May 2013 Driver of the Month

Dave BangarttCongratulations to David Bangartt (87) for May 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Dave has been with Payne since 2000, the company’s startup year!  Dave is an owner operator with our dry van division.  He receives a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket a long with a gift certificate for lunch at “Sun Valley” in Winnipeg.

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

Paul Piche (3205), Robert Allen (540), Dietmar & Barbara Dueck (215), Gary Hildebrand (3902), Henry Fouillard (3178), Herman Neufeld (500), Greg Dinning (888), John Dueck (159) & James Wall (179).

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).

April 2013 Drivers of the Month

Jake & Frieda Unrau - April Drivers of the MonthCongratulations to Frieda & Jacob Unrau (171) for April 2013′s Driver of the Month Award.  Frieda & Jacob are part of Payne’s deck fleet, and are dispatched out of the Winnipeg Branch.  

When asked what they like best about being a Payne owner operator, they responded…  “We are treated fairly, no one has lied to us…. it is such a great place to work, from dispatch to the admin staff, we get treated like people, not a number.”

Both drivers are now sporting a Driver of the Month jacket (pictured above) and two gift certificates for lunch at The Sun Valley Restaurant.  

Congratulations to all our nominees for being recognized in the Month of April, they are:

Glen Sharpe (3201), Menno Falk (520), Thomas Getty (514), Ray Tiessen (3118), Grant Medwid (616), John Hildebrand (3101), Alexander Kachan (509), Jim Dueck (3122) & Terry Hiebert (3153).

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 (ie.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc. via Transflo).

Manitoba’s Outstanding Transport Trailer Technician

Anders & Barry Veldkamp

Anders Veldkamp (left) & Barry Veldkamp (Right)

 On April 26th, at the Winnipeg Convention Center, Manitoba Entreprenership, Training and Trade recognized our very own Anders Veldkamp as Manitoba’s outstanding new journeyperson in Transport Trailer Technician.  Criteria for the highest achiever Certificate of Recognitionin each trade are based on performance throughout all levels of apprenticeship training, including both practical and technical training.  Anders was selected from all apprentices in this trade category who completed their apprenticeship training during 2012.  Way to go Anders!

As the employer, Barry Veldkamp (Manager – Maintenance & Inventory)  was presented with the “Employer’s Certification of Recognition” for the suppport and mentorship provide throughout the apprenticeship training period.  This has been the 2nd time for Payne to have been recognized for this award, well done Barry!

We will be hosting a special BBQ lunch celebrating Anders achievement on Friday, May 3rd, at head office in Winnipeg.

March 2013 Driver of the Month

Ottumwa, Iowa baler loadCongratulations to Bryan Pedlow (3242) for March 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Bryan is no stranger to this award, he also recieved this award September 2011.  As a recipient of a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket in 2011, Bryan has opted for a gift certificate of his choice.  He and his lovely wife will enjoy a $100 gift certificate for Montana’s restaurant.  Way to go Bryan!

Congratulations to all our nominees for being recognized in the Month of March, they are:

Ron & Liz Robertson (1470), Cory Cabernal (3207), Bill Jacobs (376), Rick Wiebe (3204) & Abe Wolfe (3253).

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 Howie 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 (ie.  how quick they deliver PODs, trip sheets etc. via Transflo).

February 2013 Driver of the Month

Gerald Kehler

Congratulations to Gerald Kehler (516) for February 2013′s Driver of the Month.  Gerald receives a Driver of the Month Melton Leather jacket and a gift certificate for lunch at “Sun Valley” in Winnipeg. 

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

Vitali Iovu (517), Kelly & Garry Friesen (430), Gerald Frampton (437), Ron & Liz Robertson (1470), Raymond Swan (579), Sam Hofer (3252), Robert Malo (3909, Michel Carriere (188) & Doug Chamberlin (3202)

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 Howie or Cathy for a gift certificate in your area.

The Bears arrive at Payne’s Head office

The Bears find their new home at Payne Transportation LP

Congratulations George

George with HowardCongratulations to George Giesbrecht for his 5 years of sevice.  George is part of our Specialized Services Division (SSD) dispatched out of Winkler. 

In recognition of his loyality and service, Howard Hildebrand – Director of SSD pictured here awarded George with his Payne Victorinox (by Swiss Army) watch and Certificate.

Congratulations Grant

grant32Grant came to Payne through the acquisition of Ger-Ed Transport in 2010.  Pictured here with Jason McNicholl – VP of Operations, Grant was rewarded for his 10 years of loyality and service with a custom 10K white gold ring.

Congratulations Sheldon

sheldon

Sheldon Novak joined Payne Transportation back in June of 2002, just a few years after Payne started up.  Sheldon has held many positions with the company through the years, and currently is the Director of Customs, Security & Environmental Affairs. 

In 2011, Payne made a major change as it implemented TMW, the software which runs Payne’s operation today.  Sheldon was an integral part of this change.  Early September 2012, The Mullen Group presented Payne with a Certificate of Achievement as “Best Implementer of Truckmate”, much of the credit due to Sheldon’s efforts.  

In recognition of his service with Payne, Tom Payne Jr. pictured above awarded Sheldon his custom 10 karat white gold ring and his 10 Years of Service certificate.

January 2013 Drivers of the Month

Drivers of the Month - January 2013

Congratulations to John Unrau (3244) and co-winner Stacey Kaul (3248) for January 2013’s Driver of the Month Award.  Both drivers received our Driver of the Month Leather jacket and gift certificate for lunch.

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

Dan Durand (552), Ryan Frampton (173), Abe Friesen (251), Joh Bekus (475), Alexander Kachan (509), Bill Schroeder (3073), Ray Tiessen (3118) & Einar Einarsson (3206)

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 Howie or Crystal for a gift certificate in your area.