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Finish the year with a good book! 

by Tim Ward, Director of Sales & Marketing
If you are a consistent reader of our newsletter and of this article, then you know that I value books and reading. Not just for the increased knowledge but for the pure joy and sense of enrichment that reading brings to my life.
Over the last two years at this time, I have included in this article a suggested list of books from the ones I have read during the year. As in the past, this list includes not only the ones that I wanted to read but also some books that I needed to read.
With that said, I present my 2019 suggested reads and a short commentary about each book. I hope that you will review this list and add one or two of these selections to your own reading list during the holidays and the new year.
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldredge (Personal Development) – This was my third time to read it and I get something new out of it every time. Even though it is geared to men, I believe it is a great book for husbands and wives to read together.
  • Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines (Business) – Inspirational retelling of how he used his talents to grow not only his business but his relationships with his wife Joanna, his family and his friends.
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Classic) – I read this to my daughter simply because it was one of favorites growing up. It is adventurous, funny and fantastic. I think she liked it.
  • Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly (History/Biography) – Interesting bio that provides little-known nuggets of information about our 40th president.
  • Past Tense by Lee Child (Fiction) – I love reading the latest Jack Reacher novel and this one gives an interesting glimpse into his past.
  • What We Believe by R.C. Sproul (Spiritual Growth) – Relatively short but impactful read based on the Apostle’s Creed detailing what true Christianity is all about. 
  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Classic) – This was also one that I read to my daughter. Somewhat different from the movie but enjoyed it just the same.   
  • Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arteburn (Spiritual Growth) – Tough but encouraging book for all men to read so they better understand the sexual struggles that all men face in this life.
  • Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas (History/Biography) – Chronicles the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his work as a theologian and pastor, his involvement in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and his eventual death as a martyr. If you love WWII history, this is a must read.
  • The Guardians by John Grisham (Fiction) – Grisham’s stories are always well-developed and fun to read. I found the lead characters is this one to be very believable and engaging. 
I would be interested to hear what you think of this list, especially if you have read any of these selections. Please send any comments and/or any book recommendations that you have to my email
Have a Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year!

Safety Bulletin: 
7 Safe Parking Tips


(Article Courtesy Penske) 

During the 2018 holiday season, more than one-third of Americans (102.1 million people) traveled by car, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). This year, experts expect those numbers to rise. The result: congested roads.

INRIX, an analytics company, estimated for AAA that travel times in major cities were three-to-four times longer than normal during the 2018 holidays.

Steer clear of danger. Watch for these three common holiday hazards:
Congestion – The holidays can turn your favorite route into a nightmare. Take charge by planning your trip ahead of time. Map out a few different routes so you’ll know where to go—and what to do—should you hit a traffic jam. Leave early if possible so you have more time to reach your destination. And limit the number of lane changes you make on your route.

Impaired driving – When roads get crowded, people who drive while impaired create a high risk of injury not just for themselves, but for everyone else on the highway. Impaired driving includes:
  • Drunk driving – From 2013-2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 35 percent of traffic fatalities during the Christmas holiday were caused by alcohol impaired drivers. That number rose to 42 percent during the New Year’s Day holiday
  • Drowsy driving – As many as 35 percent of U.S. drivers say they sleep less than 5-7 hours a night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number increases in December as people handle numerous holiday obligations.
  • Distracted driving – Texting, eating, drinking, map reading and other distractions take a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, during which time a driver traveling at 55 mph goes 371 feet (longer than a football field), according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Combat all these behaviors by driving defensively. Check your mirrors often. Scan ahead at least a quarter-of-a-mile. Look for telltale signs of impaired driving, such as swerving, tailgating and drifting. Stay sober. Don’t text and drive. And get at least seven hours of sleep.

Winter weather – The holidays mean snow, sleet and freezing temperatures for certain parts of the U.S. Take extra caution on bridges and overpasses, which freeze faster than the road. Clear all ice and snow from your truck and trailer. Keep a fully stocked emergency kit, and carry extra blankets, bottled water and non-perishable foods in case you get stuck.

Team Member Spotlight: Jaime Monsour-Portillo

For this month’s team member update, we want to introduce you to our new scheduler/dispatcher in our Northwest Arkansas office.

Jaime Monsour-Portillo joined our team in November and comes to us with an extensive background in customer service. She also has sales experience and has worked in the medical field.

Learn more about Jaime on our blog

Looking for great furniture but don't want to pay retail prices? We have an ever-changing assortment of unclaimed furniture in our showroom in Springdale. Some items may have minor imperfections and all items are at great prices. Available to see at On Time Logistics located at 1710 S. Powell Street, Springdale, AR 72764.

Birthdays and Work Anniversaries
for January

  • January Anniversaries: Jim Cate, 1/11; Mike Borgerding, 1/13; Theo Tidwell, 1/18; Bob McKee, 1/21; David Gifford, 1/24
  • January Birthdays: Rick Logue, 1/2; Eric Young, 1/3; Shawn Maddox, 1/14; Robert Mansmith, 1/22; Rick Parker, 1/29; Francisco Perez, 1/31
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