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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 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!

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