Con-way Truckload opens driver orientation center in Columbus, Ohio

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Con-way Truckload has opened a driver orientation center in Columbus, Ohio. The new location adds to the company’s network of three others that are located strategically across the country, reducing travel time and making it easier and less expensive for driver candidates to attend — regardless of where they reside.

In addition to the center in Ohio, Con-way Truckload offers driver orientations at its driver terminals in Joplin, Mo., and Lancaster, Texas, and at a location in Jacksonville, Fla. During the weeklong orientation sessions, which are held year-round, driver candidates are interviewed, attend safety training, take their road tests and undergo health and drug screenings. Drivers are paid for completing the orientation program successfully. Con-way Truckload also pays for hotel accommodations.

“Our driver orientations are an important component of our recruiting process and help us select the best of the best in the industry,” says Bert Johnson, director of human resources and recruiting for Con-way Truckload. “This opening benefits both Con-way Truckload and those applying to drive for us — we gain access to a larger community of professional drivers and drivers don’t have to worry about the time and money required to complete orientation.”