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MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHRISTNER Last month we pointed out that several of our safe professional operators were to be honored at the Oklahoma Trucking Association annual safety banquet and they were! We were so very well represented by our safe operators, 19 in all, and folks from every department there to support and honor them. For the third year in a row, one of our operators was honored as Professional Driver of the Year, Mr. Larry Miles. We know how good our guys and gals are but getting to show our fellow Oklahoma truckers really makes us proud! Having best in class operators is really at the heart of what makes JCT the leader we are in the temperature controlled transportation space. Tip of the cap to all of our million mile safe drivers, to Larry Miles OTA Professional Driver Of the Year and all of our associates that support them in getting customers freight delivered safely on time! Be well!


WHATEVER IT TAKES CRECIA RYLANT NOMINATED KIM WILLIAMS FOR THE MARCH WHATEVER IT TAKES AWARD Crecia said, “Kim works as a CSR for area 9, she has a great attitude, words hard and is always there to help with anything. ” Kim was presented with a trophy, a “Whatever It Takes” designated parking space in front of the building, and a $50 QuikTrip gas card. Kim will also have the honor of naming next month’s WIT winner.

JANUARY DM OF THE MONTH We are proud to announce that the DM of the Month for January goes to Mr. Charles Richards! Charles is an asset to the Driver Management Team and to his drivers. He comes in daily and puts in 100% effort and tries to positively impact his drivers to the best of his abilities. His drivers know that they can count on him, they trust him, and know that he’ll always shoot them straight. Charles will be awarded with a “Snooze or Cruise Pass” and will be taken to lunch at a location of his choice. As an honorable mention, Mr. Brian Stewart was right on his heels in the running for the winner. Good friendly competition going on, keep up the good work! The winner is decided on retention, service, home time bullseye, attendance, and board moves. Charles, well done!

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS / Our Employees


FREE AND CLEAR DRIVERS

Bill Wrenn

Curt Soard

Edwin Montes-Guzman

Stephen Sprague

Mark Giesecke Our Drivers / AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


RECENT EVENTS / Oklahoma Trucking Association Safety Awards Banquet


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR DRIVERS THAT WERE RECOGNIZED AT THE OTA SAFETY AWARDS BANQUET!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRIVERS 3/1 3/2 3/3 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13

David Cousins Aj Payne Pete Lov Bobby Oxendine Nigel Marston William Walters Amber Campbell Linda Bass Calvin Johnson Henry Cummings Michael Welch Dennis Didget Caylee Johnson Taylor Nevins Michael Gann Wilmer Rodriguez Ernest Haefner Joshua Driscoll Andree Montague Jack Hein Wade Young Dave Jennings Barry Wilson Terence Sanford Matthew Thomason Randy Hilliker Margaret Tsosie Phillis Porter Samuel Dawit Ray Crandle John Vanaken Tom Freeman Robert Downey Sara Sharp Rollins Brown

DATES TO REMEMBER / Birthdays

3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29

Kerlon Epps Rickie Woods Nicole Elmore Tommy Martin Peter Anderson Edward Moore Aaron Fogle Steve Smith Michael Payne David Keefer James Hendrix Brian Smith Andres Rhodes Roscoe Thurber Christopher Scott Jason Neisinger John Cook Patrick Payne Dale Macrunnel Dwight Balliet Steven Andersen Patti Hodge George Whitaker Clifton Quick Neil Hope Deborah Kitchens- William Careem Norman Corey Broome Edward Alcala Daniel Hopkins Tarcicio Infante Dwayne Walters Julius Branch Dennis Ballas Leonard Combs Jennifer Jellins Terry Horton

3/30 3/31

Marvin Kachelhofer Roxann Kernodle Llois Thomas Scott Box Frank Casner

EMPLOYEES 3/3 3/4 3/5 3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/17 3/18 3/20 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/29 3/31

Allison Contreras Stephen Chapman Lauren Chazarreta David Fortney Nathalie Mandujano Katrina Stretch Jessica Robinson Victoria Glass Scott Bryan Alanna Weins Tim Andreassen Marlene Maddox David Clifton Erin Haines Jennifer Heisley Jennifer Phillips Roger Hardway Tamera Castodio Tomas Robles Michelle Rodriguez Terra Smith Wesley Moran Laura Watkins Debra Shelley Scott Box Marty Means


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DRIVERS

8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

James Riches, 3/14

Jeremy Fields, 3/5

Vernon Loften, 3/1 Robert Hodges, 3/4 Shaquille Harris, 3/4 Loyd Heaton III, 3/8 Terron Scott, 3/11 Daniel Schepis, 3/11 Paige Penner, 3/14

9 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

13 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

Paul Leibfarth, 3/30

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

Corey Manuel, 3/5 Scott Zane, 3/12 Derek Thompson, 3/13 Eric Rodriguez, 3/19

3 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Reese Terry, 3/20 Lanetta Terry, 3/20

4 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Xavier Yoder, 3/14 Jerry Atkins, 3/28

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Antwon Smith, 3/9 Michael Furtick, 3/10

6 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Penny Saya, 3/25 Kenneth James, 3/25 David Wagenknecht, 3/28 Randy Boots, 3/28

Ronald Thomas, 3/9 Joe Cowan, 3/30

12YEAR ANNIVERSARY Steve Porter, 3/13

15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

EMPLOYEES

Dakota Salyers, 3/5 Mike Spencer, 3/30

17 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Troy Harshfield, 3/17

19 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Quek Song, 3/12

22 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Tamera Castodio, 3/23

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Trae Barnes I, 3/15 Jean McGuire, 3/18 Katrina Stretch, 3/25

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Matthew Partridge, 3/6 Johnny McDonald, 3/9 Michelle Morgan, 3/9

3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Brenda Joice, 3/10

7 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Roger Hardway, 3/5 Kevin Stephens, 3/22

Anniversaries / DATES TO REMEMBER


JCT BOY BAND

THE SMITH BROS

The compliance department would like to introduce JCT’s very own, self-declared, boy band. We can’t wait to hear their first hit.

Jeremy and Robert “Free” Smith reconnecting as the kindred spirits that they are.

NEW BEANIE Jemal Turner modeling the new 100% Logs beanie!

AROUND THE OFFICE / Sapulpa and Riverside Offices


Irish Sausages in Puff Pastry INGREDIENTS 1 to 2 tbsp all-purpose flour , for preparing the work surface 1 box (16 ox) frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 pound Irish or Artisan sausages , cooked 1 egg 2 tablespoons water For full recipe, click here.

Gina Bartley’s festive spirit shines through again with this St. Patrick’s Day tree!

Shop photo submitted by Zack Preston

Kelly Roman and Jackson Byrd gifted Jennifer Heisley a “World’s Best Driver Manager” glass globe.


TONYA LADD’S STEP DAUGHTER, SYDNEY, GOT MARRIED ON 1/24 TO ALEXIS. ALSO PICTURED ARE HER GRANDKIDS, AVA 7 YEARS OLD AND ROYCE 4 YEARS OLD.

TAMERA CASTODIO WITH HER GRANDSON, ISAAC EDWARD PTOMEY. BORN FEB 16TH

TONYA LADD’S DAUGHTE

DUSTIN BYRD HAD HIS THIRD BABY GIRL ON THURSDAY 2/13! WE WELCOMED OUR THIRD DAUGHTER ON FEBRUARY 13TH. TATUM BRYNLEE BYRD - BIG SISTERS - TENLEY AND TEAGAN ARE IN LOVE!

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


ER, ANDREA MOUSE , AND SON-IN-LAW, COLLEN, WITH HER GRANDKIDS, HATHAN 6 YEARS OLD, HAYZLEE 3 YEARS OLD AND HAYLEN 4 MONTHS OLD. THEY SPENT CHRISTMAS AT DISNEY WORLD AND WENT THROUGH JEDI TRAINING.

BRENDA JOICE’S DAUGHTER, BROOKLYN, TURNED 19 ON FEBRUARY 22ND. SHE WILL BE DEPLOYED IN APRIL AND SOMETIME IN MAY SHE WILL BE GOING TO AFGHANISTAN FOR 9 MONTHS. PLEASE KEEP HER AND HER UNIT IN YOUR PRAYERS.

STEVEN DORRIS, SHEILA’S SON, ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND LEAVES OUT FOR BASIC TRAINING AFTER GRADUATION ON JUNE 29TH. HE IS ON THE HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAM FOR SAND SPRINGS AND THEY WON REGIONALS IN FEBRUARY.


CONTACT INFORMATION 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 Thursday, March 26th.

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