Con-way Freight Selects Esri Technology to Improve Route Planning and Optimization

July 26, 2012

Redlands, California—Con-way Freight (NYSE: CNW) has signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Esri that gives the company unlimited access to Esri software. The ELA provides an integrated geospatial technology solution that supports Con-way's nationwide less-than-truckload lot (LTL) freight transportation network in North America.

With a fleet of 9,100 trucks and 25,000 trailers operating from 300 locations, Con-way Freight is one of the top trucking companies in the United States. The company will use Esri technology to assist with route planning, optimization, and business analytics activities.

The first phase of Con-way's deployment will be implemented to visualize and track trucks within local delivery areas, providing more accurate geospatial data to support better decision making in pickup and delivery operations. This will support future projects aimed at optimization of such operations and identifying available capacity for new business.

"Esri technology will drive increasing efficiencies into our business while supporting operational improvements that will lead to faster, more reliable deliveries for our customers," said Mark Schue, director of information technology at Con-way. "In addition, it creates efficiencies for our IT organization by allowing us to support a single platform that can serve all our geospatial needs."

The integrated ArcGIS solution will help the company easily compile, analyze, visualize, and share geospatial data, facilitating faster and more efficient freight delivery and improved ability to meet customer expectations. The agreement also enables any Con-way company to purchase ArcGIS software under the same master license, extending the benefits of the technology to Con-way Freight's affiliated businesses.

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