CPC Driver David Smith Recognized by NC Trucking Association

CPC Driver Smith NCTA Driver Of The Month for August 2015

CPC Driver David Smith has recently been recognized as a 2015 Driver Of The Month for the month of August 2015 by the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA).


The NCTA celebrated all of its Drivers Of The Month for 2015 on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the NCTA Councils Annual Conference in Asheville, NC at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

This is the second time in the recent past that Smith, who is assigned by CPC to Hospira, has been recognized for his outstanding truck driving work. In 2015, Smith was also designated as a National All-Star Driver by the National Private Truck Council.


David Smith | NCTA Driver Of The Month | August 2015

“David Smith embodies everything we could hope for in a driver,” said Ken Pruitt, CPC Division Manager. “It is great to see him recognized for his outstanding work, but it comes as no surprise because he is the consummate professional. CPC is honored that the NCTA has recognized him.”

CPC Celebrates 11 NPTC All Star Drivers in 2016

National Private Truck Council Driver All StarsEleven CPC Logistics drivers have been selected as 21016 National Private Truck Council Driver All-Stars, among a total of 26 private fleet truck drivers overall.

Each year,  the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) selects elite applicants as National Driver All-Stars. These drivers have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service.

The award, co-sponsored by International Truck/Navistar, Inc., was presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s National Safety Conference, September 15-16, 2016.

2016 NPTC All Star Tuck Drivers | CPC Logistics

Front Row (L-R): Robert Shears, Marlin Brown, Kurt Snow, Cortez Chapman, Timothy Whitten
Back Row: Michael Shea, Niles Frantz, James Hockenberry, Bo Baker, Fred List, Jim Bennett

“We are so proud to have eleven CPC drivers recognized in 2016,” said Dan Most, CPC Logistics Senior Manager of Operations and Safety. “Each of these drivers is in a very small universe of people that have been able to achieve long, accident free careers, largely due to their own professionalism and commitment to staying safe.”

NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:

  • Customer service (uniform/appearance; on-time deliveries; attitude/conduct; customer feedback; loading/unloading; cooperation)
  • Safety (number of DOT reportable accidents; number of OSHA reportable injuries; number of traffic violations verified by current MVR)
  • Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.)
  • Community service

Of the 26 Drivers in the 2015 class of All-Star Drivers, 11 are Drivers for CPC Logisitcs. This year’s CPC Logistics National Driver All-Stars are:

          • Edward “Bo” Baker, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Toyota Quality Parts Express
          • Jim Bennett, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Ops, LLC
          • Marlin Brown, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Hospira
          • Cortez Chapman, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Moen, Incorporated
          • Niles Frantz, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Walgreen Oshkosh, Inc
          • James Hockenberry, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to North American Pipe Company
          • Fred List, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Avery Dennison
          • Michael Shea, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to John Deere
          • Robert Shears, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to TMH Transport LLC
          • Kurt Snow, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Northwest Foods
          • Timothy Whitten, CPC Logistics, Inc assigned to Fabri-Kal Corporation.

See each individual receiving their award from International/Navistar Vice President Bob Mann and  NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty at our NPTC All-Star page.

Special Recognition – Shane Hatton


The month of August brought prolonged rainfall in the southern parts of Louisiana which resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses. Tens of thousands of people were stranded in their homes and vehicles. It is reported that at least 30,000 people were evacuated by local law enforcement, firefighters, the Louisiana National Guard and fellow residents.

In devastating times like this the Walgreen Company always steps up to support these downed communities through Disaster Relief donations. So on August 23, 2016, CPC Driver Shane Hatton was given the assignment to take a relief load from the Walgreens domicile in Waxahachie, Texas to the Red Cross in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


When Shane reached the destination and attempted to make delivery, the load was regrettably refused because it had not been palletized and the Red Cross did not have enough volunteers to unload the donations.

Without hesitation, Shane contacted 3 Walgreens store associates and together they were able to unload 600 pieces, place them on pallets, shrink wrapped them and take the delivery back to the Red Cross where it could then be received and processed.

We wanted to take a moment and thank Shane for going above and beyond to get this product delivered to the Red Cross so that it could be properly distributed to the thousands in need. You are a shining example of a true professional driver and we are happy to have you as part of the CPC Logistics, Inc. and Walgreen Company driver team!

Meet Danny Canipe

Meet Danny Canipe……………..

Danny has been driving and delivering Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) products since June 1, 2009.  He has the most seniority of the drivers based out of Fletcher, North Carolina that drive for CPC Logistics, Inc.

During his service to both CPC and BATO, Danny has been recognized for excellence by being awarded the BATO Driver of the Year Award in October 2007, the One Million Mile Award with CPC Logistics in April of 2015, and he will be awarded his 13 Year Safe Driving Award in October of this year.  Additionally, Danny has been nominated for Driver All-Star Awards with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as well multiple North Carolina State Trucking Association Awards.

CPC Driver Danny Canipe


Danny is as dependable as they come.  He has not missed a day from work, excluding planned vacations.  He has consistently been an advocate and an example to other drivers of complying with both company and Department of Transportation policies when completing his daily duties.  He not only attends safety meetings but actively participates in them, often providing important suggestions that contribute to the safety of the fleet.  He serves as a driver trainer for new hires and his paperwork is a model to follow for all.

Danny Canipe

“I’ve always looked at my job as if it were my own business and have attempted to make a commitment to making it successful,” says Danny. “Customer Service is the key component to what we do.  If Bridgestone sees value in what I do, it gives Bridgestone value.  If CPC sees value in what I do, it gives value to CPC.  The biggest value I can provide to each company is having a strong work ethic and treating the people that I interact with respect.”

Danny’s off-time from work is dedicated to his family. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Pamela and daughters Melissa and Rebecca. He is a veteran of the US Army and spent most of his service time overseas in Europe. He is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in his hometown of Marion, NC.


“Danny has always been dependable, flexible and professional. When BATO reinstituted its Driver of the Year program in 2007, Danny was the epitome of what we had hoped for in representing the fleet as a Driver of the Year.  I first became acquainted with Danny in 2003 during the hiring process and have always taken comfort in knowing that operations in Fletcher, NC were solid with professionals like Danny.”
Kris Kolbe, Manager, Transportation Compliance
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations


“I have known and worked with Danny for over 20 years. Danny is today what he was the first time I met him; a positive, professional, polite and kind person. Danny was a model driver and citizen then, and he is now. CPC, BATO, customers of BATO and his co-workers are fortunate to have Danny as part of our CPC professional driving team.”
Ken Pruitt, Division Manager
CPC Logistics, Inc

Huron Group Driver Awarded Driver Of The Year Award

Randy Packham of Huron Services Group Recognized By Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council

Huron Services Group (a CPC Logistics Company) Driver, Randy Packham has been awarded the 2016 Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Driver Of The Year Award.

Packham, assigned to the John Deere fleet, began working for Huron Group in 2004. He has driven over 2,000,000 accident free miles in his career.

Congratulations to Randy Packham on this prestigious honor!

Read more about this Award at Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council website.


CPC St. Louis Wraps Up 2015 Holiday Fundraiser For St. Louis Children’s Hospital

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CPC St. Louis would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of its folks that participated in the “Denim December 2015” holiday campaign.

Office participation was at an all-time high, and resulted in raising $1,530 for our St. Louis Children’s Hospital / St. Louis Blues “Making Saves For Children” Campaign ! Along with $765 of employee contributions, CPC matched the amount to arrive at the total.

These funds will be pooled with other participants to help fund an additional life-saving mobile intensive care unit on the road for Children’s.

CPC would like to thank and recognize each participant for making this campaign a success. Here is the final list of participants:

Alex Cima
Anne Alabach
Bernie Fick
Brian Phelps
Cheryl Braucksieker
Debbie Rahn
Doug Crowell
Greg Tartaglia
Jacinda Hayes
Jim Ott
Joan Tracy
John Bickel Jr
John Schlichter
Keith Bailey
Larry Foltz
Laura Frost
Leesa Sanders
Linda Weber
Michael Perry
Mike Wies
Patrick Caskey
Patti Short
Rosalee Miller
Rosanne Bliss
Sean James
Sharon Stephens
Sheila McCarver
Sherry Black
Stacey Busch
Susan Meyer
Tom Bickel
Vienna Childers

THANK YOU all for helping make this campaign a great success!


November 2015 – Highway To Health – Managing Diabetes


  1. Check your blood sugar. Trying to control diabetes without checking your blood sugar is like trying to drive blindfolded! Keep your numbers between 80 and 120, below 130, 2 hours after a meal
  2. Exercise All levels of exercises are beneficial, even if you don’t lose weight it will improve your blood sugar control and your body’s response to insulin. Next to weight control exercise is the most important thing you can do to take control of your diabetes. Aim for 30 minutes 5 times a week (this can be broken down into 3 10 minute chunks) 32 laps around an 18 wheeler is a mile, what are you waiting for? Get moving!
  3. Keep a food diary It helps to write down what you have eaten. Each time you eat, jot down what time it is and what you are eating and doing. Over time, you’ll start to identify how what you eat affects your blood sugar. You won’t need to do this forever as you will simply come to know how your body reacts to certain foods. Remember YMMV (your mileage may vary) You are always one high carb meal away from high numbers!
  4. If you smoke STOP! Smoking makes every problem and complication associated with diabetes worse. Smoking raises blood sugar levels, constricts blood vessels and causes inflammation. Smokers have an increased risk of kidney disease, nerve damage, blood vessel damage and foot and leg infections. Do you really need any more reasons?
  5. Alcohol Just remember that most alcoholic beverages have sugar in the form of empty calories. If you drink, try and moderate it as much as you can and steer clear of sugary cocktails and sugary mixers, your kidneys have enough work to do right now. Better still, if you haven’t started to drink yet, don’t!
  6. Brush and floss Just as unregulated diabetes leads to high levels of sugar in your blood, it also leads to high levels of sugar in your saliva which raises the risk for dental decay. Brush twice a day, floss regularly and have your dental check ups
  7. Get your HBA1c checked This test tells you what your blood sugar has been doing over the past 90 days. Try and keep it below 7%, the lower the better. The higher the level, the greater the risk of developing complications
  8. Good foot care Diabetes can cause nerve damage usually starting in the feet, good care is critical. Keep them CLEAN and DRY. Do not soak your feet or use very hot water. Don’t walk barefoot, if you get a foot injury, however minor, ALWAYS get it checked by your doctor
  9. Have your eyes checked This is different than a normal vision check. The doctor will put drops in your eyes so he can look at the small vessels at the back of your eyes. These tiny vessels can get damaged in diabetics and can quickly affect the vision. A yearly check can keep your sight safe
  10. Take your medications You may not notice an immediate problem if you miss your medication. Diabetes symptoms are often ‘silent’ and can spiral out of control quickly. Your doctor prescribed them for a reason, don’t stop unless he tells you to!


Contrary to popular belief, snacking can be beneficial   to good nutrition. Healthy snacks may add additional vitamins and nutrients to your day, help you maintain energy levels, and reduce overeating at meals. But choosing the right snacks is important. Try these healthy ideas:

  • Mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, )
  • Low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Nuts: Almonds, walnuts or salt-free cashews
  • Whole grain crackers
  • 2 slices of deli meat like turkey or chicken
  • Sliced vegetables: Cucumbers, carrots, celery, and bell Try dipping them in hummus!
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Granola

For more healthy snack ideas, contact your Wellness Coach!  888.493.5522


November 2015 – Recent CPC Safety Meetings

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations – Las Vegas, NV – October 4, 2015

Class A CDL Drivers For CPC LogisticsL to R:  Richard Stockus, Darren LaScala, Francisco Rivero, Stuart Olson and Luis Martinez

Benjamin Moore – Pell City, AL – October 10, 2015 

Class A Drivers for Benjamin Moore

  • Front Row L to R:  Mike Donahoo, Ricky Whitten and Charles Wolfe – Back Row L to R:  Rebecca Waltz, Paul Thomas, Gary Alexander and Roger Rowell.

Class A CDL Truck Drivers Pell City AL

  • Front Row L to R:  Keith Bond (Hattiesburg, MS), Robert Scott, Jeff Treadwell and Scott Smith – 2nd Row L to R:  Johnny Trammell, Burt Franklin, Mike Tew, Gerald Bellew and Roger Griffith – 3rd Row L to R: Donald Troester and Samuel Kay


Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations – Perrysburg, OH – October 13, 2015

Brigestone CDL Drivers Perrysburg OH

Front Row L to R:  Gary Abbe, Bob Wilt and Trent Daniels – Back Row L to R:  Jim Lyons, Scott Tracy, Jeffrey Rhymer and Brad Koenig


TMH Transport – Pryor, OK – October 13, 2015

Dedicated Fleet Service in Pryor OK

Front Row L to R:  Ethan Staller, Ron Shurtz, Zach Green, Justin Henderson and Charles Pepmiller – Back Row L to R:  Kevin Briscoe, Keith Vance, Mike Wagy, Rodney Williams, Lane Hicks, Nathan Simmons, Justin Melton, Paul Oliver, Charles Plemmons, Justin Cole and Chris London


Crown Cork & Seal – Alsip, IL – October 22, 2015

Crown Cork & Seal

Front Row L to R:  Antonio Rosa and Pierre Thomas – Back Row L to R:  Tyrone Christian, Roman Mitchell and Terrence Bryant


Avery Dennison – October 24, 2015

Avery Dennnison Safety Meeting for CDL Drivers

Front Row L to R:  Steve Walls, Art Stephens, Stephen Null and Dale Townsend – Back Row L to R:  Ted Seefong, Bradd Stamm, Mark Jones, Dan Daniel, Ed Zwilling, Fred List, Jerry Chesher, Randy Holliday and CPC Fleet Operations Manager Ryan McManus

November 2015 – Recent Driver of the Month Presentations

CDL Driver Of The Month Award April 2015

CPC Regional Manager Wayne Harrison (left) and April 2015 Driver of the Month Hector Guzman (right)

Hector Guzman assigned to Walgreen Company in Pendergrass, GA is shown with is Driver of the Month Award for April 2015 for the Eastern Division.

CDL Class A Driver Jim Hockenberry

Jim Hockenberry assigned to NAPCO in Leola, PA is shown with his Driver of the Month Award for September 2015 for the Eastern Division. Pictured with Jim is Dave Huffer, Transportation Manager for NAPCO.

November 2015 – Safety Award Presentations

These drivers were recognized at events in October 2015


Pictured L to R:  John Lindsey and John Rygiel, Administration Logistics Assistant, Benjamin Moore.

John Lindsey assigned to Benjamin Moore in Pell City, AL is shown receiving his 5 Year Safe Driving Award.

Class A CDL Driver 5 Year Safety Award

Pictured L to R: Charles Wolfe and John Rygiel, Administration Logistics Assistant, Benjamin Moore.

#2 Charles Wolfe assigned to Benjamin Moore in Pell City AL is shown receiving his 5 Year Safe Driving Award.

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#3 David Bobkowski assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations in Ontario, CA is shown with his 15 Year Safe Driving Award.