September 11th – Never Forgotten

We’re Still Standing

Those twin towers
Standing tall with pride,
Fell with grieving hearts.
Stunned, America cried.

But we’re still standing.

Bin Laden tried
To crush our land,
But we stood our ground
With our flag in hand.

And we’re still standing.

Red for valor
And the blood that fell.
White for purity
Our heroes tell.
Blue for the justice
That will be done,
Proving once more
These colors don’t run.

And we’re still standing.

By: Hannah Schoechert, 7th grade student

Retirement Update

Hi Raven,

As I approach my first year of retirement from Raven, living now in Lake Placid, just wanted to say Hey to all at Raven. I will forever be thankful for answering the small add in the paper in ’99 for dispatcher and fooling enough people to be hired!

It would be hard to find a better group of people, owners, supervisors, office, shop and drivers to work with. It takes good people to make a good Company and Raven is a good Company!

My wife Carol, and I wish you all the best and continued success.

Cal from Extended Coverage

The picture of me holding a fishing rod is a prop, I do not fish!, but the dog is real, we both lay around a lot!

Cal 2

Thank You – George F.

Alberto R. from the Lowes Distribution Center in Kissimmee, FL wrote a kind Thank You to Raven driver George F. for a job well done:

We would like to applaud one of your drivers for a job well done! This afternoon, The driver of tractor 1034 was observed on our yard driving safely and obeying all posted rules. It’s not often that we get the opportunity to acknowledge drivers for observing all the safety rules but this driver is truly reflecting you company in positive light. Please help us commend this driver and continue to encourage others to do the same!

Wow, what an awesome job. Thank You George!

Thank You

In Memoriam – Harrell Jones Jr.

KiddIn Memory of Mr. Harrell Curtis Jones Jr. “Kidd”
December 12, 1950 – March 27, 2016

Harrell Curtis Jones, Jr., of Charlotte, passed away on March 27, 2016 at the age of 65 in Middleton, Virginia.

Harrell was born and grew up in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, graduating from West Charlotte High School and served in the US Army. He retired from Harris Teeter where he was a truck driver and later joined Raven Trucking Company as a driver where he was currently employed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Thomasena Roseboro Jones; daughters, Yolanda Jones, Tamela Carrington and Rashanda Broadway; son, Curtis Withers and step-daughter, Oterious Roseboro; sisters, Diann McClain and Delores J. Hoover and husband, Ziggy; 12 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the Paul Helton Chapel at Forest Lawn West; 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC (704) 392-2104. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

The Online Guest Book has been signed on behalf of the company…
A plaque and total of individual contributions will be presented to the family after reading the “Thunder Roll” Driver’s poem at the services by Freddie.

Goal Reached – Thank You!

Attention All Drivers:
Thank you and a great job high five from Raven’s sales team. We were just notified from NPPC out of Allentown, PA that due to your hard work, dedication, and safe driving, Raven has meet and exceeded our 97% on time goal. You all handled 1323 loads out of Allentown in 2015. Due to your great work we can expect a 15% increase in freight volume. Awesome job! Next time you’re in town, thank your office teammates who handle your loads in the northeast; Rose, Savanah, and William. Have a great day on the road. Stay Safe!

Thank You
Thank You

Safety Training – Q1 2016

1st Quarter 2016 Safety Training subject will be Distracted Driving. You must physically complete the training before March 31, 2016 in order to qualify for the Safety Bonus Payout. All you need to do is see Jay, John, or Freddie anytime you visit the Jacksonville or Eden terminals. Each quarter we will have a different safety related subject. Please get it done early. Thank You!

Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving