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Hines honors drivers with banquet

By Kevin McKinnon, 03/26/13 2:00 PM
Billy Hines with the Million Mile Club members

Billy Hines with members of the Million Mile Club – photo by Kevin McKinnon (More photos below)

J.D. and Billy Hines Trucking, Inc. of Prescott held its 21st Annual Safety and Awards Banquet for 2012 Saturday evening at Hope’s Fair Park Coliseum. With more than 500 people in attendance of the carnival themed event, the company honored employees who showed outstanding job performance and recognized employees for years of service.

Recruiting Director/Human Resource Manager Robert Denton served as emcee for the program.

EXISTING MEMBERS OF MILLION MILE CLUB
Walter McGill 4.2 million miles
Donnie Davis 2.3 million miles
David Goodwin 2.4 million miles
Dofort Harris 2.3 million miles
Cornelius Beard 1.9 million miles
Harold Vaughn 1.9 million miles
Jerimiah Walters 1.9 million miles
Percy McGill 1.3 million miles
Miguel Castillo 1.4 million miles
Todd Coffman 1.2 million miles
Bernard Roberts 1.2 million miles
Sean Hallisey 1.2 million miles
Terry Malone 1.2 million miles

RETIRED MEMBERS OF MILLION MILE CLUB
Orval Farrar
Vernell Gulley
Charles Anderson

NEW MEMBERS OF MILLION MILE CLUB
Rickey Dillard
David McMurry

SHOP EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes the top shop mechanics for the year. All mechanics employed as of January 1, 2012 were rated on a point system based on Safety, Work Quality, Attitude, Paperwork, Assignments, Clean Work Area, and Attendance. These shop employees represent loyalty to Hines Trucking by being the outstanding employees they are. They display dedication to Hines Trucking by providing our drivers with the best quality service they can receive. They take pride in their work and the company they work for by always striving to achieve better quality work and knowledge.
Most Improved Horace Williams
1st Runner-Up Ernesto DeLaRosa
Employee of the Year Steven Brzeski

2012 CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
This award honors the top three contractors based on Revenue, Points, Attendance and Loads. We would like to honor these contractors that have demonstrated their loyalty to Hines Trucking. These gentlemen own their own trucks and are a great asset to Hines Trucking:
2nd Runner-Up Cyrill “Cereal” Williams
1st Runner-Up Robert “RJ” Baker
Contractor of the Year Pete “Taco” Capetillo

2012 TRAINER OF THE YEAR
This award honors the top three trainers based on Number of Trainees Trained Throughout The Year and Number of Trainees Still with HTI At End of The Year. Tonight we would like to honor three drivers who have demonstrated their loyalty to Hines Trucking by their dedication to the proper training of new drivers. They provide new drivers with the knowledge and skills needed to become safe and dedicated Hines drivers.
2nd Runner Up Ray “Cochise” James
1st Runner Up Marvin “Marvan” Willingham
Trainer of the Year Tom “Smirn” Elliott

FLATBED DRIVER OF THE YEAR
This award honors the top flatbed drivers based on Miles Per Gallon, Accidents/Incidents, Logs, Write-Ups, Total Revenue, Total Miles, and Attendance. Tonight we have the privilege of honoring three drivers who have demonstrated excellence in all areas of their jobs. They represent loyalty to Hines Trucking by being the outstanding employees they are. They display dedication to HTI by providing our customers with the best quality service a driver can provide. They illustrate their pride for the company through the care of their equipment and the positive attitudes they possess.
2nd Runner-Up Terry “”Duece” McIntosh
1st Runner-Up Kenneth “Run About” Hinman
Driver of the Year Derrill “Woodchuck” Williamson

SHORT HAUL DRIVER OF THE YEAR
This award honors the top short haul drivers based on Miles Per Gallon, Accidents/Incidents, Logs, Write-ups, Total Loads, Total Miles, and Attendance. Tonight we have the privilege of honoring three short haul drivers who have demonstrated excellence in all areas of their jobs. They represent loyalty to Hines Trucking by being the outstanding employees they are. They display dedication to HTI by providing our customers with the best quality service a driver can provide. They illustrate their pride for the company through the care of their equipment and the positive attitudes they possess.
2nd Runner-Up Bernard “Jackhammer” Roberts
1st Runner-Up Walter “Big Mac” McGill
Driver of the Year Harold “Cowboy” Vaughn

Hines Trucking, Inc. began in 1936 and currently includes a Wood Chip Hauling division, a Regional Flatbed division, and a Log Haul operation. Hines purchased the chip haul division of Harvest Haul, Inc. in Magnolia, Mississippi in October 2012.

Other awards presented during the banquet are listed below the photos.

TIRE AWARDS
This award is given to the drivers with the best drive tire mileage.
Flatbed 3rd Place Roger “Double R” Runnels
Flatbed 2nd Place Charles “ Country” Jones
Flatbed 1st Place Derrill “Woodchuck” Williamson
Short Haul 6th Place Perry “Big Kahuna” Van
Short Haul 5th Place Phillip “Sly Dog” Smith
Short Haul 4th Place Terry “Dobber” Malone
Short Haul 3rd Place Team Drivers
Micah “Dragonfly” Neal and Ray
“Cochise” James
Short Haul 2nd Place George “Snowdog” Scarborough
Short Haul 1st Place Miguel “Bad Medicine” Castillo

SERVICE RECOGNITION
This award is given one time to recognize when an employee has had no chargeable accidents for a period of one year.
These employees receive a clock:
Robert Denton
Diana Pledger
Bobby Gravett
These employees receive a belt buckle:
Kevin Draper
Tim McGhee
Robert Bass
John Jefferson
Derrell Woodley
Eddie “Slick” Sanders
Michael “Ghost Rider” Russell
Dedrick “Big Red” Bean
Kenneth “Run About” Hinman
Jackie “Grumpy” Curtis
LaCoreyan “Rainman” Lard
Lonnie “Big Block” Barnes
Marvin “Marvan” Willingham
Michael “Frostbite” Mauldin
Jose “JD” DeLeon
Eric Adams
Bruce Allen
Corey Martin
Jacob Clark

YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS
Hines Trucking values and appreciates our employees and would like to honor the following employees for their years of service:
3 years Kevin “Tobasco” Smith
3 years Tom “Hog Man” Elliott
3 years Mashito “C-Murder” Nute
3 years Frank “Nitty Man” Fields
3 years James “Gator” McAllister
3 years Franklin “#9” Smith
3 years Rocky “Redman” Wiley
3 years Horace Williams
3 years Pete “Taco” Capetillo
3 years Roger “Double R” Runnels
3 years Eddie “Slick” Sanders
3 years Jeffery “Redneck” Cook
3 years John “Dog Catcher” Clary
4 years Danny Stewart
4 years William “Cloud Kicker” Glass
4 years Kenneth “Mule Rider” Sepulvado
4 years Earl “No Time” Belle
4 years Max “Lo Pro” Fuqua
4 years Sandra Melton
4 years Michael Wincher
4 years Lee “Wild Card” Lawrence
4 years Charles “Country” Jones
4 years Tim Dillard
4 years Carlos “C-Lo” Martinez
4 years Valentin Bautista
4 years Phillip “Sly Dog” Smith
4 years Leroy “Big Red” Buckles
4 years Delbert “Arkansas Bootlegger” Storar
4 years Terry “Boo Boo” Smith
5 years Gerhard “Gee Whiz” Wunderlich
5 years Micah “Dragonfly” Neal
5 years David “Deputy Dog” Freeman
5 years Mark “MJ” Johnson
5 years Lyle “Duece” Peters
5 years John “JD” Denton
5 years Daion Loe
5 years George “Snowdog” Scarborough
5 years Sherry “Short Run” Burke
5 years Ed “Sticks” Johnson
6 years Willis “Chief” Wesley
6 years Stephanie Tippitt
6 years Thadeus “Phaddel” Smith
6 years James “Spanky” Popphan
6 years Steven Brzeski
6 years Ronald “River Rat” Hoffman
6 years Katie Magness
6 years Braden Bradley
6 years Pascual Gonzalez
6 years Jimmy “Big Jim” Johnson
7 years Lindy “Time Keeper” Lesperance
7 years Gary Gleason
7 years Dennis “Red Bone” Hawthorne
7 years Wayne “Wino” Smith
7 years Ernesto DeLaRosa
7 years Derrill “Woodchuck” Williamson
7 years Bobby Purifoy
7 years Darlene Wiley
7 years Larry Gullett
7 years Ray “Cochise” James
8 years Lisa McClure
8 years Terry “Dobber” Malone
8 years Paula Glass
8 years Kathy Tyra
8 years Bobby “JoJo” Johnson
8 years Keith “Junior” Dillard
9 years Laura Bradley
9 years Steve Brzeski
9 years Wendell Hoover
10 years David “Longhorn” McMurry
10 years James “Blue Eagle” Grant
10 years Charles “Winston” Welch
10 years Richard “Butt Ugly” Eason
10 years Sean “Lighting” Hallisey
11 years Katye Halliday
11 years Kiley Hines
11 years Miguel “Bad Medicine” Castillo
11 years Bruce Olney
11 years Larry “Peacemaker” Peace
12 years Robert “RJ” Baker
12 years Bernard “Jackhammer” Roberts
12 years Courtney Mixon
12 years Rickey “Captain” Dillard
13 years Percy “Big P” McGill
14 years Perry “Big Kahuna” Van
14 years Larry “Rowhoe” Coffman
15 years Jesse Mergel
18 years Frederick “Double D” Henry
18 years Harold “Cowboy” Vaughn
18 years Ginger Clover
19 years Jerimiah “Jazz Man” Walters
20 years Jerry Knight
20 years Cornelius “Heavy J” Beard
20 years Donnie “Charger” Davis
20 years Wayne Morrow
21 years Dofort “D-Train” Harris
23 years David “Rat” Goodwin
33 years David “Low Rider” Jackson
34 years Walter “Big Mac” McGill

CUSTODIAN RECOGNITION
Valentin Bautista

OUTSTANDING LOGS
This award honors the drivers who have received the fewest number of log violations for 2012:
Flatbed Division
3rd Place Eddie “Slick” Sanders 3 violations
3rd Place Wayne “Wino” Smith 3 violations
2nd Place John “JD” Denton 1 violation
1st Place Kenneth “Run About” Hinman 0 violations
Short Haul Division
3rd Place Sean “Lighting” Hallisey 2 violations
3rd Place Clinton “Hot Rod” Curry 2 violations
3rd Place Jeff “Redneck” Cook 2 violations
3rd Place Chad “Red Bone” Hawthorne 2 violations
3rd Place Ray “Cochise” James 2 violations
3rd Place Lee “Wild Card” Lawrence 2 violations
3rd Place Keith “Frostbite” Mauldin 2 violations
2nd Place Cornelius “Heavy J” Beard 1 violation
2nd Place Earl “No Time” Belle 1 violation
2nd Place Miguel “Bad Medicine” Castillo 1 violation
2nd Place Bobby “JoJo” Johnson 1 violation
2nd Place Percy “Big P” McGill 1 violation
2nd Place Michael “Slew Fan” McLaughlin 1 violation
2nd Place David “Longhorn” McMurry 1 violation
2nd Place Bernard “Jackhammer” Roberts 1 violation
2nd Place Terry “BooBoo” Smith 1 violation
2nd Place Harold “Cowboy” Vaughn 1 violation
2nd Place Willard “Dagger” Wilson 1 violation
1st Place Jeff “Big Jeff” Bradford 0 violations
1st Place Donnie “Charger” Davis 0 violations
1st Place Jose “JD” DeLeon 0 violations
1st Place Richard “Butt Ugly” Eason 0 violations
1st Place Max “Lo Pro” Fuqua 0 violations
1st Place LaCoreyan “Rainman” Lard 0 violations
1st Place Terry “Dobber” Malone 0 violations
1st Place Larry “Peacemaker” Peace 0 violations
1st Place Mike “Snowdog” Scarborough 0 violations
1st Place Perry “Big Kahuna” Van 0 violations
1st Place Jerimiah “Jazzman” Walters 0 violations
1st Place Charles “Winston” Welch 0 violations

TOP REVENUE
This award is to recognize the top three drivers for the most revenue produced in the Flatbed Division for 2012:
3rd Place Terry “Duece” McIntosh $214,564.75
2nd Place Lonnie “Big Block” Barnes $216,382.14
1st Place Derrill “Woodchuck” Williamson $217,374.70

TOP LOADS
This award is to recognize the top drivers for the most loads hauled in the year 2012.
Short Haul Division:
3rd Place Walter “Big Mac” McGill 1102 loads
2nd Place Jeffery “Big Jeff” Bradford 1446 loads
1st Place Emmanuel “Bad Hand” Moore 1454 loads
Pine Bluff Division:
David “Deputy Dog” Freeman 3720 loads

MOST MILES
This award is given for the most miles driven in 2012.
Flatbed Division:
3rd Place Ron “River Rat” Hoffman 128,361 miles
2nd Place Lonnie “Big Block” Barnes 129,677 miles
1st Place Wayne “Wino” Smith 137,726 miles
Short Haul Division:
3rd Place Bruce Allen 129,391 miles
2nd Place Max “Lo Pro” Fuqua 133,414 miles
1st Place Miguel “Bad Medicine” Castillo 136,350 miles

BEST M.P.G.
These awards are based on top individual miles per gallon for 2012.
Flatbed Division:
3rd Place Derrill “Woodchuck” Williamson 6.07 mpg
2nd Place Leroy “Big Red” Buckles 6.45 mpg
1st Place Terry “Duece” McIntosh 6.47 mpg
Short Haul:
3rd Place Ray “Cochise” James 6.94 mpg
2nd Place Harold “Cowboy” Vaughn 6.98 mpg
1st Place Perry “Big Kahuna” Van 7.96 mpg

ACCIDENT FREE MILES
This certificate is given for every 250,000 miles of accident free driving.
Frank “Nitty Man” Fields 250,000 miles
Lyle “Lug Nut” Peters 250,000 miles
Johnny “Dog Catcher” Clary 250,000 miles
Jeff “Redneck” Cook 250,000 miles
Roger “Double R” Runnels 250,000 miles
Frank “#9” Smith 250,000 miles
Jackie “Grumpy” Curtis 250,000 miles
Kenneth “Run About” Hinman 250,000 miles
Terry “Duece” McIntosh 250,000 miles
Mike “Ghost Rider” Russell 250,000 miles
Max “Lo Pro” Fuqua 500,000 miles
Gerhard “Gee Whiz” Wunderlich 500,000 miles
Mark “MJ” Johnson 500,000 miles
Ed “Sticks” Johnson 500,000 miles
Thaddeus “Phaddal” Smith 500,000 miles
Jimmy “Big Jim” Johnson 500,000 miles
Ron “River Rat” Hoffman 500,000 miles
George “Snowdog” Scarborough 500,000 miles
Dennis “Red Bone” Hawthorne 750,000 miles
Richard “Butt Ugly” Eason 750,000 miles
Rickey “Captain” Dillard 1,000,000 miles
David “Longhorn” McMurry 1,000,000 miles
Percy “Big P” McGill 1,250,000 miles
Donnie “Charger” Davis 2,250,000 miles