Posts Tagged ‘truck drivers’

March 18th, 2016
Feeding the crew from the new pressure cooker in Joplin.

Feeding the crew from the new pressure cooker in Joplin.

It’s no secret that simple is best when preparing dinner in the cab while you’re on the road. So why not try dinner under pressure – with a pressure cooker?

Pressure cookers are different from slow cookers in that everything about the pressure cooker is fast! Pressure cookers use the pressure from the steam that quickly builds up to cook your meat and rice and other ingredients in a fraction of the time it would take to cook it normally on a stove top or in an oven.  The pressure that builds up enables you to cook quickly, at higher heat, and keeps moisture in the meat you might use!  Don’t have a pressure cooker?  They differ in size and capacity and there are a good range of options out there and they aren’t very expensive.

As with anything, there are a million recipes online for pressure cookers but we found some good ones with fewer or less complicated ingredients that make a tasty dinner with leftovers.

Columbian Chicken Stew from Serious Eats: Chicken, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onion and Bay leaf.

Easy Minestrone Soup with Tortellini from food.com: Some fresh and some store bought ingredients make this easily attainable and home and hearty dinner.

Barbecue Chicken from allrecipes.com: Six ingredients plus add hot sauce if you like it spicier.

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast from allrecipes.com: Easy to find ingredients and it makes its own gravy.

Congratulations to the Truckload driver who won a pressure cooker from the monthly Driver Safety and Awards ceremony on March 4!  He shared the wealth and made pork chops and rice for the local Joplin, MO crew.

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. 

 

 

March 18th, 2014

From Eating Well

Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne.

Ingredients
1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed
2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked (see Note)
1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 cup lemon juice, divided
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups mixed salad greens

Preparation
Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, onion, parsley, capers, rosemary, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil and salt in a large bowl. Add salad greens; toss to coat. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Top each with the tuna salad.

Tips & Notes
Note: Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna is considered safe.

Nutrition
Per serving: 290 calories; 16 g fat ( 2 g sat , 11 g mono ); 12 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 9 g fiber; 505 mg sodium; 638 mg potassium.