Archive for the ‘Health Awareness’ Category

October 17th, 2014

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What is the farthest distance you have ridden a bicycle? Possibly 10, maybe 20 miles? Even those distances seem like a feat, but for one Con-way Truckload Owner Operator, that is only a fraction of the distance he rides on a regular basis. This year, truck driver and avid biker, David Foster, rode a double century on his bike – that’s 200 miles!

David got into biking 15 years ago when he and his wife decided to purchase bikes so they could ride alongside their kids. Soon, David discovered that biking was not only a wonderful workout but also a fun hobby. “I started riding more and more. It became a challenge,” he said.

In 2002 David completed his first 150-mile weekend ride, riding 100 miles on Saturday and the final 50 on Sunday. He continued to take part in the ride annually for ten years, saying, “It’s a very rewarding thing to be a part of.”

To prepare for the double century, David went riding as much as he could; taking his bike on the road with him and going on rides whenever he got the chance.  David takes his bike everywhere, allowing him to see even more of the country than he would from the inside of his truck. This summer, David spent a day in Pennsylvania riding around Gettysburg battlefields. In Mississippi, he rode alongside the beautiful beaches during a daily break.

“I have been trucking for more than 32 years,” he explained. “Since I have had this bike I have seen more sites than ever.”

Biking is a wonderful way to stay in shape on the road. At 55 years old, David impressed us all by completing his double century ride, but leisurely rides are great for your body as well!

For more information about David Foster, or to share your fitness tips, check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/conwaytruckload.

 

 

August 29th, 2014

Labor Day weekend is here. In an effort to devour every last flavor of summer, why not whip up an easy and tangy grilled corn recipe to satisfy your palate? This healthy vegetable topped with chipotle-lime butter makes a perfect long-weekend side dish. This recipe makes four servings.

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You will need:

A grill or microwave
Tin foil
Small bowl

Ingredients:

4 ears of fresh corn, husked
2 tablespoons of butter
¼ teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation:
Preheat your grill to high
Wrap each ear of corn in foil
Place on grill and cook, turning frequently, for ten minutes
Next, soften the butter
Combine butter with lime zest, lime juice, ground chipotle and salt
Unwrap corn and brush on butter

Enjoy!

Nutrition: 129 calories per serving: 7 g fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, 22 mg sodium, 245 mg potassium

July 18th, 2014

In his 22 years with Con-way Truckload, Tim Hicks has spent more than one million miles on the road. In addition to driving for us, Tim has been a fleet manager and a customer service representative among other positions. Most recently, he has taken on a new role in the company as a driver advocate.

Tim’s new position at Con-way Truckload will be focused on drivers. As driver advocate, his goal is to improve the experience of professional drivers who are already employed by Con-way Truckload. We want to make our employees feel appreciated by spotlighting drivers for their strengths and positive contributions to our company, and by rewarding non-driver employees for their dedication to our drivers.

Tim Hicks

That’s right, professional drivers. Tim’s position revolves around YOU!

So far, Tim has helped us identify unsafe backing locations and to implement the Trailer Hotline, a phone number that our drivers can call to report trailer issues, such as being left a mess by their peers. We have also added drivers to the Tractor Supply Dedicated fleet, helping reduce the amount of short mile loads by our over-the-road fleet.

“It is important to me to show our drivers that they have our full support,” said Tim. “Not only is it vital to the professional culture at Con-way Truckload, but also to the economy as a whole. Our non-driver employees play an important role in the scheme of the business, and we hope to show them our appreciation as well.”

A special thank you to Tim for his dedication to this initiative. If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve your experience at Con-way Truckload, please let us know by emailing us at communications@conwaytruckload.com or on our Facebook page.