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December 23rd, 2013

Q1: What is your personal health philosophy?
A1: I think having a healthy lifestyle should be very important to us individually but also should be important to us because of our loved ones. We can have all the things in the world but in the end if we don’t have our health, what does it matter what we have?

Q2: How do your eating choices reflect a commitment to health?
A2: I’ve never personally been a fan of being on a diet. I believe that being mindful of what we eat is important. Somehow for me a diet deprives you of some of the things you want. So moderation is important – having a burger and fries every 4-6 weeks isn’t bad. So having a cheat day is okay as long as you don’t overdo it.

Saul Gonzalez with Truckload employees at the Truckloads of Treasures event at Target in Joplin, MO, December 10, 2013.

Saul Gonzalez with Truckload employees at the Truckloads of Treasures event at Target in Joplin, MO, December 10, 2013.

Q3: What is your favorite exercise?
A3: I have a bad knee so I can’t run, that’s my favorite, running, if I could do it. So improvising for me is the elliptical and I love the rowing machine – Getting my heart rate up is what I really like. I also like to play golf and to go walking, when I have the opportunity.

Q4: Do you have any health tips to share?
A4: I think moderation is important. What we eat is so important for a number of different reasons. What we eat impacts our health in so many ways we must be aware of it. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart diseases are just some of the things that can have a negative impact on our health.

October 12th, 2013

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Modern Day Truck Driver by Atlas Van Lines

September 4th, 2013

Did you miss our live Twitter chat with Gretchen, recruiting manager of Con-way Truckload? No worries – catch up on the questions drivers asked us and RSVP to our next LIVE Twitter chat event!

LIVE Twitter chat from Wednesday, August 28th from 4 to 5pm CT
with Gretchen Jackson, Recruiting Manager of Con-way Truckload.

Thanks for joining us today with out LIVE chat. Please be sure to include #ConwayTL in your posts to help ensure we don’t miss you!

Gretchen, #ConwayTL recruiting manager is here today to chat about #drivers and working for Con-way Truckload

Con-way Truckload is a dry van carrier that runs all 48 states and Canada #ConwayTL #longhaul

Let’s get started with the Q&A session! Please include #ConwayTL. If we don’t have time to answer your Q today, we will in our follow up!

Q1: As a potential new #driver, I am curious, how long will I be on the road? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A1: Most drivers stay out between 8 to 10 days at a time. You can request to be out longer #ConwayTL

Q2: As a female new in the industry what should I be concerned about? #ConwayTL #trucking

A2: Nothing – as long as you drive safe, eat healthy and work smarter NOT harder, you will be ok. #ConwayTL #truckingjobs #healthytrucking

Meet Stephanie Klang. Captain of @AmericaRoadTeam and True to Blue with #ConwayTL http://bit.ly/12ONjre @TRUCKINGdotORG

Q3: What should I expect at orientation? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A3: This will depend on if you are an experienced driver, independent contractor, TAP or boot camp student. #ConwayTL

Q4: Do your have tuition reimbursement? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A4: No, but we do offer tuition assistance. Select a truck driving school that we work with #ConwayTL http://bit.ly/Ziv2B1

FACT: Conway Truckload was founded in 1951 as Contract Freighters, Inc (CFI) #ConwayTL http://bit.ly/16xwhCc

Q5: How do I get home after a run? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A5: Put a request in with your Fleet Supervisor. We attempt to get #drivers home when they need to but sometimes that is difficult #ConwayTL

We do not hire #truckdrivers that have BACs, DUIs or DWIs in the past five years #ConwayTL

Q6: Do you have a truck driving school in Michigan? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A6: Yes! We have a school in MI w tuition assistance in the Detroit area (housing available) Please give us a call! 1-800-641-4747 #ConwayTL

Q7: What is your benefits package? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A7: We offer an extensive group medical plan, including vision and dental with Cigna #ConwayTL

#ConwayTL is the first carrier with 100% air-ride fleet. http://bit.ly/16xwJjR

Q8: Can I request a female finisher? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A8: Yes, typically female student #drivers will train and finish with another female #trucker #ConwayTL

Thanks everyone for submitting your questions to #ConwayTL Recruiting Manager Gretchen! There is still time to ask questions #truckerjobs

Q9: How many miles should I expect each week? #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

A9: Average miles for solo driver: 2300-2500 | Regional 1800-2200 | Team drivers 5000 #ConwayTL

Q10: If you work for Conway Truckload for a while and decide you want to be local. Can you move over to @Conway_Freight? #ConwayTL

A10: Yes, after 1 year of service #drivers are eligible to transfer to @Conway_Freight ##ConwayTL

#DriverQuotes This is a family and really good place to work. Everyone works together as a team. I enjoy my job, thank you” Chuck #ConwayTL

Q11: How do driver’s get recognized. #ConwayTL

A11: We have safety bonuses, #driver of the month awards & a special ring program. Call for more info 1-800-641-4747 #ConwayTL

Q12: I have a #CDL but haven’t used it in 20yrs. Do you have a refresher course in Fort Myers, Fl? #ConwayTL

A12: Unfortunately we’d require school. We do work with #CDL schools in the area. Give us a call 1-800-641-4747 #ConwayTL

We’ve got time for one more Q with Gretchen at #ConwayTL Be sure to visit @SteerYourHealth for our follow up to todays livechat #truckerjobs

Q13: What’s your home time policy? #ConwayTL

A13: #Drivers are typically on the road 8 to 10 days. They can put in a home request with their Fleet Supervisor #ConwayTL

Q14: What types of border crossing documents do I need as a #trucker? #ConwayTL

A14: A valid US passport, FAST Pass or enhanced driver’s license or ability to obtain within 120 days of hire #ConwayTL

All drivers must pass the #ConwayTL road test, backing test and DOT physical http://bit.ly/16xyP2Z

WOW! We received some great questions today! Please submit your questions, and we can follow up with you #ConwayTL #truckerjobs

Thanks for joining us and our Recruiting Manager for a live chat about #driving for #ConwayTL. Missed it? We’ll have a recap soon!

Thank you to everyone for the great questions and your participation! Please join us with your questions ANYTIME using #ConwayTL and we will answer then and use your questions to inspire the start of our next LIVE Twitter chat – Tuesday October 29th from 4 to 5pm CT.

About Gretchen, recruiting manager

Jackson-Gretchen_100 Gretchen Jackson has been with Con-way Truckload for more than two decades, rising up through the ranks from her role as file clerk in 1991 to become manager of recruiting in 2005. Colleagues describe her as real, honest, fair and a great asset to the company. She does not sacrifice quantity of drivers for quality in her recruitment efforts as safety is paramount to the company and inextricably tied to its success. Jackson and her staff are responsible for hiring all drivers, students and owner operators. Read more…