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.
Darryl Christner, 33 years
Carolyn Finnegan, Accounts Payable Clerk
Peter Galli, 12 years
Jennifer Mays, Recruiter
Eddie Carter, 5 years
Theresa Elam, Load Planner
Diane Scott, 2 years
Christopher Pena, Capacity Manager
Timothy Andreassen, 28 years
Rebekah Sotzing, Sales
Gerald Thompson, 10 years
Eddie Carter, Parts Clerk
Lori Loy, 18 years
Jacquelyn Hetherington, Driver Trainee
Juan Orozco, 13 years
Stacey Morales, Capacity Manager
Jackson Conrad, 4 years
Heather Griffiths, Permitting Clerk
Anthony Garcia, 4 years
Desiree Vankalsbeek, Recruiter
Ramie Burkett, 3 years
Nathaniel Clymer, Capacity Manager
Trevor Fielder, 1 year
Diane Scott, Breakdown Operator
Charles Richards, 2 years
Carl Stewart, Shop Foreman
Brandon Boudreaux, 1 year
Jamiela Winfield, Logistics Support Rep
Sean Ethridge, 1 year
Kirby Faulkinbury, Truck Inspector
Tyler Anthony, 2 years
Cory Manzi, VP Brokerage Operations
Joanne Hensley, 3 years
Thomas Stockham, Load Planner
Tara Rosson, 3 years
Trevor Fielder, Capacity Manager
John Wayne Christner, 1 year
Thomas Cowan, Fleet Manager
Jacob Lliteras, 1 years
Dakota Salyers, Load Planner
Ghulam Yousuf, 12 years
Hilda Aviles, Capacity Manager
Jared Endsley, 5 years
Bradley Schwalk, CS Night Operations
Tomas Robles, 6 years
Kevin Baker, Fleet Manager
John Wayne Christner, Driver Liaison
Ghulam Yousuf, Capacity Manager
Rebecca Dobson, Fleet Manager
Russell Campbell, Tractor Mechanic
OUR EMPLOYEES / Dates to Remember
WELCOME TO JOHN CHRISTNER TRUCKING
CS Night Ops
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
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
1/18 Larry Brooks
1/19 Terron Scott
1/21 William Thomas
2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
8 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
1/22 Larry Reeves
1/23 Raymond Donald
Thomas Rogers, Jr.
Larry Brooks, 1/11 Pedro Rangel, 1/11 Robert Stevens, 1/25
Antonio Landeros, Jr.
1/24 Kenneth James
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
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
1/25 Darrell Morgan
1/26 Deanna Johnson
1/10 Victor Feliciano
William Harrison, Jr.
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
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
1/16 Joshua Trout
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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FORT WORTHâ€™S NEW OFFICE SPACE During
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 Worthâ€™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 Operationâ€™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 FORDâ€™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 email@example.com by Tuesday, January 28th.
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