Con-Way opens new employee facility for southwest states

Transportation firm Conway Truckload said it recently opened a driver orientation facility in Phoenix, Ariz.

The new site joins 11 similar facilities around the nation that are used to provide new ConWay employees with a required new hire orientation program.

The fiveday program offers new ConWay drivers the opportunity to complete the required paperwork, learn about the firm's policies and procedures, take the Department of Transportationmandated physical exam and road test, as well as other activities.

The Arizona facility is part of the Joplin, Mo.based firm's 12month plan to hire more than 250 experienced professional truck drivers from several western states, including Arizona, California Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.

Conway officials said that prior to opening the Phoenix site, new hires from the southwestern United States had to travel to the closest existing sites in El Paso or Laredo, Texas.

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