See you at MATS!

The 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is scheduled for this weekend, March 27-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. MATS is the largest annual heavy duty trucking event in the world, with more than 70,000 people in attendance last year. Since 1972, MATS has been providing an insider’s view to the latest products and services to current and potential drivers, and giving attendees the opportunity to connect with suppliers, customers and carriers.

I’ll be in attendance again this year representing Con-way Truckload in booth #63060 in the West Wing of the Exposition Center.  Joining me will be Con-way Truckload drivers Victor Martinez, Stephanie Klang and Becky Hill.

Victor Martinez has become an authority on healthy living while behind the wheel. An avid fan of juicing, he will present information on the benefits of incorporating fruit and vegetable juicing into a regular diet and providing juicing demos (and samples!) to visitors.

Stephanie Klang is a finalist for the Women in Trucking (WIT) Influential Woman in Trucking Award, a 3 Million Mile Driver and an America’s Road Team Captain. Days prior to the show, Stephanie will be participating in a ride along with the President and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute, Rebecca Brewster. The ride along was organized by WIT as a chance to give the industry leader first-hand experience of the challenges faced by drivers each day.

Becky Hill, one of Con-way Truckload’s Owner Operators will be available to share her story of a successful transition from the military to a career in over-the-road driving, discuss tips for staying safe on the road as a female solo driver and answer questions about running a business.

I encourage you to attend this exciting and informative event to network and discuss industry topics, including driver health and safety issues, as well as business and career options. We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to stop by for a visit.

Safe Travels,

Gretchen Jackson

Manager of Driver Recruitment

Con-way Truckload

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