Archive for the ‘Driver Recruitment’ Category

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

 

October 3rd, 2014

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Our most recent live Facebook chat, took place on September 3rd and we had a lively discussion about hiring opportunities, our recent pay raise and more! Check out the transcript below if you missed it.  Remember: you can always ask us questions on Facebook or Twitter, just include #ConwayTL in your post or post to our Facebook page!

 

Q. How much OTR experience to work for you?

 

A. We hire students within 30 days of finishing school, or drivers with 3 months or more of recent experience.

 

Q. Can you explain any idle policy and also talk about the in cab cameras for new hires. Thanks.

 

A. Our in-cab cameras are for student drivers and are only installed for a short period of time after they finish with our trainers. For our idle policy, we do partner with a company called FuelOpps which rewards drivers for good driving and gives points that are redeemable for prizes.

 

Q. Hi everyone I’m currently in job screening process but I worry about the cdl test. What is the right procedure to take the cdl and how can I successfully pass in order to work with Con-way?

 

A. Your school will provide the training needed, but definitely feel free to reach out to current drivers here or on our page for their thoughts or advice on the experience!

 

Q. What CDL schools do you recommend?

 

A. CDL schools that we recommend must include a complete 160-hour course with a combination vehicle. There are many schools available depending on your location. Please give us a call at 866-265-2617 and we can speak to your location. Ask for a student recruiter!

 

Q. When does the new pay raise start?

 

A. The annual productivity bonus already started accruing on Monday, Sept 1st-the first payout comes in January! The mileage pay raise starts this Sunday, Sept 7th!

 

Q. Can I request a specific lane?

 

A. We accept requests if the lane is available. Feel free to give us a call at (866) 265-2617 to see about the availability of the lane!

 

Q. What I am asking about the Idle policy is there any anti-idle technology in the trucks?

 

A.  Anti-idle technology varies between the makes-was there a specific truck you want to know more information about? We try to be easy on the anti-idle, but most everything has something that limits idling.

 

Q. What kind of miles can I expect as a new driver?

 

A. Solo over the road drivers can expect approximately 2500+ miles a week, regional can average 1900-2200 per week

 

Q. What endorsements do you need to drive? I have been driving ten plus years. I only have triples.

 

A.  You would need to have a Hazmat endorsement or be willing to obtain a hazmat endorsement within 120 days of hire. We do reimburse for that endorsement as well.

 

Q. What about tankers? Also what type benefits and can drivers relocate?

 

A. Drivers can relocate as long as they are still within our hiring area. We don’t require the tank endorsement, but it does open up the opportunity to haul more freight if you have it. Also, we offer an extensive group medical plan, including vision and dental with Cigna. More info here: http://bit.ly/1oO1SH3

 

Thanks again for your questions and participation. We’re always willing to answer questions, use hashtag ‪#‎ConwayTL or tag @True2BlueJobs on Twitter at any time and we will follow up!

 Mark your calendars for our next live chat on October 21st. Visit our Facebook event to RSVP. 

 

 

September 15th, 2014

That’s right, drivers. In honor of your hard work and dedication throughout the year, this week is a celebration of you! All week, from Sunday, September 14, through Saturday, September 20, we will be hosting events and giveaways in your honor at each terminal across the United States. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for some special visitors!

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was founded to recognize and thank all 3.2 million of the men and women long-haul drivers who keep our country and economy moving.

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Below are the dates and times of our Con-way Truckload Driver Appreciation Cook-Outs!

  • Joplin: 9/12 and 9/19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lancaster: 9/18 and 9/19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • West Memphis: 9/17 and 9/18 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Laredo: 9/18 and 9/19 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Taylor: 9/18 and 9/19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to each and every one of you. You work hard, you pay attention to detail and you strive for the best in safety and carefully deliver our clients’ precious cargo every day. We salute you, Con-way Truckload drivers. Thank you!

If you would like to share a special message with fellow drivers, visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/conwaytruckload.

For more information on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, check out this video on the ATA website.