JCT NEWSLETTER D E C E M B E R 2018
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHRISTNER We made it through Thanksgiving providing not only the exceptional service our customers have come to expect from us, but also the additional capacity needed during the holiday week. Thanks to all of our operators that were able to work through all or part of the week! We are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience of driving at JCT and there are several initiatives underway based on feedback weâ€™ve received from our operators. Our operators may have already noticed an increase in early preplans enhancing the ability to plan for what happens once delivery has been made. We will continue to provide as many early preplans as we can. Operators, it is vital that you do your part in communicating regarding those plans early and often. Letâ€™s continue our work together to provide amazing holiday service to our valued customers. Be well!
12/25 Office Closed
OUR EMPLOYEES W H AT E V E R IT TAKES Janie Loudermilk nominates Tamera Castodio for the December “Whatever It Takes” award winner Tamera Castodio has been with JCT for over 20 years. She is one of the CSRs for Area 1 and does an OUTSTANDING job. I have witnessed her staying late several times to make sure all appointments are made or rescheduled for our drivers. She is constantly dealing with new and changing appointments, rescheduling, the updating of loads and so much more. I love working with her. She is a very dependable, hard worker for sure!!!! Tamera will be honored with a trophy, a “Whatever It Takes” designated parking space in front of the building and a $50 QuikTrip gas card. Janie will also have the honor of naming next month’s “Whatever It Takes” winner.
EMPLOYEE BIRTHDAYS 12/02
Janie Loudermilk CSR
Joanne Hensley Breakdown
Gerald Sunby Refrigeration Repair
Ashlee Wards Driver Compliance
Micah Harriman Breakdown
Charles Evans Maintenance Custodian
Darryl Christner CFO
Jason Hall Fleet Manager
Jay Kleypas Logistics
Zachary Norton Maintenance Clerk
Amye Alvarez CS Weekend Operations
Reta Davis Logistics
Dustin Byrd Director of Logistics
Andrew Copeland Logistics
Gabriel Almanza PM Technician
James Grant Director of Trailer Maintenance
EMPLOYEE ANNIVERSARIES 12/01
Tyler Preston 4yrs. Driver Manager 12/02
Kim Williams 5yrs. Detention 12/04
Rating and Billing Clerk
Rating and Billing Clerk
Rating and Billing Clerk
Nick Vandivort 1yr. Recruiter 12/16
CS Night Operations
Driver Safety Coordinator
NEW HIRES Marissa Salazar FW- Logistics Support Yolanda Moore FW- Logistics Support Terry Winston FW- Logistics Support Carlos Rivera FW- Logistics Support Reta Davis FW- Logistics Support Kenzie Mendoza Weekend Dispatch Brandon Boudreaux Breakdown Katrina Stretch Marketing
DRIVER BIRTHDAYS 12/01
William Robles II, Todd Rightley
Randy Boots, Scott Zane
Angela Shaw , Reese Terry
Robin Lonergan, Ronald Almy
Adam Frye, Arthur Cole
Edward Belbin III, Thomas Vance
Gerald Moore, Christopher Schwaderer 12/17
Jason Bray, Katherine Leteve
Ollie Blackmon, Marlo Ming
David Lemay, Robert Kabrel
Howard Dindore, Vincent Kellerman, Jr.
Rogelio Peralta, Kris Hupfer
Feliz Aguilar, Lenard Dockter
Patrick Ferrier , Carl Plyer
George Anderson, Heather Roberts
John Kelly, Malcolm Frazier
Hank Hearrold, Mary Sifuentes
Christopher Eubank, Mark Mayfield
Christopher Staton, Adam Mann
Jason Plyer 12/20
Robert Barish, Dennis Zorn
Johnny Ford, Michael Kaplenk
Chad Stone, Torrance Turner
Scott Lancaster, Yanick L. Hewett
Scott Rutherford, Travis Snider
William Armstrong, Bradley Johnson
Anthony Farina, Clifford Mott
Tanya Ann Elwell, Jesus Sanchez
DRIVER ANNIVERSARIES 12/1
Terry A Center
Joseph Potts 1 yr.
Demeatrice Warren 1 yr.
Ken Y Cheung
“Gene” Joseph Crabtree,Jr 1 yr.
Wayne D Simonson
Jack B Adams
“Cliff” Rual Tweedy
William P Robles II 6 yrs.
Manaure “Manny” Casilla 5 yrs.
Mark A Joyner
William “Billy” Weimer 6 yrs.
1 yrs. 1 yrs.
1 yr. 2 yrs.
3 yrs. 3 yrs.
AROUND THE OFFICE
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JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH Wednesday, December 19th 11:30AM until 1:00PM JCT Shop Don’t forget to wear your ugly sweater!
D E LI C I O US FOOD, G OOD FRIENDS
SUGAR COOKIES Ingredients:
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup margarine, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions 1) Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside in a large bowl. Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually, blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough and chill for 2 hours. 2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean, floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. 3) Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Tatum, daughter of Renee and Luke, made Student of the Month
Dean Thompson’s son, Anthony, at Army boot camp November 1st. Tony will be at Fort Benning, GA until February. Anthony used to work in the Truck Wash.
Brenda Joice’s daughters, Tempest and Brooklyn, at Senior Night in Kellyville
Oklahoma Fall of Fame: Carrie Underwood, Presley Fields, Mike Fisher and Jeremy Fields
Katyâ€™s first snow. Daughter of James Smith - Building Maintenance
Brooke Johnsonâ€™s son, Kaiden, made it to the 3rd round of the playoffs for 2nd grade Berryhill Chiefs.
Chandler the 1 Antler Reindeer
Shaylynn Martinez’s son, Lightning Joe, the cutest race car driver EVER!
Christina Uhlman’s daughters Serenity as Persian the Pokémon and Syphira a Alicorn with Attitude Brooke Johnson’s daughters Karleigh as Chucky and Kyla as the Bride of Chucky
Jennifer Jones’ grandkids, Christian and Skylar as Bumblebees
Kris Hall’s sons and nephew, Wyatt (LEGO Robin), Colby (LEGO Batman), and Noah (LEGO Joker)
Twisted Pennywise Clowns, Khloe and Presley Fields, daughters of Jeremey Fields
C O NTACT I N FORMAT I ON Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1900 Sapulpa, OK 74067 19007 W. Hwy. 33 Sapulpa, OK 74066 BCBSOK BCBSOK 800-672-2567 TrueNorth Driver Insurance 800-877-9637 Driver Legal Driver’s Legal Plan 800-417-3552 JCT Wellness Jeff Ravenscroft 918-857-8600 Zurich OCC/ACC 866-280-4390 Reach out to JCT employees on Facebook, Twitter, phone, mail or fax. Any correction or input for next month’s newsletter is welcomed and appreciated. Please send to email@example.com.
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