Con-way Truckload boosts driver pay, changes wait time compensation

Con-way Truckload is boosting driver pay $0.01 per mile for both company drivers and owner-operators. The truckload subsidiary of Con-way Inc. is also cutting the amount of time a driver must wait before receiving detention pay.

“Con-way Truckload has always prided itself on providing a competitive pay package that’s among the best in the industry, and responding to the input and concerns of our drivers,” said Saul Gonzalez, the company’s president. “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to both of these objectives. Our drivers are the heart of our service performance. A competitive and well-thought-out compensation package reflects the crucial role our drivers play in the quality of our service, and our recognition of the value they represent to our company and our customers.”

Detention pay will now be issued to drivers who must wait two hours at a customer’s loading dock. That is a decrease from the current three-hour wait time.

Both changes go into effect on Nov. 25, the company said.

Gonzalez said excessive detention was the number one concern mentioned by drivers in recent discussion forums.

“We have had very positive feedback and we’re pleased to be able to make this change to improve driver compensation, and reward their commitment to excellent customer service,” he said.

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