Designed to meet driver needs, Con-way Truckload has launched two programs it recently piloted aimed at improving the driver experience.
The first, called Destination Ownership, offers qualified drivers the opportunity to purchase a Con-way Truckload trade truck at a low outright cost through a leasing program. The trucks come with an extended warranty to cover most engine issues, the company said, with a transmission warranty available at an additional cost.
To qualify for the ownership program, drivers much be in good standing with a minimum of one year of service with Con-way Truckload. Lease approval is based on work and credit history. 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.
The other initiative is Guaranteed Team Pay, which is designed to eliminate disparities in team driver’s available miles. According to Con-way Truckload, eligible drivers who adhere to the program guidelines will receive payment for a minimum of 5,000 mi. per week, even if their miles don’t hit that benchmark. Guaranteed Team Pay will be officially implemented March 4 following a 10-week pilot study.
“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.”