WHEELS IN MOTION
Now – February 13th
We want to hear your love story! Tell us on social media using the hashtag #LoveisontheRoad and you could WIN a prize basket valued at over $100!
How to enter?
– Post a picture of you and your love wearing Carter Merchandise or with a Carter logo in the photo
– Tell us how you met
– Use the Hashtag #LoveisontheRoad
– TAG @carterexpress in the post
WINNER announced on Valentine’s Day!
Want to give a special shout-out to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day? Be a part of our “Love is on the Road” video!
Visit Shonda, Katy, or Erica to record a message by February 8th that will be posted on our Facebook Page!
Logistics Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight: Vickie Nguyen
Role at Carter: Vickie was hired in as a Transportation Specialist with Carter Logistics in June 2018. During her time with Carter, Vickie started with tracking and tracing trucks until she began supporting the JAC account and ultimately taking on the JAC account lead role. She is currently in the process of taking over as account lead on Hitachi Auto MX, Zoppas, Rack and Gecom to go along with Detroit Chassis which she already manages. Vickie’s time has been brief, but very impressive thus far and we look forward to seeing her grow within Carter as she has been able to pick up very quickly and take on an impressive amount of work in such a short time.
About Vickie: Vickie was born in Vietnam and has one brother and one sister. Her family moved to California when she was 6 and then relocated to Kendallville, IN at the age of 10. She attended nearby East Noble High School. She enrolled into Anderson University where she double majored in Global Business and Spanish. After her undergrad, she obtained her master’s degree in Business Administration by the age of 22. While at Anderson University, she was on the soccer team as threw javelin for the track team.
Vickie currently resides in Pendleton, IN with her English Mastiff named Mushu. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and traveling. Some fun facts about Vickie are that she learned how to speak fluently in 3 different languages, has been skydiving and got a selfie with Hugh Jackman.
We are excited to announce the Carter PRIDE Challenge Coin Program!
What is it?
A new appreciation program for Carter team members to recognize them for going above and beyond in their job or in their community.
How is an employee nominated?
Any Carter employee can nominate another Carter employee for recognition by contacting the Driver Relations department at DriverRelations@carter-express.com or by calling Jessica at x1537, Erica at X1244, or Shonda at X1270.
What constitutes going “above and beyond?”
We want to recognize situations where another employee goes out of their way to help you or the company or the community to do your/their job better/faster/easier/more pleasantly. In other words, they did more than just their “job,” they took the extra effort to leave the situation in a much better condition than it would have been otherwise. These situations could be heroic type situations such as helping a stranded motorist on the side of the road. They could be business solutions that save the company time or money. They could be customer service recognitions where we recognize employees that give their customers exceptional service above and beyond expectations. They could also be team-building situations where an employee makes the department/company a better place to work because of their efforts. This is not a program to recognize your friend that bought you lunch, that is really nice and we think you should show them your appreciation, but it doesn’t constitute a coin recognition.
We know we have one of the best groups of employees and drivers in the industry and we can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things everyone is doing.
Save the Date for the following Carter events!
When: February 23rd, 2019
Time: 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Where: Ivy Tech – 815 E. 60th Street, Anderson IN 46013
We hope you can make it!
WINTER SAFETY: FROSTBITE
In cold climates, everyone is susceptible to frostbite, but taking a few simple precautions can help keep you safe and healthy during the winter season.
Frostbite is caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, usually accompanied by a low wind chill factor or by brief exposure to excessively frigid or wet conditions.
Certain people are more susceptible to developing frostbite, including children, the elderly and those with circulatory problems. People who have diabetes are also at a greater risk.
Symptoms of frostbite may include partial or complete numbness, discoloration of the skin and burning and/or tingling sensations. If left untreated, frostbitten skin gradually darkens after a few hours. Skin destroyed by frostbite is completely black and looks loose and flayed, as if burnt.
To reduce your risk of frostbite, it’s important to protect your hands, feet, nose and ears. Bundle in warm, layered and loose-fitting clothing when heading out into winter’s worst weather. At the first sign of redness or pain in your skin, which may indicate that frostbite is developing, get out of the cold. Also, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages—alcohol may prevent you from realizing that your body is becoming too cold. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes, which can constrict your blood vessels and cut off blood flow, increasing your risk of frostbite.
Move to a warm area and remove any wet clothing as soon as possible. Do not rub or massage your skin or break any blisters, and do not apply direct heat from heating pads, radiators or fires. Instead, place the affected area in warm—not hot—water until the skin is soft and sensation has returned. If no water is nearby, cup your hands around the affected area and blow warm air onto it. Next, wrap the area in clean dressings and seek medical help. If it is unlikely that the affected area can be kept thawed before seeking medical attention, do not take steps to treat it—re-exposure to cold can cause more extensive and severe damage.
Are you a solo driver who has interest in Team Driving, but doesn’t have another TEAM member? OR are you a solo driver whose spouse or significant other has an interest in driving, but doesn’t have a CDL?
WE CAN HELP!
Contact our Recruiting Department or Driver Relations to find your perfect TEAM match!
Jim Fairfield EXT 1285 can help your spouse or significant other obtain the tools to be a professional driver!
Shonda Claborn EXT 1270 can help find another solo driver who wants to team!!
LET US HELP TODAY!
Over the course of one year, 1 billion Americans will suffer from the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also reports that winter is peak cold season. This should come as no surprise when you think about how many people you see sneezing and coughing during the colder months. Fortunately, you can keep these illnesses at bay and stay healthy with a little effort. Here’s how:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from others when you feel under the weather.
- Wash your hands often using soap and warm water to protect against germs.
- Get plenty of sleep, stay physically active and drink plenty of water to keep your immune system strong.
- Manage your stress and eat a nutritious diet rich in healthy grains, fruits, vegetables and fiber.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
Stay Healthy Carter!
The following employees will hit a “milestone” anniversary in January of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service. Please congratulate everyone listed below when you see them at Carter!
3 Year Anniversary – Bridgette Miller, Erik Soto, John Warfield, Peter Shoup
5 Year Anniversary – Michelle Ivory, Adam Camilleri, Lazaro Linares, Andrew Lines, Kimberly McKenzie, Marcus Speikes, Karl Shell, Robyn Stevens, Mark Alley, Armando Camacho
15 Year Anniversary – Jerry Smith
We had 29 new employees join Carter in December. Please help us welcome them to the Carter Family!
Anderson: Jennifer Loveless, Joey Blanton, Jeffery Jones, Zachary Mills
Anderson Drivers: Christopher Dunn, Michael Leigh, Jessica Monk, Hector Hernandez, Colin Thielmann
Laredo: Felipe de Jesus Garcia
Laredo Drivers: Michael Ashworth, Don Koite
Romulus Drivers: Theresa Driggers, Joseph Robinson
Knoxville: Christopher Poore
Knoxville Driver: Gary Brooks
Vandalia: Latisha Clayton
Vandalia Driver: Eric Fain
Hebron: Charles Turley
Hebron Drivers: Teddy Murphy, Shade Stacy
Canton Drivers: Dakota Boney, Kendricks Caffey, Martin Davis, Sarah Hardy, Quincy Johnson, Stevenson Love, Freddie Parson, Shelia Vaughn
Thank you for choosing to join the Carter team. We are happy you are here.
February Quarterly Profit Sharing Meeting
EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION VIDEO
WHY DRIVE FOR CARTER?
WHAT OUR DRIVERS SAY