Archive for the ‘Driver Recruitment’ Category

July 27th, 2015

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to spend every waking and working moment with your spouse for weeks at a time? According to Sherry and Kevin Hastings, it can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. The Hastings, a professional truck driving team for Con-way Truckload, were recently named Company Team of the Month. They have been driving together for the past three years – Kevin has been driving professionally for more than 31 years and Sherry joined the industry about three years ago after their children moved away from home.

The Hastings have learned how to make the most of each other’s company while on the road, including becoming each other’s motivation to get fit and stay healthy. The couple, who reside in Utah, admit that during the first few years of their respective careers, they each gained about 25 pounds. Soon after making that realization, the figured out their healthy routine, and they want to share their secrets with other professional drivers.

It is difficult to find time to work out while on the road. Even when time and space don’t allow traditional exercising, the Hastings always make time for stretching. According to Sherry and Kevin, truckers walk with a forward lean because of a lack of stretching their lower back and hip muscles. It is also important to stretch the shoulders. Here are a few suggested yoga stretches for long drives.

When it comes to diet on the road, The Hastings recommend eating something small but filling every 2-3 hours. Typical snacks for the couple include celery sticks, snack bars, turkey jerky, nuts, string cheese, oranges and apples. These foods are easy to pack in the truck. They also warn other drivers to steer clear from bread, sugar and desserts, as those calories can add up quickly. They recommend having salads and other healthy options during mealtime.

Congratulations to Sherry and Kevin on their successful careers as professional truck drivers. Stay safe and healthy out there!

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Kevin and Sherry Hastings on the road trip of their lives!

 

 

July 20th, 2015

You’re a truck driver. One day you’re exploring the East Coast, driving through the Shenandoah Valley, braving the heat of the south or experiencing the altitude in the Midwest and the next day – who knows where in the country you’ll be! It’s the greatest adventure of all time. It’s a career and it’s a lifestyle. It’s the life of an over-the-road driver, and we want to experience the “road trip” with you!

This month, we are hosting a True2Blue Road Trip contest on our Facebook page. Submit a photo (or photos) from your travels and vote for your favorites – or encourage your friends to vote for yours. Be mindful of conditions and only take pictures safely and legally. Contest is also open to non-truck drivers on road trips, so feel free to share. Winners will receive one of four ticket packages for NASCAR or college football events (not to mention bragging rights), and winning photos will be featured on our Facebook page. Below are a few of the many amazing submissions we have received so far.

 

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Do you thrive on the freedom of the open road? Share your favorite photos with us!

1. Snap a photo of your road trip view. Be creative!
2. Submit your photo, here.
3. Vote for your favorite photos and share!

Our panel of judges will choose a winner based on the photos with the most votes. Good luck and safe travels!

 

 

July 6th, 2015

Do you think you have what it takes to be named the “Fittest of the Fleet”? Or do you pride yourself on having a healthy lifestyle and want to connect with other like-minded people? Either way, we have discovered the competition for you. Driver Health and Fitness, a website dedicated to the health and wellness of truck drivers, has partnered with Prime to announce its third annual “Fittest of the Fleet” Competition – and all truck drivers are invited to register.

The Fittest of the Fleet competition is free to sign up, and the prize is a whopping $1,000! The day will consist of assorted fitness events where you will compete against other truck drivers of your gender. Events will include kettle bell exercises, weight lifting (nothing more than 100 lbs. for men and 40 lbs. for women); jump roping and assorted events involving your truck. Judges will assess events and at the end of the day, the Fittest of the Fleet will be crowned! 

(To be eligible you must hold a Class A CDL license and have at least three months of current driving in 2015.)

Check out last year’s intense competition, here:

Drivers interested in participating are encouraged to train in the months leading up to the event. Try daily cardio routines, approximately 30 minutes per day, and add in occasional sprints and weight lifting when possible.

The 2015 Fittest of the Fleet competition will take place at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri September 5 – only about an hour away from the Joplin terminal.

So far, we haven’t had any Con-way Truckload drivers register for this exciting competition – but we have a feeling that we have one of the fittest fleets around. What are you waiting for? We’d love to cheer you on. Drivers, register here and tell us you’ve registered on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/ConwayTruckload/