The Con-way trucking company known as Con-way Transportation Services was founded in 1983. The origins of the company, however, date back to 1929 when Leland James founded Consolidated Truck Line, a small trucking company based in Portland, Oregon. In 2006, the company was renamed Con-way Inc.
The Con-way Transportation Services corporation included Con-way Central Express, Con-way Western Express and Con-way Eastern Express. After incorporation, the operating divisions of the company included Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Logistics.
The company offers freight services, full truckload services across North America and a manufacturing wing that designs, sells and builds equipment and freight trailers.