Employee Spotlight- Mike Harris

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 10:42:21 AM

At OnTrac, we love to feature our employees for the hard work and dedication they show every day. This week, we are featuring our first employee spotlight of 2017, highlighting Mike Harris from the engineering department.

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When Mike Harris first started with OnTrac in 2014, he was providing field engineering support for the Southwest Region. Now Mike Harris is the Senior Manager of Industrial Engineering for OnTrac. He has been an influential part of the OnTrac Engineering team and its development. He is responsible for the field engineering of both line haul and operations. To explain further, Mike says, “In line haul engineering, we are determining when and how we should move equipment to best meet the needs of our customers.  The Field Engineers are focused on sort productivity, cost reductions, Pickup and Delivery Service, and new facility planning.” 

Prior to OnTrac, Mike worked for FedEx Ground for 12 years as a Reginal Operations Engineering Manager, Hub Industrial engineer and an Administrative Process engineer. Mike received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University, and moved on to receive his MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University.  

One of Mike’s favorite parts of his job is the people. Mike feels strongly that OnTrac is made up of “amazing people that want to make a difference. It makes being an engineer pretty easy.” Mike is an influential part of OnTrac, and has helped shape what it is today. When Mike isn’t managing the line haul, or operations, he enjoys a good book. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois is a favorite of his, or you can catch him quoting his favorite movie, Big Trouble in Little China. Now “What more could you ask for”-Jack Burton.


 

Topics: OnTrac, Employee Spotlight, Employees

Enter to Win Before January 31st!

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 12:24:04 PM

nuts.jpgThe OnTrac customer spotlight video featuring Nuts.com is live! To celebrate the customer spotlight, we are hosting the Get Fit, Be Healthy, Stay OnTrac photo contest. The top three winners will receive a Nuts.com healthy prize pack. The photo contest is running now until the end of the month.

  • First Prize: com Healthy Prize Pack – 3 Month Replenishment ($180 Value) 
  • Second Prize: com Healthy Prize Pack – 2 Month Replenishment ($120 Value)
  • Third Prize: com Healthy Prize Pack – 1 Time Replenishment ($60 Value)


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What better way to ring in the New Year than with a photo contest. Capture yourself in a moment of fitness, exercise, or embracing a healthy lifestyle choice and share it with us. Together we can support each other by living a stronger, more balanced life. Once your photo is submitted, share your entry with family and friends asking them to vote for your photo for a chance to win some great prizes. We encourage all to enter and submit their photos, however, OnTrac employees are ineligible to win the prize. Don’t forget to show us how you get fit, be healthy and stay OnTrac!

The contest is a little over three weeks underway, and there have been some great submissions! Whether you love to hike, bike, climb or swim, we want to see how you get fit, be healthy and stay OnTrac.


 

Check out some of our submissions below. 

Click on the contest link here to vote for your favorite to win!

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HOW TO ENTER

  1. Click here
  2. Fill out the entry form
  3. Upload your photo
  4. Share entry to friends and family
  5. Vote for your favorite photo
  6. Stay tuned for the winner

HOW TO ENTER USING HASHTAGS

  1. Upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram**
  2. Add #StayOnTrac and #OnTracContest
  3. Photo will automatically upload to the voting page
  4. Stay tuned for the winner

**public profiles only

Topics: Contests, Nuts.com, OnTrac Contest, Photo Contest, Social Media Contest, Social Media Photo Contest

OnTrac Customer Profile: Nuts.com

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Enter the Get Fit, Be Healthy, Stay OnTrac photo contest to win a Nuts.com healthy prize pack! Details here, enter here.

Nuts.com with L3.jpgWhat began as a small nut shop in the late 1920s, has expanded into a fully operational business servicing customers across the country with a team of 200 employees and over 3,000 products… now that’s NUTS!

OnTrac had the opportunity to connect with one of our customers, Nuts.com. In this video, Jeff Braverman, the “Chief Nut” of this amazing brand, shares the story of how Nuts.com came to be what it is today.

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In 1929, on the brink of the Depression, Jeff’s father and grandfather “Poppy” Sol took a leap of faith and started a small nut company in Newark, New Jersey formally known as the Newark Nut Company. The determination of the two men is what launched the Newark Nut Company into success. They began selling premium bulk nuts and dried fruit and quickly developed a reputation of providing the very finest and freshest nuts available.

In 1999, Jeff launched NutsOnline to bring a savory selection of more than 2,000 items right to customer’s doors. By 2011, NutsOnline became pretty well known across North America for great quality and service across a growing product offering. Their slogan, "We're more than just nuts," continued to ring true.

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With several fans shortening the NutsOnline name to just Nuts.com consistently, sparked the change to the company name in January 2012. Despite the name change, they are still the same - the same family, the same values, the same quality, and the same level of care.

Now, over eight decades later, Jeff’s cousin David and himself represent the third generation of the family-owned business. Although much has changed, the philosophy has not, and they continue the family tradition of providing the same superb quality and service as in the past. Their customers, some in their 80's and 90's, still rave about the splendid quality and luscious flavor of the products that have made their company famous throughout the years.

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The West Coast is a large market for Nuts.com and also a large market for OnTrac. Together OnTrac and Nuts.com have built a solid foundation of taking care of the customer and making sure that their deliveries are in the customer’s hands faster and more efficiently. Carolee Strong, Nuts.com Operations Manager at the Sparks, Nevada facility, says OnTrac is their number one carrier and customers receive everything they order the next day. OnTrac does about 95% of business in the Nuts.com Sparks, Nevada facility. They pick, pack and ship out the door with OnTrac.

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Jeff says “It wasn’t just about getting out West, it was really trying to push that one-day footprint. It’s really cool to be sitting in Reno, Nevada and be able to hit the places on the West coast in one day. The proof is in the pudding our facilities are directly across the street from OnTrac.”

Nuts.com and OnTrac from OnTrac on Vimeo.

For more information on Nuts.com, please visit their website, YouTube Channel, and social media pages, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don't forget to enter the Get Fit, Be Healthy, Stay OnTrac photo contest. Visit our blog post to read all of the details or click here to go directly to the contest page. Three winners will win a Nuts.com healthy prize pack!

Topics: customer profile, Nuts.com, OnTrac Contest, Photo Contest, Social Media Contest, customer spotlight video

Get Fit, Be Healthy, Stay OnTrac Photo Contest

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 10:40:23 AM

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Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a new you? At OnTrac we encourage consistent improvement of excellence for our customers. We strive to maintain the same values in our personal health and overall lifestyle. We want to promote this idea with the communities we serve and motivate everyone to start the New Year off on the best note possible.

OnTrac will host a social media contest on our networks starting the month of January 2017 and continuing until February 1st, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for the New Year.

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We want to connect with the health and fitness community who are our customers and those who we ship to. We want to discover your stories of how OnTrac’s fast shipping affects your everyday healthy lifestyle.

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There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by submitting photos via our social media channels. One entry is allowed per day per Facebook user. Contestants must include #StayOnTrac and #OnTracContest in photo caption to be eligible to win. Winners are based on the most votes/likes. Likes are not limited per user per day. The contest refers to “fitness” and “healthy lifestyle” therefore, the photos must contain imagery of an active and healthy lifestyle including fitness, exercise, healthy eating, making balanced choices, etc. 

Prizes Include:

  • First Prize: Nuts.com Healthy Prize Pack – 3 Month Replenishment ($180 Value) 
  • Second Prize: Nuts.com Healthy Prize Pack – 2 Month Replenishment ($120 Value)
  • Third Prize: Nuts.com Healthy Prize Pack – 1 Time Replenishment ($60 Value)

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This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents within OnTrac’s service regions (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, UT, CO, and ID), over the age of 18. Employees and contractors of OnTrac and their families are not eligible to win, but may enter the contest. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.

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The winners will be picked based on the total amount of likes the individual photo has collected. The most likes on one photo will win the grand prize. The second and third prizes will be presented to the second, and third photos with the next amount of most votes.

Are you up for the challenge? To enter the Get Fit, Be Healthy, Stay OnTrac photo contest, please click here.

Topics: Contests, Delivering Hope, OnTrac, OnTrac Contest, Healthy Habits

9th Annual Million Can Crusade Recap

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 11:55:06 AM

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A contractor providing services on behalf of OnTrac dropping off cans for the Million Can Crusade.

OnTrac participated in the ninth annual 102.5 KNIX Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade. This year marked the sixth year of involvement from the OnTrac corporate office in Chandler, Arizona and the largest donation yet. A total of 6,323 cans of non-perishable food was collected by OnTrac employees in order to help St. Vincent de Paul feed hungry families for the holiday season.

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OnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker handing off cans to St. Vincent de Paul employee.

The Million Can Crusade, now the largest food drive in the United States, started on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 and allowed the community in the greater Phoenix area to help Ben and Matt of KNIX to reach their goal of donating one million cans of canned food by Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. From canned food donations and cash donations, 1,573,246 cans were collected and donated to St. Vincent de Paul. In addition to the canned food donation, OnTrac also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff.

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KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul and OnTrac celebrating the total amount of cans collected for the Million Can Crusade.

“One thing that all of us at St. Vincent de Paul believe is that when it comes to truly helping so many people, ‘we are all in this together!’ That is why we feel so blessed to have friends and partners like OnTrac,” said Jamie Bethune, Community Drives and Events Manager at St. Vincent de Paul. “It is certainly overwhelming and inspiring to reflect back on how much OnTrac alone has made possible for so many in need. Each can of food, each dollar donated, not only provides much-needed food, but also a sense of hope, and knowledge that someone out there cares enough to help in times of greatest need. We are truly thankful to everyone for their generosity and support!”

Topics: Million Can Crusade, Delivering Hope, St. Vincent de Paul, KNIX, OnTrac, Canned Food Drive

Henderson Economic Development & Small Business Awards

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 10:08:44 AM

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On November 10, 2016 the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the City of Henderson held Henderson's 17th Annual Economic Development and Small Business Awards at Green Valley Ranch. The evening was a great success with over 450 people in attendance.

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The gentleman speaking is Pastor Paul Block from New Song Lutheran Church and the other is Scott Muelrath, Henderson Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

OnTrac was recognized as an Economic Development Project of the Year Award Finalist at the event. This award showcases an economic development project of significance completed within the last twelve months (by August 30, 2015.) Nominated projects demonstrate job creation, capital investment and economic impact to the community.

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In the photo, left to right - Councilwoman Gerri Schroder, Councilwoman Debra March, OnTrac PM Operations Manager Rafael Zavala, OnTrac AM Operations Manager Zach Miethe, and Mayor Andy Hafen.

OnTrac opened the doors to its 130,000-square-foot facility at Courier Street in Henderson during the fall of 2015. A regional expansion of the company’s operations, the move tripled the size of OnTrac’s operations. The Henderson expansion alone resulted in the addition of more than 60 jobs, and the company now employs approximately 99 people.

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Although this incredible project didn’t take the title this year, the reward of a nomination was a great success. OnTrac will continue to strive for greatness with innovative ideas and consistent growth.

Topics: Awards, Delivering Hope, OnTrac, OnTrac Team, Henderson, City of Henderson, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, OnTrac Delivery, OnTrac News

Twice as Nice: OnTrac Honored at the ACE Awards

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 11:01:59 AM

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Awards from the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards event hosted by the Phoenix Business Journal.

OnTrac was recently recognized at the Arizona Corporate Excellence event hosted by the Phoenix Business Journal on November 2, 2016 at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Phoenix Business Journal Editor in Chief Ilana Lowery and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Managing Principal of the Phoenix Office Chad Kunze presented OnTrac with the distinguishable honor of the 8th Fastest Growing Company and the 11th ranked Privately Held Company.

OnTrac continues to show tremendous growth year-over-year not only in Arizona, but throughout its eight-state footprint. During the past year, OnTrac has added 1.1 million square feet of additional warehouse space, proving to be a mecca for e-commerce warehouses and booming food delivery companies. Earlier this year, OnTrac opened a new facility in Tucson to expand overnight delivery capabilities to Southern Arizona customers. Presently, OnTrac is preparing for the opening of a second facility in Phoenix come the New Year to arrange quick deliveries to the western side of the state.

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OnTrac Corporate Account Manager Scott Nielson, OnTrac Regional Sales Manager Brian Schnakenberg, and OnTrac Public Relations Manager Katrina Fox at the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards event.

Company growth was a large part of the criteria used for the Fastest Growing Company. A growth score formula is used, which is based on absolute dollar revenue growth as well as percentage revenue growth over a two-year period. The criteria used for the Fastest Growing Company and the top Privately Held Company was based on FYE 2015 revenue. The ACE awards focus on developing a sense of knowledge-sharing and community among private companies in Arizona and provide a means for executives at all levels to expand their networks.

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Managing Principal of the Phoenix Office Chad Kunze said, “To find the top companies in Arizona for the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards is a very involved five-month process. The various sponsors of the ACE Awards focus our attention on getting to know the companies, their business strategies, and plans for the future. It’s a very exciting program to be a part of and to see the successes of each company year after year. The concluding awards event is a fun way to celebrate the companies and to bring Arizona’s finest together for one night.”

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The Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards event at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

The event brought together 300 business leaders from the top 25 fastest growing companies and the top 50 privately held companies within the state of Arizona among numerous business sectors, like transportation, construction, technology and health care.  

All photography was taken by Jim Poulin of the Phoenix Business Journal.

Topics: Awards, OnTrac, ACE

OnTrac Teams Up for the 9th Annual Million Can Crusade

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 12:47:20 PM

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OnTrac is ready to support the 9th annual 102.5 KNIX Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade for another great year. The main objective is to help St. Vincent de Paul collect cans of non-perishable food to feed hungry families for the 2016 holiday season. Ben and Matt in the Morning from the KNIX radio station, have set a goal to collect one million cans between November 1st and November 23rd.

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In 2015, OnTrac collected over 5,000 cans benefitting the cause and made a $1,500 donation. OnTrac plans to do the same this year. A donation of $1,500 was made at the Million Can Crusade kick-off event on November 1, 2016 and the OnTrac Chandler corporate office is in full swing to surpass the previous year’s results. OnTrac creates a positive competition by breaking up the corporate office into teams and honoring the team that collects the most cans. Each team’s contribution helps OnTrac to reach their overall goal of 3,500 cans.

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OnTrac Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Laura Peterson said, “2016 marks the sixth year that OnTrac has participated in the Million Can Crusade. As a company, we look forward to this time of year every year. Personally, I love to see the energy and compassion that each employee brings to the office. We are all working towards the same goal of feeding hungry families for the holidays, but it’s also a great honor to receive the OnTrac Golden Can Award for being the team who donates the most cans to such a wonderful cause.”

In addition to the Million Can Crusade, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations of $50,780 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle Corners of the World, City of Hope, Container Recycling Institute, and Toys for Tots. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please visit our website, ontrac.com/compprofilecommunity.asp.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, community involvement, Delivering Hope, OnTrac

OnTrac Hiring Over 800 Positions Company Wide

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 12:22:26 PM

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OnTrac experienced major growth this year and plans to continue the pattern into 2017. With peak season nearly in full swing, OnTrac is in the market to add a large number of new staff to our team for the holidays. This year alone, OnTrac has added over 1.1 million square feet of new warehouse space, which creates the need for a bigger workforce within the OnTrac facilities throughout the eight-state footprint it services.

OnTrac Vice President Dan Cronk says, “OnTrac is in a fortunate position to need employees due to company growth. Pair that growth with the peak season that OnTrac is heading into and that is directly related to the number of available positions. As a company, we are elated to welcome new team members to better service our great customers.”

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The need to increase employment among all facilities directly relates to preparation for the 2016 peak holiday season. The majority of available positions are for temporary operational support roles, like part time package handlers, with the ability to move into a permanent role after the holiday peak season wraps. These positions are available at all OnTrac facilities with a variety of flexible shifts throughout the day and week.

Total available positions by OnTrac facility location are as follows:

Facility

Available Jobs

Northern California

132

South San Francisco, CA

24

San Jose, CA

13

Fremont, CA

39

Monterey, CA

3

Visalia, CA

6

Fresno, CA

3

Petaluma, CA

7

Santa Maria, CA

8

Stockton, CA

8

Concord, CA

15

Bakersfield, CA

6

Southern California

312

Commerce, CA

89

Orange, CA

8

San Diego, CA

42

Ontario, CA

142

Burbank, CA

25

Ventura, CA

6

Northwest and Southwest

425

Phoenix, AZ

42

Buckeye, AZ

86

Henderson, NV

16

Tucson, AZ

6

Salt Lake City, UT

14

Denver, CO

47

Boise, ID

3

Vancouver, WA

30

Seattle, WA

61

Reno, NV

107

Sacramento, CA

13

Total Operations

869

OnTrac offers multiple advantages to part time employees as well. One being Teledoc, which is a telehealth company that provides on-demand remote medical care through mobile devices, the internet, and video. Another perk is the compensation program, which is standard across all facilities and impacts the employee’s first 48 months of employment. During this time, the employee will receive routine raises every six months. Hourly pay and holiday pay can vary from facility to facility. The best feature to working with OnTrac in any role is the ability for career advancement. OnTrac takes pride in their company culture and has promoted package handlers to top management.

The opportunities don’t stop there, OnTrac is hiring for customer care agents at the Corporate Office in Chandler. These job openings are for full time employment and include full benefits. To search available career opportunities, please go to www.ontrac.com/careers.asp and apply online.

OnTrac is excited to make this year the best peak season yet. Get ready to join a team who Thinks Outside the Box.

Topics: Holidays, Holiday Shipping, OnTrac, Seasonal Hiring, Peak Season, Recruiting, Permanent Postions, Part-Time Jobs

Moving on Up: OnTrac Ranked 35 at Chandler Chamber Top 100

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 12:24:22 PM

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OnTrac was recently honored at the 2016 Chandler 100 hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce at Quantum Helicopters. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, presented the 35th ranking and award to OnTrac for the evening. The event brought together the top 100 businesses in Chandler to recognize and celebrate the city of Chandler as a leader among groundbreaking industry and commerce.

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Chandler 100 honors distinguished stakeholder businesses of all types from retail to technology and ranks them based on a specific criterion. The criterion that OnTrac follows is based on having a physical presence in Chandler, Arizona and the amount of paid full-time employees at the OnTrac Chandler Corporate Office. OnTrac has shown significant growth each year and has moved from being ranked at 52 in 2013 and 2014, to 42 last year and 35 this year. OnTrac continues to make investments in their employees and operations, resulting in advancement year after year.

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Chandler Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Terri Kimble said, “The purpose of the Chandler 100 event is to showcase inspirational businesses that make Chandler the great city that it is. By connecting stakeholder businesses at this event, we hope to build a network of leaders to continue growth in Chandler.”

OnTrac is proud to be amongst the best companies in the city of Chandler and is dedicated to continuous progression through our efforts to keep the pattern of moving on up!

All photography was taken by Everardo Keeme Photography.

 

Topics: Awards, Chandler, OnTrac, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Top 100, Recognition