Team Member Spotlights

Wyoming Driver Appreciation Event
We celebrated professional drivers in Wyoming with an appreciation event at Powder River Lodge.
Wyoming Teacher Appreciation Event


Lyle Miller Truck
Thanks to Lyle Miller for sharing this photo and taking pride in his ride!

Wow

Jeff Swafford, Joe Toscano, and Shawn Webster have demonstrated a strong commitment in day-to-day operations and onboarding support for a fleet that tripled in size for their area of responsibility during October. They also communicate effectively with all cross functional departments to ensure we are providing appropriate services to our customers and our drivers. Both customers and CPT leadership have commented about how impressed they are with our service.


Shout Out
Shout out to Gonzalo Navarro for your continuous pursuit of excellence! You have shown great leadership skills, delivered quality customer service and guided your team to perform at a high level. We are proud of you!


 
Wyoming Sand
Our Coastal Plains Trucking Sand Drivers are among the best in the industry. Our highly trained teams are committed to getting loads where they are needed, securely, smoothly and on time.

Welcome
Welcome to the Coastal Plains Trucking team! We look forward to creating opportunities for you to grow through a safe and rewarding career that offers support, stability and financial security for years to come.
 
Joseph Angelone
Blain Bailey
John Berry
Samuel Cereceres
Zachery Driggers
William Epley
Nathaniel Evans
Christopher Gegere
Keven Giles
Darius Gordon
William Gutke
Steven Hadley
Michelle Hanneman
Jason Harker
Ernest Jones
Jamaal Jones
Rory Mann
Travis Neel
Richard Olsen
Joseph Pham
Alvin Philabaun
John Roberts
Andrew Sano
Jeremy Sattler
Roberto Saucedo
Kristopher Shackelford
Stephen Slough
Raymond Smith
Bryan Stafford
Terrance Strong
 
At Coastal Plains Trucking, we think of our team members as family. Our dedicated drivers and support personnel have helped us grow into the company we are today, and we know our talented team is vital to our success. Learn more at www.coastalplainsllc.com.

Thank You

Shout out to Tim German! Coastal Plains Trucking was informed by customer personnel that you did a phenomenal job. Your paperwork, communication skills, and all-around professionalism were top notch. The customer released a competitor early and held on to you because of your great work. Thanks to your efforts, our customer was able to secure more work with their customer, and in turn more opportunity for us to continue to help them in the future.

Thank you for exemplifying Coastal Plains Trucking’s mission to create the safest and most efficient transport company for our country’s leading producers of chemical, petroleum and bulk products.


Stockdale Senior Luncheon
Pictured (left to right): Geneva Riley, Cheryl Ducharme and Barbara Reed.

Coastal Plains Trucking team members volunteered at a luncheon for senior citizens in Stockdale. It was a big crowd and our team helped serve approximately 450 plates of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls. CPT also donated six pies to sweeten the dinner. 

“I think out of everything we have volunteered for; this was the most rewarding,” commented HR Manager Cheryl Ducharme. “We loved seeing the smiling faces and hearing the stories of those we served.”


Shout Out
Shout out to Roy Parker, Izzy Rodriquez, Todd Holmes, Rick Boese, Odette Granville, John Coleman, Keven Giles, Martin Herrera, and Tony Benjamin. This team jumped into action to help prep 12-15 trailers for a large industrial job that called in at the last minute. Without their help, we could not have pulled off this job. With this team’s quick actions, we were able to respond to the customer faster than any of our competitors, therefore putting Coastal Plains Trucking at the top of their call out list. It was truly a team effort to make this happen. Thank you for all the hard work and late hours to get this accomplished!


Ryan Landry
Ryan Landry
is relatively new to the Coastal Plains Trucking team and serves as the Director of Operations for Industrial Services. Ryan brings eight years of experience in the industrial nitrogen industry. He is focused on perfecting and growing our Industrial Fleet.  Though he specializes in industrial nitrogen, he is eager to help anyone, anywhere, any time.

“I enjoy the atmosphere here at CPT.  It has a family-like feel.  Although it can get hectic on the industrial side.  I enjoy the challenge of meeting the customers’ needs,” Ryan said. “I get a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, knowing that we met the demands of numerous customers and in turn got put to the top of their call out list.”

Welcome to the team, Ryan! 


Rodney Bustillo

Our Professional Team member, Rodney Bustillo, is very passionate about his job and has served Coastal Plains Trucking for almost 9 years. Rodney is a multitasker; he manages Stockdale drivers and helps oversee South Texas operations that include hauling Crude Oil, Jet Fuel and Diesel Fuel. Rodney also conducts orientation for our Crude and Sand operations. He takes pride in building trust with drivers, helping them be more efficient and meeting customer needs.

Rodney loves spending his free time with his wife Cynthia of 26 years, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren. Rodney also loves helping other people when needed and enjoys the outdoors. 


Baytown Driver Appreciation Event
We appreciate our professional drivers in Baytown! It was great to celebrate the team over lunch at Saltgrass Steak House.


Image features Charlotte Drivers Receiving Appreciation Gifts
Thank you to our professionals. We appreciate all you do! At Coastal Plains Trucking, we think of our team members as family. Our dedicated drivers and support personnel have helped us grow into the company we are today, and we know our talented team is vital to our success. We unboxed some cool gifts showing appreciation for our professional team members in Charlotte!

Charlotte Mechanics were Celebrated with Special Thank You Gifts


Corporate Christmas Gifts Displayed in Lobby
Giving Season 
This holiday season, our amazing corporate office staff came together to spread joy and warmth by sponsoring a Lufkin area family in need! With hearts full of generosity, they gathered and donated gifts to make the family’s Christmas extra special. Nothing beats the spirit of giving!


Welcome

We look forward to creating opportunities for you to grow through a safe and rewarding career that offers support, stability and financial security for years to come.

Joseph Angelone
Blain Bailey
John Berry
Samuel Cereceres
Zachery Driggers
William Epley
Nathaniel Evans
Christopher Gegere
Keven Giles
Darius Gordon
William Gutke
Steven Hadley
Michelle Hanneman
Jason Harker
Ernest Jones
Jamaal Jones
Rory Mann
Travis Neel
Richard Olsen
Joseph Pham
Alvin Philabaun
John Roberts
Andrew Sano
Jeremy Sattler
Roberto Saucedo
Kristopher Shackelford
Stephen Slough
Raymond Smith
Bryan Stafford
Terrance Strong


Shaun McGlothine
Shaun McGlothine
arrived at Coastal Plains Trucking 5 years ago. He is a utility player, serving as part of the dispatch team and as a mechanic in Stockdale TX.  Shaun is responsible for dispatching South Texas crude, West Texas crude, Wyoming crude, water division, and jet fuel hauls. He also works alongside Terry Denney to assist with mechanical needs in the Stockdale shop.

Shaun takes the challenges of the job very well. He is happy to work with a variety of people who have different skills, with the mission of creating a good working environment and helping them be more efficient in meeting customers’ needs.

In his free time, Shaun loves to spend time with family and friends, enjoying all the time he can get with them. He also likes to work on his house and play war games on his PS5.


Welcome

We look forward to creating opportunities for you to grow through a safe and rewarding career that offers support, stability and financial security for years to come.

Khaled Aldeeb
Marcos Andrade
Jennifer Barton
Tony Benjamin
Kendell Brown
Vance Callaway
Darrell Holmes Cedeno
Marques Conerly
Joshua Cottrell
John Craft
Robert De Leon
Manuel Deleon
Brian Dixler
Chelsie Dolberg
Sigmund Dunn
Justin Eady
Kristy Eckley
Seth Gaitan
Timothy German
Jonathan Hockenhull
Erin Jackson
Francisco Ramirez Leon
Joshua Montalvo
Eujenio Munoz
Cary Nelson
Alfredo Odar
Renae Reed
Cameron Simmons
Dennis Smith
Michael Spivey
Russell Stewart
Jose Suarez
Michael Sullivan
Michael Swindler
Ezekiel Velasquez
James Youngblood
Alex Ytuarte
Michael Zamora


Shout out to the following cryo drivers who each had a perfect Safety Score in June:
  • Vernon Taylor
  • Vladislav Kirillin
  • Kenneth Sliz
  • Roberto Osegueda

Shout out to William Barner for his continued flexibility and dedication to our customer’s needs!


Shout out to Michael Knauf for taking Brian Dixler into his truck and teaching Brian the ropes.


Shout out to Trainer Oscar Salazar! As a direct result of his efforts, we successfully satisfied a request from one of our important clients!


Shout out to Recruiter Lonnie Reue! He continues to bring new hires in for all locations and is doing a great job!


Shout out to Mike Sullivan for going above and beyond to get a Coastal Plains Trucking cryo asset back in service!


Dispatchers
Cake
Our dispatchers take the cake! Join us in sharing our appreciation for the dispatch team!


Jody Stinson Ride
Thanks to Jody Stinson for sharing this photo and taking pride in his ride!


Stephen Lopez

Steven Lopez has been working for Coastal Plains in Charlotte for the last nine and a half years. He spent the first 35 years of his career working on automatic transmissions in the automotive industry. Shaun also served 10 years in the military and is a proud Army Veteran.

He started work for our Charlotte yard before we opened the shop. When he first joined the team, Steven didn’t know how to start the trucks, but it wasn’t long before he ran the shop. He’s now one of the top mechanics for this company. Steven loves his job, and it shows through the pride he takes in making the Charlotte yard productive. Thanks for all your hard work, Steven!


Shout Outs
Congratulations to the following drivers who earned the highest-ranking category rating, “Great,” from a client.

  • Caleb Epley
  • Juan Delgado
  • Sean Muuss
  • Juan Morales
  • Jeff Smith
  • Joseph Fruge
  • Andrew Langley

We appreciate Odette, Izzy, and Rick for coming in and working on their day off to help get drivers ready to roll for a client.

Thank you to professional driver Roy Parker for going well out of his way to deliver a nitrogen load to a customer. Roy has also demonstrated unlimited flexibility in training and operations. He has done everything asked of him without complaint or pushback. He has gone beyond just doing what was asked, he has provided critical operational knowledge and ideas to the Baytown Management Team which has made it possible to accomplish jobs and equipment moves.

Chuck Marton, you are an incredible asset to our team. Even during adverse weather and difficult conditions, you are still a delight to visit with and always have a positive attitude. You are a staple of this yard and a great employee that we have come to count on and rely on. You are a tremendous driver and an equally tremendous person.

Our compliments to Geneva Riley for her committed efforts helping the Baytown team get the PM list under control.

Thanks for your hard work and dedication to Coastal Plains Trucking over the years, Barbara Reed! You have excelled at every task you’ve been given. Your work to improve our PO receiving process and genuine concern for improving the work product for yourself and others is appreciated more than you know.

Shout out to Keith Doak for his clean level 2 inspection! His work ethic and knowledge of the job is outstanding. He is also a great trainer for CPT. Thank you for everything you do.

Great teamwork by Jody Stinson and Larry Batice for working together to find a solution to a mechanical problem that was preventing Jody from unloading. Thanks to the quick thinking of these two, Jody was able to deliver the load to the customer on time.


Cryogenics Logo
Rick Boese
has been working in the Cryo Division of Coastal Plains Trucking for 5 years. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cryogenics field where he started out driving and working on nitrogen trailers. Rick is no stranger to growth. The previous company Rick worked for started with one trailer and grew to more than 30 nitrogen units. In his time maintaining and repairing the cryo trailers, Rick has become a specialist on the workings and rigging of them. Since coming to CPT, he has helped grow the Cryo Division into one of the leaders in the market. Rick’s understanding of cryo systems has helped in the purchase of a lighter, more powerful trailer that allows our company to deliver more product per load, placing us far ahead of our competition. (We tried to wrangle Rick for a photo to accompany this spotlight, but he proved to be much more spry than we expected.)


Izzy Rodriguez
Baytown Terminal Manager Izzy Rodriguez is a utility player we depend on. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, is a team player, and will be involved in the development and implementation of our driver training program. Izzy looks for opportunities every day to improve processes and provide support for our drivers.


Dina Brown
Professional Driver Dina Brown has shown great flexibility, always accepting whatever dispatch is needed of her. She has worked industrial jobs in Utah and contributes on West Texas work. Dina delivers with cheerfulness, has a safe driving record, and is pleasant to work with in all situations. She is a great example for others to follow!


Odette Granville
Fleet Manager Odette Granville has consistently and relentlessly pursued excellence in all processes. She is developing relationships with our professional drivers, customers, and administrators. Odette is a great asset to our team!


Shawn Webster
Wyoming Supervisor Shawn Webster joined Coastal Plains Trucking in December of 2019. His drive is to be a helpful and dependable team member, contributing to his team, and helping them achieve goals. Shawn is a flexible member of our team, and he is willing to work in different areas to help where needed.

Shawn appreciates working for a company that takes pride in their employees and has a positive work-life balance. He enjoys spending his time off with his wife and daughter. They love to travel and take trips to the lake and mountains.


Welcome to the Team

New Hires
We look forward to creating opportunities for you to grow through a rewarding career that offers support, stability and financial security for years to come!

William Barner
Juan Martinez Garcia
Corleano Gatson
Samuel Hernandez
Deon Hillman
Steven Johnson
Khori Jones
Jamie Miller
Madalena Rosa Ortegon
Roberto Pantaleon III
Pedro Ramirez Jr.


Scott Polasek
Dispatcher Scott Polasek has been with Coastal Plains Trucking for 5 years. As part of the night shift dispatch team, Scott is responsible for dispatching South Texas crude, West Texas crude, Wyoming crude, potable water, and jet fuel. Scott enjoys the challenges of the job and is happy to work with a variety of people who share different skills and talents to make a good working environment. Scott has a passion for problem solving. He takes pride in building trust with drivers, helping them be more efficient, and meeting customers’ needs.

In his free time, Scott loves to spend time with family and friends, and relaxing by playing games of all types – from tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons to videogames like Minecraft. Solving a puzzle or a problem is what he enjoys most.


Oscar Salazar
Director of Training and Development Oscar Salazar brings 15 years of transportation experience to his current position as Director of Training and Development. His skillset includes more than a decade of hazmat and tanker work. Oscar started as a driver and advanced to supervise orientation for new drivers. He calls implementing the Smith System his "bread and butter." Oscar enjoys spending days off with his wife and two boys, and saltwater fishing is one of his favorite ways to unwind.


Shout Outs
Megan Puente, thanks for your continued effort to improve our processes. You are an excellent example of how to really embrace the relentless pursuit of continuous process improvement. You are doing an amazing job and we are all so thankful that you are a part of the team!

Marty Young, Bobby Wear, Luis Villareal, and Hector Pena, thank you for the hard work and attention to our equipment. Keep up the good work and continued effort!

Joseph Noel and Ruben Franco, our customers know you by name and request you directly! This is a huge win for us and a real testament to your professionalism and the quality of work you perform!

Sean Muuss, we're getting great compliments about you from our clients. They really appreciate your communication and willingness to work hard. Thank you for everything you do!

The leadership team at Coastal Plains Trucking would like to thank Jeff Swafford for his focus and dedication to ensure CPT meets the noble cause to our customers and our people!


Welcome to the Team

New Hires
We look forward to creating opportunities for you to grow through a rewarding career that offers support, stability and financial security for years to come!

Stacy Alridge
Larry Batice
Brandon Bell
Yves Davilmar, Jr.
Juan Delgado
Clavonna Glover
Odette James-Granville
Vladislav Kirillin
Sean Muuss
Adam Newcomer
Oscar Salazar
Christopher Smith
Demetrius Tarbor
Roberto Villa


Moving Up
It is with great excitement we are announcing Jorge Gomez has been promoted to West Texas Regional Manager. Jorge has been with us since 2015 and has seen the company grow to what it is today. He will be responsible for Crude Operations as well as the water division in West Texas.


KyleFoster
Welcome, Maintenance Manager Kyle Foster! He comes to us from Kenworth, where he worked for more than 20 years as Service Manager and Branch Manager. He will be visiting all the yards soon to introduce himself so please be sure to welcome him to the team when you see him!

Shout Outs
The leadership of Jorge Gomez means a lot. He has a lot to do with my success. A lot of the guys look up to him and he’s a good man.  -Jerry Acevedo

Congratulations to our entire water hauling division on setting an incredible record of over 600 loads hauled in a month! Way to go, everyone! – Stephen Greak


Geneva Riley
Assets Assistant Geneva Riley came to Coastal Plains Trucking in November 2021 and serves as an Assets Assistant. She takes pride in her work and does whatever it takes to get the job completed at task. In her spare time, Geneva likes to barrel race and watch her husband rope. 


Dispatcher Dawn Bailey
Dispatcher Dawn Bailey joined Coastal Plains Trucking more than eight years ago. She dispatches night shift across the company’s regions. Dawn takes pride in building trust with drivers, helping them be more efficient, and meeting customers’ needs. Dawn is responsible for dispatching South Texas crude, West Texas crude, Wyoming crude, local/OTR LNG, and jet fuel. When not working hard in Dispatch, Dawn supports the team by babysitting for several company employees. In her downtime, Dawn loves to go to the lake and ride her jet ski. She also likes to spend time with her husband when he’s home, enjoys time with her dogs, and relaxes by drawing diamond paintings.


Shout Outs
I would like to recognize Ismael Rodriguez for all his hard work at the Baytown yard. Ismael handles all the new hire training along with setting up truck and trailer repairs with the local mechanic. He has been a vital part of the success of the Baytown yard. - Richard Jimenez

I would like to shout out Richard Howard for the work he's doing on automating our ticketing processes. Eliminating hand-keying, duplicate work, and also helping move us paperless which is good for the environment! - Emily Smith


Cheryl Ducharme
HR Manager Cheryl Ducharme has been with Coastal Plains Trucking for nine years. Originally hired as Payroll Admin Assistant, she was recently promoted to Human Resources Manager. When not working, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, and hanging out at the coast.


Sharon Martinez

Dispatcher Sharon Martinez's greatest accomplishment with Coastal Plains Trucking is her longevity; she has been with our company for more than eight years! She also prides herself with getting to know her drivers, building trust with them, and helping them be more efficient. Sharon dispatches for south and west Texas crude, Wyoming crude, local & OTR LNG, and jet fuel. She also works part time for Oak Hills Animal Hospital in Floresville. Sharon has four children and four grandchildren. One of her favorite pastimes is listening to Texas country music!


Vernon Taylor was our first hire for an OTR tanker position who didn’t have any tanker experience. When he joined Coastal Plains Trucking, Vernon was sent to Monahans to train on hauling water, then brought back to Baytown to train on hauling nitrogen. Within six months of his start date, he was successfully hauling carbon dioxide on his own. Vernon does an excellent job and is held in high regard by his supervisors and managers. Thanks to Vernon’s success, we now consider drivers for OTR tanker work without prior experience. Vernon has opened the door for an entirely new group of drivers to be considered for employment. We’re grateful to have Vernon as part of the CPT Team. Great work, Vernon!


Shout out to Michael Knauf for receiving excellent feedback from our biggest cryo customer, Airgas! They reported that Michael was “steady and communicates well“. They were very pleased with his work and we’re proud to have him as part of the team! Keep up the good work, Michael!


Megan Puente On January 1, Megan Puente took over as the Controller for Coastal Plains Trucking from Wes Taylor, who moved into a new role as Process Analyst. Megan works as part of the Support Team in Lufkin. She began her career with CPT as an Accounting Clerk in January 2020. Megan oversees the financials and prepares weekly and monthly reports. She graduated with a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University. When not at work, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and her pets.


Stacy Risner is the new Driver Liaison for Coastal Plains Trucking. She began her career with CPT in the Accounts Receivable department in September 2017. Stacy coordinates driver satisfaction surveys and collects feedback. She also assists with marketing functions like managing our social media and overseeing the production of The Dispatch. Stacy graduated with a degree in business from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. When not at work, Stacy enjoys reading and traveling.