January 2014 – Driver of the Month

Werner Victoria

Congratulations to Werner Victoria (532) for January 2014’s Driver of the Month.  Werner joined our team in the spring of 2012.  Since his start date, Werner has helped us live up to the core of our Mission Statement…

“…provide quality transportation services that exceed our customers’ expectations”

In recognition of his award, Werner receives a “Driver of the Month” jacket and a gift card for Tim Hortons.  

Werner is the proud owner of this gorgeous 2007 Peterbilt (pictured below).

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December 2013 – Driver of the Month

Conard FramptonCongratulations to Conard Frampton (211) for December 2013′s Driver of the Month. Conard is no stranger to this award, he has won before and continues to show up on the list of drivers being nominated.

We asked Jason McNicholl – VP – Operations and Logistics what makes Conard stand out, the response was….

“Customers appreciate his positive attitude, he is someone we can count on to get the job done, and is always will to help out dispatch even if it is for another division.”

“Like Father Like Son” – Conard is not alone, 3 of his sons work as owner operators within the Mullen Group of Companies.  The boys finally caught up with dad and snapped a picture of the family fleet!

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November 2013 – Driver of the Month

Ron Webster - 777Congratulations to Ron Webster (777) for November 2013′s Driver of the Month. Ron started with Payne back in 2000, the company’s start-up year!  Ron currently works in the Dry Van Division, dispatched out of the Winnipeg branch.  Ron has received countless nominations for the Driver of the Month & he has received runner-up to Driver of the Year.  When we asked Dale Djorklund (Load Planner) to share a word or two about Ron… he responded,

“he is really dependable, great to work with and a huge asset”.

 Ron has been a great ambassador for Payne, donating his time and equipment to represent our company in events such as the “Santa Claus Parade” and in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics (pictured below).  Congratulations Ron!

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John Bekus awarded Driver of the Year again!

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Left to Right: Peter Bonneville, Thomas McKee, John Bekus, Trudy Bekus & Tom Payne Jr.

With more than 200 attendees present at the Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport, John Bekus was awarded Driver of the Year for 2013.  John received a gorgeous crystal tractor/trailer personalized to him.  John received Driver of the Year in 2011 and continues to exemplify a professional work ethic.  His wife Trudy was also honoured with a beautiful bouquet of roses for her continued support of John’s career with Payne.

Driver of the Month FinalistPictured from left to right are the finalist for the Payne 2013 Driver of the Year Award.  1st Runner-up Daniel Pretali, Finalist; Barbara & Dietmar Dueck, Robert Malo &  Brian & Lori Kemp.  Ron Webster also received the finalist award but was unable to attend as he was on the road working.

October 2013 – Driver of the Month

Rae Kern - 551Congratulations to Rae Kern (551) for October 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Rae drives for our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Rae is sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket a long with a gift certificate for Starbucks… her favourite coffee.  Rae is pictured here with the Mullen Grand Prize Safety Award (GPSA) which was awarded to Payne for outstanding safety results in 2012.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of October, they are:

Glen Sharpe (3201), Ray Friesen (570), Thomas Stuttkowski (508), Terry Hiebert (3153), Piotr Zasepa (4304), Bruce Frattinger (3184), Michael Condie (189), Dwayne Blom (3908) & Greg Dinning (888).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for lunch… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Matasha for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

September 2013 – Driver of the Month

Menno Falk with his grandson MasonCongratulations to Menno Falk for September 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Menno drives for our dry van division, dispatched out of Winnipeg.  In recognition of this award, Menno is sporting a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket a long with a gift certificate for lunch at “Sun Valley” restaurant in Winnipeg.  His grandson Mason was onsite to help celebrate his award.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of September, they are:

Gerald Kehler (516), Ron Webster (777), Shane Clark (3179), Dietmar & Barb Dueck (215), Herman Banman (3230), Kevin Swan (279), Jake & Darlene Hiebert (307), Rob Malo (3909) & Henry Enns (3245).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for lunch… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Matasha for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

 

August 2013 – Driver of the Month

JP Friesen Congratulations to Jean Paul (JP) Friesen) for August 2013′s Driver of the Month.  JP drives for our specialized commodities division, dispatched out of Winkler.  In recognition of this award, JP receives a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket a long with a gift certificate for lunch at “The Outpost” in Winkler.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of August, they are:

John Bekus (475), Herman Banman (3230), Brad Lidgett (3212), David Beskorowayny (112), Ray Friesen (570), Richard Treyturik (515), Bill Peters (3197), & Ron Demeule (190).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for lunch… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Cathy for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

July 2013 Driver of the Month

Abe GiesbrechtCongratulations to Abe Giesbrecht (3191) for July 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Abe drives for our specialized commodities division, dispatched out of Winkler.  In recognition of this award, Abe receives a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket a long with a gift certificate for lunch at “The Outpost” in Winkler.

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of July, they are:

Doug Hiley (53), John/Ed Loeppky (3147), Wade Conrad & Kaffy Jodrey (4166), Bill Jacobs (376), Vitali Iovu (517), Mike McMillan (369), Isaac Letkemen (3216), Wayne Nordin (3193) & Jim Bowler (3105).

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for lunch… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details.  For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Cathy for a gift certificate in your area.

***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc.  Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo).

June 2013 Driver of the Month

Leonid and RichardWe have a tie!  Congratulations go out to both Richard Wonnacott (3570) & Leonid Koval (518) for June 2013′s Driver of the Month Reward.

Richard is no stranger to this award!  Richard has been a nominee 3 times!  He earned Driver of the Month in January 2012, earning his Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket.  Richard has chosen to receive a gift certificate that both he and his wife will be able to enjoy… way to go Richard!

Leonid is part of the van division, and has been with Payne less than a year!   Leonid has left quite an impression with all those who work with him!  As the co-winner of the Driver of the Month, Leonid receives the Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket and lunch at Sun Valley Restaurant in Winnipeg.  

Congratulations to all our nominees for outstanding service in the Month of June, they are:

Ray Friesen (570), Ron Webster (777), Peter Wiebe (195), Eric Dupont (321), Werner Victoria (532), Al Munro (3223), Jim Dueck (3122) & Ron Thiessen (3135)

All nominees will receive a gift certificate for lunch… please contact Thomas at the Winnipeg branch for details. For those on the list that dispatch out of the Fort or Winkler, please see either Tim or Cathy for a gift certificate in your area.
***Driver nominations come by way of; letters of recommendation from customers, dispatch etc. Once a nominee has been picked they are graded on safety, log books, paperwork quality (i.e. how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc.. via Transflo)

Payne will celebrate 2013’s success with Employees, Drivers and Owner Operators at 1st Annual Awards Gala