REDFORD, MICH. — June 17, 2008 — Sterling Truck Corporation, a leading manufacturer of Class 3-8 trucks, has reached a significant milestone as its 250,000th truck — a Sterling® Set-Back 113-inch BBC A-Line — rolled off the production line.
To mark the occasion, Sterling Trucks presented executives from Con-way Freight with the keys and a plaque during a special ceremony held at Sterling Trucks’ manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, on June 10, 2008.
Con-way Freight, one of the nation’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation companies and a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has been a Sterling Trucks customer for more than 10 years. The company currently owns more than 7,200 Sterling trucks, including the Sterling Acterra®, A-Line and L-Line models.
“We wanted to use this special occasion to also say thank you to Con-way for its long-term commitment to Sterling Trucks,” said Richard Saward, vice president of sales for Sterling Trucks. “We continually strive to prove to Con-way that Sterling Trucks is synonymous with designing, building and delivering trucks that are ready to work, all day, every day.”
Con-way Freight depends on Sterling to provide reliable work trucks for regional and transcontinental hauling. According to Mike Grima, director of fleet maintenance for Con-way Freight, Sterling’s superior interior features, including recent enhancements to the cab, make drivers’ work environments more comfortable.
Grima also notes that Sterling’s commitment to product improvement helps the company achieve a lower per-unit operating cost on the life of its trucks.
“Sterling’s innovative approach, continued focus on building better product and extensive dealer network separate it from the competition,” said Grima. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Sterling and its ongoing commitment to the success of our company.”
For more information or to find a local dealer, visit www.SterlingTrucks.com or call 800-STL-HELP (800-785-4357).
Sterling Truck Corporation, based in Redford, Mich., produces and markets a full line of Class 3-8 work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. Sterling is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and is the recipient of the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.