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Continental Express Susan G Komen Pink Truck Officially Hit the Road on Monday 07/25/16

SIDNEY,OH - Continental Express unveiled a brand new 2016 pink Susan G Komen Freightliner truck last fall in honor of numerous employees who have fought and survived cancer.

Over the last 9 months, the pink truck has been present at multiple cancer awareness and fundraising events, including a 5K sponsored by Continental. All proceeds were donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation. The truck was also recently featured in a Divas with a Purpose breast cancer calendar.

“The purpose of the pink truck is to raise awareness and support for breast cancer and all types of cancer and to honor all of our employees who have fought or been affected by this disease,” said Russell Gottemoeller, President of Continental Express. “You don’t see too many pink trucks traveling down the highway, and this should definitely bring awareness to this honorable cause.”

Monday, July 25, 2016, the pink truck officially hit the highway. Continental Express driver, Robert Price, was approached by Gottemoeller last week and asked if he would be willing to make the pink truck his permanently assigned tractor. Price quickly agreed. Price and his teammate, Scott Strohmenger, are the perfect pair to drive this truck as they both have been deeply affected by cancer. Price is a survivor and Strohmenger is currently undergoing treatment.

“I know these 2 will drive this truck with pride,” said Gottemoeller.

Continental Express employees had a send-off ceremony for the two drivers on Monday.

If you see the truck on the highway, be sure to honk or wave! #CEPinkTruck

 

Continental Express Honors Two Of Its Drivers Saturday 09/13/144

SIDNEY ? Continental Express Inc. honored two of its drivers Saturday (09/13/14) for achieving career milestones.
Their awards were presented during the company?s annual safety meeting.
The highlight of the meeting was the recognition of the two drivers, Gordon Hawn, of Moraine, and David Thompsen, of Huber Heights. Hawn, a 23-year veteran of the company, was honored with an award for traveling 3 million consecutive miles accident-free while working for Continental. This is a significant accomplishment, as he essentially drove 120 trips around the earth without a crash. Thompsen, a 13-year veteran, received his award for traveling 1 million consecutive miles accident-free while working for the company. Each driver was presented with a trip to Las Vegas or the Bahamas, a generous cash gift and a plaque decal for his truck.

Numerous other employees were honored with annual safety awards..

Addressing the drivers were speakers Brent Phelan, with Phelan Insurance, who spoke about CSA scores; Mike Blackburn, with the Public Utilities Commission, who spoke about distracted and defensive driving; and Christopher Ritter, with Mobileye Technology, who spoke about collision-avoidance systems for trucks.

Following the meeting, there were a meal and a raffle of gifts donated by Continental customers and vendors.

Continental Express Inc. is a refrigerated freight carrier serving primarily the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest and has been in business for more than 30 years. The corporate office is based in Sidney and there are terminals located in Louisville, Kentucky; Danville, Virginia; Gaffney, South Carolina; Fort Worth, Texas; and Sidney. Continental operates with 350 trucks, 750 trailers, and employs 475 people. They believe that safety, service and communication are the keys to running an efficient and successful business.

 

 

 

Continental Express Named Elite Carrier of the Year for Aramada/McDoanlds  

Continental is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2013 Elite Carrier of the Year by Armada/McDonalds.  The safe, timely deliveries and great customer service provided by the entire CE team has not gone unnoticed.  Russell Gottemoeller, President of Continental Express, would like to thank each driver, mechanic and office staff for his or her continued hard work and effort throughout the entire year.  Superior customer service is a direct result of an exceptional team.  Mr. Gottemoeller would also like to thank the Armada/McDonalds for their partnership with Continental.  The company strives each and every day to build lasting business relationships that are beneficial to all parties involved.  Congratulations CE! 

 

 

 

Continental Express Breaks Ground on New Fort-Worth Terminal.

Continental Express, Inc., the Sidney, Ohio based trucking logistics company, announced that it recently broke ground on its new Fort-Worth, Texas based terminal located at 4601 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas.
The 12,000 square foot facility, set to be built on 6 acres of land, will be completed by the fall of 2014, and will include an office, full-service tractor and trailer maintenance facility and a parking lot capable of parking up to 100 trucks.
?The ground breaking marks a new chapter for Continental Express,? company President Russell Gottemoeller said.  ?We recognize the potential in the Fort-Worth area.  Continental currently has a good presence in Texas, but lacks a substantial physical location to really expand in the market.  The location, strategically sought out in Texas, will provide our drivers and trucks with a new home-base in the Southwest.  This facility demonstrates our commitment to our current employees and customers in Texas and our commitment to grow.?
Continental Express hopes to employ 50 employees, including truck drivers, mechanics and office support staff, at the new facility by the end of 2014.
 Continental Express, Inc. is a truckload carrier specializing in the delivery of temperature-controlled freight.  Beyond its new Fort-Worth terminal, Continental has terminals located in Sidney, Ohio (main campus); Gaffney, South Carolina; Danville, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; and a dedicated operation based out of Portland, Oregon.  Continental?s service area spreads from coast-to-coast.  Its? terminals are home to 315 trucks, 700 trailers, and over 400 employees.  If interested in employment opportunities, freight opportunities or other general information, please visit Continental Express, Inc.?s website at:
www.ceioh.com.

New Fort Worth Operations Manager

Effective  April 1, 2014, Henry Mancha will take the position of Operations Manager of the Fort Worth, TX terminal.  Please join me in congratulating Henry Mancha on his promotion to Operations Manager.  Henry joined Continental in January 2014 as a Fleet Planner in our Fort Worth, TX terminal under the direction of Rick Duncan, Terminal Manager.  In a very brief period of time it has become apparent that the skills Henry brings to CEI are ideally suited for the strategic growth planned at our Fort Worth, TX terminal.  All drivers, mechanics, and office staff will report directly to Henry. 

Henry comes to CEI with a wealth of industry experience. Henry worked for Arnold Transportation for 10 years and was Vice President of Operations until 2009.  Shortly after leaving Arnold, Henry became Transportation Manager for Southern Counties Express, a southern California based transportation firm that started operations in Texas in 2010.  Henry also worked for Xtra lease in the late 90s and therefore comes to CEI with a broad understanding of our industry.  We have already seen great contribution from Henry and we look forward to his assistance as we grow into our new terminal in Fort Worth.  Please congratulate Henry when you see him. Henry may be reached at 817-744-7906 or hmancha@ceioh.com

CEI began operations in Fort Worth, TX April 1, 2013 following the purchase of Ranger Refrigerated.  CEI just broke ground this month on a new terminal located at 4601 Blue Mount Road, Fort Worth, TX 76106.  CEI is currently operating out of the Americold cold storage facility located at 1313 Samuels Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102.  Our ability to grow by number of trucks has been limited due to space constraints; however, construction is expected to be completed at our new terminal during third quarter 2014.  The terminal will be located on 6 acres, will have a 4 bay maintenance facility, a washout, administrative offices, a greatly expanded parking area, and room for further expansion. 

 

Continental Express Named Carrier of the Year for Hillshire Brands!   

Continental is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2013 Carrier of the Year by Hillshire Brands.  The safe, timely deliveries and great customer service provided by the entire CE team has not gone unnoticed.  Russell Gottemoeller, President of Continental Express, would like to thank each driver, mechanic and office staff for his or her continued hard work and effort throughout the entire year.  Superior customer service is a direct result of an exceptional team.  Mr. Gottemoeller would also like to thank the Hillshire Brands for their partnership with Continental.  The company strives each and every day to build lasting business relationships that are beneficial to all parties involved.  Congratulations CE! 

 

Continental Express awarded Carrier of the Year

  Continental Express Inc., the Sidney-based logistics company, was recently named the 2012 Nestle USA Direct Store Delivery Carrier of the Year. Continental Express provides direct store delivery operations for Nestle's frozen pizza and ice cream brands. The award was chosen based on cost, capacity and service evaluations.
Top Nestle officials evaluated Nestle carriers across the nation and ranked Continental as number one in the direct store delivery division. Continental Express received the award at the National Nestle DSD conference in Oakland, California. Continental recently marked its 29th year in business under the leadership of Russell L. Gottemoeller.
Gottemoeller said he is honored to have received the award from Nestle. He credits the award to Continental's superior service.
"On behalf of our 400 hardworking and dedicated employees, we are honored to have been selected by Nestle as the recipient of this award. Continental Express places an organizational emphasis on providing the highest service level in the industry. It is wonderful to be recognized by such a prestigious shipper. I am very proud of the effort put forth by the entire CE team," said Gottemoeller.
Continental Express is a full service logistics provider specializing in the delivery of refrigerated and dedicated freight. The company's fleet consists of 315 tractors and 750 trailers. Trailers are available in 53' length and are equipped with refrigerated units for temperature sensitive product. Continental Express operates terminals in Sidney, Ohio; Gaffney, South Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Danville, Virginia; and Fort Worth, Texas. They provide nationwide service from these locations. Continental is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program and Ohio Green Fleets, as it places a particular focus on environmental initiatives.
Employment opportunities, rates, and general information on the company can be found on Continental's webpage at www.continentalexpressinc.com.
Continental Express Inc. is located on Ohio 47 west of Sidney and operates as a truckload carrier, specialized in the delivery of refrigerated freight. Continental Express, Inc. is locally owned and operated, and has been in business for more than 29 years under Gottemoeller.

Continental Express, Inc. Acquires Ranger Refrigerated

Continental Express, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Ranger Refrigerated Express Corporation for an undisclosed sum on April 1, 2013. Ranger Refrigerated is based in Fort Worth, Texas and serves primarily the Texas market. Continental Express, Inc. is a national refrigerated logistics company based in Sidney, OH. The new Fort Worth location will join Continental?s current terminals in Sidney, Ohio; Gaffney, South Carolina; Danville, Virginia; and Louisville, Kentucky.
  ?Logistically this makes perfect sense for our current business strategy and also for future expansion plans,? says owner Russell Gottemoeller. ?We currently have a good presence in Texas but lack the physical location to continue to expand in this market. Bringing this facility into the Continental network will allow us to service all of Texas and the entire Southwest United States. This location, strategically sought out in Texas, will now provide our drivers and trucks with a home base in the Southwest. There will no longer be the need to consistently bring these trucks back to the Midwest or Southeast. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to our customers in the Southwest, as well as our commitment to grow.?
  Continental Express, in addition to acquiring the local terminal facility in Fort Worth, TX, has hired existing Ranger Refrigerated employees. The company also plans to hire additional drivers and support staff. Continental now employs over 420 drivers, mechanics and office staff companywide. ?Our business plan includes continued annual growth. This requires additional staff and drivers who have first-hand knowledge of the region in order to maintain the high levels of service that Continental?s customers have come to expect.? Gottemoeller said. ?We very much look forward to further developing in the Southwest through the addition of the Ranger Refrigerated team.?
Continental Express, Inc. is a truckload carrier specializing in refrigerated freight. Its primary service area includes the Midwest, Southeast, Central Atlantic, and West to Salt Lake, with weekly coverage to the west coast. Continental?s 5 terminals are home to 315 trucks and 700 trailers. As a Smartway certified carrier, Continental Express has also been investing recently in hybrid technologies in order to diminish its impact on the environment. The belief that SAFETY, SERVICE, and COMMUNICATION are the keys to running an efficient and successful business allows Continental to keep its focus on the customer and to continue to grow. .

 

Terry Rose (left), of Fletcher, and David Wolford, of North Lawrence, talk after being honored recently by Continental Express for driving 1 million miles on the job without an accident. SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg

Continental drivers get safety awards
Continental Express Inc., 10450 State Route 47, held its annual safety meeting for employees Sept. 15 at its Sidney terminal.
Drivers were addressed by Mike Wilson, Ohio Motor Carrier Enforcement supervisor, who spoke about ways to improve highway safety and avoid violations while the drivers are on the job.
The highlight of the meeting was the recognition of three milestones. Jeff Tedder, a 16-year veteran with the company, received an award for traveling 2 million consecutive miles without an accident. David Wolford, an eight-year veteran, and Terrence Rose, a 16-year veteran, received awards for traveling 1 million consecutive miles without an accident. Each driver received either a trip to Las Vegas or a cruise to the Bahamas, along with a cash gift.



 

Continental Express Inc. is a refrigerated freight carrier that serves primarily the Midwest and Southeast through its four terminals, 272 trucks and 550 trailers. Continental employs 400 people and has terminals throughout the Midwest and Southeast.