Experienced Drivers Benefit from Competitive Pay While Training Close to Home
JOPLIN, Mo., and PHOENIX – June 06, 2011
Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the re-opening of its driver orientation site in Phoenix. Con-way Truckload plans to hire 30-50 experienced professional truck drivers from several Western states, including Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico and Colorado per month. The site adds to Con-way Truckload’s national network of six orientation sites and supports the company’s expanding customer base in that region of the country.
Every new Con-way Truckload hire must attend a five-day orientation program to complete the required paperwork and road test, learn about policies and procedures and take the Department of Transportation-mandated physical exam, among other activities. The Phoenix orientation site, located at the Premier Inns, 8399 W. Lynwood St., will serve as the training ground for experienced drivers hired in the Southwestern United States. Prior to re-opening of the location — which was closed in 2009 — drivers were required to travel to the closest existing site in Lancaster, Texas.
“With a growing customer base, competitive pay package and new equipment, there has never been a better time to join Con-way Truckload,” said Bert Johnson, senior director of human resources, Con-way Truckload. “The Phoenix site offers area drivers the opportunity to attend our orientation program in their own backyards before hitting the road with a company recognized for superior service, rewarding career opportunities and strong commitment to safety.”
Additional Con-way Truckload orientation sites are located in Jacksonville, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Lancaster, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn., and at Con-way Truckload headquarters in Joplin, Mo.
Experienced drivers interested in joining the Con-way Truckload team should visit www.true2blue.com or call 866-WORK-4-US (866-967-5487).
About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $5 billion freight transportation and global logistics company and FORTUNE magazine’s “Most Admired Company” in transportation and logistics for 2007.