Con-Way Freight_How do I get in ?

Discussion in 'Con-Way' started by comingback4good, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. ACH1130

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    ah thats true. Thanks for a heads up if I ever move out of NY to a different state
     
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  3. CenutryClass

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    western holds two weeks, so in all conway has 3 weeks of my pay..lol

    eastern, especially NY holds a week like ACH said

    And we get paid every tuesday here...trips me up. still trying to figure out the pay cycle, I guess I could ask or look at my statements..haha
     
  4. JahB

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    Got the call from the CWF recruiter in San Antonio for a driver trainee position, and she asked me to come down for an interview. Nice to get the call, but from reading this thread, I'm wondering if I can really afford to work the dock for the dock worker wages at only 25 or so hours a week for a month, then (if I understand it correctly) working the dock part time while I'm in their school for three months. Are they talking about the same amount of hours during training, or more like 40?

    Beyond that, what I'm understanding from this thread (not that I mind paying my dues for the benefits of the long run at CWF, but need to understand it correctly) is that once you finish the school, you work basically part time (20 hours or so a week?) at entry level driver pay until you gain some seniority and get more regular work, even though it's all basically on-call. That about the case, or am I misunderstanding it? Does it take a year or so to get to working full time, or more?

    Also, anyone who knows anything about the new facility in San Antonio would be good to hear from. Sounds like a big one, (105 doors?) and the way I get it, they just started their first round of school, and that's ending in a month, so it seems they're ramping up the number of drivers by doing training.........said they wanted to start another class after this round.
     
  5. ACH1130

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    Ok every terminal is different. century class's old terminal and my old terminal were very close together. He had it a lil better than I did, as I got 10-15 hours a week dock and he would get 25-30 i think. During the class I got any where from 25-30 hours dock work at trainee pay. Days at my terminal were long 7-10:30 dock inbound 11-3 class, 5-9 dock outbound/cleanup. You are NOT paid for class.

    A new facility? if it just opened up then you might do ok, and im sure you will do better in a bigger terminal. century transferred out west and seems to be doing very very good out there, so you might get lucky at your terminal. I dont work for CWF any more but i can help you with the apprentice program since I went through it
     
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  6. JahB

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    Thanks. That's helpful. So, after training, it's on to the flex deal, and you get X amount of part time and on-call work, and it takes seniority to get anything like full time 40+ hours a week, right?
     
  7. ACH1130

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    Yea thats pretty much how it was for me. But like I said you might get lucky and be able to get every day work... Ive been lucky with that at YRC but they guarantee at least 3 days, and if not they transfer you temporarily.

    But going back to CWF, our regional terminal had the flex guys working more hours than the senoir guys since they knew that the flex guys might not work so they got a lot mre overtime. Good luck with everything
     
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  8. Shockwave11

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    Does Con-Way check DAC? I bumped into a truck while in Training at Swift at a truck stop. Been hard to get on with anyone due to that entry....
     
  9. CenutryClass

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    Yep, they sure do. Try anyway, you might get lucky.
     
  10. mickeyrat

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    "in process, under review" was the response from a phone call to recruiting this morning. Hope this is a good sign.
     
  11. CenutryClass

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    email the terminal manager directly, let him know how great conway is and that you'd really love a chance to work for them. I did, I got a call the same day from the personnel guy
     
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