OnTrac International Celebrates 20 Years

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 11:44:08 AM

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On April 8th, 2016 OnTrac International celebrated a major milestone of 20 years as a strong and successful business.

OnTrac International began as Express Messenger International on April 8th, 1996, as one of three divisions under Express Messenger, Inc. located in New Brighton, Minnesota. EMI quickly established itself as a dependable and reliable international distributor of mail to more than 240 countries worldwide.

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The division was started by Blaine Fyksen. On that first day of April 8th, there were only four employees. Within six months the Portland office was opened. Today, there are 17 employees all with an impressive length of service. The newest on staff having been with the company for three years.

 

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On the 20th Anniversary the group celebrated by taking time to share a meal with both current and now retired employees, laughed over memories and enjoyed cake.

The future looks bright for OnTrac International. They have continued to grow throughout the years with outstanding shipping results. Last year, the division distributed over 58 million packages!

The team is consistently improving efficiencies to stay competitive, maintain strong client relationships, build up their sales team, and discover growth opportunities where OnTrac already has the infrastructure.

Congratulations on all of your successes OnTrac International!

Topics: OnTrac International, OnTrac, OnTrac Team, Success, Anniversary, Celebration, OnTrac News, Industry News

The OnTrac “Show Us Your Wheels” Video Contest Recap

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 11:49:05 AM

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OnTrac recently ran the “Show Us Your Wheels” video contest in celebration of our customer spotlight of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. The promotion began on August 16, 2016 and just wrapped a few days ago on September 10, 2016. Participants were asked to share a 10 to 60 second video of themselves in action on an off-road ATV, dirt bike, UTV, ADV/Dual Sport, or motorcycle. We received several submissions and selected a winner based on fan votes.

Our winner, Candi, shared a great video on Instagram of her 4-year-old son Xavier, smiling ear to ear, with his grandfather, Keith, riding a quad during their time together. Candi says her son fell in love with quads last August when he was visiting his grandfather in Michigan. Her dad, Xavier’s grandfather, is a retired deputy sheriff from California, and moved back to his home state of Michigan to enjoy the outdoors and his favorite pastime of four-wheeling through the woods.

We loved their video and know you will too! Take a look at the winning video by clicking on the image below:

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Photo Credit: @candina_o

Our winner received the $100 gift card grand prize to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

Congratulations Candi and family, thank you for showing us your wheels!

Topics: shipping, OnTrac, OnTrac Contest, delivery, winner, Show Us Your Wheels, On Time Delivery For Less

OnTrac and Precision Software Partner to Streamline Transportation Management

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 1:18:10 PM

OnTrac and Precision Software, a leading provider of transportation and global trade management software solutions, have teamed up to reduce shipping costs to importers, exporters and service companies. Precision Software delivers the best shipping solutions possible to its customers through a comprehensive network of partnerships. OnTrac is the top choice for companies looking to provide faster delivery without the cost of express shipping. Working together, OnTrac and Precision Software will offer proprietary integrations that meet all industry application standards.

precision.jpgPrecision Transportation Management Software (TMS) automates parcel shipping workflows and streamlines shipping processes through entire organizations. It can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or in a blended environment. Precision TMS now offers OnTrac as a lower cost offering for parcel shipping in eight western states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Precision TMS optimizes and consolidates shipments with zone skipping and grouping by offering multiple carriers in addition to OnTrac. It also features rate shopping tools for quick and easy carrier price comparison and selection.

“We are very happy to add OnTrac shipping to Precision TMS,” said Precision Software Vice President of Marketing & Partners Robert Clesi. “We take pride in offering our customers a wide range of service options and carrier pricing. Many companies prefer to use OnTrac, so it makes sense to work together with them to give our customers the chance to take advantage of their shipping expertise.”

About Precision Software – Effective Enterprise Logistics

Precision Software, a division of QAD Inc., (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), provides an industry-leading transportation and global trade management software solutions on a single, integrated platform.  The Precision suite of products is designed with open architecture allowing for easy integration with most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), and other existing solutions to reduce transportation costs, avoid delays at border crossings and mitigate the risks associated with dynamic trading environments.  Precision Software enables customers and partners in the life sciences, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail, industrial products, food and beverage verticals and 3rd party logistics providers to meet their goals of better managing Logistics, and becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about Precision Software, visit www.precisionsoftware.com  or e-mail Robert Clesi at +1-805-566-6780 or rdp@qad.com.

Topics: multi carrier shipping software, partnership, OnTrac, Shipping Services, Partner Spotlight, Precision Software

OnTrac Jingle Bells

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 11:47:28 AM

12.24.15_OnTrac_Jingle_Bells.pngDashing through the snow,
In an OnTrac cargo sleigh,
Over the streets we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on big rigs ring
making spirits bright
What fun it is to sort and sing
A shipping song tonight!

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to drive
on this Black Friday, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to sort
On a frosty Saturday!

A day or two ago
I worked the PM Shift
And soon my manager
almost lost his grip;
the packages were stacked
across the warehouse floor
as a matter of fact
they were flowing out the door!

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to drive
across the windy I-80, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to sort
a billion boxes every day.

When Cyber Monday passed,
A million packages were scanned
Our throughput unsurpassed
all sorts running as we planned.
The drivers they did load
all the parcels on the docks
driving carefully as it snowed
delivering each and every box!

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to drive
across the frosty cold highway, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun, it’s Peak Season
OnTrac delivers all the way!

Topics: OnTrac, Shipping Services, Jingle Bells,, Happy Holidays,

OnTrac Delivering Hope at Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

OnTrac participated at the first annual Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix event on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This is the first year that OnTrac participated as a Gold sponsor donating $1,500 to the American Cancer Society. The event took place at the Civic Space Center and included 150 participants walking to end cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event and most impactful by bringing communities around the world together for a common cause. The event symbolizes a celebration of life for those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and taking action to finish the fight. Each Relay for Life event includes an opening ceremony, a lap for survivors, a lap for caregivers, a luminaria ceremony and a closing ceremony. OnTrac Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Laura Peterson said, “On behalf of OnTrac, we are very thankful for Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix for bringing the community together and putting on a special event. It’s great that OnTrac was able to participate this year and help to fight for a cure.”

The event was very successful with additional support from individuals who were unable to attend and a total of over $10,000 in fundraising to find a cure. Relay For Life Community Manager Cristine Frietze said, “It’s a wonderful thing to see support from corporate sponsors, such as OnTrac, as well as community volunteers to help get this event off the ground. Our hard work paid off.” Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix is still accepting donations. Please follow this link for more information and to make a contribution: relayforlife.org/downtownphoenixaz

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Phoenix, OnTrac, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society

OnTrac Opens Facility in Henderson, NV

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

OnTrac is moving its Las Vegas facility to Henderson, Nevada. The new Henderson facility triples the size of the former Las Vegas facility, increasing from 42,000 square feet to 130,000 square feet.  The additional square feet are required due to the company’s growth in the Southern Nevada market.

The new facility will have a material handling system that will provide greater warehouse and delivery efficiencies. In addition, the Henderson facility has six unload and 14 load dock doors that will allow additional truck loads to move more efficiently in and out of the facility. The former Las Vegas facility only had four dock doors total. Las Vegas General Manager Shawn Rush said, “It’s a very exciting time to be at OnTrac. The facility move to Henderson will allow for service improvements and efficiencies while creating a better work environment for all employees. Plus the growth in Nevada alone will allow for OnTrac to expand upon our services while providing employment opportunities for the Henderson community.”

OnTrac may be hiring new employees to fill the facility. Currently at the Las Vegas facility there are 63 employees, while dispatching 61 service providers. The facility is located at 551 Courier Street, Henderson, Nevada 89011.

OnTrac is excited for the growth potential and the ability to get involved with the Henderson community. A member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, OnTrac looks forward to supporting local business as well. Henderson Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Scott Muelrath said, “With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, OnTrac is a welcome addition to the Southern Nevada business community for competitive pricing and proven delivery service.  Welcome to Henderson OnTrac!”

Topics: OnTrac, expansion, Henderson, Nevada, New Facility

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

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!

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Grand Prize Winner - Aaron Reck with 268 votes

 

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

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