Con-Way Truckload Partners With U.S. Army In Program to Train and Hire Veterans

Con-Way Truckload (a carrier in Joplin, Missouri with over 3,100 drivers) and the U.S. Army recently announced a program to help veterans.   The program will provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The program was announced on recently during a ceremony at Con-way Truckload’s headquarters [...]

Bigger Panama Canal – Good Deal for Missouri Truckers

By 2014 the Panama Canal will be doubling its capacity to carry significantly more and larger ships.  What does that have to do with Missouri truckers?  You’ll be surprised.  Thousands of truckloads of freight come to the USA from China, Japan, and other countries in the Far East on huge container ships that are too [...]

Hurt Trucker Team Member Cycles For Joplin

Todd Greene and Dave duCille are in the middle of an epic 1,500 mile bike ride from New York City to Joplin, Missouri.  Todd and Dave are peddling half-way across the country to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Joplin’s horrific May 22, 2011 tornado and to raise enough money for storm shelters for 20 Joplin families. [...]

Highway Construction on I-49 Between Joplin and Kansas City

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) recently approved highway construction resulting in the upgrading of the U.S. 71 corridor between Kansas City and Joplin to interstate standards by the end of 2012. The upgraded interstate would have the designation I-49. The Missouri Department of Transportation believes the proposed improvements will “enhance economic opportunities and [...]

Con-way Truckload Contributes to Tornado Fund Relief

Con-way TRUCKLOAD Helps Truckers and Families Hurt in Tornado Con-way Truckload has committed to a $100,000 charitable contribution to support disaster relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by one of the most powerful tornados in recorded U.S. history. Con-way Truckload (formerly Contract Freights, Inc.) has been part of the Joplin community for nearly [...]