Con-way Truckload recognizes 3Q Drivers of the Month

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Con-way Truckload — a Joplin, Mo.-based full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. — has announced its monthly driver award recipients for July, August and September 2008.

July

  • Company Driver of the Month: Jerry West was a professional driver for more than 15 years and joined Con-way Truckload in 1993. In 2003, West was named Company Driver of the Year. West, who lives in Leakey, Texas, drove more than 1.5 million miles for Con-way before retiring in July.
  • Company Team of the Month: Robert Melendez and Joe Melendez have been driving professionally for 13 and 10 years, respectively. Robert joined Con-way Truckload in 1999 and Joe in 2001. Robert resides in Hidalgo, Texas, and Joe lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
  • Contractor Driver of the Month: Marvin Peck started his truck driving career 43 years ago. He started driving with Con-way Truckload in 1984 and, after some time away, rejoined Con-way Truckload in 2004. He has driven more than 890,000 miles with the company. Peck resides in Bartlesville, Okla.
  • Contractor Team of the Month: Joplin residents James and Frances Doty together have driven more than 1.7 million miles with Con-way Truckload. James has driven professionally for 42 years and joined the company in 1998. Frances married into the profession and joined Con-way Truckload in 2002.
  • August

  • Company Driver of the Month: Andy Sipple began his driving career in 1991 when he joined Con-way Truckload and has driven 2,149,000 miles since then. He lives in Carrollton, Texas.
  • Company Team of the Month: Oscar Torres and Miguel Barriage joined Con-way Truckload in 2000. Both are residents of El Paso, Texas.
  • Contractor Driver of the Month: Dennis Hastings has been driving professionally for 13 years. He has driven more than 1.7 million miles since joining Con-way Truckload as a student in 1995. He lives in Seneca, Mo.
  • Contractor Team of the Month: El Paso residents Isabel and Dulce Aldrette together have driven more than 1.6 million miles with Con-way Truckload. Isabel joined the company in 1999 and Dulce in 2001.
  • September

  • Company Driver of the Month: Jose Herrera has driven more than 1.1 million miles since joining the company as a student in 2001. Jose lives in Laredo, Texas.
  • Company Team of the Month: DeVerne Hunt and Carole Smith have driven more than 3.7 million miles together since they joined Con-way Truckload in 1992. They reside in Joplin.
  • Contractor Driver of the Month: Leroy Sutton began his professional driving career in 1966 and joined Con-way Truckload in 1982. He lives in Mountainburg, Ark.
  • Contractor Team of the Month: Michael and Jennifer Burns have been driving for more than four years and became a part of the company in 2007. They reside in Leechburg, Pa.
  • “These individuals possess an admirable dedication to safety and represent the finest drivers in our industry,” says Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. “We commend our July, August and September winners for the exemplary level of professionalism and service they bring to Con-way Truckload.”

    Driver of the Month winners automatically are nominated for Con-way Truckload’s year-end Driver of the Year awards in their respective categories. Drivers of the Year win a cash prize, commemorative plaque, wristwatch and custom jacket, and are inducted into the Con-way Truckload Hall of Fame at the company’s headquarters in Joplin. Full-time over-the-road drivers who have been certified as Con-way Truckload drivers for one year are eligible, as long as they are free of moving violations, accidents and out-of-service violations through state/federal inspections during the previous 12 months.

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