A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHRISTNER The hot weather (or hottest weather anyway) is finally behind us! Peak hurricane season is ramping up and Hurricane Dorian arrived right on schedule. Weather like this can cause large disruptions to our network, meaning we have to be nimble to keep our valued drivers safe and respond to customer needs. Keep tuned to all available resources to stay informed about whatâ€™s happening in areas close to these storms along the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf Coast. We continue to educate and train on best practices for meaningful and actionable communication. Ownership providing the vision, leadership providing the coaching and our associates executing the mission. We appreciate the collaborative effort of our entire team every hour, every day, every week in making an already great JCT even better! Be well!
JCT NEWSLETTER S E P TE M BE R 2 0 19
Roman Bible Parts Clerk
Steven Porter Load Planner
Customer Service Representative
WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE INGRAM’S GOING? 2018 Pete Osborn winner, David Ingram, tells us a little bit about where he and his wife, Kristy, have decided to go for their 2 week all expense paid vacation. “For the Pete Osborn award we choose to go to Maldives for a week and stay in the over the water bungalows, then we will head over to South Africa to tour Cape Town and Big Game Safaris for the second week. Initially when I picked it I didn’t think about getting shots. So far I’m about 5 needles in and still have 2 left when we get back. Kristy and I have never been over the pond so this will be a first. We’ve done a lot of cruises and hung out in Mexico but never dreamed about being able to go that far out. The trip in a nut shell -11 flights total with 62 hours of actual flight time then a speed boat ride to the island. We are super excited and very grateful for this special award and a trip of lifetime.” Stay tuned for pictures and hopefully a story or two from the Ingram’s trip!
EMPLOYEE BIRTHDAYS 9/6
Carrie Cooper, Recruiter
Tim Sattler, Qualcomm Technician
Tonya O’dell, Accounts Receivable
Shaila Montgomery, Rating and Billing Clerk
Deborah Snell, Customer Service Rep Jeffrey Weaver, VP Maintenance
Robert Allen, Trailer Refrigeration Technician Melissa Rathbone, Load Planner Andrea Woodruff, VP Admin Comp & Procedure
Brooke Johnson, Rating and Billing Clerk
Tyler Anthony, Tractor Mechanic
Donny Morgan, Fleet Manager
Robert Burns, Shop Supervisor
Tiffany Chandler, Rating and Billing Clerk
Robert Williams, Customer Service Swap
William Beall, Customer Service Night Operations Carl Bickham, Building/Grounds Maintenance Jennifer Jones, Driver Compliance
WHATEVER IT TAKES
Carl Stewart, 5 Years
Jonathan Kleypas, 1 Year
Robert Botkins, 9 Years Charli Brown, 21 Years
Patty Fender, 6 Years
Thomas White, 8 Years
Jimmie Ingram II, 1 Year
Cheryl said, “Rose always has a smile on her face and does whatever it takes to get the job done. ”
Charles Muskrat, 16 Years
Rose will be presented with a trophy, a “Whatever It Takes” designated parking space in front of the building, and a $50 QuikTrip gas card. Rose will also have the honor of naming next month’s WIT winner.
Donald Shanahan, 1 Year
Sheila Bane, 14 Years
Tammy Baird, 2 Years
Joey Ribbens, 3 Years
Nicholas Copeland, 3 Years
Cheryl Romaine nominates Rose Waltrip for the September Whatever It Takes award
Bradley Schwalk, 1 Year
FREE AND CLEAR
A fun group in orientation posing with their potato chips. Welcome to JCT, drivers!
Jairo and Lois Osorio
DRIVER ANNIVERSARIES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Tommy Alicea, 9/4 Michael Ball, 9/4 William Ball, 9/4 Tyler Leavitt, 9/5 Donald Cagle, 9/6 Kenneth Snyder, 9/10 Scott Rush, 9/10 Lester Grayson, 9/17 Kris Hupfer, 9/17 Tammie Hupfer, 9/17 Charles Gordon, 9/19 Allen Anderson, 9/19 Rodney Elwell, 9/20 Tanya Ann Elwell, 9/20
Bj Brown Jr., 9/24 Derrick Ector, 9/24 Kjrsten Ector, 9/24 Donald Miller, 9/24 Carl Plyler, 9/25 Jason Plyler, 9/25 Antonio Landeros Jr., 9/26 Amber Campbell, 9/27 Joshua Trout, 9/27
2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Adrian Hinojosa, 9/18 Michael Yerger, 9/18
3 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
Randy Whitney Jr., 9/6 Joshua Driscoll, 9/6 Russell Mullins, 9/6 Charlie Watkins Jr., 9/19 Christina Mcbride, 9/21
4 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
Danny Hooks, 9/8 Matthew Thomason, 9/14
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Gerald Moore, 9/12 Bonita Steger , 9/17 Joseph Steger, 9/17
Kimberly Little, 9/23 Brian Lee, 9/30
6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Todd Rightley, 9/5 James Stocker Jr., 9/13 Ronald Hollin, 9/24 Kao Saeteurn, 9/30
7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY David Bozard, 9/7 Frank Bilbro, 9/19
14 YEAR ANNIVERSARY David Field, 9/1
DRIVER BIRTHDAYS 9/01
Weldon Ferguson, Jr.
Jason Coll Jonathan Suarez 9/07
Manuel Armenta 9/22
David Stinson 9/10
Anthony Lynch 9/24
Malan Weber 9/25
He was also mentioned in an Overdrive article along with the other finalists. If you’d like to read the article, click here. Keep your eyes peeled. The winner is going to be announced at the ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition, which will be hosted Oct. 5-9 in San Diego.
Michael Delacruz 9/26
Parke Whitney, one of ATA’s finalist for the National Driver of the Year Award, was on the yard this past month shooting his interview video to be submitted as the final step in the process.
Richard Budin Sean Morton
Mark Warkow Thomas Daniel
Larry Dunn 9/16
Michael Marchese Steven Duffey
Michael Suer Jr.
Derick Fisher Ricky Walsh
A BETTER YOU
Donny Morgan gave his first speech in August’s TM meeting. It was a heartwarming speech that discussed his childhood and gave a look into his family dynamics. Don’t miss the opportunity to get to learn more about your coworkers while expanding your listening and speaking skills. For more info call or email Lucy Hobbs: Ext. 4104 email@example.com
ENERGY BALLS The Perfect Energy Ball Formula 1 cup medjool dates 1 cup nuts/seeds 2 – 3 tablespoons nut butter Customize Your Energy Ball Recipe Dried Fruit: dates, figs, dried apples/mangoes & dried berries all work Nuts/Seeds: use any combination you’d like Flavored Powders: adding things like cacao or protein powder is a great way to change up the flavor! Spices: just like with cooking, you can add spices to transform your flavors! Some of my favorites are cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice!
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AROUND THE OFFICE
FT. WORTH VISITORS David Ingram, Quek Song, Andrea Woodruff, and Danny Christner made separate visits on the same week to the Ft. Worth office.
RECOGNITION FROM OUR CUSTOMERS Danny Christner received an email from Tyson saying, “Good Afternoon, This report shows the service for week ending August 24, 2019. This includes a 5-week trend of your overall service and load count. For the week ending August 24th, JCT’s on time delivery was at 97.53%. Thank you for your service to Tyson Foods and taking care of our customers. You are greatly appreciated! Thanks, Melissa King” Danny then shared this information with the staff saying, “This is what we do! Thank you all!!”
IN THE COMMUNITY
SEPTEMBER 9 TH â€“ 13 TH John Christner Trucking along with our Associates hosts a weekly event to recognize our professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment at one of the most demanding and important jobs in our nation. These men and women not only deliver our customers goods safely, and on time but also help keep our highways safe. They log millions of miles each year and deliver tons of freight in order to keep this country moving. Please join us in celebrating these hard working Americans that keep our country strong. A letter from John Christner: On behalf of Danny, Darryl and myself, I would like to personally thank you for your hard work and dedication. Your efforts have helped make JCT one of the top refrigerated carriers in the industry today.
Since the day we opened our doors in 1986, I have been dedicated to building a carrier that would not only satisfy the needs of our customers, but place the driverâ€™s needs in the forefront. With that philosophy JCT has become an industry leader. My respect and admiration for the drivers that have made JCT what it is today and it continues to grow. Driver Appreciation week gives us an opportunity to openly express our gratitude for your contributions. Although this open expression comes but once a year, you are always in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. Be safe..
OUR 2019 SPONSORS Rush Enterprises of Tulsa, W & B Service Co., Premier Truck Group of Tulsa, MHC Kenworth of Tulsa, Thermo King of Tulsa, JAM, Brenntag of Tulsa, Pocketcardnet Accuride Corporation, Anspire, ATBS, Great Dane Trailers, T/A Petro, Pilot/Flying J, Utility Tri-State, Inc., Super 8 Motel-Tulsa, Hendrickson Tire
MEN U MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 9 Breakfast by Rush Peterbuilt - Sausage Rolls & Donuts Lunch by W&B Service Co. Tulsa Gourmet Food Trucks (Mike’s BBQ, Tacos Via Trucks, Mangiamo’s, Kona Ice)
TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 10 Lunch by Premier Truck Group of Tulsa Charlie’s Chicken
WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 11 Lunch by MHC Kenworth Lenny’s All-Star Subs
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 12 Breakfast by Anspire - Donuts Lunch by Thermo King of Tulsa 2 Pops Catering (2 meats & 2 sides)
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 13 Lunch by Brenntag Co./Steve Medlin Madeline’s BBQ (smoked pork & 2 sides)
tworks, Accuride Corporation, Michelin Tires, Bendix Commercial Brake
DO YOU BLEED CRIMSON OR ORANGE?? Thursday, September 12th 11am-4pm 19007 Ok-33 Bloodmobile Sapulpa, OK 74066 CLICK HERE to schedule your
Go to www.obi.org/donor-express/ the day of donation to complete your pre-screening questions! MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR PRINT OUT AND PHOTO ID!
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
EGG ROLL IN A BOWL | PALEO
Cole Farrar and his finance Amanda welcomed their first child, Levi Farrar, born 8/14 at 4:09am. He is 6lb and 8 oz and is 19 ½ inches.
Brenda Joice shared some pictures that were taken the day her daughter, Brooklyn, left for basic training. She is at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina and will graduate October 17th. Her AIT (job Training) will be at Ft. Sill in Lawton until December then she will be going to OSU in January for the spring semester. Her parents are very proud.
Terra Smith’s grand-babies, River and Lakyn, at the beach on Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Dustin Byrd’s daughter, Tenley, turned 5 on August 25th.
Kristy Reece’s daughter, Molly, was Honored as a Friends Graduate in the Oklahoma Girls Ministry Ceremony in OKC on August 10th. To graduate as a Friend, it is a 3 year program including the following requirements: 24 completed bible lessons with projects, read the entire bible (new and old testament), and take a 24 verse memorization test. Kristy is very proud of her.
Tonya Ladd’s grandkids, Hathan (age 6) and Hayzlee (age 3), welcoming their newest sister, Haylen (born 8/22), with kisses.
After 3 long months of boot camp Janie Loudermilk’s son, Ryan, will be graduating from the San Diego United States Marine Corp. OORAH!
This is a picture of Evanna Stites son, Xavier (11 years old). On August 22, the one year waiting period was up and no one could contest the adoption. Congratulations!
Al son, E5 Petty Officer 2nd Class Brent McClendon. He’s been active in the Navy for 5 years this month. He was serving on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72. He’s is now a recruiter in Midwest City,OK and just re-enlisted for 5 more years. Al is so proud of his son!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 26th.
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