OnTrac Delivering Hope to Local Schools

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 9:54:24 AM

OnTrac Delivering Hope to Local SchoolsDuring the month of September, OnTrac delivered backpacks and school supplies to 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students within the Western Region. Thirty-eight school districts and charities were touched by OnTrac Delivering Hope. OnTrac supplied 1,000 backpacks and distributed them to OnTrac operational facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington. School districts nearest to all of the facilities were chosen to participate. At each facility OnTrac employees donated and filled each backpack with supplies specific to students in kindergarten to 12th grade.

OnTrac is onboard with delivering hope to today’s youth and couldn’t be more excited to help these students succeed in the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. According to the City of Chandler’s website, “Hundreds of children go back to school each year without any school supplies [and] there are more than 8,000 students in the Chandler Unified School District [alone] who attend Title 1 schools.” City of Chandler Community Resources and Diversity Manager Leah Powell says, “It’s local businesses, like OnTrac, whose support helps to bring success to the families and communities that we serve.”

At OnTrac, it’s an important company-wide initiative to support the communities that we live and grow in. “We have a responsibility to give back to local communities and we feel very fortunate to be able to help those in need,” said Dennis Crosby, Commerce General Manager. “Education is everything and if we’re not involved with today’s youth, then we fail as a leader in the community.”

OnTrac Delivering Hope to Local SchoolsThe school districts and charities impacted by OnTrac’s efforts are:

Albuquerque School District
Bakersfield City School District
Campbell Union School District
Chandler Unified School District
City Light Shelter of Women and Children
Clark County School District
Colorado Springs Rescue Mission
Compton Unified School District
Council Bluffs School District
Denver Public School District
Fontana Unified School District
Fremont School District
Fresno Unified School District
Fridley Public School District
Granite School District
Jefferson County Public Schools
Kent School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
Monterrey Peninsula Unified School District
New Brighton School District
Petaluma City School District
Redwood City Elementary School District
Robla School District
Roosevelt School District
San Diego Unified School District
Santa Ana Unified School District
Santa Maria Unified School District
South San Francisco School District
Stockton Unified School District
Sunnyside Unified School District
Vallejo School District
Vancouver School District
Visalia Unified School District
Washoe County

Topics: Back-to-School, OnTrac, Shipping Services, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Backpack Drive

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Get Involved

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 10:04:00 AM

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is now 30 years old! A partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, which is now a part of AstraZeneca, founded NBCAM in order to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the years, additional breast cancer charities, foundations, research groups and corporations, have joined in with events and activities to help spread awareness of the disease and fundraising for research that will help to find a cure. There are many ways to get involved during the month of October and the other 11 months of the year as well. Below we have outlined some events going on right now. Please look carefully at the dates that the events are taking place in your city. These dates can fluctuate based on which state you live in.

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Susan G. Komen offers multiple events during BCAM. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest educational and fundraising event for breast cancer in the world. This event is a series of 5k runs and fitness walks to raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Continue to their website to find more information about an event near you. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day event is a journey of a lifetime that you’ll never forget. It’s a 60-mile event held over three days. Follow the link for more information. If you’re not able to attend either of these events, Susan G. Komen can also help you to find additional local events to get involved in, here

Another option to get involved is through the American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks is an opportunity to raise funds to help save more lives from Breast Cancer. If you are able to volunteer or join this year, follow the link here or learn more by watching the video below.

For those of you who are unable to join a weekend event, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) offers a VRace (virtual race) as a fundraiser. NBCF helps you to make a personal fundraising page and allows you to bike, run or walk with your favorite GPS tracking app to turn your action into impact. Share your experience through social media with the hashtag, #HelpingWomenNow. To find out more, visit their website.

Join the conversation and comment below with additional ways to get involved in your community this October.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Month 

Topics: Delivering Hope, OnTrac Shipping, Shipping Services, Expedited Shipping, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 3:00:00 AM
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Happy National PrepareAthon Day!  It’s hard to believe that October is approaching and the holidays are right around the corner.  Cyber Monday (online sales that happen the first Monday after Thanksgiving) and Green Monday (usually the second Monday in December) offer up additional marketing opportunities for e-commerce stores. 2015 online sales are expected to break the previous year’s record in 2014, which means another monster peak season for OnTrac.

Not only is September the beginning of fall and the eve of the busy peak season at work, but September is also National Preparedness Month for you and your family’s personal safety at home during any disaster situation.   Everyone is extremely busy with work schedules and it is very important to take a few minutes every day to make sure that you and your families are prepared in case of a disaster.  Natural disaster can occur at any time, at work or home.  There are no schedules or time frames that such events will take place, which is why a plan is always needed.  Today is a day dedicated to taking action to increase community preparedness and resilience.

Below is a list of tips from the National Crime Prevention Council to prepare for what could be the most tragic time in your life or your family’s lives at home or at work.

  • Develop a communications plan for your family. Choose someone who does not live with you (preferably an out-of-town relative or friend) whom you and other family members can contact to check on each other in the event that you are separated during a disaster. Carry that person’s contact information in your purse or wallet.
  • Make sure children know their last name, phone number, address, and number for the out-of-town contact person.
  • Make sure every member of your family knows an alternate route home.
  • If family members can’t get home, designate a meeting place.
  • Know your community’s emergency evacuation route.
  • Learn how to shut off utilities such as gas, electricity, and water.
  • Assemble an emergency preparedness kit that will allow your family to camp out for three days. Assume you’ll be without electricity and running water.
  • Store your emergency supplies in sealed containers such as plastic tubs - taped shut.
  • Keep cash on hand; automated teller machines won’t be working if the power is out.
  • Learn CPR and first aid to help with medical emergencies.
  • Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school or daycare center.
  • If you’re a teen, find out whether your school has a group of student volunteers to help out in emergency situations. If not, offer to help start such a group. Or start a School Crime Watch.
  • Learn about your company’s emergency plan. Practice the plan. Learn exit routes.
  • Work with your Neighborhood Watch or civic association to create a disaster preparedness plan.

On behalf of OnTrac, we would like to wish you a safe and successful peak and holiday season.

Source: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/preparedness/tips-on-disaster-preparedness

More information on National PrepareAthon Day: http://www.community.fema.gov/

Additional Resources: http://www.community.fema.gov/take-action/hazards 

Topics: Delivery Companies, Shipping Services, Expedited Shipping, National Preparedness Day, National Preparedness Month

Employee Spotlight with Leon Shaw Jr.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM
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For this week’s employee spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Leon Shaw Jr. 2015 marks his 27th year with OnTrac. In 1988, Leon started working as a Same-Day Messenger Driver in the Los Angeles region as one of the first drivers for the company. The main requirements of his job would be to run linehauls to Kettleman City, San Diego and the LAX Airport. Vice President of Risk Assessment Mark Cronkrite said, “Wherever he was needed he did the job, no questions asked. He worked a lot of hours for a long time, and his dedication to the company helped build this business.”

Leon is an influential part of OnTrac history and helped shape the company to what it is today. In 1997, Leon retired from his driving career to pursue a sorting position at the Commerce Facility in California. This year marks his 18th year sorting at OnTrac. Commerce General Manager Dennis Crosby said, “He’s a dedicated employee who would do anything to protect the success of the company.” When Leon isn’t sorting, you might catch him following up on his favorite basketball team. He’s a big Los Angeles Lakers fan. Thank you Leon for your commitment, dedication and service! We’re happy to have you a part of the OnTrac team.

Topics: OnTrac, Shipping Services, OnTrac Team, Delivery Company, Employee Spotlight

OnTrac Names the On the Road Again Photo Contest Winners

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 9:38:00 AM

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The OnTrac marketing department is proud to announce the winners of the first ever social media photo contest held during the month of August. The On the Road Again photo contest was on the OnTrac Facebook page, while all other OnTrac social media platforms supported and reminded followers about the contest. We asked entrants to submit their best photo of a road they travelled or their trip destination. The contest ran for a duration of two weeks and ended on Tuesday, August 25th.

As a shipping company, we drive miles and miles every day to deliver packages. From this contest, our goal was to connect with the social media community and focus on how many miles their summer travels took them this year, while also thanking our current followers for their continued support.

Our social media community responded with fantastic photos to fit the contest theme. The photo submissions varied from roads, sunsets, beaches, landscapes to car selfies. Entrants shared photos of their destination and travels in the states as well as vacationing abroad. The photo entries captured various modes of transportation whether by foot, car, plane, and even riding an elephant.

 We want to take a moment to thank all of our entrants and everyone who participated in this contest by voting and sharing. This contest has been a great success. We’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s spectacular photos and the number of miles travelled. On The Road Again photo contest revved 2.2k visits, 37 photo entries, 1,061 votes, and 12 shares. Stay in touch and connect with us to find out about future contests.

Congratulations to our three winners!

OnTrac Social Media Contest

Grand Prize Winner - Aaron Reck with 268 votes


OnTrac_Social Media ContestFirst Runner-up - Ashley N. Crawford with 263 votes 


OnTrac_Social Media ContestSecond Runner-up - Guadalupe Gonzalez with 200 votes

Topics: Delivery Companies, OnTrac, OnTrac Contest, On The Road Again, Social Media Photo Contest

OnTrac Expands to Tucson with 56,733-SF Lease

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 2:22:00 PM

On Saturday, August 29th, 2015, Gabriela Rico of the Arizona Daily Star broke the news that OnTrac has leased 56,733 square feet of office and distribution space at the Rockefeller Group Distribution Center in Tucson. OnTrac has taken possession of the temporary site and is currently making improvements. The move-in date for the final new building is expected to be in the first quarter of 2016. The location is south of Valencia and Palo Verde roads at 6855 South Lisa Frank Ave, Tucson, AZ 85756.

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“The Rockefeller Group is pleased to welcome OnTrac to our facility as they continue to expand their overnight delivery capabilities throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Idaho,” said Mark Singerman, Regional Director of The Rockefeller Group’s Arizona office.  “With OnTrac coming onboard, the building is approximately 80% leased with one space available of approximately 23,000-sf.”

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“Tucson is one of our fastest growing markets and we are excited to be moving to The Rockefeller Group facility,” said Thomas Fischer, Chief Financial Officer. “Being a regional carrier, we are always looking to provide increased capabilities while reducing cost. This move will help us do that, while providing delivery service to area businesses.”

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In addition to the existing building, the Rockefeller Group Distribution Center/Tucson includes two permit ready sites for sale or build-to-suit on a 21.5-acre industrial site in the Tucson Airport Commerce Center, near the Tucson International Airport.

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About The Rockefeller Group

The Rockefeller Group is a leading global real estate owner, developer and investment manager.  For more than eight decades the company has engaged in some of America’s most significant and recognizable real estate endeavors, beginning with the development of one of the world’s finest urban mixed-use complexes, Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.  Since inception, The Rockefeller Group has developed approximately 40 million square feet of commercial property.  Today, the company owns and manages a diversified portfolio of office and industrial assets in key U.S. urban and select suburban markets, as well as in Europe.  For more information, please visit www.rockefellergroup.com.

Topics: Delivery Companies, OnTrac Expands to Tucson, Tucson, Distribution Center, The Rockefeller Group

August Customer Event Roundup

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 2:24:00 PM

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At OnTrac, we take pride in creating lasting relationships with our customers. During the month of August, we were fortunate to participate in two of our customer’s events. Not only are we contributing to a great cause, but we have fun while we do it.

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2015 marks the 23rd year that Chicago Title Insurance Company hosts an annual softball tournament in Sunnyvale to raise awareness and funding for Make-A-Wish, Greater Bay Area, and the seventh year that OnTrac has participated. The tournament was held over three days in early August. There were 21 teams that went head to head for the 2015 winning title. Chicago Title Vice President of Operations Valeri Huxley shares, “To date, we have raised over $850,000 for Make-A-Wish, Greater Bay Area and we have such a great time doing it! This year our goal was to raise $50,000.” Congratulations Chicago Title on creating an event that not only supports a great cause, but allows each supporter to have fun while participating!

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The second event that OnTrac was a part of this month was the 2015 Football Stadium Cleanup at Oakmont High School of Roseville, California. We were able to help keep the students and parents hydrated, while they cleaned up the football stadiums during their Saturday. We wish the Oakmont Vikings a great school year and 2015 football season!

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For more information on the Chicago Title softball tournament, visit their Facebook page here.

For more information on Oakmont High School, visit their website here.

Topics: Shipping Services, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Chicago Title, Make A Wish, Oakmont High School, Football Stadium Cleanup

OnTrac Welcomes City Officials to Fremont Operations Facility

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 9:08:00 AM

By Katrina Fox

7.20.15 Fremont City Visit at OnTrac Operations FacilityPhoto Caption: From left to right: Katrina Fox, Sheena Chang, David Ho, Mike Wynant, David Anderson, Michael O’Mahony, Kelly Kline and Rick Jones

OnTrac welcomed guests from the city of Fremont to the Hayward packaging facility, named for the original city it was located in, on Monday, July 20th, 2015. OnTrac Pacific Regional General Manager Mike Wynant, General Manager of the Hayward facility Michael O’Mahony, and David Anderson, Manager of the Hayward facility, guided Fremont city officials through the hub facility. The guests from the city of Fremont included:

  • Councilmember Rick Jones
  • Economic Development Director Kelly Kline
  • Economic Development Advisory Commissioner Sheena Chang
  • Economic Development Intern David Ho

City of Fremont Officials

OnTrac was excited to initiate conversations with the city of Fremont to discuss OnTrac’s history specific to the Hayward facility and share our mutual goals for community involvement within the city. The BART station expansion, proximity to various restaurant options and access to multiple highways was discussed as benefits to employers and contributing factors for Fremont developing into a major employment center. Overall the goal of the meeting was for both parties to meet face-to-face, begin building a relationship and discuss ways in which to support each other.

Councilmember Rick Jones said, “The City of Fremont appreciates the opportunity to meet directly with business managers to plan for employment growth, and to ensure that the City’s innovation ecosystem remains strong. OnTrac is a critical logistics player in that ecosystem, and we expect that the company will flourish along with Fremont’s other advanced industries.”

OnTrac Pacific Regional General Manager Mike Wynant commented on the meeting, “At OnTrac, we strongly believe in our responsibility as a corporate citizen in the city where we operate. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the city of Fremont and building a relationship through our meeting today is a great step in the right direction.”

The Hayward facility’s name is based on its original location in Hayward, CA and moved to the city of Fremont on June 15, 2012. It is the second largest OnTrac sorting facility and operates as a regional hub, which helps to promote proper sorting and reduces double handling packages.

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Photo Credit: Portraits by Diane


Topics: Delivery Companies, Shipping Services, City of Fremont, Hayword Facility, Fremont Operational Facility

On The Road Again Photo Contest

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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Summer is known for great vacation weather, packing up your bags and heading out of town. Whether traveling to a new location or driving to your favorite summer spot, road trips are fun ways to make memories with your family and/or friends. At OnTrac we travel the highways every night bringing your packages to you while you may travel those same highways towards your next road trip destination. We are hosting a photo contest on our Facebook page that encourages you, our fans and followers, to share photos from your summer travels and being on the road again. Submissions through Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram are also collected from the use of the official contest hashtags, #OnTheRoadAgain and #OnTracContest. The contest asks you, the participant, to show the roads traveled for your summer vacation or the final destination of your road trip for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card or a $50 VISA gift card. The contest started on Wednesday, August 12th and runs for two full weeks, ending on Tuesday, August 25th at 5pm PT.

The great part is you’re not limited to just one photo from your road trip; you can share two or you can share the whole album of photos. We dare you to share your best road trip photos every day during the contest to increase your chances to win. We allow one photo submission each day, and we encourage you to not only upload your submission, but also vote for your favorite road trip photos uploaded by others.

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Check out our Facebook page to find the Contest tab under our profile and enter our On The Road Again Photo Contest. Like our Facebook page, fill out the entry form, upload your photo and include #OnTheRoadAgain and #OnTracContest in your photo caption. Your submission will be uploaded along with other submissions to the vote page where you can vote for your favorite road trip photos. Like and follow OnTrac on all social media platforms to stay updated throughout the contest.


All photo submissions will be uploaded to the contest vote page. The top three photos with the most votes will win. Grand prize winner gets a $100 VISA gift card, and the two runner-ups receive a $50 VISA gift card each. Don’t hesitate to share your photo submission via other social media platforms to get more votes and get your friends and family involved as well. Don’t forget the hashtags in your own caption, #OnTheRoadAgain and #OnTracContest. We can’t wait to see how far you all have traveled this summer. Good luck!  

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to OnTrac and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules, here: https://woobox.com/offers/rules/ctb9ca

Topics: Delivery Companies, Shipping Services, OnTrac Contest, Photo Contest, On The Road Again

OnTrac Monterey Facility Celebrates 1,000 Safe Days

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 3:06:00 PM

OnTrac MRY 1K Safe Days 2Congratulations to the OnTrac team at the Monterey operations facility! The crew achieved 1,000 consecutive safe days.

The milestone was celebrated on Friday, June 26th with Famous Dave’s barbeque and cake for all.  A large banner proclaiming Monterey’s Outstanding Safety Performance is now hanging in their recently expanded warehouse. 

Pre-load Manager David Wright communicates safety daily during the pre-sort meeting and throughout the work day. Wright says, “We are fortunate to have a small, conscientious crew that takes safety responsibilities seriously. They continuously look out for each other, have a positive attitude, good morale and strive to have an accident free workplace”

This achievement is truly the result of a group effort that all can take pride in. We congratulate and encourage MRY as they continue building on this impressive safety record. Good Job!

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Topics: Monterey, Delivery Companies, OnTrac, Shipping Services, Safety, Expedited Shipping