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Trucking firm adds bonuses, ups pay to help recruitment

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It’s not easy recruiting long-distance truck drivers, so Con-way Truck­­load is piling on the pay.

The Joplin, Mo., trucking company offers expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services and employs 3,000 drivers.

Its new compensation package raises per-mile pay; increases layover pay; and offers bonuses for loyalty and helping the company achieve its productivity goals.

Combined with the company’s existing comp and incentive programs, the enhancements increase per-mile pay for experienced new hires to 42.5 cents per mile.

Con-way Truckload President Joseph Dagnese says the company solicited driver feedback before it made the changes.

The new bonuses reward drivers for working continuously for the same company. Both employees and independent contractors qualify for an annual payout on their anniversary dates of between 1.5 cents and 3 cents per mile on miles driven over the previous 12 months.

Plus, the organization increased driver compensation for layovers from $60 to $75 per day.

The employer already paid bonuses for reaching safety goals, and offered paid vacations, healthcare plans, a 401(k) plan with a company contribution, free rider programs, a pet companion ride-along program and reliable home time.

Contact: Katlin Owens of Con-way Truckload, (417) 623-5229.

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