Con-way Truckload purchases 525 new tractors

June 5, 2013

Con-way Truckload will purchase 525 new tractors after surveying 200 drivers for their feedback. Based on the driver input, the carrier will purchase 325 Kenworth T680s and 200 Navistar ProStars.

Con-way Truckload has 2,700 tractors in its fleet. All of the new vehicles will be on the road by the end of the year, the company said.

“Drivers are going to choose a carrier that respects them. One of the many ways Con-way Truckload shows that is to actively seek our drivers’ opinions on a variety of issues, and then act upon their feedback,” said Randy Cornell, vice president of maintenance and asset management for Con-way Truckload. “Further, we want to ensure our professional drivers are behind the wheel of the best equipment available.”

According to Con-way, manufacturers were invited to stage trucks at the company’s five terminals for evaluation by drivers. The design, interior, comfort, headroom and increased width of the T680 all resonated with the majority of drivers, Con-way said.

The ProStar also received positive feedback from drivers on the cab comfort and interior of the fleet’s existing 2013 models.

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