Con-Way LTL Drivers

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Jamie P.'s Comment
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Are there any Con-Way LTL drivers here that could answer some questions for someone looking to get into driving?

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure we have any regulars here that drive for Con-Way. We've had a few, but at the moment I'm not sure we do.

Allyn L.'s Comment
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Two boards you might try:

Truckingboards.com is a big LTL hangout but the style/culture of the board sometimes makes it difficult get simple answers to questions. In other words, lots of snark...but it is interesting to read to get an idea of attitudes and culture at different companies.

Thetruckersreport.com has an LTL subforum as well as well as a Conway subforum. Note: the Conway forum is oriented more towards Truckload (OTR) than Freightload (LTL). Generally a little more focused so you might get more useful responses....

This is coming from someone who is trying to become a Class A driver...

Allyn

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

mountain girl's Comment
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Hey, I worked for Con-way Freight for a short time. Maybe I could answer your questions.

Fire away.

-mountain girl

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