served in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership roles at Schneider National.

Ellison becomes responsible for the development and execution of business strategy and operations for Con-way Multimodal, which arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for truckload freight shipments. The company’s reach will extend throughout the United States and into Canada and Mexico.

The name change will become effective upon the receipt of the requisite government approval.

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