Archive for the ‘Driver Recruitment’ Category

September 2nd, 2015

by Keith Zecman, professional driver

As a professional driver for Con-way Truckload, there are several reasons why I stay True to Blue.

For starters, drivers get to use quality equipment; I get a new truck every four years or sooner. My fleet manager, Deb Osborn, is amazing. When she’s not available, there are other managers who are very professional when I need help. All the local dispatchers do a great job getting me rolling – sometimes they even let me choose my load, if they have extras. So remember — what comes around goes around!

Next, is what I call the “first line of defense” in keeping my truck and trailer in top shape: the inspection bay — they are always going out of their way to help me. I never have a problem with going to the tire shop if I feel a tire is unsafe. The shop personnel are awesome. A famous phrase I always hear from the shop workers is “Next!” (or “What else you got?”) They are there to help us with anything we need.

Keith Zecman

The compliance department helps protect my paycheck and me. What other company do you know of that cares about your paycheck? None that I can think of.

Since I’m a finisher as well as a driver, I know that the training department does a great job as well, from Andy to Sally to ALL the other folks. It takes a team effort to hire, train and get the first load to a new driver. I’m proud to be a part of this fun process.

Con-way Truckload opened the forum Your Voice Is Heard because management wants to hear from us and to listen to our suggestions. I have made a few suggestions myself! The leadership wants to know what they can do to make our job a pleasant one.

Con-way Truckload is also involved in the community — not just in Joplin, but in the communities of all other terminals as well. We have Truckloads of Treasures shopping sprees at Christmas, fundraisers for drivers who have been out of work due to an injury or illness, and other charitable activities. These are just a few that I know of — I’m sure there are more.

In closing, I would like to say we ALL have a great company to work for, and we should be setting the standard, NOT the status quo. If I could rename the company, I would call it “Team Con-way.” There is so much teamwork going on behind the scenes and in our fleets. Our True to Blue statement is correct: “You have the support of an entire company behind you.” To all others within the Con-way Truckload family that I may not have specifically mentioned, please know that I appreciate all you do as well. Without your support behind the scenes, I couldn’t do my job. You make it easy for me to stay True to Blue.

 

August 5th, 2015

OTR drivers get to see the country. They thrive on the freedom of the open road. And at Con-way Truckload they do it all while earning a great living with a company that truly cares.

We recently asked drivers to submit photos of some of their favorite road trip moments, and we were overwhelmed by the amazing responses!

From America’s landmarks to beautiful landscapes to shiny Con-way Truckload trucks, we received over 100 different photos. Fans of our Facebook page submitted votes for their favorites, and we’re pleased to announce our winners:

1st: Mario Santa Cruz

2nd: Anthony Dickerson

3rd: William Church

4th: Tammy Holinsworth

Road Trip Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated for letting us share in your adventures and congratulations to these individuals! To view all the entries, click here. Winners, be on the lookout for an email regarding your prizes!

Want to participate in future contests like this one? Make sure you’re a fan of our Facebook page!

July 30th, 2015

SYH Nutrition Label

 

Finding healthy food on the road can be a challenge, but when you find it, do you understand why it’s healthy? Nutrition labels help you make informed food choices and guide you on what and how much to eat. Reading the labels and understanding why something is good or bad for you can assist you on your journey to healthier lifestyle.

Serving Size

Check to see if your serving is the same size as the one on the label. If you double the serving size on the label, you need to double the nutrition amounts.  In a nutshell, this tells you how many calories are in a serving and provides a recommend serving size to stay within those calories. If you are counting calories as part of your diet, this is important information to know.

Calories

Calories provide a measure of how much energy you get from a serving of food. A person’s size and activity level determine total calories needed per day. The recommend caloric intake for a 32- year old man to maintain his weight of 200 pounds is 2,544. However, if you are looking to lose weight, you could use this information to determine how many calories to cut from your diet and/or how many calories you need to burn through activity.

Protein

Protein can come from animal sources like chicken or beef or from plant sources like lima beans or wheat. Try to incorporate plant proteins such as beans, cereals and whole grains into your diet.

Sodium

Too much sodium can contribute to high blood pressure. Processed foods usually contain a high amount of sodium. Be careful about the amount of processed foods you are taking in and try to balance your diet with fresh or organic items.

A healthy diet an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. In combination with staying active, your diet can improve your sleep, help you maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure and help promote your overall health.

Visit www.fitness.gov for more information.