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JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHRISTNER Closing the doors on 2019, a prosperous and exciting year, we look forward to 2020 and our continued growth. We’ll certainly have challenges and will need the best effort from everyone in order to achieve our goals for the new year. Danny said it best in a holiday message to employees quoting from Dallas Cowboy’s head coach Jason Garrett’s speech to his players saying in part “….no unit begrudges the responsibility, they cherish the opportunity.” What does that mean: it means don’t begrudge the responsibility or become resentful of others, instead complement the other part of your team that may be ineffective or struggling by cherishing the opportunity to contribute. Cherish the opportunity to make those around you successful. Cherish the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with an encouraging word. Cherish the opportunity to jump in and help someone that might be struggling. Cherish the opportunity to be part of a great organization that values the skills and abilities you offer. We cherish the opportunity to work along side each and every one of you.


2019 PETE OSBURN AWARD WINNER: TOM STOCKHAM Each year, one employee that exhibits excellent effort, beyond expectations, is awarded the Pete Osburn Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Stockham is the 9th winner of the award and received a plaque along with a two week, all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world.

OUR EMPLOYEES / Awards and Recognition


NOVEMBER DRIVER MANAGER OF THE MONTH Josh Muskrat said, “All the DMs did an excellent job this month and once again it was a very close race between several driver managers. In the end, we had one that was able to separate himself from the rest. I would like to congratulate Scott Conrad as the DM of the month for November! Scott does a tremendous job day in and day out. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the department and is a valuable resource. He always brings his best efforts day in and day out. Scott’s drivers know that he has their best interests in mind and that they can rely on him to find success and profitability here at JCT. Scott will be awarded with a “Snooze or Cruise Pass”, allowing him to pick a day and either leave out at noon for the day, or sleep in and work the second half. The DM Supervisors will also be taking Scott to lunch at a location of his choice. Congratulations, SCOTT!”

WHATEVER IT TAKES KALLIE PIERCE NOMINATED MOLLY MADDOX FOR THE JANUARY WHATEVER IT TAKES AWARD Kallie said, “Molly recently moved to the weekend CSR shift, which is a lot different than the overnight shift she had worked. I have seen her sitting with other CSRs throughout the week learning all she can to preform the job duties correctly. She is always asking questions if she does not know something and is willing to help anyone when needed.” Molly was presented with a trophy, a “Whatever It Takes” designated parking space in front of the building, and a $50 QuikTrip gas card. Molly will also have the honor of naming next month’s WIT winner.


HAPPY

HAPPY

ANNIVERSARY

BIRTHDAY

1/1

Darryl Christner, 33 years

1/1

Carolyn Finnegan, Accounts Payable Clerk

1/4

Peter Galli, 12 years

1/2

Jennifer Mays, Recruiter

1/5

Eddie Carter, 5 years

1/3

Theresa Elam, Load Planner

Diane Scott, 2 years

1/5

Christopher Pena, Capacity Manager

1/6

Timothy Andreassen, 28 years

1/7

Rebekah Sotzing, Sales

Gerald Thompson, 10 years

1/8

Eddie Carter, Parts Clerk

1/8

Lori Loy, 18 years

Jacquelyn Hetherington, Driver Trainee

1/10

Juan Orozco, 13 years

Stacey Morales, Capacity Manager

1/11

Jackson Conrad, 4 years

1/10

Heather Griffiths, Permitting Clerk

1/12

Anthony Garcia, 4 years

Desiree Vankalsbeek, Recruiter

1/13

Ramie Burkett, 3 years

1/13

Nathaniel Clymer, Capacity Manager

1/14

Trevor Fielder, 1 year

Diane Scott, Breakdown Operator

1/15

Charles Richards, 2 years

Carl Stewart, Shop Foreman

1/18

Brandon Boudreaux, 1 year

1/15

Jamiela Winfield, Logistics Support Rep

Sean Ethridge, 1 year

1/18

Kirby Faulkinbury, Truck Inspector

1/19

Tyler Anthony, 2 years

Cory Manzi, VP Brokerage Operations

1/20

Joanne Hensley, 3 years

Thomas Stockham, Load Planner

Tara Rosson, 3 years

1/19

Trevor Fielder, Capacity Manager

1/21

John Wayne Christner, 1 year

1/23

Thomas Cowan, Fleet Manager

Jacob Lliteras, 1 years

Dakota Salyers, Load Planner

Ghulam Yousuf, 12 years

1/24

Hilda Aviles, Capacity Manager

1/26

Jared Endsley, 5 years

Bradley Schwalk, CS Night Operations

1/27

Tomas Robles, 6 years

1/26

Kevin Baker, Fleet Manager

John Wayne Christner, Driver Liaison

1/28

Ghulam Yousuf, Capacity Manager

1/29

Rebecca Dobson, Fleet Manager

1/31

Russell Campbell, Tractor Mechanic

OUR EMPLOYEES / Dates to Remember


WELCOME TO JOHN CHRISTNER TRUCKING

Caleb Worthington

Danielle Hays

Jeff Wittman

Spencer Paulec

Tractor Mechanic

CS Night Ops

Trailer Technician

Trailer Technician

Linda Scott

Jennifer Mays

Logistics Support

Recruiter

Nathalie Mandujano

Stacey Morales

Capacity MGR

Capacity MGR

Allison Contreas Rating and Billing

Carolyn Finnegan AP Clerk

Jamiela Winfield Logistics Support

New Hires / OUR EMPLOYEES


FREE AND CLEAR! CONGRATULATIONS ANGELA AND DARRELL SHAW

OUR DRIVERS / Awards and Achievements


HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1/1

Gerald Teague

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

1/17 Rocky Losh

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

Wendell Dickey, 1/7 John Hedstrom , 1/14 Juan Luna, 1/14 Phillis Porter, 1/21 Daniel Smith, 1/21 Phillip Vargo, 1/21 Scott Strobel, 1/21 Will Washington, 1/22 Robert Clauder, 1/28 Zachary Magee, 1/28 Delphia Worley, 1/30

Lance Holbrook,1/14 Renee Scott, 1/14

Howard Linhart

Randall Lamkin

Douglas Mayse

Jeremiah Hogenkamp

1/3

Russell Reedy

Wendy Mabrey

Anthony Edwards

Damien Lugo

Walter Stewart

1/18 Larry Brooks

Shelton Murray

Robert Grigsby

Paul Soliz

Robert Wynn

1/4

Lyle Finney

1/19 Terron Scott

1/5

Curt Soard

1/6

Travis Nelson

1/21 William Thomas

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

8 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

Zachary Magee

1/22 Larry Reeves

1/7

Danielle Terry

1/23 Raymond Donald

John Minnie

Thomas Rogers, Jr.

Larry Brooks, 1/11 Pedro Rangel, 1/11 Robert Stevens, 1/25

Antonio Landeros, Jr.

Johnny Steers

1/8

Phillip Barthel

1/24 Kenneth James

Jacquelyn Hetherington

Gary Lenihan

Christopher Douglas

John Amburgey

Frank Casner, 1/4 Norman Chamberlain, 1/5 Scott Lewis, 1/8 Taylor Nevins, 1/11 Rogelio Peralta, 1/22 Adolfo Espinoza, 1/22 Ezekiel Rozier, 1/29 Weldon Ferguson, Jr.,1/31

1/9

John Herb

James Justice

3 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

14 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Jesus Sanchez, 1/9 Alberto Rodriguez, 1/9 Danielle Twigg, 1/9 Daniel Lemon, 1/27 Anthony Lynch, 1/31

Minsu Kim, 1/6

Walter Cevelin

William Munden

1/25 Darrell Morgan

Samuel Ward

1/26 Deanna Johnson

1/10 Victor Feliciano

William Harrison, Jr.

Gregory Mccall

Travis Mohlenhoff

6 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Randall Lamkin, 1/3 Fredy Vargas, 1/14

7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Dave Long, 1/23

1/11 Shawn Culver

1/27 Joseph Robinson

4 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

1/12 Jesse Wyatt

1/28 Crystal Baker

1/15 Michael Terry

1/29 Vernon Walters

Matthew Beattie

Donald Winston

1/30 John Bradshaw

Anne Pimentel, 1/4 Terren Gwynn, 1/5 Alexander Kin, 1/11 Dianna Ramsey, 1/11 Walter Stewart, 1/19 Jimmy Odell, 1/25 Octavio Cardenas, 1/27 Dominic Walker, 1/27 Charles Johnson, 1/28

Christine Violano

1/16 Joshua Trout

1/31

Jeremiah Canady

Rudy Hegsted

Garthia Baylor

Gary Fohrenck

Jerry Herring

Debra Hill

13 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Juan Orozco, 1/10 Lee Ellis, 1/11

Dates to Remember / OUR DRIVERS


W R E AT H S ACROSS AMERICA

OUR DRIVERS / Wreaths Across America photos by Darryl Dunn


Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Griffin, Georgia


UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTEST The Rating & Billing and Settlements ladies had an ugly Christmas sweater contest during their holiday celebration. Nikki, third from the left, was the winner!

Use high-quality yet simple visual aids, such as charts or slides, to help clarify any sales pitch or proposal. Make sure the visual aids can be seen by every person in the audience, and limit each chart or slide to a single main point.

GIVING SALES PITCHES A sales pitch or proposal seeks to persuade. The objective of the presentation is to sell a product, concept or idea. The ability to present sales pitches and proposals effectively can open the door to professional opportunities. To organize ideas into an effective sales pitch or proposal, use the “inverted pyramid” approach, which gives an audience the most important information in the first few sentences (how much money might be saved, how lives might be improved, etc.). Support claims with logic and evidence, and end every sales pitch or proposal with a call to action. If an audience agrees with the initial message or point, the supporting material that follows will reinforce that agreement. If an audience disagrees, logic and evidence may win them over.

AROUND THE OFFICE / Sapulpa & Riverside Offices

Offer a question-and-answer period following a sales pitch or proposal, which can supply you with valuable feedback about the effectiveness of the pitch. It also gives an audience the opportunity to further clarify specific points or data that was presented. Below are a few ways to effectively answer questions from an audience: • Anticipate possible questions by rehearsing with colleagues or friends. • Provide answers that support the sales pitch or proposal. • Disarm loaded questions (those based on false premises or irrelevant assumptions) by being polite and asking the questioner to further explain his or her question. • Divide complicated questions into several parts before answering them. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT TOASTMASTERS CALL OR EMAIL LUCY HOBBS: EXT. 4104 HOBL@JOHNCHRISTNER.COM


THE DATA EXTRAPOLATION SPECIALIST Joe Jacobson ( The Sorcerer ) working on JCT’s business intelligence platform.

GRIT CLASSES TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

20 MINUTE TACO SOUP INGREDIENTS 1 14-oz block firm tofu or 1 lb ground meat 1 15-oz can Rotel tomatoes 1 15-oz can stewed or diced tomato 1 15-oz can corn 1 15-oz can pinto or black beans 1 15-oz can kidney beans 1 1-oz packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix 1 1-oz packet taco seasoning

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12:00-12:50 AND 1:00 – 1:50


FORT WORTH’S NEW OFFICE SPACE During

After

AROUND THE OFFICE / Fort Worth Office


A TRIP TO FORT WORTH Aileen Hurtado joined Andrea Woodruff, Shaila Jones, and Lucy Hobbs at Sundance Square during their day trip to the Fort Worth office.

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

Andrew Copeland captured a couple of photos from Fort Worth’s first corn hole tournament. The finalists facing off in the picture on the left are Jacob Jeffcoat and Stedman Hodge. Stedman, pictured on the right, was the final champion and won a $20 QT gift card!


ESCAPE ROOM Fort Worth and Sapulpa teamed up for some friendly competition to see who could escape the quickest. Trevor Fielder/ Connie Sperry/ Aileen Hurtado/ Stephen Chapman/ Brian Ford

AROUND TOWN / Eleventh Hour Enigma


Q4 DINNER Yolanda Moore, Xadier Weeks, Jacob Jeffcoat, Russell Watson, Dustin Byrd, Andrew Copeland, Jessi Miller, and Tori Glass flew from Fort Worth for Operation’s 4th Quarter dinner at The Summit Club.

The Summit Club / AROUND TOWN


AROUND THE OFFICE / Christmas Lunch at the Sapulpa yard


AROUND THE OFFICE / Photo Booth credit to Ginny Bell


BRENDA JOICE SHARED A COLLECTION OF HER GIRLS FROM THE PAST MONTH. BROOKLYN GRADUATED FROM HER AIT ON DECEMBER 12. SHE AND HER 13 MIKE CREWMEMBERS GOT A CHANCE TO SEE THEIR HIMAR LAUNCH A ROCKET. ONCE THEY WERE BOTH HOME, THE GIRLS WENT ON THEIR FIRST PHEASANT HUNT WITH THEIR DAD. THEY SHOT 4 NICE SIZED ROOSTERS AND 1 HEN. PICTURED ON THE BOTTOM IS BROOKLYN WITH HER BOYFRIEND, JAIDEN AND HER CHRISTMAS PRESENT, PAM. TEMPEST AND HER BOY FRIEND AUSTIN AT RHEMA CHRISTMAS

TARA TODD’S KIDS, TURNER AND TYLIE, WITH SANTA.

SHAILA MONTGOMERY’S SON, JAX, DROPPING OFF HIS LETTER TO SANTA!

SIOBHAN LOGAN’S NEW PUP, BOZZ.

KATRINA AND AMELIA STRETCH ROCKED THE BOK FOR PAW PATROL LIVE!

BETTY SMOOT TRAVELED ACROSS THE BORDER FROM PHARR, TX TO REYNOSA, MEXICO TO BLESS SOME PEOPLE FOR CHRISTMAS. THOUSANDS OF SHOE BOXES AND BACKPACKS WERE HANDED OUT AND A FEW GIFTS WERE EVEN GIVEN OUT IN JCT BAGS. THE PEOPLE ARE SO THANKFUL.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT / What’s going on outside of work


MARTY MEANS, QUEK SONG, AND BRIAN FORD’S TRIP TO BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO.


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 ATBS/American Truck Business Services 888-640-4829 or www.atbs.com 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 input for next month’s newsletter is welcomed and appreciated. Please send to strk@johnchristner.com by Tuesday, January 28th.

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