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.”