Home > About Con-way > Leadership Bios > Leadership Bios

Leadership Bios

David L. Miller

David L. Miller

Chief Operating Officer, Con-way Freight Inc.

David L. Miller is chief operating officer of Con-way Freight Inc. Con-way Freight is the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Named FORTUNE magazine’s “Most Admired Company” in transportation and logistics for 2007, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, CFI and Con-way Truckload, and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and intermodal freight transportation; as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services; and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 17 countries across five continents. 

As chief operating officer of Con-way Freight, Mr. Miller is responsible for the day-to-day management for all operations and strategic planning for Con-way’s largest business unit. Responsibilities include business planning, process management, technology initiatives, enterprise security, properties and fleet maintenance.

Mr. Miller previously served as president of Con-way Freight-Central, Con-way Freight’s largest regional LTL transportation operating unit. He was named to this position in 2005 and had previously served as president of its sister company, Con-way Freight-Southern, since the end of 2002.

A 30-year veteran of the trucking industry, Mr. Miller joined the Con-way organization in 1983 as a freight operations supervisor for the LTL division. He then progressed to service center manager, region manager, and in 1996, director of quality assurance for the central region (previously known as Con-Way Central Express – CCX). In 1998, he was named director of strategic planning for Con-way Transportation Services (now known as Con-way Freight), responsible for determining the company’s strategic direction, including new business development, research, operating processes and e-commerce initiatives. He was named vice president of strategic planning in 2000. After the events of September 11, 2001, Mr. Miller took on the added responsibility of working with U.S. government officials to help shape new border security rules and regulations, which continues today.

Mr. Miller started his career in freight transportation in 1972 as a dockman and driver sales representative for Associated Truck Lines. He subsequently advanced through increasingly responsible positions and was named operations manager in 1981.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Miller attended the University of Cincinnati. He is based at the Con-way Freight headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Home > About Con-way > Leadership Bios > Leadership Bios
SHOW COMMENTS