Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

January 13th, 2016

Each year, XPO Logistics’ truckload division celebrates our best of the best professional drivers with the annual Drivers of the Year Awards — the company’s highest recognition.

The Driver of the Year Award categories include individual and team awards for company and contracted drivers, as well as an award for the top regional driver. Award recipients are selected based on dedication to safety, professional service and exemplary performance.

Our 2015 Drivers of the Year are:

  • Company Driver of the Year, Rene Ibarra, has been driving professionally for more than 24 years, joining the company in 1997. He resides in Duncan, Okla., and when he’s not driving, Rene enjoys fixing up his home and having cookouts with his family.
  • Independent Contractor Driver of the Year, Ronald Dennis, joined the company in 2009 and since then has driven nearly 1 million miles. He served in the Army for four years and currently resides in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Company Team of the Year, Tom and Paulette Porter, started driving as a team for the company in 2010. They reside in Orlando, Fla., and have five daughters and six grandchildren.
  • Independent Contractor Team of the Year, Diana Prieto and Fausto Colon, have driven more than 3.1 million miles as a team. They currently travel with their two dogs, Tinker and Chanel. They reside in San Diego, Cali.
  • Regional Driver of the Year, Baldemar Tovar, started driving professionally in 1990, joining the company in 2002. He resides in Eagle Pass, Texas, with his wife, Alma. When not in the driver’s seat, he enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren.

Driver of the Year winners were presented with prizes for their achievement, including an official XPO Logistics jacket, a customized award plaque, a prize item of their choice and a cash prize.

2015 DOY Group Shot

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 2nd, 2015

This weekend is a time for everyone across the country to attend a barbeque and enjoy fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. For some of us, however, duty still calls and we need to be out on the road during the celebrations. However, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the delicious barbeque–style foods that make the holiday so delicious. Below is a recipe for grilled turkey burgers (a healthy alternative to red meat) and a patriotic chickpea salad that is easy to make in your cab over the holiday weekend. Enjoy!

 

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Turkey Burgers

You will need a George Forman (or equivalent) Grill

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Whole grain hamburger bun
  • Toppings (Think healthy! Avocado, lettuce, tomato, etc.)

Preheat your in-cab grill on “high” for at least 5 minutes..

Combine turkey, parsley, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce and salt to taste in a bowl and mix well with your hands. Form mixture into four, quarter-inch patties.

Place the patties on your grill and close the cover. Cook for 5-8 minutes, but be sure to check on them after about 4 minutes. Serve on whole wheat buns with your favorite toppings!

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Summer Chickpea Salad

  • 2 (19 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzos), drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 large cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Toss chickpeas, tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil together in a large mixing bowl. 

Put honey in a small glass bowl and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir garlic, red wine vinegar, cider vinegar, olive oil, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt in with the honey to make a dressing.

Pour the dressing over the chickpea salad and toss to coat.

Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate salad for 1 hour before serving.

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What are your favorite barbeque foods? Do you have alternative recipes that are easy to make on the road? Share them with us at www.facebook.com/ConwayTruckload.

And, as always, remember to stay safe out there. AAA predicts that 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the Fourth of July this year. According to this article, July 4th is the 7th most dangerous day for road travel. Con-way Truckload drivers are safety experts, so, set an example for other drivers by keeping your distance, obeying the speed limit and, of course, not driving under the influence of alcohol.

Thank you for staying safe and have a Happy 4th of July!