Con-way Truckload opens new driver orientation site in Phoenix

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Con-way Truckload announced today, March 17, the opening of a driver orientation site in Phoenix. Con-way Truckload plans to hire more than 250 experienced professional truck drivers from several Western states, including Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico and Colorado over the next 12 months. The new site adds to Con-way Truckload’s national network of 12 orientation sites and supports the company’s expanding customer base in that region of the country – a result of Con-way Inc.’s acquisition of Contract Freighters Inc. in August 2007.

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 will serve as the training ground for experienced drivers hired in the southwestern United States. Prior to establishment of the new location, drivers were required to travel to the closest existing sites in El Paso or Laredo, Texas.

“The Phoenix site offers area drivers the opportunity to attend our orientation program in their own back yards,” says Billy Cartright, director of recruiting for Con-way Truckload.

Additional Con-way Truckload orientation sites are located in Jacksonville, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Effingham, Ill.; Laredo, Texas; Birmingham, Ala.; Dallas; and Cookeville, Tenn., as well as at Con-way Truckload headquarters in Joplin, Mo.