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Con-way Truckload Announces Driver Programs

Joplin, Mo.—Feb. 9, 2012—Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. unveiled two programs— Destination Ownership and Guaranteed Team Pay—developed to provide drivers with greater independence and steady, reliable compensation while supporting the company’s driver retention and recruitment efforts.

“We are happy to work with our drivers to generate solutions and address specific needs,” said Bert Johnson, Vice President, Human Resources and Driver Recruitment, Con-way Truckload. “Through exploring new programs, we sustain a fair environment where drivers can set and attain personal career goals. We are confident Destination Ownership and Guaranteed Team Pay will bring owner-operators and team drivers the success and peace of mind they need and deserve.”

The Destination Ownership program allows drivers to purchase a Con-way Truckload trade truck at a low outright cost or through an affordable leasing program. Trucks purchased through this initiative include an extended warranty to cover most engine issues. A transmission warranty is also available at an additional cost. The ownership program is open to Con-way drivers in good standing with a minimum of one year of service with the carrier. Lease approval will be based upon work and credit history. Once lease applications are completed and reviewed, interested drivers will be notified of eligibility within 24 hours. Approved drivers will be able to examine the truck of their choice at the carrier’s Joplin, Mo., terminal prior to final detailing and paperwork.

Guaranteed Team Pay is designed to prevent week-to-week disparities in team drivers’ available miles. Intended to minimize the negative impact of dwell time and inconsistent miles, the program guarantees team drivers reliable pay periods. Eligible drivers who adhere to the program guidelines will receive payment for a minimum of 5,000 miles per week, even if their miles don’t hit that benchmark. The program will officially launch March 4 following a 10-week pilot study.

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