This year started off busy and we have not slowed down one bit! The pandemic and the driver shortage has come with challenges, but J&M and the trucking industry continue to stay essential. Check out what we have been doing these last few months.
Birmingham Terminal Opening
Last month we opened a new terminal in Birmingham that is located off I65N behind the Flying J. This new facility is very nice! We will mainly haul cement, fly ash, and calcium carbonate out of this terminal. The terminal has three maintenance bays, office space, upgraded breaks areas and restrooms.
New Mission Statement and Values
On Friday October 15, 2021, our CEO, Harold Summerford JR., addressed the company with a new clear mission statement and core values. This is for a better work environment throughout J&M. While most of our employees already hold these values and characteristics, there is always room for improvement so we can continue to grow. You can see our new mission statement and values below.
J&M Tank Lines Inc. strives to provide quality service to all built on a foundation of integrity and respect. Our purpose is to create an empowering environment for our stakeholders, encourage a team mindset and to exceed industry service and safety standards.
Virtual Picnic 2021
This year’s Employee Appreciation Picnic was held virtually, again, because of COVID. Although we were unable to come together in person, we still hosted our traditional raffle for employees and their families and provided all employees with a $50 Visa gift card to spend with their families. You can see some of the winners here. Employees and their families were entered into a raffle, according to their terminal, to win some great prizes. We are hoping next year we will be able to get back on person and see everyone’s faces!
Our CEO, Harold Sumerford Jr. was inducted as the 77th Chairman of the American Trucking Associations. During his year as Chairman, Harold will have the opportunity to influence and promote legislation focused on trucking, tort reform, infrastructure and more. He will travel the country representing and sharing everything the ATA and J&M stands for and strives to be. This is a great honor, and we are proud to share our great leader with the ATA and the industry as a whole.
Thank you to all of our employees that make everything possible. We are looking forward to what the end of the year has to offer!