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THIRD QUARTER 2015
THIRD QUARTER 2015
Q3 ‘15 13 Third Quarter 2015 17 Table of Contents Maintenance Recognition 3........................ Anniversaries 5........................ Driver Scorecard Bonuses 6........................ Star Award 7........................ Mileage Bonuses 9........................ Hero Spotlight Safety 19 11...................... Safety Tips 2015 13...................... Stuck In a Rutt 15...................... Tis The Season for Accidents 17...................... Winter Driving Tips Wellness 19...................... Health & The Road Driver Services 21...................... Inside Look At Ops 23...................... Did You Know? 25...................... Getting To Know Truck 457 28...................... Quest Pet Bunch Our company magazine is the voice of our organization - the best place to learn what is going on within the company. It is created to educate, inform and, at times, entertain. It will be an ever evolving piece of communication as we evaluate what content makes for the best read. Who wants to be bored while reading good news? No thank you! We want you to anxiously await our quarterly issues - you are the customer, our Quest Global family. 23 This Magazine is for you! Vice President/ Editor in Chief EDITOR Chris Champion | CREATIVE Erin Williams & Brooks Moore PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Champion | CONTRIBUTORS Gene Jenkins, Julie Weinbloom, Bettina Cameron, Dennis Stock, Brandy Hannah, Betty Scott, James Vogler 2
Q3    15  13 Third Quarter 2015  17  Table of Contents Maintenance  Recognition 3........................ Anniversaries 5....
Q3 ‘15 13 Third Quarter 2015 17 Table of Contents Maintenance Recognition 3........................ Anniversaries 5........................ Driver Scorecard Bonuses 6........................ Star Award 7........................ Mileage Bonuses 9........................ Hero Spotlight Safety 19 11...................... Safety Tips 2015 13...................... Stuck In a Rutt 15...................... Tis The Season for Accidents 17...................... Winter Driving Tips Wellness 19...................... Health & The Road Driver Services 21...................... Inside Look At Ops 23...................... Did You Know? 25...................... Getting To Know Truck 457 28...................... Quest Pet Bunch Our company magazine is the voice of our organization - the best place to learn what is going on within the company. It is created to educate, inform and, at times, entertain. It will be an ever evolving piece of communication as we evaluate what content makes for the best read. Who wants to be bored while reading good news? No thank you! We want you to anxiously await our quarterly issues - you are the customer, our Quest Global family. 23 This Magazine is for you! Vice President/ Editor in Chief EDITOR Chris Champion | CREATIVE Erin Williams & Brooks Moore PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Champion | CONTRIBUTORS Gene Jenkins, Julie Weinbloom, Bettina Cameron, Dennis Stock, Brandy Hannah, Betty Scott, James Vogler 2
Q3    15  13 Third Quarter 2015  17  Table of Contents Maintenance  Recognition 3........................ Anniversaries 5....
Anniversaries 3rd Quarter 2015 I would like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to Quest Global during your time as part of our family. The accomplishments we have achieved together – all the improvements we have made – could not have been attained without your support and effort. The difference you make is nothing short of legendary. Congratulations on your successes and for setting solid foundations for the years to come. Again, thank you for your continued support. 10+ Recognition Stevie Estep Darlene Strickland James Strickland Paula James Cynthia Crossman Steven Crossman Billy Howard Jamie Howard 2 3 YEARS YEARS Willard Gibbs Jasmine Mays Darren Griffin Lee Neal Terrell Johnson Earl Smith Tabitha Martin Debra Pierce James Pierce Carol Gordon Brandy Hannah Brandi Brownfield Cindy Carter Angela Kimbrough Kenneth Kimbrough James Kiser Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Gregory Brownfield Matt Lowery Froylan Gallegos Darnell Levy Kenneth Conway Tania Dougherty Catherine Hutchison Timothy Hutchison Jessica Bundenthal Andrew Clemons Pamela Garrett Pamela Harmon Matthew Shirley Cammy Hyman Marquis Sapp Jason Spies Kimberly Shire Milinda Durden Randall Durden Dawn Puetz Richard Puetz Amber Griffin Mark Patmore Shelly Wolfe Tiffany Wheeler Brianna Queen YEARS Kevin Benedict Gale Kimble Acie Ates Samuel Silver Terry Nichols Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt YEARS 15 - Polly Byers 13 - Janice Poole 5-9 4 13 - Craig Poole 11 - Sandra Winkles 10 - Terrie Kelley 10 - William Wallace YEARS 9 - Brian Kochie 9 - Carl Young 9 - Vicky Young 9 - Bernard Desmond 9 - Shane Blalock 8 - Donnie Harden 8 - Nancy Harden 8 - Sherylyn Hill 8 - Roy Payton 8 - Rebecca Overton 8 - Verlie McFarland 7 - Cindy Boyce 7 - Timothy Boyce 7 - Anita Lowrey 7 - Dennis Lowrey 6 - Jason Meyer 6 - Deja Vu Roe 5 - Mark Fox 5 - Melanie Hitchcock 5 - Ronald Crane 1 YEAR Carol Jones Davis Deborah Dunton Michael Dunton Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Sonny Brazeale Willie Carson John Cooper Joy Cooper Nathanial Young James Manning Tamara Shields Dawn Dickson THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IS NOTHING SHORT OF LEGENDARY Q3 ‘15 4
Anniversaries 3rd Quarter 2015  I  would like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to Quest Global durin...
Anniversaries 3rd Quarter 2015 I would like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to Quest Global during your time as part of our family. The accomplishments we have achieved together – all the improvements we have made – could not have been attained without your support and effort. The difference you make is nothing short of legendary. Congratulations on your successes and for setting solid foundations for the years to come. Again, thank you for your continued support. 10+ Recognition Stevie Estep Darlene Strickland James Strickland Paula James Cynthia Crossman Steven Crossman Billy Howard Jamie Howard 2 3 YEARS YEARS Willard Gibbs Jasmine Mays Darren Griffin Lee Neal Terrell Johnson Earl Smith Tabitha Martin Debra Pierce James Pierce Carol Gordon Brandy Hannah Brandi Brownfield Cindy Carter Angela Kimbrough Kenneth Kimbrough James Kiser Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Gregory Brownfield Matt Lowery Froylan Gallegos Darnell Levy Kenneth Conway Tania Dougherty Catherine Hutchison Timothy Hutchison Jessica Bundenthal Andrew Clemons Pamela Garrett Pamela Harmon Matthew Shirley Cammy Hyman Marquis Sapp Jason Spies Kimberly Shire Milinda Durden Randall Durden Dawn Puetz Richard Puetz Amber Griffin Mark Patmore Shelly Wolfe Tiffany Wheeler Brianna Queen YEARS Kevin Benedict Gale Kimble Acie Ates Samuel Silver Terry Nichols Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt YEARS 15 - Polly Byers 13 - Janice Poole 5-9 4 13 - Craig Poole 11 - Sandra Winkles 10 - Terrie Kelley 10 - William Wallace YEARS 9 - Brian Kochie 9 - Carl Young 9 - Vicky Young 9 - Bernard Desmond 9 - Shane Blalock 8 - Donnie Harden 8 - Nancy Harden 8 - Sherylyn Hill 8 - Roy Payton 8 - Rebecca Overton 8 - Verlie McFarland 7 - Cindy Boyce 7 - Timothy Boyce 7 - Anita Lowrey 7 - Dennis Lowrey 6 - Jason Meyer 6 - Deja Vu Roe 5 - Mark Fox 5 - Melanie Hitchcock 5 - Ronald Crane 1 YEAR Carol Jones Davis Deborah Dunton Michael Dunton Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Sonny Brazeale Willie Carson John Cooper Joy Cooper Nathanial Young James Manning Tamara Shields Dawn Dickson THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IS NOTHING SHORT OF LEGENDARY Q3 ‘15 4
Anniversaries 3rd Quarter 2015  I  would like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to Quest Global durin...
Q3 ‘15 Driver Scorecard Bonus Recipients Winners 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus is a recent addition to our pay package having started during the first quarter of this year. The Scorecard rewards outstanding achievements in the areas of safety, efficiency and productivity. Individuals who earn the Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus receive an additional $500.00 per quarter. This additional bonus often means individuals earn an additional $1,000$2,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses. Congratulations to everyone listed! We appreciate your hard work and thank you for your continued commitment to excellence. Recognition "Individuals who earn the Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus receive an additional $500.00 per quarter." Jennifer Archer Norma Avery Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Eric Bennett Nia Bergman Betty Blackston Edward Black Jackie Blackston Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Cindy Boyce Timothy Boyce Sonny Brazeale Joseph Breiling Brandi Brownfield Gregory Brownfield Michael Bruno Michal Calbert Bettina Cameron Jason Chambers Edmund Chilcote Brian Contin John Cooper Joy Cooper Victor Corral Jacqueline Cosby Cynthia Crossman Steven Crossman Carol Jones Davis Dawn Dickson Brandon Dooley Shaquita Dorsey Michael Dunton Daryl Durant Milinda Durden Randall Durden Roberta Eno Steven Evans Linda Farley Robert Foster Mark Fox Barbara Freeman Jeannette Fulmer Allan Gage Froylan Gallegos Arthur Gaskins Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Larry Greene Mark Greer Kristoffer Gregorich Mary Guenther Christopher Gussenhoven William Haffner Darlene Haley Kenneth Hardrick Loretta Chilcote Lennon Hawes Sherylyn Hill Jennifer Holcomb Timothy Holleran Lisa Holmes Christopher Horton Eric Howard Jason Hoy Michael Hughes Rebecca Kent-Hughes Judy Husfeld Marvin Husfeld Christine Hysler Jeffrey Ives Danny Jacobs Tanya Jacobs Brandon James Deborah Jenkins Reshun Johnson Tami Johnston Terrell Johnson Zacarra Jones Patrick Kelly Cinceri Killebrew Angela Kimbrough Gale Kimble Sharola Lambert Brenda Looney Alfredo Lopez Dennis Lowrey Eric Maynard Celeste McCaslin Mark McCaslin Jason McGinnis Emilee McMaster Milton Mejia Tyheim Mejia Jason Meyer Michael Michetti Sandra Michetti Sheila Mitchell Thomas Mitchell Alina Moore Darryl Moore Frederick Moore Toni Moya Tara Myricks Terry Nichols Teresa Noel Theresa Oliver Byron Payne Wayne Perry Cassondra Pharr Angelo Rickert Joshua Riser Billy Roberson Janet Young Deja Vu Roe John Runyon Tammy Runyon Rebecca Scott Robert Scott Tamara Shields Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Loretta Simmons Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Jason Spies David Springer Felicia Springer Junetta Cole-Stebbins Lloyd Stebbins Robert Stephens Robin Stevenson William Stevenson Darlene Strickland James Strickland Tiffany Thomas Chirea Thornton Eric Thornton Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Chad Trutna Kim Shire Christopher Vivelo Lawrence Walker Sharon Walton Cheryl Warren David Warren Kandi Bruno Tony West Trent West George Wetzell James Whiddon Paula Whiddon William Wiley Amber Williams Tracy Wilson Jack Winkelman Brian Young Carl Young Vicky Young Mark Zywiczka Nancy Zywiczka Heading down I-40 just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Daryl Durant watched as a pickup truck drove into the median and started flipping. Reacting quickly, Daryl pulled his truck over and woke up his co-driver, Josh Clark. The truck landed nearly upside down with the windshield halfway out. Hopping out of their truck with gloves in hand, they pulled away the remainder of the windshield, took stock of the lone occupant’s injuries, and turned off the propane tanks on the motorhome that the truck was hauling. An Atlanta police officer that was traveling on I-40 on vacation came across the accident and stopped to take charge until local emergency responders could arrive. In the meantime, they stayed with the driver, who was hanging upside down, and kept him calm. They believe he will fully recover from his injuries. Daryl has been with us since April 2013 and Josh has been with us since October 2014, and even though they only recently became a team, they came together to assist someone in need and represent Quest Global and themselves in a truly exceptional way. 6
Q3    15  Driver Scorecard Bonus Recipients  Winners  3rd Quarter 2015 Our Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus is a recent ad...
Q3 ‘15 Driver Scorecard Bonus Recipients Winners 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus is a recent addition to our pay package having started during the first quarter of this year. The Scorecard rewards outstanding achievements in the areas of safety, efficiency and productivity. Individuals who earn the Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus receive an additional $500.00 per quarter. This additional bonus often means individuals earn an additional $1,000$2,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses. Congratulations to everyone listed! We appreciate your hard work and thank you for your continued commitment to excellence. Recognition "Individuals who earn the Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus receive an additional $500.00 per quarter." Jennifer Archer Norma Avery Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Eric Bennett Nia Bergman Betty Blackston Edward Black Jackie Blackston Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Cindy Boyce Timothy Boyce Sonny Brazeale Joseph Breiling Brandi Brownfield Gregory Brownfield Michael Bruno Michal Calbert Bettina Cameron Jason Chambers Edmund Chilcote Brian Contin John Cooper Joy Cooper Victor Corral Jacqueline Cosby Cynthia Crossman Steven Crossman Carol Jones Davis Dawn Dickson Brandon Dooley Shaquita Dorsey Michael Dunton Daryl Durant Milinda Durden Randall Durden Roberta Eno Steven Evans Linda Farley Robert Foster Mark Fox Barbara Freeman Jeannette Fulmer Allan Gage Froylan Gallegos Arthur Gaskins Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Larry Greene Mark Greer Kristoffer Gregorich Mary Guenther Christopher Gussenhoven William Haffner Darlene Haley Kenneth Hardrick Loretta Chilcote Lennon Hawes Sherylyn Hill Jennifer Holcomb Timothy Holleran Lisa Holmes Christopher Horton Eric Howard Jason Hoy Michael Hughes Rebecca Kent-Hughes Judy Husfeld Marvin Husfeld Christine Hysler Jeffrey Ives Danny Jacobs Tanya Jacobs Brandon James Deborah Jenkins Reshun Johnson Tami Johnston Terrell Johnson Zacarra Jones Patrick Kelly Cinceri Killebrew Angela Kimbrough Gale Kimble Sharola Lambert Brenda Looney Alfredo Lopez Dennis Lowrey Eric Maynard Celeste McCaslin Mark McCaslin Jason McGinnis Emilee McMaster Milton Mejia Tyheim Mejia Jason Meyer Michael Michetti Sandra Michetti Sheila Mitchell Thomas Mitchell Alina Moore Darryl Moore Frederick Moore Toni Moya Tara Myricks Terry Nichols Teresa Noel Theresa Oliver Byron Payne Wayne Perry Cassondra Pharr Angelo Rickert Joshua Riser Billy Roberson Janet Young Deja Vu Roe John Runyon Tammy Runyon Rebecca Scott Robert Scott Tamara Shields Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Loretta Simmons Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Jason Spies David Springer Felicia Springer Junetta Cole-Stebbins Lloyd Stebbins Robert Stephens Robin Stevenson William Stevenson Darlene Strickland James Strickland Tiffany Thomas Chirea Thornton Eric Thornton Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Chad Trutna Kim Shire Christopher Vivelo Lawrence Walker Sharon Walton Cheryl Warren David Warren Kandi Bruno Tony West Trent West George Wetzell James Whiddon Paula Whiddon William Wiley Amber Williams Tracy Wilson Jack Winkelman Brian Young Carl Young Vicky Young Mark Zywiczka Nancy Zywiczka Heading down I-40 just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Daryl Durant watched as a pickup truck drove into the median and started flipping. Reacting quickly, Daryl pulled his truck over and woke up his co-driver, Josh Clark. The truck landed nearly upside down with the windshield halfway out. Hopping out of their truck with gloves in hand, they pulled away the remainder of the windshield, took stock of the lone occupant’s injuries, and turned off the propane tanks on the motorhome that the truck was hauling. An Atlanta police officer that was traveling on I-40 on vacation came across the accident and stopped to take charge until local emergency responders could arrive. In the meantime, they stayed with the driver, who was hanging upside down, and kept him calm. They believe he will fully recover from his injuries. Daryl has been with us since April 2013 and Josh has been with us since October 2014, and even though they only recently became a team, they came together to assist someone in need and represent Quest Global and themselves in a truly exceptional way. 6
Q3    15  Driver Scorecard Bonus Recipients  Winners  3rd Quarter 2015 Our Quarterly Driver Scorecard Bonus is a recent ad...
Q3 ‘15 Mileage Bonus Recipients 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Monthly Mileage Bonus is a tradition and rewards excellence in the area of productivity. Teams who earn the Monthly Mileage Bonus receive an additional $0.04 per mile split between the team members on all the miles they ran during the month. This additional bonus often means teams earn an additional $6,000-$9,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses. Congratulations to all the teams listed! We appreciate your hard work and thank you for your continued dedication. "This additional bonus often means teams earn an additional $6,000-$9,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses." July Mileage Bonus Recipients Recognition Gregory Archer Jennifer Archer Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Sonny Brazeale Daven Brown Michael Brown Michael Bruno Kandi Bruno Sheila Brown Debra Brown Tina Caraglio Paul Caraglio Jason Chambers Velix Charles Joy Cooper John Cooper Kenneth Conway Shaquita Dorsey Randall Durden Milinda Durden Barbara Freeman Charles Freeman Arthur Gaskins Christopher Gussenhoven William Haffner Anthony Hancock Kenneth Hardrick Sherylyn Hill Christopher Horton Jovonn Horrice Tammy Hoy Jason Hoy Brandon James Paula James Latanya Jenkins Zacarra Jones Terrie Kelley Thomas Kilbride Gale Kimble James Kiser Celesia Laymon Darnell Levy Scott Lindsay Cheryl Long Thomas Long Alfredo Lopez Jason McGinnis Charles Noel, Sr. Teresa Noel Chris Patterson Byron Payne Mike Payton Douglas Randolph Joshua Riser Edwin Rodriguez John Runyon Marquis Sapp Gloria Sanchez Lois Schroeder Edward Schrlau Sharon Schrlau Loretta Simmons Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Susan Smith Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Robert Stephens Kenneth Sullivan Christopher Vivelo William Wallace Ryan Walton Sharon Walton Paula Whiddon James Whiddon George White Tracy Wilson Jeremiah Workman Brian Young Janet Young August Mileage Bonus Recipients Gary Anthony Gregory Archer Jennifer Archer Norma Avery Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Betty Blackston Jackie Blackston Sherry Blackledge Marcus Blue Greg Brownfield Lonnie Bryant Tommy Burgess Christine Cauthan Velix Charles Andrew Clemons John Cooper Joy Cooper Victor Corral Jacqueline Cosby Cynthia Crossman Lisa Crosby Steven Crossman Eddie Darnell Trisha Darnell Dawn Dickson Tamara Drake Deborah Dunton Michael Dunton Milinda Durden Randall Durden Robert Dygert Terry Dygert Stevie Estep Stephen Fulcher Allan Gage Froylan Gallegos Denise Gaylord Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Lawrence Greene Mark Greer Kristoffer Gregorich Rebecca Gregorich Cindy Grigsby Lonnie Grigsby Mary Guenther Christopher Gussenhoven Pamela Harmon Lennon Hawes Jr Jeffrey Henry Jennifer Holcomb Donald Hollister Jason Hoy Tammy Hoy Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Deborah Jenkins Latanya Jenkins Tami Johnston Troy Johnston Jr Roger Kersey Gale Kimble Vickie Kincaid Babette Kramp Sharola Lambert Anita Lowrey Dennis Lowrey Mike McElhaney Peggy McElhaney Marcus Metcalf Sheila Mitchell Alina Moore Darryl Moore Donald Moore Frederick Moore Listina Morse William Morse Tara Myricks Charles Noel Teresa Noel Theresa Oliver Dwight Perkins Susan Perkins Wayne Perry Cassondra Pharr Janet Young Erika Royals Lee Smith Jason Spies David Springer Felicia Springer Robert Stephens Robin Stevenson William Stevenson Darlene Strickland James Strickland Kenneth Sullivan Tiffany Thomas Chirea Thornton Eric Thornton Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Catherine Trott Larry Trudell Chad Trutna Kimberly Shire Scott Udas Robert Waggoner George Wetzell Brandi Wigginton William Wiley Solomon Williams Jack Winkelman Ashley Young Brian Young Colin Young Nathanial Young Mark Zywiczka Nancy Zywiczka September Mileage Bonus Recipients Fred Angell Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh James Beckton Eric Bennett Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Bettina Cameron Jason Chambers Brian Contin Kenneth Conway Lisa Crosby Eddie Darnell Trisha Darnell Dawn Dickson Brandon Dooley Shaquita Dorsey Vickie Dyer Roberta Eno Steven Evans Jeffery Foster Stephen Fulcher Froylan Gallegos Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Christopher Gussenhoven Darlene Haley William Haffner Kenneth Hardrick Timothy Holleran Cammy Hyman Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Danny Jacobs Tanya Jacobs Celesia Laymon Darnell Levy Alfredo Lopez Eric Maynard Dustyn McCary Russell McDonald Alina Moore Frederick Moore Toni Moya Tara Myricks Mark Nichols Terry Nichols Cassondra Pharr Devon Powell Dawn Puetz Richard Puetz Adam Reutter Angelo Rickert Thomas Rodgers Galen Sanborn Marquis Sapp Lois Schroeder Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Loretta Simmons Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Darlene Strickland James Strickland Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Christopher Vivelo Patrick A. White Patrick D. White Sueann Wiggins Brandi Wigginton Tracy Wilson Brian Young Colin Young Janet Young 8
Q3    15  Mileage Bonus Recipients 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Monthly Mileage Bonus is a tradition and rewards excellence in the...
Q3 ‘15 Mileage Bonus Recipients 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Monthly Mileage Bonus is a tradition and rewards excellence in the area of productivity. Teams who earn the Monthly Mileage Bonus receive an additional $0.04 per mile split between the team members on all the miles they ran during the month. This additional bonus often means teams earn an additional $6,000-$9,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses. Congratulations to all the teams listed! We appreciate your hard work and thank you for your continued dedication. "This additional bonus often means teams earn an additional $6,000-$9,000 per year on top of regular wages and other bonuses." July Mileage Bonus Recipients Recognition Gregory Archer Jennifer Archer Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Sonny Brazeale Daven Brown Michael Brown Michael Bruno Kandi Bruno Sheila Brown Debra Brown Tina Caraglio Paul Caraglio Jason Chambers Velix Charles Joy Cooper John Cooper Kenneth Conway Shaquita Dorsey Randall Durden Milinda Durden Barbara Freeman Charles Freeman Arthur Gaskins Christopher Gussenhoven William Haffner Anthony Hancock Kenneth Hardrick Sherylyn Hill Christopher Horton Jovonn Horrice Tammy Hoy Jason Hoy Brandon James Paula James Latanya Jenkins Zacarra Jones Terrie Kelley Thomas Kilbride Gale Kimble James Kiser Celesia Laymon Darnell Levy Scott Lindsay Cheryl Long Thomas Long Alfredo Lopez Jason McGinnis Charles Noel, Sr. Teresa Noel Chris Patterson Byron Payne Mike Payton Douglas Randolph Joshua Riser Edwin Rodriguez John Runyon Marquis Sapp Gloria Sanchez Lois Schroeder Edward Schrlau Sharon Schrlau Loretta Simmons Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Susan Smith Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Robert Stephens Kenneth Sullivan Christopher Vivelo William Wallace Ryan Walton Sharon Walton Paula Whiddon James Whiddon George White Tracy Wilson Jeremiah Workman Brian Young Janet Young August Mileage Bonus Recipients Gary Anthony Gregory Archer Jennifer Archer Norma Avery Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Gary Baugh Kevin Benedict Betty Blackston Jackie Blackston Sherry Blackledge Marcus Blue Greg Brownfield Lonnie Bryant Tommy Burgess Christine Cauthan Velix Charles Andrew Clemons John Cooper Joy Cooper Victor Corral Jacqueline Cosby Cynthia Crossman Lisa Crosby Steven Crossman Eddie Darnell Trisha Darnell Dawn Dickson Tamara Drake Deborah Dunton Michael Dunton Milinda Durden Randall Durden Robert Dygert Terry Dygert Stevie Estep Stephen Fulcher Allan Gage Froylan Gallegos Denise Gaylord Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Lawrence Greene Mark Greer Kristoffer Gregorich Rebecca Gregorich Cindy Grigsby Lonnie Grigsby Mary Guenther Christopher Gussenhoven Pamela Harmon Lennon Hawes Jr Jeffrey Henry Jennifer Holcomb Donald Hollister Jason Hoy Tammy Hoy Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Deborah Jenkins Latanya Jenkins Tami Johnston Troy Johnston Jr Roger Kersey Gale Kimble Vickie Kincaid Babette Kramp Sharola Lambert Anita Lowrey Dennis Lowrey Mike McElhaney Peggy McElhaney Marcus Metcalf Sheila Mitchell Alina Moore Darryl Moore Donald Moore Frederick Moore Listina Morse William Morse Tara Myricks Charles Noel Teresa Noel Theresa Oliver Dwight Perkins Susan Perkins Wayne Perry Cassondra Pharr Janet Young Erika Royals Lee Smith Jason Spies David Springer Felicia Springer Robert Stephens Robin Stevenson William Stevenson Darlene Strickland James Strickland Kenneth Sullivan Tiffany Thomas Chirea Thornton Eric Thornton Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Catherine Trott Larry Trudell Chad Trutna Kimberly Shire Scott Udas Robert Waggoner George Wetzell Brandi Wigginton William Wiley Solomon Williams Jack Winkelman Ashley Young Brian Young Colin Young Nathanial Young Mark Zywiczka Nancy Zywiczka September Mileage Bonus Recipients Fred Angell Debra Ballard Ricky Ballard Barry Barr Joel Barr Gary Baugh James Beckton Eric Bennett Marcus Blue Adrienne Bonne Valerie Hamilton-Bonne Bettina Cameron Jason Chambers Brian Contin Kenneth Conway Lisa Crosby Eddie Darnell Trisha Darnell Dawn Dickson Brandon Dooley Shaquita Dorsey Vickie Dyer Roberta Eno Steven Evans Jeffery Foster Stephen Fulcher Froylan Gallegos Antonio Gilbert Martina Gilbert Carol Gordon Christopher Gussenhoven Darlene Haley William Haffner Kenneth Hardrick Timothy Holleran Cammy Hyman Jeffrey Ives Teresa Wilson-Ives Danny Jacobs Tanya Jacobs Celesia Laymon Darnell Levy Alfredo Lopez Eric Maynard Dustyn McCary Russell McDonald Alina Moore Frederick Moore Toni Moya Tara Myricks Mark Nichols Terry Nichols Cassondra Pharr Devon Powell Dawn Puetz Richard Puetz Adam Reutter Angelo Rickert Thomas Rodgers Galen Sanborn Marquis Sapp Lois Schroeder Enoch Shippy Rosemarie Shippy Loretta Simmons Mark Skerritt Penny Skerritt Amy Smith David Smith Darlene Strickland James Strickland Sandor Toth Zsuzsanna Toth Christopher Vivelo Patrick A. White Patrick D. White Sueann Wiggins Brandi Wigginton Tracy Wilson Brian Young Colin Young Janet Young 8
Q3    15  Mileage Bonus Recipients 3rd Quarter 2015 Our Monthly Mileage Bonus is a tradition and rewards excellence in the...
Q3 ‘15 Quest Global Salutes Shane Blalock Shane has been a valued member of the Quest Global family for nine years. We are highlighting him in this edition of The Compass in an ongoing effort to recognize the heroes in our family and show appreciation for his sacrifices and for those of his family. Shane’s military career started early when he enlisted in the Marines Delayed Entry Program while still in high school. Shane was quickly promoted to PFC and awarded the Company High Shooter award for qualifying with the highest rifle range score in his graduating class. In his time working as a medium/heavy truck mechanic with the Marines, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Trondheim in Norway, Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, as well as Australia. After serving for four years, Shane was honorably discharged as an E-4, having earned the following awards: (3) Certificate of Commendations for exemplary performance, National Defense Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 5-time Rifle Expert Badge. Recognition Working as a Load Planner in our Kennesaw office, Shane was initially drawn to the small family atmosphere at Quest Global, and was excited about getting back into the transportation industry after spending time in other fields. Now, he prides himself on having helped Quest Global grow into the company it is today. Rig rockin', butt kickin', tele bangin', cold beer drinkin', old schoolin' REAL COUNTRY! If you even THINK you might like country music... You will LOVE this band! Recently, TJ Ward was pulling one of our military tribute trailers and got some great attention from the band, “The Freightshakers.” Apparently, some members of the band are veterans and wanted to show some appreciation for our having dedicated trailers in honor of all servicemembers. The band took some great photos with our trailer and gave TJ some awesome gear including a cap, CD and other items. This inspired us to check them out and see what they have going on. The Freightshakers were founded by an eight year veteran of the Marines and enjoy road tripping, so that is how they noticed our trailer. If you like some great country music, you may just fall in love with the sounds of this group. They are based out of Southern California and here’s a quick bio from their site. “Modern day honkytonk heroes, Gethen Jenkins and The Freightshakers, deliver high octane classic country music with an outlaw stance. With David Gilliard on upright bass, Gary Brandin on pedal steel, Dale Daniel on drums and Jeremy Long on everything else, you’re already havin a good night, add the unparalleled baritone of lead singer Gethen Jenkins and they will have to kick you out at closin time! These boys take the myth making and truth telling that is outlaw country music to a higher level in a good ole honkytonk kinda way." E rig rockin’ 10
Q3    15  Quest Global  Salutes Shane Blalock Shane has been a valued member of the Quest Global family for nine years. We...
Q3 ‘15 Quest Global Salutes Shane Blalock Shane has been a valued member of the Quest Global family for nine years. We are highlighting him in this edition of The Compass in an ongoing effort to recognize the heroes in our family and show appreciation for his sacrifices and for those of his family. Shane’s military career started early when he enlisted in the Marines Delayed Entry Program while still in high school. Shane was quickly promoted to PFC and awarded the Company High Shooter award for qualifying with the highest rifle range score in his graduating class. In his time working as a medium/heavy truck mechanic with the Marines, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Trondheim in Norway, Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, as well as Australia. After serving for four years, Shane was honorably discharged as an E-4, having earned the following awards: (3) Certificate of Commendations for exemplary performance, National Defense Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 5-time Rifle Expert Badge. Recognition Working as a Load Planner in our Kennesaw office, Shane was initially drawn to the small family atmosphere at Quest Global, and was excited about getting back into the transportation industry after spending time in other fields. Now, he prides himself on having helped Quest Global grow into the company it is today. Rig rockin', butt kickin', tele bangin', cold beer drinkin', old schoolin' REAL COUNTRY! If you even THINK you might like country music... You will LOVE this band! Recently, TJ Ward was pulling one of our military tribute trailers and got some great attention from the band, “The Freightshakers.” Apparently, some members of the band are veterans and wanted to show some appreciation for our having dedicated trailers in honor of all servicemembers. The band took some great photos with our trailer and gave TJ some awesome gear including a cap, CD and other items. This inspired us to check them out and see what they have going on. The Freightshakers were founded by an eight year veteran of the Marines and enjoy road tripping, so that is how they noticed our trailer. If you like some great country music, you may just fall in love with the sounds of this group. They are based out of Southern California and here’s a quick bio from their site. “Modern day honkytonk heroes, Gethen Jenkins and The Freightshakers, deliver high octane classic country music with an outlaw stance. With David Gilliard on upright bass, Gary Brandin on pedal steel, Dale Daniel on drums and Jeremy Long on everything else, you’re already havin a good night, add the unparalleled baritone of lead singer Gethen Jenkins and they will have to kick you out at closin time! These boys take the myth making and truth telling that is outlaw country music to a higher level in a good ole honkytonk kinda way." E rig rockin’ 10
Q3    15  Quest Global  Salutes Shane Blalock Shane has been a valued member of the Quest Global family for nine years. We...
Q3 ‘15 Safety Tips 2015 As a professional driver, you deal with large amounts of stress and pressure each day. Maneuvering through congested highways that are full of aggressive drivers can be difficult and frustrating, compounding your stress. The need to get to your destination and the frustration you feel at other drivers may make you want to gamble a bit by taking unnecessary risks – leading to violations, or worse. The price of these violations may be more than monetary, causing you to pay with your life or the life of someone else on the road. The gamble is just not worth the risk. When stress starts to tempt you to drive in an unsafe manner, use the following safety tips to stay out of harm’s way: • Pre-inspect the condition of your vehicle: Check that your load is secure, and maximize the vision around your truck with properly adjusted and clean mirrors. • GOAL (get out and look): When backing out, always get out and look. • Get in a safe mindset: Obey speed limits and traffic signs. Excessive speed reduces your ability to avoid a crash, extends your vehicle’s stopping distance, and increases the severity of a crash when it occurs. Slow down in bad weather and in construction zones. Safety • Maintain a safe following distance: Follow other vehicles at a safe distance and constantly check your mirrors. • Make only necessary lane changes: Pick a lane and stay in it for as long as possible. Lane changes increase the risk of an accident. • Focus on your driving and avoid distractions: Cell phone use, eating, or other activities that can take your attention away from the road are extremely dangerous. • Never drive under the influence: And watch out for motorists whose driving behavior suggests that they may be under the influence. • Get enough sleep: Sleep deprivation and fatigue can cause lapses in attention, slowed awareness, and impaired judgment. • Buckle up: It is often your last line of defense. As always, use the Smith System Five Keys when driving: 1. Aim high in steering: 15 second look ahead 2. Get the big picture: Scan a mirror every five to eight seconds and maintain a four second following distance 3. Keep your eyes moving: Avoid locking into fixed or blank stares 4. Leave yourself an out: Leave space for the vehicle on all sides 5. Make sure they see you: Use eye contact with other drivers and pedestrians for communication DON'T GET BURNED. GET ENDORSED. These simple suggestions can result in lifesaving outcomes. Continued use of these practices will turn them into behaviors that will become part of your daily routine. Stay safe and arrive alive! Teams with their HAZMAT Endorsement earn between $10,000 and $15,000 more per year, on average, than teams without their HAZMAT Endorsement. Don't let that money burn away. 12
Q3    15  Safety Tips 2015 As a professional driver, you deal with large amounts of stress and pressure each day. Maneuver...
Q3 ‘15 Safety Tips 2015 As a professional driver, you deal with large amounts of stress and pressure each day. Maneuvering through congested highways that are full of aggressive drivers can be difficult and frustrating, compounding your stress. The need to get to your destination and the frustration you feel at other drivers may make you want to gamble a bit by taking unnecessary risks – leading to violations, or worse. The price of these violations may be more than monetary, causing you to pay with your life or the life of someone else on the road. The gamble is just not worth the risk. When stress starts to tempt you to drive in an unsafe manner, use the following safety tips to stay out of harm’s way: • Pre-inspect the condition of your vehicle: Check that your load is secure, and maximize the vision around your truck with properly adjusted and clean mirrors. • GOAL (get out and look): When backing out, always get out and look. • Get in a safe mindset: Obey speed limits and traffic signs. Excessive speed reduces your ability to avoid a crash, extends your vehicle’s stopping distance, and increases the severity of a crash when it occurs. Slow down in bad weather and in construction zones. Safety • Maintain a safe following distance: Follow other vehicles at a safe distance and constantly check your mirrors. • Make only necessary lane changes: Pick a lane and stay in it for as long as possible. Lane changes increase the risk of an accident. • Focus on your driving and avoid distractions: Cell phone use, eating, or other activities that can take your attention away from the road are extremely dangerous. • Never drive under the influence: And watch out for motorists whose driving behavior suggests that they may be under the influence. • Get enough sleep: Sleep deprivation and fatigue can cause lapses in attention, slowed awareness, and impaired judgment. • Buckle up: It is often your last line of defense. As always, use the Smith System Five Keys when driving: 1. Aim high in steering: 15 second look ahead 2. Get the big picture: Scan a mirror every five to eight seconds and maintain a four second following distance 3. Keep your eyes moving: Avoid locking into fixed or blank stares 4. Leave yourself an out: Leave space for the vehicle on all sides 5. Make sure they see you: Use eye contact with other drivers and pedestrians for communication DON'T GET BURNED. GET ENDORSED. These simple suggestions can result in lifesaving outcomes. Continued use of these practices will turn them into behaviors that will become part of your daily routine. Stay safe and arrive alive! Teams with their HAZMAT Endorsement earn between $10,000 and $15,000 more per year, on average, than teams without their HAZMAT Endorsement. Don't let that money burn away. 12
Q3    15  Safety Tips 2015 As a professional driver, you deal with large amounts of stress and pressure each day. Maneuver...
Q3 ‘15 Stuck In a Rutt Every year moose and deer collisions are the cause of hundreds of thousands of car and truck accidents. Collisions with these animals, particularly moose, are potentially fatal for passengers and are likely to cause significant damage to your vehicle. Keep an eye out for four-legged creatures that sometimes share the road. Deer-vehicle crashes can occur any time of year. However, most take place during deerbreeding season, which runs from late fall to early winter. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, insurance claims for crashes involved animals are three times higher in November, and damage claim costs continue to rise. Deer are the primary culprit in car-versus-animal crashes, especially the more serious accidents. These simple tips can help reduce the chances or severity of a deer vehicle crash. LOOK OUT! Antler Safety Points 1. Heed the Warning Signs. Collisions occur most often in forested areas and waterways. If you see an animal crossing sign, be extra alert and slow down. 2. Drive at a safe speed. Don't speed when you are driving through moose or deer country. Go slowly and you'll have more time to avoid an animal. Wildlife experts recommend 55 mph as a suitable speed for wildlife zones, it provides you with reaction time to stop. 3. Drive defensively. Be prepared to take evasive action. Such as quickly slowing down, braking suddenly or turning down blinding headlights. Drive so that you are able to stop within the space of your headlights. 4. Observe your surroundings. Actively scan the sides of the roads as you drive for any signs of wildlife. If you have passengers, get them involved. Ask them to calmly tell you that they see moose or deer lurking about. 5. Be especially wary at sunset and sunrise. Deer and moose seem to move most in the hours around sunset to midnight and again around dawn. 6. Drive carefully at night. Use your high beams where possible; they will illuminate more of the area that you are traveling through. 7. Slow down when other cars are behaving differently. If you see flashing lights (hazard or headlights), hear tooting horns or see people waving madly about, slow down and be ready to stop! 8. Be alert -- even when you're approaching a town or a city. Moose and deer wander into towns and city outskirts in search of food. They could be on the median strip or bolting from someone's front garden. Safety 9. Know when not to swerve. If you suddenly have a deer before you, brake firmly. Do not swerve and leave your lane trying to avoid the animal. 10. Honk your horn at the deer or moose in short bursts. Only do this if the deer is far enough ahead and there are no cars around. There's no guarantee that it will make the deer run off the road. 14
Q3    15  Stuck In a Rutt Every year moose and deer collisions are the cause of hundreds of thousands of car and truck acc...
Q3 ‘15 Stuck In a Rutt Every year moose and deer collisions are the cause of hundreds of thousands of car and truck accidents. Collisions with these animals, particularly moose, are potentially fatal for passengers and are likely to cause significant damage to your vehicle. Keep an eye out for four-legged creatures that sometimes share the road. Deer-vehicle crashes can occur any time of year. However, most take place during deerbreeding season, which runs from late fall to early winter. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, insurance claims for crashes involved animals are three times higher in November, and damage claim costs continue to rise. Deer are the primary culprit in car-versus-animal crashes, especially the more serious accidents. These simple tips can help reduce the chances or severity of a deer vehicle crash. LOOK OUT! Antler Safety Points 1. Heed the Warning Signs. Collisions occur most often in forested areas and waterways. If you see an animal crossing sign, be extra alert and slow down. 2. Drive at a safe speed. Don't speed when you are driving through moose or deer country. Go slowly and you'll have more time to avoid an animal. Wildlife experts recommend 55 mph as a suitable speed for wildlife zones, it provides you with reaction time to stop. 3. Drive defensively. Be prepared to take evasive action. Such as quickly slowing down, braking suddenly or turning down blinding headlights. Drive so that you are able to stop within the space of your headlights. 4. Observe your surroundings. Actively scan the sides of the roads as you drive for any signs of wildlife. If you have passengers, get them involved. Ask them to calmly tell you that they see moose or deer lurking about. 5. Be especially wary at sunset and sunrise. Deer and moose seem to move most in the hours around sunset to midnight and again around dawn. 6. Drive carefully at night. Use your high beams where possible; they will illuminate more of the area that you are traveling through. 7. Slow down when other cars are behaving differently. If you see flashing lights (hazard or headlights), hear tooting horns or see people waving madly about, slow down and be ready to stop! 8. Be alert -- even when you're approaching a town or a city. Moose and deer wander into towns and city outskirts in search of food. They could be on the median strip or bolting from someone's front garden. Safety 9. Know when not to swerve. If you suddenly have a deer before you, brake firmly. Do not swerve and leave your lane trying to avoid the animal. 10. Honk your horn at the deer or moose in short bursts. Only do this if the deer is far enough ahead and there are no cars around. There's no guarantee that it will make the deer run off the road. 14
Q3    15  Stuck In a Rutt Every year moose and deer collisions are the cause of hundreds of thousands of car and truck acc...
Q3 ‘15 Tis the Season… for Accidents It’s that time of year when we look forward to the holidays and spending time with our family and friends. The smell of turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie and evergreen fill the house. The kids will be home from school and relatives will be traveling in for the festivities. For most of us, it will be a beautiful sight with happy sounds and wonderful smells. For others, it will be the sight of oncoming headlights, the sound of busting glass and twisting metal, and the smell of burnt rubber, oil and anti-freeze. Everyone knows accident numbers jump around the holidays. If asked, “why?” you might guess it was because of the added “cheer” at the office or holiday parties increasing the number of people who are drinking and driving during the holidays. You would be right. Around 40% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related. There is another contributing factor rarely mentioned, speeding. Yes; speeding is a factor in about 30% of all traffic fatalities. That’s almost as high as alcohol related fatal crashes. It’s the number two cause of all traffic fatalities according to a NHTSA study. There are about 12,000 speeding related fatal crashes a year and almost 17,000 fatal crashes for drunk drivers (according to another report by the NHTSA- Traffic Safety Facts). As you can see, speeding is almost as dangerous as drunk driving. "23% of truck drivers involved in a fatal crash had a previous speeding conviction." It is just as dangerous for trucks on holidays. In one year, 43,636 fatalities have occurred on the road, 5,226 of them involved a truck. That’s about one out of eight fatal accidents involving a truck. That doesn’t mean that 5,226 truck drivers lost their lives, but that 5,226 people were involved in an accident where one did. The statistics don’t mention how many were actually truck drivers, but 761 of them were occupants in a truck, so the number of drivers is lower than that. About one out of ten fatalities are pedestrians, about one out of four fatalities are passengers, and about one out of ten fatalities are motorcyclists. Plus, 55% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. It would be fair to say that truck drivers aren’t in as much danger as their smaller counterparts, especially if they wear their seatbelt (and don’t speed). Of all the drivers who were cited for drinking and driving in a fatal accident, 14% had previous accidents, 14% had their license suspended or revoked, 20% had a speeding conviction and 4% had previous DUI’s. Less than 1% of those cited for DUI were truck drivers. However, of the truck drivers involved in a fatal crash, a whopping 23% of them had a previous speeding conviction. That’s just about one out of four. Additionally, 16% of them also had previous accidents. Do you notice a pattern here? Speeding is a very underestimated danger. It’s no wonder that motor vehicle crashes have been the leading cause of death in the United States. Get home safely and have a great holiday when you get there. When it comes to balancing work and life, WE GET IT. Safety A career out on the road can take you farther from home than you want to be. As a company built by drivers, for drivers, we know—we’ve been there too. That’s why Quest Global driving teams get UNLIMITED HOME TIME and other advantages that are essential for a positive balance between work, life and quality time spent with your family. • UNLIMITED HOME TIME - Ask us how we do it! • Outstanding weekly OTR miles, with bonus pay for HazMat teams on every mile • $5,000 referral bonus paid out over 90 days – no endless payouts! • Pets welcome! • Exclusive, one-on-one support from a company run by former drivers and dedicated staff We’ve been down the road before. When it comes to life behind the wheel - WE GET IT. Call to speak to our recruiter today: 888.730.9981 or visit questdrivers.com *Team opportunities always available! 16
Q3    15  Tis the Season    for Accidents It   s that time of year when we look forward to the holidays and spending time ...
Q3 ‘15 Tis the Season… for Accidents It’s that time of year when we look forward to the holidays and spending time with our family and friends. The smell of turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie and evergreen fill the house. The kids will be home from school and relatives will be traveling in for the festivities. For most of us, it will be a beautiful sight with happy sounds and wonderful smells. For others, it will be the sight of oncoming headlights, the sound of busting glass and twisting metal, and the smell of burnt rubber, oil and anti-freeze. Everyone knows accident numbers jump around the holidays. If asked, “why?” you might guess it was because of the added “cheer” at the office or holiday parties increasing the number of people who are drinking and driving during the holidays. You would be right. Around 40% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related. There is another contributing factor rarely mentioned, speeding. Yes; speeding is a factor in about 30% of all traffic fatalities. That’s almost as high as alcohol related fatal crashes. It’s the number two cause of all traffic fatalities according to a NHTSA study. There are about 12,000 speeding related fatal crashes a year and almost 17,000 fatal crashes for drunk drivers (according to another report by the NHTSA- Traffic Safety Facts). As you can see, speeding is almost as dangerous as drunk driving. "23% of truck drivers involved in a fatal crash had a previous speeding conviction." It is just as dangerous for trucks on holidays. In one year, 43,636 fatalities have occurred on the road, 5,226 of them involved a truck. That’s about one out of eight fatal accidents involving a truck. That doesn’t mean that 5,226 truck drivers lost their lives, but that 5,226 people were involved in an accident where one did. The statistics don’t mention how many were actually truck drivers, but 761 of them were occupants in a truck, so the number of drivers is lower than that. About one out of ten fatalities are pedestrians, about one out of four fatalities are passengers, and about one out of ten fatalities are motorcyclists. Plus, 55% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. It would be fair to say that truck drivers aren’t in as much danger as their smaller counterparts, especially if they wear their seatbelt (and don’t speed). Of all the drivers who were cited for drinking and driving in a fatal accident, 14% had previous accidents, 14% had their license suspended or revoked, 20% had a speeding conviction and 4% had previous DUI’s. Less than 1% of those cited for DUI were truck drivers. However, of the truck drivers involved in a fatal crash, a whopping 23% of them had a previous speeding conviction. That’s just about one out of four. Additionally, 16% of them also had previous accidents. Do you notice a pattern here? Speeding is a very underestimated danger. It’s no wonder that motor vehicle crashes have been the leading cause of death in the United States. Get home safely and have a great holiday when you get there. When it comes to balancing work and life, WE GET IT. Safety A career out on the road can take you farther from home than you want to be. As a company built by drivers, for drivers, we know—we’ve been there too. That’s why Quest Global driving teams get UNLIMITED HOME TIME and other advantages that are essential for a positive balance between work, life and quality time spent with your family. • UNLIMITED HOME TIME - Ask us how we do it! • Outstanding weekly OTR miles, with bonus pay for HazMat teams on every mile • $5,000 referral bonus paid out over 90 days – no endless payouts! • Pets welcome! • Exclusive, one-on-one support from a company run by former drivers and dedicated staff We’ve been down the road before. When it comes to life behind the wheel - WE GET IT. Call to speak to our recruiter today: 888.730.9981 or visit questdrivers.com *Team opportunities always available! 16
Q3    15  Tis the Season    for Accidents It   s that time of year when we look forward to the holidays and spending time ...
Q3 ‘15 Winter Preparation As we’ve all seen, winter weather can be demanding, treacherous and ever changing. Winter storms can go from bad to worse in an instant, and being prepared for the unknown is essential. Look over the following tips to make sure you have what you need in the truck to keep you safe and secure and know how to travel safely. Get the Basics You should keep enough supplies in the truck to make sure you can sustain yourself for a couple of days including some tools to help with whatever you may encounter. Other Points • Flashlights and Batteries - Make • Maintain Your Vehicle - Do a proper pre-trip sure you have good quality flashlights and lamps with fresh batteries. You can also purchase self-powered flashlights and self-powered radios. Some models will also charge your cell phone. • Candles - In case your flashlight suddenly gives out or you run out of batteries, you can light your truck the old-fashioned way. Candles also put out heat to help keep the interior warmer. • Non-Perishable Food - Canned foods are great to have on hand for this case. They usually don’t require much heating, if any, and keep for a long time. Make sure you have a manual can opener too. • Bottled Water - No explanation necessary. • Blankets and Warm Clothing - Maintenance You may already have these items, but remember you will need enough blankets to keep you warm without any heat and in adverse conditions. Consider purchasing mittens, thick woolen socks, and a hooded sweatshirt, if you don't already own these items. • Matches - Do not rely on a lighter as they can fail. Keep some matches as a back up. • Prescription Medication - Like food, it is always wise to have enough to last you a few days. • First Aid Kit - You never know what kind of injuries or emergencies will happen, so make sure you have sterile bandages, disinfectant, antibiotic ointment, and over-the-counter painkillers available. • Cellphone with Charger - Always keep a charger with you. Keep one in each vehicle you own just in case. • Fuel - Keep your fuel topped off as much as possible to make sure you have the source of heat should you need it. • Pet Food (if applicable) • Rock Salt and/or Cat Litter - These items can help build traction in icy conditions and help melt ice faster. • Winterized Washer Fluid - Frozen washer fluid won’t do much good in cleaning road grime off your windshield, so make sure you have winterized washer fluid to keep you seeing clearly. inspection to make sure all systems are working properly. • Clear Snow - Make sure you get it off of windows and lights to increase visibility. • Check Lights - Make sure they are all working and haven’t been covered with road salt or winter sludge. • Increase Distance - Your following distance should be at least double what you typically travel assuming it is safe as well. Do not use cruise control during any adverse weather. • Use Caution on Bridges - They freeze before the surrounding roadway. • Slow Down - Take it easy on the speed during winter weather extremes. • Be Aware - Take note of wind conditions and load weight to make sure you don’t put yourself at risk. • Rest - Winter travel can be exhausting, so make sure you devote some extra time to rest. • Jumper Cables - You should have a quality set of these on the truck at all times. • Tire Chains or Cables - We do not require you to chain if you feel it is unsafe, just notify your Driver Manager. You are still required by the DOT to carry chains on the truck though. The only state that you cannot use cables is Colorado. • Isopropyl Alcohol (for trailers only) The only approved fuel additive is 90% isopropyl alcohol to the trailers only. Do not add any additives to the trucks due to the heated DAVCO fuel system on the truck. If any additive is used in the trucks, it will damage the regeneration system. "Winter storms can go from bad to worse in an instant, and being prepared for the unknown is essential." 18
Q3    15  Winter Preparation As we   ve all seen, winter weather can be demanding, treacherous and ever changing. Winter s...
Q3 ‘15 Winter Preparation As we’ve all seen, winter weather can be demanding, treacherous and ever changing. Winter storms can go from bad to worse in an instant, and being prepared for the unknown is essential. Look over the following tips to make sure you have what you need in the truck to keep you safe and secure and know how to travel safely. Get the Basics You should keep enough supplies in the truck to make sure you can sustain yourself for a couple of days including some tools to help with whatever you may encounter. Other Points • Flashlights and Batteries - Make • Maintain Your Vehicle - Do a proper pre-trip sure you have good quality flashlights and lamps with fresh batteries. You can also purchase self-powered flashlights and self-powered radios. Some models will also charge your cell phone. • Candles - In case your flashlight suddenly gives out or you run out of batteries, you can light your truck the old-fashioned way. Candles also put out heat to help keep the interior warmer. • Non-Perishable Food - Canned foods are great to have on hand for this case. They usually don’t require much heating, if any, and keep for a long time. Make sure you have a manual can opener too. • Bottled Water - No explanation necessary. • Blankets and Warm Clothing - Maintenance You may already have these items, but remember you will need enough blankets to keep you warm without any heat and in adverse conditions. Consider purchasing mittens, thick woolen socks, and a hooded sweatshirt, if you don't already own these items. • Matches - Do not rely on a lighter as they can fail. Keep some matches as a back up. • Prescription Medication - Like food, it is always wise to have enough to last you a few days. • First Aid Kit - You never know what kind of injuries or emergencies will happen, so make sure you have sterile bandages, disinfectant, antibiotic ointment, and over-the-counter painkillers available. • Cellphone with Charger - Always keep a charger with you. Keep one in each vehicle you own just in case. • Fuel - Keep your fuel topped off as much as possible to make sure you have the source of heat should you need it. • Pet Food (if applicable) • Rock Salt and/or Cat Litter - These items can help build traction in icy conditions and help melt ice faster. • Winterized Washer Fluid - Frozen washer fluid won’t do much good in cleaning road grime off your windshield, so make sure you have winterized washer fluid to keep you seeing clearly. inspection to make sure all systems are working properly. • Clear Snow - Make sure you get it off of windows and lights to increase visibility. • Check Lights - Make sure they are all working and haven’t been covered with road salt or winter sludge. • Increase Distance - Your following distance should be at least double what you typically travel assuming it is safe as well. Do not use cruise control during any adverse weather. • Use Caution on Bridges - They freeze before the surrounding roadway. • Slow Down - Take it easy on the speed during winter weather extremes. • Be Aware - Take note of wind conditions and load weight to make sure you don’t put yourself at risk. • Rest - Winter travel can be exhausting, so make sure you devote some extra time to rest. • Jumper Cables - You should have a quality set of these on the truck at all times. • Tire Chains or Cables - We do not require you to chain if you feel it is unsafe, just notify your Driver Manager. You are still required by the DOT to carry chains on the truck though. The only state that you cannot use cables is Colorado. • Isopropyl Alcohol (for trailers only) The only approved fuel additive is 90% isopropyl alcohol to the trailers only. Do not add any additives to the trucks due to the heated DAVCO fuel system on the truck. If any additive is used in the trucks, it will damage the regeneration system. "Winter storms can go from bad to worse in an instant, and being prepared for the unknown is essential." 18
Q3    15  Winter Preparation As we   ve all seen, winter weather can be demanding, treacherous and ever changing. Winter s...
Q3 ‘15 Health & the Road FACT #1: You cannot out exercise a bad diet! Weight loss is 30% exercise and 70% the food you eat! Losing weight and getting healthy anywhere is tough, but being on the road, in a semi, takes tough to a whole new level. It’s almost swimsuit season, so... NO, it’s not! Honestly even if we hate winter, most of us look forward to baggy sweaters that cover up those imperfections. Even though it’s Fall, many of our fellow drivers and in house personnel are sticking to, or starting, a healthier way of life, which is not easy with the holidays coming up! FACT #2: Water, water, water! Your body needs water - at least 1 oz. for every 2 lbs. "Americans eat 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, and over 6000 on Christmas day alone" FACT #3: It takes 3-5 sit ups to burn just ONE calorie. It takes 1150 to 2000 sit ups to burn off just one donut. ON THE ROAD ROUTINE FACT #4: Move as much as possible. Even five minutes of walking is better than nothing at all. 10 — CHAIR DIPS 10 — SQUATS On the front bumper guard FACT #5: Food is fuel, NOT pleasure. Eat to nourish your body, not please your mind. Wellness The key is to find a healthy lifestyle that works for you, your family and your schedule. There are so many to choose from - low fat, low carb, or some just eat smaller portions. Most do low refined sugars (you know the white sugar that serves no purpose), while some do no gluten or no processed foods. Find what works best for you! Talk to your doctor to be sure. Most of us drivers use our 30-minute break to sneak in a small workout. Some jog around the truck, which, by the way, is roughly 34 laps to make a mile. Do a workout that starts at the bumper guard and circles the truck. At the end, do as many laps around the trailer as you can. Build yourself up. You'll be surprised how soon you can do more. 10 — STANDING PUSHUPS 10 — STEP LUNGES Against the trailer tandems Many of us utilize nationwide gyms like Planet Fitness $20 a month or Anytime Fitness around $35 a month. The both have many gyms across the country with truck parking. If a gym is not for you, just get moving. Take a walk, and breathe in the fresh air. It helps with stress too. On the rear bumpers 20
Q3    15  Health   the Road  FACT  1  You cannot out exercise a bad diet  Weight loss is 30  exercise and 70  the food you...
Q3 ‘15 Health & the Road FACT #1: You cannot out exercise a bad diet! Weight loss is 30% exercise and 70% the food you eat! Losing weight and getting healthy anywhere is tough, but being on the road, in a semi, takes tough to a whole new level. It’s almost swimsuit season, so... NO, it’s not! Honestly even if we hate winter, most of us look forward to baggy sweaters that cover up those imperfections. Even though it’s Fall, many of our fellow drivers and in house personnel are sticking to, or starting, a healthier way of life, which is not easy with the holidays coming up! FACT #2: Water, water, water! Your body needs water - at least 1 oz. for every 2 lbs. "Americans eat 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, and over 6000 on Christmas day alone" FACT #3: It takes 3-5 sit ups to burn just ONE calorie. It takes 1150 to 2000 sit ups to burn off just one donut. ON THE ROAD ROUTINE FACT #4: Move as much as possible. Even five minutes of walking is better than nothing at all. 10 — CHAIR DIPS 10 — SQUATS On the front bumper guard FACT #5: Food is fuel, NOT pleasure. Eat to nourish your body, not please your mind. Wellness The key is to find a healthy lifestyle that works for you, your family and your schedule. There are so many to choose from - low fat, low carb, or some just eat smaller portions. Most do low refined sugars (you know the white sugar that serves no purpose), while some do no gluten or no processed foods. Find what works best for you! Talk to your doctor to be sure. Most of us drivers use our 30-minute break to sneak in a small workout. Some jog around the truck, which, by the way, is roughly 34 laps to make a mile. Do a workout that starts at the bumper guard and circles the truck. At the end, do as many laps around the trailer as you can. Build yourself up. You'll be surprised how soon you can do more. 10 — STANDING PUSHUPS 10 — STEP LUNGES Against the trailer tandems Many of us utilize nationwide gyms like Planet Fitness $20 a month or Anytime Fitness around $35 a month. The both have many gyms across the country with truck parking. If a gym is not for you, just get moving. Take a walk, and breathe in the fresh air. It helps with stress too. On the rear bumpers 20
Q3    15  Health   the Road  FACT  1  You cannot out exercise a bad diet  Weight loss is 30  exercise and 70  the food you...
Q3 ‘15 Behind the Glass Doors >>> 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 Have you ever wondered how your industry works? Have you ever wondered about what goes into getting a contract, to how your truck is chosen to pick up and deliver a load? Being a former driver, I have wondered about these things, and am honored to be working with the best and brightest minds, to answer these questions. To find out how a process works, we need to start from the beginning, and for the purpose of this article, we will use a grocery store. Driver Services It all starts with a store. The manager of that store puts in an order of what products are needed. That order is transmitted to the corporate office, and from there, the process of choosing who and where to buy from is decided upon. Once the product has been ordered, the important undertaking begins - choosing a carrier to pick up and deliver the freight. The competition is fierce in our industry, and we rely upon the Marketing and Sales department to acquire contracts, which can take from a week to five years to attain. Our reputation plays a key part in attracting potential customers. As a carrier, we have two major selling points: Excellent customer service and on time delivery. In order for a sales person to acquire a contract, he or she must find out who the "decision maker" is, and present our company in a manner By Betty Scott that will make the decision maker want to do business with us. This can be a lengthy endeavor due to the volume of carriers trying to contact the decision maker; therefore, contact attempts are rigidly screened. In some cases there is a bidding process, called a RFP (request for pricing) or transportation bid. This process allows for a carrier to receive a list of lanes to submit pricing that the customer will contract to a carrier for a one or two year cycle. Relationships with our customers must be nurtured in order to retain their business and develop a bond of trust, which is why we must strive to reach a standard of excellence that puts us above and beyond other carriers. Drivers and other employees are a valuable resource to potential new customers and are greatly appreciated! As a professional driver, you should know that you are a part of a vast industry that would not be possible without you. Once our outstanding sales staff has secured a contract, the final stage of sales is receiving that first load. The next step in this process is receiving the load information via fax, phone call, e-mail, or EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). When the load is tendered and accepted, the information is entered into our Loadmaster software and is ready to be dispatched. Planning a Load You are probably wondering what goes into planning a load for your truck. On every load assigned, there are many variables to be looked at by the Load Planner; these include, but are not limited to: • Driver PTA It is very important that your PTA (Projected Time of Availability) is sent in to your Primary Driver Manager in the morning. The sooner these are set, the better a Load Planner can plan you or send you a pre-plan. • Hours of Service • Driver Requirements (HAZMAT status, team, solo...) • Location • Deadhead Miles • On Time Pick-Up and Delivery • Driver needs at destination of load i.e. If we will need a HAZMAT team coming out of an area that has heavy HAZAMT volume, such as Ohio. • Driver Preferences • Driver Home Time • Pick-Up needs in the area of load destination. With these factors in play, there are also issues that arise, such as: • Drivers being asked to cover loads that are inconvenient or outside of their preferences. Load planners do their best to keep this at a minimum. • Loads planned that will have to be swapped due to issues such as home time, hours of service, break down, sickness, and in the most unfortunate case, death of a loved one. • Weather Being a Load Planner is like being a master puzzle solver. The various sized pieces of the puzzle described above change suddenly in both size and shape; therefore, keeping the puzzle together is not only difficult, but also never ending. In order to keep the pieces as stable as possible, it is up to each of us to provide accurate information in a timely manner, plan ahead for as much as possible, and remember that things don’t always go as planned, but we can each make the best of any situation. In doing so, we can provide the exceptional service our customers deserve and improve our ability to earn more. 22
Q3    15  Behind the Glass Doors     0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1  Have you ever wo...
Q3 ‘15 Behind the Glass Doors >>> 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 Have you ever wondered how your industry works? Have you ever wondered about what goes into getting a contract, to how your truck is chosen to pick up and deliver a load? Being a former driver, I have wondered about these things, and am honored to be working with the best and brightest minds, to answer these questions. To find out how a process works, we need to start from the beginning, and for the purpose of this article, we will use a grocery store. Driver Services It all starts with a store. The manager of that store puts in an order of what products are needed. That order is transmitted to the corporate office, and from there, the process of choosing who and where to buy from is decided upon. Once the product has been ordered, the important undertaking begins - choosing a carrier to pick up and deliver the freight. The competition is fierce in our industry, and we rely upon the Marketing and Sales department to acquire contracts, which can take from a week to five years to attain. Our reputation plays a key part in attracting potential customers. As a carrier, we have two major selling points: Excellent customer service and on time delivery. In order for a sales person to acquire a contract, he or she must find out who the "decision maker" is, and present our company in a manner By Betty Scott that will make the decision maker want to do business with us. This can be a lengthy endeavor due to the volume of carriers trying to contact the decision maker; therefore, contact attempts are rigidly screened. In some cases there is a bidding process, called a RFP (request for pricing) or transportation bid. This process allows for a carrier to receive a list of lanes to submit pricing that the customer will contract to a carrier for a one or two year cycle. Relationships with our customers must be nurtured in order to retain their business and develop a bond of trust, which is why we must strive to reach a standard of excellence that puts us above and beyond other carriers. Drivers and other employees are a valuable resource to potential new customers and are greatly appreciated! As a professional driver, you should know that you are a part of a vast industry that would not be possible without you. Once our outstanding sales staff has secured a contract, the final stage of sales is receiving that first load. The next step in this process is receiving the load information via fax, phone call, e-mail, or EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). When the load is tendered and accepted, the information is entered into our Loadmaster software and is ready to be dispatched. Planning a Load You are probably wondering what goes into planning a load for your truck. On every load assigned, there are many variables to be looked at by the Load Planner; these include, but are not limited to: • Driver PTA It is very important that your PTA (Projected Time of Availability) is sent in to your Primary Driver Manager in the morning. The sooner these are set, the better a Load Planner can plan you or send you a pre-plan. • Hours of Service • Driver Requirements (HAZMAT status, team, solo...) • Location • Deadhead Miles • On Time Pick-Up and Delivery • Driver needs at destination of load i.e. If we will need a HAZMAT team coming out of an area that has heavy HAZAMT volume, such as Ohio. • Driver Preferences • Driver Home Time • Pick-Up needs in the area of load destination. With these factors in play, there are also issues that arise, such as: • Drivers being asked to cover loads that are inconvenient or outside of their preferences. Load planners do their best to keep this at a minimum. • Loads planned that will have to be swapped due to issues such as home time, hours of service, break down, sickness, and in the most unfortunate case, death of a loved one. • Weather Being a Load Planner is like being a master puzzle solver. The various sized pieces of the puzzle described above change suddenly in both size and shape; therefore, keeping the puzzle together is not only difficult, but also never ending. In order to keep the pieces as stable as possible, it is up to each of us to provide accurate information in a timely manner, plan ahead for as much as possible, and remember that things don’t always go as planned, but we can each make the best of any situation. In doing so, we can provide the exceptional service our customers deserve and improve our ability to earn more. 22
Q3    15  Behind the Glass Doors     0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1  Have you ever wo...
Q3 ‘15 The Guardian Dragon of the Sierras Driver Services There is a metal dragon on I-5 near Yreka California. She is the creation of local artist Ralph Starrit and is just north of town on I-5. The artist has several more sculptures in and around town as well. So next time you visit be sure to keep an eye out. 24
Q3    15  The Guardian Dragon of the Sierras  Driver Services  There is a metal dragon on I-5 near Yreka California. She i...
Q3 ‘15 The Guardian Dragon of the Sierras Driver Services There is a metal dragon on I-5 near Yreka California. She is the creation of local artist Ralph Starrit and is just north of town on I-5. The artist has several more sculptures in and around town as well. So next time you visit be sure to keep an eye out. 24
Q3    15  The Guardian Dragon of the Sierras  Driver Services  There is a metal dragon on I-5 near Yreka California. She i...
Q3 ‘15 Getting to Know Truck 457 Let’s get to know Lisa and Wayne Holmes! Holiday Home Time Home Blocks M T W R F As the holiday season is approaching and everything in creation needs to get from Point A to Point B before the big days, our company (like any other transportation company) is expected to load and deliver more product than during any other part of the year. To ensure service schedules are met and our business retains strong partnerships with customers throughout the year, we operate on holiday blocks for home time. This tried-and-true system provides as many drivers as possible the time to spend with family and friends and allows the company to keep freight moving during the busy holiday season. **Please follow up with your Driver Manager regarding time off and issues or concerns for the following holiday blocks for 2015. DECEMBER BLOCKS 2015 BLOCK DATES Block #1 Block #2 Driver Services Lisa and Wayne are from right here in Jasper, GA. Their first trucking jobs were for J.B. Hunt - Wayne in 1988 and Lisa six months later. They have been a part of the Quest family since June, 2005! Wayne started dreaming of trucking after hearing other drivers talk, and Lisa was planning on attending nursing school, but all that changed after they got married. Twenty-eight years later they are still going strong. In the last 27 years they have learned a lot from trucking. One, is they never leave home without prayer. They pray over themselves and others, they even pray over animals they may encounter. Another thing they've learned? They won't run without each other. "We're like conjoined twins; its hard to get us apart" says Lisa. They've also learned to take the frustration of breaking down and turn it into a memory. Once, while they were down 12 days in Salt Lake City, UT, they rented a car and saw everything from the Mormon temple to a Johnny Cash impersonator. When they experienced a breakdown in Bakersfield CA, they toured both King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Park where they had a run in with a bear! "That was no small bear!" says Wayne, "Luckily two guys with a pickup got us outta there" Among many other stories and places, Oxnard, CA is also a favorite stop, but of all the places and all the states Georgia is still the best. "Cause it's home." While at home, since they have no children to care for or pets due to allergies, they stay busy hiking and biking. Since Wayne is a builder, they love to scope out houses for remolding projects. They also love cruises! We asked Lisa and Wayne what advice they had for new drivers. "Watch your food cost, it'll eat you alive. Share meals if you can and buy snacks at Wal-Mart. Set a weekly budget and stick to it." Lisa and Wayne believe the key to their success is the fact that they strive to study and abide in God’s word. They feel they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. The second key is communication. So if you see the Holmes’ out there on the road, makes sure you stop and say howdy! -Bettina Cameron December 2nd — 7th December 10th — 14th Block #3 December 18th — 21st Block #4 December 24th — 26th Block #5 December 31st — 4th Additional Bonus Opportunities during the Holiday Season November: All trucks that are available for dispatch during the entire month of November (1st though 30th) will receive $500.00 ($250.00 per team member). December: All trucks that are available for dispatch during block #4 (see Holiday Home Time Blocks), will receive $300.00 per truck ($150.00 per team member). 26
Q3    15  Getting to Know Truck 457 Let   s get to know Lisa and Wayne Holmes   Holiday  Home Time Home Blocks M  T  W  R ...
Q3 ‘15 Getting to Know Truck 457 Let’s get to know Lisa and Wayne Holmes! Holiday Home Time Home Blocks M T W R F As the holiday season is approaching and everything in creation needs to get from Point A to Point B before the big days, our company (like any other transportation company) is expected to load and deliver more product than during any other part of the year. To ensure service schedules are met and our business retains strong partnerships with customers throughout the year, we operate on holiday blocks for home time. This tried-and-true system provides as many drivers as possible the time to spend with family and friends and allows the company to keep freight moving during the busy holiday season. **Please follow up with your Driver Manager regarding time off and issues or concerns for the following holiday blocks for 2015. DECEMBER BLOCKS 2015 BLOCK DATES Block #1 Block #2 Driver Services Lisa and Wayne are from right here in Jasper, GA. Their first trucking jobs were for J.B. Hunt - Wayne in 1988 and Lisa six months later. They have been a part of the Quest family since June, 2005! Wayne started dreaming of trucking after hearing other drivers talk, and Lisa was planning on attending nursing school, but all that changed after they got married. Twenty-eight years later they are still going strong. In the last 27 years they have learned a lot from trucking. One, is they never leave home without prayer. They pray over themselves and others, they even pray over animals they may encounter. Another thing they've learned? They won't run without each other. "We're like conjoined twins; its hard to get us apart" says Lisa. They've also learned to take the frustration of breaking down and turn it into a memory. Once, while they were down 12 days in Salt Lake City, UT, they rented a car and saw everything from the Mormon temple to a Johnny Cash impersonator. When they experienced a breakdown in Bakersfield CA, they toured both King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Park where they had a run in with a bear! "That was no small bear!" says Wayne, "Luckily two guys with a pickup got us outta there" Among many other stories and places, Oxnard, CA is also a favorite stop, but of all the places and all the states Georgia is still the best. "Cause it's home." While at home, since they have no children to care for or pets due to allergies, they stay busy hiking and biking. Since Wayne is a builder, they love to scope out houses for remolding projects. They also love cruises! We asked Lisa and Wayne what advice they had for new drivers. "Watch your food cost, it'll eat you alive. Share meals if you can and buy snacks at Wal-Mart. Set a weekly budget and stick to it." Lisa and Wayne believe the key to their success is the fact that they strive to study and abide in God’s word. They feel they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. The second key is communication. So if you see the Holmes’ out there on the road, makes sure you stop and say howdy! -Bettina Cameron December 2nd — 7th December 10th — 14th Block #3 December 18th — 21st Block #4 December 24th — 26th Block #5 December 31st — 4th Additional Bonus Opportunities during the Holiday Season November: All trucks that are available for dispatch during the entire month of November (1st though 30th) will receive $500.00 ($250.00 per team member). December: All trucks that are available for dispatch during block #4 (see Holiday Home Time Blocks), will receive $300.00 per truck ($150.00 per team member). 26
Q3    15  Getting to Know Truck 457 Let   s get to know Lisa and Wayne Holmes   Holiday  Home Time Home Blocks M  T  W  R ...
Q3 ‘15 Driver Services DJ Dease 2015 Winner • Aug Snap Post Win Take the best shot of your rig, your environment... or both! Post your image on Quest’s Facebook or Instagram page, by the last day of the month. Win awesome Quest Apparel and more! Winners will be announced via FB and IG. Legal Stuff: By submitting images entrants grant permission to Quest Global, Inc. to use your photographs as royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any internal and external marketing and advertising purposes which includes print, web and digital usage. Published images by Quest Global, Inc will receive proper credit. Chris Cautha n Winner • Sep t 2015 Our Furry Family Our pets are not just any animals. They are family of the highest order especially when they occupy our living spaces and work spaces every day. If you haven’t noticed, our QG human family loves pets, and we love that they love pets! Our furry family members really make the tough job of being away from home a little more bearable, and they offer some great entertainment along the way. It just wouldn’t be home without them. We are proud to feature some of the little darlings above. If you see them out and about, give them a little love! 28
Q3    15  Driver Services  DJ Dease 2015 Winner     Aug  Snap Post Win  Take the best shot of your rig, your environment.....
Q3 ‘15 Driver Services DJ Dease 2015 Winner • Aug Snap Post Win Take the best shot of your rig, your environment... or both! Post your image on Quest’s Facebook or Instagram page, by the last day of the month. Win awesome Quest Apparel and more! Winners will be announced via FB and IG. Legal Stuff: By submitting images entrants grant permission to Quest Global, Inc. to use your photographs as royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any internal and external marketing and advertising purposes which includes print, web and digital usage. Published images by Quest Global, Inc will receive proper credit. Chris Cautha n Winner • Sep t 2015 Our Furry Family Our pets are not just any animals. They are family of the highest order especially when they occupy our living spaces and work spaces every day. If you haven’t noticed, our QG human family loves pets, and we love that they love pets! Our furry family members really make the tough job of being away from home a little more bearable, and they offer some great entertainment along the way. It just wouldn’t be home without them. We are proud to feature some of the little darlings above. If you see them out and about, give them a little love! 28
Q3    15  Driver Services  DJ Dease 2015 Winner     Aug  Snap Post Win  Take the best shot of your rig, your environment.....
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Maintain a healthy weight, by eating a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruit and lean protiens. Limit your intake of drinks high in sugar, foods made with refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Get plenty of exercise and rest. A 30 minute walk 5 days a week can reduce your risks up to 30%, not just for breast cancer but most cancers. Just a small commitment can save your life. WE WANT YOU! Don’t smoke! Research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, along with other cancers, in women. Get regular breast cancer screenings. Follow your doctor or health care provider’s advice to decide what type of screening you need and how often you need it. Quest Global Inc. supports BREAST CANCER AWARENESS OCTOBER 2015 $5,000 REWARD in 90 DAYS For more information, call Janice Poole at 770-771-6968 Payout Schedule: $1,000 when the team referred completes orientation. $2,000 when the team referred completes 45 days of employment. $2,000 when the team referred completes 90 days of employment. 30
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Maintain a healthy weight, by eating a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruit and lean proti...
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Maintain a healthy weight, by eating a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruit and lean protiens. Limit your intake of drinks high in sugar, foods made with refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Get plenty of exercise and rest. A 30 minute walk 5 days a week can reduce your risks up to 30%, not just for breast cancer but most cancers. Just a small commitment can save your life. WE WANT YOU! Don’t smoke! Research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, along with other cancers, in women. Get regular breast cancer screenings. Follow your doctor or health care provider’s advice to decide what type of screening you need and how often you need it. Quest Global Inc. supports BREAST CANCER AWARENESS OCTOBER 2015 $5,000 REWARD in 90 DAYS For more information, call Janice Poole at 770-771-6968 Payout Schedule: $1,000 when the team referred completes orientation. $2,000 when the team referred completes 45 days of employment. $2,000 when the team referred completes 90 days of employment. 30
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips Maintain a healthy weight, by eating a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruit and lean proti...
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