Con-way Truckload, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., unveiled two new driver programs, Destination Ownership and Guaranteed Team Pay, for drivers seeking greater independence and more steady compensation.

Through Destination Ownership, qualified company drivers can purchase a Con-way Truckload trade truck at a low outright cost or through a leasing program. Trucks purchased through the program include an extended warranty to cover most engine issues. A transmission warranty is also available at an additional cost.

The new ownership program is open to Con-way drivers in good standing with a minimum of one year of service with the carrier. Lease approval will be based upon work and credit history. Approved drivers can examine their truck of choice at Con-way's Joplin, Mo., terminal prior to final detailing and paperwork.

The second program, Guaranteed Team Pay, is designed to prevent week-to-week disparities in team drivers' available miles. Intended to minimize the negative impact of dwell time and inconsistent miles, the program guarantees team drivers reliable pay periods. Eligible drivers who adhere to the program guidelines will receive payment for a minimum of 5,000 miles per week, even if their miles don't hit that benchmark. This program will be implemented March 4 following a 10-week pilot study.

"We are happy to work with our drivers to generate solutions and address specific needs," says Bert Johnson, vice president, human resources and driver recruitment. "Through exploring new programs, we sustain a fair environment where drivers can set and attain personal career goals."