JCT NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2 0 1 9
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHRISTNER Where did the summer go!? The season seems to have flown by. The CA produce season was a little weaker than in the past but we still produced (pun intended) some strong results. We have a more diverse team than ever with incredible growth in our logistics services group which creates additional opportunities to better service both our shipping partners and our best in class operators. Our continued focus on quality communication is paying dividends in the way of safe, on time service. JCT maintains a very high expectation where service is concerned, failure to us is success to many of our competitors, and we are grateful to the dedication, hard work, and loyalty of everyone contributing to enhancing the value of the JCT brand. Be well!
OUR EMPLOYEES NEW HIRES
WHATEVER IT TAKES Sheila Bane nominates Cheryl Romine for the August“Whatever It Takes” award
Brandon Lieb Tractor Mechanic
Sheila said, “Cheryl has been a dedicated employee here at JCT for 19 plus years. Cheryl has been in several positions here, making each her own. Her last position was OS&D. I have had several drivers tell me how great she was to work with and that she would be missed. Now Cheryl is a CSR for California on Tim Andreassen’s team. I know she will be as dedicated and self-sacrificing here as with her other positions, doing whtever it takes to get the job done!” Cheryl will be presented with a trophy, a “Whatever It Takes” designated parking space in front of the building and a $50 QuikTrip gas card. Cheryl will also have the honor of naming next month’s WIT winner.”
Danielle Powers Driver Compliance
EMPLOYEE ANNIVERSARIES 8/4
Cameron Storm Fleet Manager
8/6 8/7 8/9 8/13 8/14 8/17 8/18
Robert Burns, 9 Years Darrell Crow Jr., 5 Years Brittney Totty, 2 Years William Jones, 12 Years Michael Griffin, 2 Years Cheryl Owens, 15 Years Merlin Elkins, 12 Years Deborah Snell, 13 Years Vincent Partridge Jr., 1 Year Jennifer Jones, 8 Years Michelle Weaver, 5 Years
Anthony Dorsey, 22 Years David Fortney, 3 Years Jeffrey Weaver, 6 Years
Glen Zornes, 9 Years
Minnie Barnes, 1 Year Chick Beesley, 1 Year
Marlene Maddox, 2 Years
Crecia Rylant, 17 Years
LOGISTICS IMPACT AWARD
EMPLOYEE BIRTHDAYS 8/3
Troy Harshfield, CS Night Operations
Jim Schultz won the 2nd quarter Logistics Impact award.
Evanna Stites, Rating And Billing Clerk
Allen Allday, CS Night Operations
Blake Thomas said “When we talk about what makes the Logistics Impact Award winner there are several boxes we want to check and Jim Schultz checks them all. Area 6 exceled during the 2nd quarter in all key areas: 1100 loads, 22.90% margin, provides access to freight early (week after week), extremely easy to do business with, and overall just an extremely likeable guy.”
Gina Bartley, Director Of Recruiting
Tara Rosson, Recruiter
Brittney Totty, OS&D Clerk
Ramie Burkett, Breakdown Operator
Jeremy Fields said “Jim congrats on 7 years!!! You have done an amazing job and always looking to grow your area and do whatever is needed for JCT!!! You recently being awarded the Logistics Impact award from our Logistics team is a testament to your dedication to growth and the overall success of JCT. Glad to have you on our team!”
Anthony Garcia, Qualcomm Technician Gerald Thompson, Breakdown Operator 8/12
Jesse Proctor, Parts Manager David Wilbanks, VP National Accounts
Jeffrey Jones, Fleet Manager Lawrence Mcclammy, Parts Clerk
Emory Andis, Carrier Settlement Clerk
Dylan Juby, Trailer Refrigeration Tech
Peter Galli, CS Night Operations
Jeremy Fields, VP Operations
Virgil Mcpherson, VP Loss Prevention
Christopher Mcclure, Logistics Coordinator
Kornelia Gastelum, Logistics Support Johnny Mcdonald, Breakdown Operator
Crecia Rylant, Customer Service Rep
Carlos Rivera, Logistics Support Betty Smoot, Load Planner Wendy Waites, Maintenance Clerk
James Gomez, VP Planning Sean Layman, Fleet Manager
FW GUYS PLAYING KNOCKOUT!
Michelle Weaver, Carrier Settlement Super
From left to right: Jeremy Fields, Dustin “D-Bird” Byrd, Xadier “X-man” Weeks, Stephen “Chas” Chapman, Andrew “Beneficiary” Copeland, Cory “Cody” Manzi, Eloy “Eli” Arechiga, Chris “Pena” Pena, and Blake “Just Blake” Thomas.
Jessi Miller, Logistics Support
WIN AN APPLE IPAD Every driver that has a recruit in orientation will be entered into a drawing to win an APPLE iPAD during the quarter in which their recruit is in orientation. Christophger Scott won the 2nd quarter drawing! Are you taking advantage of your Diamond Rewards? Click below for a link to the JCT Diamond Reward website.
Driver manager, Brian Stewart, got a text from driver Danny McGhee saying he bought himself a 2019 Street Glide for his birthday. McGhee said he would never have been able to get it if it werenâ€™t for working here.
JCT Diamond Rewards
Tamera Castodio got some pictures of retired drivers, Amos Johnson and Jerry Brunkhurst, at the last quarterly dinner.
DRIVER ANNIVERSARIES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Ronald Davenport, 8/1 Reginald Mack, 8/1 Kristin Stambaugh, 8/1 Benjamin Colvin, 8/3 Donald Keene III, 8/6 Regina Canady, 8/7 Christopher Myers, 8/10 Derrick Butler, 8/13 Steven Duffey, 8/13 Branden Williams, 8/14 Thomas Kepler, 8/16 Nicole (Nick) Bell, 8/20 Michael Hoefer, 8/20 Jonathan Mahone, 8/20 Eric Downing, 8/23 Edward Belbin III, 8/27 Angelo Garcia Ayala, 8/27 Keith Kalinowski, 8/27 Sandi Lazzara, 8/27 Samuel Russell, 8/27 Joshua Ward, 8/27 Michael Fontes, 8/28 Jimmie Elks, 8/29 Cory Hallett, 8/30
2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
William Walters, 8/11 Nicholas Teague, 8/14 George Brannon, 8/18 Andrew Taylor, 8/18 Jaime Narvaez, 8/19 Carol Odell, 8/20 Robert Desabre, 8/21
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
6 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
7 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
Kevin Miller, 8/22 Dwayne Walters, 8/29
8 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
Craig Fallick, 8/31
9 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
Richard Carstens, 8/5
3 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
13 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
Adam Anderson, 8/4 Ivy Kuklinski, 8/4 Bruce Chojnacki, 8/11 Robert Downey, 8/11
Mike Abernathy, 8/7 Jeffrey Weaver, 8/19 Alan Phelan, 8/20 Keith Adams, 8/28
Phanna Sieng, 8/13
4 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
Rex D Yaw, 8/1
Gerald Teague, 8/9 Ali Fallah Tafty, 8/14 Mark Nancarrow, 8/16 Dave Jennings, 8/21 Daniel Swart, 8/21 Jason Coll, 8/22 Benjamin Cove, 8/30
Rolando Ricano, 8/1 Gary Lenihan, 8/4 Ray Crandle, 8/8 Jose Diaz, 8/15 David Strickland, 8/17 George Strattard III, 8/29 Craig Torgeson, 8/29
11 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Charlie Davis, 8/7
12 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Thomas Owenby, 8/16
Rickie Varvel, 8/3
14 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Alan Poon, 8/19
17 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Curtis Baldwin, 8/7
20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Cletis Zundel, 8/27
22 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Anthony Dorsey, 8/19 8/18
Ken Cheung Ted Wysocki Philip Quesada Michael Brady Donald Mayo Sean Mcelya Joseph Lanzarone Jimmie Elks Larry Edwards II Matthew Moseley Christopher Seigler Jeff Auzenne Ronald Hollin Anne Pimentel Leslie Taverney Alexander Zahel Octavio Cardenas Jay Kemerling John Henshaw Lisa Garcia Matthew Shields Walter Hancock David Oliver Delsin Hunt Larry Miles Gigi Justice Lovic Haines Jamie Davis Kristin Stambaugh Douglas Chen Rodney Wilkinson Sierra Stephens Tanya Beach Danny Hicks Nickolas Borah Jamie Gardner Freddie Turner Michael Shannon Smith William Simmons Bill Wright Thomas Smith Jamie Fury Gene Bowen David White Phillip Nunez Edward Frenz John Hedstrom Marvin Cavett Michael Uhl Willie Ward Keith Daniel
8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22
8/27 8/28 8/29
Damon Lewis Edward Engstrom Charleston Walker Bruce Chojnacki Kip Layton Lavan Bautista Donald Miller Jesse Lopez Douglas Williams Jairo Osorio-Enriquez Jaime Narvaez Tommy Alicea Mark Pomraning Fred Cline Shannon Olliff Sinaca Butcher Tyler Preece William Fontes Mary Drennen Bradley Cornwell Cletis Zundel James Mitchell, Jr. Samuel Salazar Danny Hooks Derrick Ector Kyle Miller Samuel Smith Aaron Mason Robert Stevens Rosendo Viltredelarosa Jonathan Mahone Solley Sellers Rex Yaw Christina Mcbride Corey Manuel
Daniel Smith stopped to help the victim of a car fire. He, along with two other drivers, safely extinguished the fire.
AROUND THE OFFICE PERSONALITY STRENGTHS AND GREATEST NEEDS NATURAL STRENGTHS: Decisive, Goal-oriented, Independent, Risktaker, Takes charge, Persistent, Efficient, Competitive MOTIVATED BY: Results; challenge, action, power, and credit for achievement
GREATEST NEEDS: The lion needs to see results, experience variety, and face new challenges. He needs to solve problems and wants direct answers.
NATURAL STRENGTHS: Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Good Communicator, Emotional/Passionate, Outgoing, Motivational, Fun-Loving MOTIVATED BY: Recognition and approval of others
GREATEST NEEDS: The otter needs social activities and recognition; activities that are fun, and freedom from details.
NATURAL STRENGTHS: Patient, Easy-Going, Team Player, Stable, Empathetic, Compassionate, Loyal, Dependable, Reliable, Supportive
GREATEST NEEDS: The Golden Retriever needs security; gradual change and time to adjust to it; an environment free of conflict.
NATURAL STRENGTHS: Accurate, Analytical, Detail-oriented, Thoroughness, Orderly, Methodical, High Standards, Intuitive, Controlled
GRIT TRAINING CLASSES TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 12:00P
Personal training and free nutrition advice to all willing to participate. Itâ€™s functional movements designed to help you develop a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition.
MOTIVATED BY: Desire for good relationships and appreciation of others
MOTIVATED BY: The desire to be right and maintain quality.
GREATEST NEEDS: The beaver needs security, gradual change and time to adjust to it.
EGG ROLL IN A BOWL | PALEO Ingredients:
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2 Tbsp. Olive oil divided 1 lb. ground turkey or beef 93/7 1 ½ cup sweet onion finely diced 1 cup carrots shredded ½ tsp ginger minced 3 cloves garlic crushed ¼ cup chicken broth 5 cups cabbage cut into ¼-inch shreds 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce, gluten-free* 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. salt to taste ¼ tsp. pepper to taste 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil Toasted sesame seeds optional Green onions optional Instructions:
1. In a large saute pan over medium heat drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and add ground turkey. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through. 2. Push turkey to the side of the pan and add onion and other tablespoon of oil. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add shredded carrots, garlic, and ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Stir the vegetables and turkey together. 3. Pour chicken broth in the pan and scrape the bottom of it to deglaze it. Add cabbage, coconut aminos or soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir well and cover with a lid. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until cabbage is to your desired tenderness. 4. Just before serving add toasted sesame oil and top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve over regular rice, cauliflower rice, or eat it in a bowl by itself. Enjoy! See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #1
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Lucy Hobbs’ new kitten, Luna.
Janet McCoy’s grandchildren with their new puppy, Hopper.
Katrina Stretch’s daughter, Amelia, and their new German Shepherd, Zelda.
Alyssa Gorham’s new puppy, Ellie.
FIR S T N E P H E W Shaila Montgomery’s first nephew was born to her sister, Kindra, Wednesday July 24 at 3:01AM. He was 5lb 14oz. 19inches long. His name is Sebastian Zenon.
F I RS T GR ANDBABY Jessica Robinson’s first grandbaby, Miranda Leija, was born on July 19th and was 5lb 11oz 18 ¾ inches.
F IRST P L A C E
Tayla Todd with Coach Taylor Todd Taking 1st place (undefeated) in the 7U Sapulpa Girls Softball.
F IRST A RK
Kristy Reece’s girls at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY on vacation a couple weeks ago.
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