Archive for the ‘Driver Recruitment’ Category

February 18th, 2015

Our most recent LIVE Facebook chat took place on February 10, 2015 and we were pleased to kick off the new year with members of our recruiting team answering questions for over 50 attendees!

Check out the transcript below for some highlights. Remember: you can always ask us questions on Facebook or Twitter, just include #ConwayTL in your Twitter post or post to our Facebook page!

2013 Dec. Karen Thomas

Con-way Truckload: Welcome to today’s chat! Post your questions now, our recruiters are standing by to answer.

Q: I have had  my CDL since 2012 but have done only local, never OTR, can I join as a student driver?

Con-way Truckload: If you previously drove a combination vehicle then you would only need minimal training to drive OTR, which we would be happy to provide! We’d be happy to discuss your specific situation, call us at 866-265-2617.

Q: How do I get credit for recruiting drivers?

Con-way Truckload: Have new drivers give their recruiter your name and employee ID. Referral bonuses are a great way to make some extra money!

Con-way Truckload: We frequently get asked about benefits for drivers. Con-way Truckload is pleased to offer group medical, 401k, life insurance policy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a free rider program and more!

Q: Satellite radio is great!! Thanks for looking out for the drivers Con-way!

Con-way Truckload: Thanks; glad you’re enjoying it! What is your favorite thing to listen to?

Q:  Bunches of stuff. Politics, comedy, most flavors of music.

Q: Is the satellite service offered to the independent contractors also?

Con-way Truckload: If the Independent Contractor has the radio we will provide the service, we are not distributing the physical radio at this time.

Q: Can I get a recruiter number?

Con-way Truckload: You can reach our recruiters at 866-265-2617.

Q: Are you hiring in Aurora, IL? 

Con-way Truckload: Yes we are! Give us a call at 866-265-2617 if you’d like to apply.

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Con-way Truckload: At Con-way Truckload we also like to encourage a healthy lifestyle for our drivers. Right now we’re running a contest for those who are eating healthy on a budget! Check it out here and enter for a chance to win Con-way Truckload prizes.

Q: What parts of South Florida do you hire in?

Con-way Truckload: We hire starting from Orlando and on up northward. We hope you are in our hiring area!

Q: How much experience do you require student drivers to have? I’m new to the business and I’m currently in my 5th month solo 

Con-way Truckload: No more experience is needed to start with us as a solo driver! Give our recruiting office a call at 866-265-2617 to apply.

Q: What about team driving? My husband and I have 10 months experience over the road. Also what about pets?

Con-way Truckload: Now is a great time to start as a team driver at Con-way Truckload, each member of the team is paid as a qualified driver at the experienced pay rate. We are pet friendly and allow one animal per driver, cat or dog please.

Q: I have my CDL but need more training. I lack the experience and am looking to drive in Houston.

Con-way Truckload: Please request a student recruiter for an evaluation: 866-265-2617.

Con-way Truckload: We have a few minutes left; if you have any other questions for our recruiters post them now!

Q: When can I call and talk to a recruiter?

Con-way Truckload: Our recruiting office is open Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm CST.

Con-way Truckload: We’re signing off for today, thanks to everyone who joined our live chat! As always, you can reach our recruiting office at 866-265-2617 or post more questions directly to our Facebook page.

 

 

January 7th, 2015

shutterstock_228944185Happy 2015! The New Year is officially upon us, which means it’s the season for resolutions. New Years resolutions can range from losing weight and eating healthy to running a marathon or improved listening skills — the possibilities are endless. Check out some of our drivers’ and employees’ resolutions for bettering themselves in 2015.

  • Jeff Beckman: To continue to operate safely, compliantly, efficiently and on time.
  • Mary Berg:  Stop eating out and try to force myself to cook.
  • Katlin Owens: My resolution is to improve my posture — while I am driving and otherwise!
  • Kevin Dietrich: To stay off the ice.
  • Tim Hicks: I am going to listen, ask “Why?” and not be defensive in conversations.
  • Robert Miller: To eat healthy for longer than my resolution last year. I have to make it to noon today to beat my previous record…
  • Jeff Thurlow: Better miles and to be more active on down time.
  • Bill Joslin: Bicycling, it is better exercise than walking because I have a tendency to slow my pace walking.

It’s great to know we have employees who are aware of their safety and health. Want to share your New Year’s resolution? Join our conversation on Facebook.

 

December 1st, 2014

As each holiday season rolls around, we are reminded to be thankful for everything we have, and to give back to members of our supportive community who are not as fortunate. Tomorrow, Con-way Truckload employees in Joplin will park a tractor trailer outside of Target and fill it with gifts for local children and senior citizens in need.

On December 2, nearly 200 employees, family members and friends, will take over the store, filling shopping carts to the brim and checking items off lists to ensure that no one is forgotten this holiday season. We will also be presenting checks to seven local charities for $1,500 each. Check out the links below for more information on the organizations we support:

In addition to the exciting shopping spree taking place in Joplin, our four additional terminals will be hosting shopping sprees and check presentations of their own.

Employee donations are collected each year from January through November to fund our Truckloads of Treasures events — a tradition that began in 1993. This year, as incentives to donate, we raffled off prizes ranging from hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Walmart and Amazon, to a Kindle Fire, to weeks of paid time off  work. Our international employees also donate. The seven Con-way Truckload de Mexico locations will host check presentations and shopping sprees totaling $1,000 each.

We owe a HUGE “thank you” to all our participating employees who helped raise $51,000 for our shopping sprees and check presentations. In addition to that money, the Con-way Charitable Foundation donated $7,000 to the cause, increasing the total to $58,000. We can’t wait to shop for gifts that will go to those who truly need them.

How do you give back during the holidays? Share your stories and stay up-to-date on all of our employee activities and charitable giving events on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConwayTruckload

 

Truckloads of Treasures 2013

Truckloads of Treasures 2013