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									                                             The Groendyke

Vol. XXIV No.2                               GROENDYKE TRANSPORT, INC.                                                      Q2, 2008

                                212 ˚ U p d a t e                                                                   by Greg Hodgen

  In the last issue of the Groendyke Herald, we introduced the       their processes, and to see and understand how we will track
concept of 212° performance, and how this powerful idea can          the numbers.
help Groendyke Transport improve its safety and customer sat-          Official tracking of terminal performance begins July 1, 2008.
isfaction performance. When water is at 211°, it is hot. Increase    Throughout this six month period, your individual performance
that temperature just one degree and water will boil. This one       in safety and customer satisfaction will be monitored, and
extra degree produces steam, and steam can power a locomo-           awards may be made at your terminal manager or department
tive. Just one extra degree can generate immense power. If we        head’s discretion. At the end of this 1st period, each terminal
give just one extra degree of effort in our work everyday, wheth-    will be assessed by:
er you are a driver, dispatcher, terminal clerk, shop or wash rack          The Regional Director
personnel, or terminal manager, just imagine the possibilities!             A customer satisfaction survey of your (dispatching
  During the Terminal Manager’s meeting this year, the con-                   terminal) main customers
cept of 212° performance was introduced. We’ve adopted this                 Your terminal’s DOT accident record
as our mantra for this year’s safety and customer satisfaction        Based on these evaluations, terminal awards will be an-
campaign and hope to use 212° to build on the momentum that          nounced.
was achieved with 7/75. So, how will we do this?
  Each terminal and the Enid office will be displaying 212° ban-      2nd     Commences on January 1, 2009 and may continue in-
ners that will track terminal and company performance. These         definitely. We will review the 1st period and use this data to set
banners will be updated every Monday.                                terminal and individual goals to continue the success of the 212°
  The 212° Safety Banner will reflect the terminal prevent-          program. We anticipate the addition of individual and terminal
able accidents, company preventable accidents, terminal DOT          prizes and awards for the 2nd period of the program.
accidents, and company DOT accidents for the year.                     Superior safety and customer satisfaction are the primary
  The 212° Chemical Performance Banner will reflect                  goals of this campaign. Please make these your goals. At the
on-time loading and unloading percentages for businesses with        end of the day, we must ask ourselves: Did the customer get it
scheduled pickup and delivery times. This information will           the way they wanted it? Did we do it safely? When we can all
come directly from TMW via the PeopleNet units in our trucks.        answer with a resounding “YES”, then we’ll know we are all
This banner will also reflect any customer complaints and the        giving that extra degree that will achieve superior safety and
number of terminal loads hauled the previous week.                   customer satisfaction.
  The 212° Refined Performance Banner will focus on                    We are excited about the possibilities of 212° performance.
run-outs, mispulls, claims and mixtures, spills and overfills,       Groendyke Transport leads the industry for many reasons, but
and the number of terminal loads the previous week.                  the most compelling reason is the commitment of its people.
                                                                     Let us show our customers and the industry how this powerful
 The 212° campaign will be divided into two time periods:            commitment makes Groendyke truly “Driven by the Best”!

 1st    Commences July 1, 2008 and runs through December                                212°
31, 2008. The month of June, 2008 will be used as a “ramp up”
period so that everyone can make adjustments where needed in                      Just one degree.
                                                THE GROENDYKE HERALD
                                                                                                                               Q2, 2008
  2           Double
          The Double Danger of                                                               By Bill Sanda, BS, MBA

          High Fructose Corn Syrup                                                                                           submitted by
                                                                                                                            Edana Neundorf

                                                                      copper and chromium. Among other consequences, HFCS has
                                                                      been implicated in elevated blood cholesterol levels and the cre-
  Until the 1970s most of the sugar we ate came from sucrose
                                                                      ation of blood clots. It has been found to inhibit the action
derived from sugar beets or sugar cane. Then sugar from corn-
                                                                      of white blood cells so that they are unable to defend the body
corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, dextrine and especially high fruc-
                                                                      against harmful foreign invaders.
tose corn syrup (HFCS)-began to gain popularity as a sweetener
                                                                        Studies on the Maillard reaction indicate that fructose may
because it was much less expensive to produce. High fructose
                                                                      contribute to diabetic complications more readily than glucose.
corn syrup can be manipulated to contain equal amounts of
                                                                      The Maillard reaction is a browning reaction that occurs when
fructose and glucose, or up to 80 percent fructose and 20 per-
                                                                      compounds are exposed to various sugars. Fructose browns
cent glucose. Thus, with almost twice the fructose, HFCS deliv-
                                                                      food seven times faster than glucose, resulting in a decrease
ers a double danger compared to sugar.
                                                                      in protein quality and a toxicity of protein in the body. This is
  (With regards to fruit, the ratio is usually 50 percent glucose
                                                                      due to the loss of amino acid residues and decreased protein
and 50 percent fructose, but most commercial fruit juices have
                                                                      digestibility. Maillard products can inhibit the uptake and me-
HFCS added. Fruit contains fiber which slows down the me-
                                                                      tabolism of free amino acids and other nutrients such as zinc,
tabolism of fructose and other sugars, but the fructose in HFCS
                                                                      and some advanced Maillard products have mutagenic and/or
is absorbed very quickly.)
                                                                      carcinogenic properties. The Maillard reactions between pro-
  In 1980 the average person ate 39 pounds of fructose and 84
                                                                      teins and fructose, glucose, and other sugars may play a role in
pounds of sucrose. In 1994 the average person ate 66 pounds of
                                                                      aging and in some clinical complications of diabetes.
sucrose and 83 pounds of fructose, providing 19 percent of total
                                                                        Fructose reduces the affinity of insulin for its receptor, which
caloric energy. Today approximately 25 percent of our average
                                                                      is the hallmark of type-2 diabetes. This is the first step for glu-
caloric intake comes from sugars, with the larger fraction as
                                                                      cose to enter a cell and be metabolized. As a result, the body
                                                                      needs to pump out more insulin to handle the same amount of
  High fructose corn syrup is extremely soluble and mixes well
in many foods. It is cheap to produce, sweet and easy to store.
                                                                        OTHER EFFECTS
It’s used in everything from bread to pasta sauces to bacon to
                                                                        Nancy Appleton, PhD, clinical nutritionist, has compiled a list
beer as well as in “health products” like protein bars and “natu-
                                                                      of the harmful effects of fructose in her books Lick the Sugar
ral” sodas.
                                                                      Habit, Healthy Bones, Heal Yourself With Natural Foods, The
                                                                      Curse Of Louis Pasteur and Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Coun-
  In the past, fructose was considered beneficial to diabetics be-
                                                                      ter. She points out that consumption of fructose causes a signif-
cause it is absorbed only 40 percent as quickly as glucose and
                                                                      icant increase in the concentration of uric acid; after ingestion
causes only a modest rise in blood sugar. However, research on
                                                                      of glucose, no significant change occurs. An increase in uric
other hormonal factors suggests that fructose actually promotes
                                                                      acid can be an indicator of heart disease. Furthermore, fructose
disease more readily than glucose. Glucose is metabolized in
                                                                      ingestion in humans results in increases in blood lactic acid,
every cell in the body but all fructose must be metabolized in
                                                                      especially in patients with preexisting acidotic conditions such
the liver. The livers of test animals fed large amounts of fructose
                                                                      as diabetes, postoperative stress, or uremia. Extreme elevations
develop fatty deposits and cirrhosis, similar to problems that
                                                                      cause metabolic acidosis and can result in death. Fructose in-
develop in the livers of alcoholics.
                                                                      teracts with oral contraceptives and elevates insulin levels in
  Pure fructose contains no enzymes, vitamins or minerals
                                                                      women on “the pill”.
and robs the body of its micronutrient treasures in order to
                                                                        In humans, fructose feeding leads to mineral losses, especially
assimilate itself for physiological use. While naturally occur-
                                                                      higher fecal excretions of iron and magnesium, than did sub-
ring sugars, as well as sucrose, contain fructose bound to other
                                                                      jects fed sucrose. Iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc balances
sugars, high fructose corn syrup contains a good deal of “free”
                                                                      tended to be more negative during the fructose-feeding period
or unbound fructose. Research indicates that this free fructose
                                                                      as compared to balances during the sucrose-feeding period.
interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium,
                                                                                                     HFCS             continued on Page 6

                                                THE GROENDYKE HERALD
           2008 New Equipment Program
Q2, 2008
                                                                                                                            by Don Q

T      railer purchases so far this year
       include 12 gasoline trailers, five
carbon steel Hersite lined sulfuric acid
                                            will be among the quietest on the high-
                                            way. Improvements have also been made
                                            in tuning the cab and chassis suspensions
                                                                                           and is considered the most fuel-efficient
                                                                                             New Fuel Network
trailers and three 9500 gallon MC407        to greatly improve ride. The steering sys-       A new fuel network will set up to in-
aluminum trailers for Hexane. Addition-     tem has been improved with a larger,           sure that all truck stops only have Ultra
al trailers will be purchased as required   more precision steering box to improve         Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD). Engine dam-
for new business.                           steering response and reduce the steer-        age will occur to the Cat C13 07 engines
  Our new tractors for the 2008 replace-    ing effort required.                           if Low Sulfur Diesel (LSD) is used in the
ment program are now being delivered at       Several other enhancements include a         engine.
the rate of approximately three per week.   Pre-Trip Inspection Function that will           To prevent inadvertent fueling with
During May, June, and July we will put      cycle all of the exterior lights except the    LSD at truck stops that are not in the
into service ten Freightliner Columbia      back-up lights. The headlights will turn       network and may not have ULSD, all
day cabs and 30 Freightliner Columbia       on when the wipers are turned on. The          off network fueling will be limited to a
sleepers.                                   Sears Atlas 80 Elite seat has a thicker        maximum purchase of 25 gallons. The
  Starting in August, we                                                                                   25-gallon maximum at
will start putting into                                                                                    all off network truck stop
service 30 International                                                                                   will also help enforce the
ProStar day cabs and 70                                                                                    discipline to control our
International       ProStar                                                                                fuel costs at off network
sleepers. All of the new                                                                                   truck stops. Each day all
tractors will have Cat C13                                                                                 fueling will be reviewed
2007 emissions engines                                                                                     to insure the correct fuel
and Eaton AutoShift                                                                                        was purchased and any
transmissions. This will                                                                                   misfueling will have to be
be the first time that all                                                                                 pumped out when prac-
of the sleeper tractors will                                                                               tical to prevent serious
have AutoShift transmis-                                                                                   engine damage from oc-
sions.                                                                                                     curring.
  The 2007 emission reg-                                                                                     Engine Idling Update.
ulations require a Diesel                                                                                    During the 38th week of
Particulate Filter (DPF) to                                                                                2007, we developed a re-
                                            foam cushion for increased comfort. The
trap all soot created by the engine. The                                                   port from PeopleNet that listed the long
                                            insulated sleeper curtain provides im-
C13 engine has an automatic regenera-                                                      idle percentage for all tractors. This infor-
                                            proved thermal value improving noise
tion device (ARD) in the exhaust system                                                    mation was summarized by terminal and
                                            reduction for sleeping, especially when
before the DPF to increase the exhaust                                                     then for the entire company. The average
                                            used along with the windshield privacy
temperature to create the required reac-                                                   long idle time for all Groendyke tractors
tion. No driver intervention is required.                                                  during the 38th week of 2007 was 33%.
                                              The steering wheel is similar to a fine
With the DPF helping clean up the ex-                                                      This average does include local day cabs.
                                            car with part of the wheel having simu-
haust, engine performance has been im-                                                     During the 21st week of 2008, our average
                                            lated wood grain and a full set of controls
proved over the current Cat C13 engine.                                                    idle time for all tractors is down to 22%
                                            to control flashing the lights, tuning the
  The new International ProStar tractors                                                   or an 11% improvement. Congratulations
                                            radio and volume control, cruise control,
are the next generation in tractor devel-                                                  to all of our drivers and operations per-
                                            engine brake, horn, and the AutoShift
opment. The tractors have a number of                                                      sonnel for your work in this significant
significant improvements that will en-                                                     reduction in our idle time. It is estimated
                                              To insure that the tractor is as fuel ef-
hance the driving experience. There have                                                   that the savings exceed $1,000 per day.
                                            ficient as possible the design includes sig-
been significant improvements in noise
                                            nificant advances in truck aerodynamics
reduction techniques and the tractors

                                              THE GROENDYKE HERALD
                                                                         Q2, 2008

                      In July, 1918, 18,000 soldiers stood on a parade ground
                      in 105 degree heat, in wool uniforms, to shoot this
                      photograph to promote the sale of war-bonds. From the
                      tip of the torch to the foot of the base measures 1/4 mile.

Q2, 2008

                        The Extra Degree
                                                                                                                     Lance White/ Bill Smith - I just wanted to
We are very pleased to announce that the New                                                                         drop you both a quick note to say thank you.
Mexico Trucking Association Safety Council has                                                                       Both of your terminals are doing a fantastic
selected two of our drivers to receive Drivers of the                                                                job on the business going to Huish, in Salt
Month Awards for 2007. These drivers are selected                                                                    Lake City, UT. As you both know we were
in recognition of their outstanding performance and                                                                  forced to switch this service from intermodal
are singled out as being among the best drivers in                                                                   shipments to over the road. Groendyke
New Mexico. Congratulations to Gary Hartman and                                                                      stepped up to the plate and has done a great
Bruce Mollenkopf from the Albuquerque Terminal.                                                                      job on making sure that the transition to our
                                                                                                                     customer was seamless. Often in this industry
                                                                                                                     we only communicate when there is an issue
                                                                                                                     (late delivery, late pick-up, etc). Please pass on
                                                                                                                     a thank you to the drivers and dispatchers that
                                                         Ft. Worth ATM Ed Washinton spent his Saturday               handle these moves, as they are truly the ones
                                                         morning explaining the transportation business              who make it happen. Thanks again and keep
                                                         to the Boy Scouts. He went over dispatch, tractors,         up the good work! John Weidemann, Traffic
                                                         trailers (Chemical and Refined),       explaining           Manager - Stepan.
         Gary Hartman         Bruce Mollenkopf           the difference. These boys were getting their
                                                         transportation merit badge and Ed signed off on
                                                         all.                                                              Mike Spavin - I never got a chance to properly
 I’d really like to pay homage to Al Preston, Borger                                                                       thank you and your people for getting us and
 Dispatcher, who assisted CP Chem Sunday                                                                                   BNSF out of a jam last Saturday afternoon.
 afternoon in getting a rush order of DMS from                                                                             Groendyke’s quick response in providing
 Borger to our Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown.                                                                                     a tanker-truck for onloading
 Your after hours team was very responsive and                                                                                      and offloading from damaged
 was ready to haul the load in as quick as an hour                                                                                  locomotives in the Globeville
 of being notified. I would also like to recognize                                                                                  yard saved Belfor and especially
 Donnie Grisham, Borger Driver, for personally                                                                                      BNSF a lot of grief and expense.
 taking on the responsibility of pulling this load    Al Preston                Donnie Grisham
                                                                                                                                    Particular thanks goes to Barry
 on Easter Sunday. Please consider this my formal                                                                                   Byers and the people on Denver’s
 thanks to you, your company, and the team that represent it. Kind                                                                  staff Saturday afternoon. It’s a
 Regards, Aaron J. Edwards Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP.                                                                    pleasure working with you. Mark
                                                                                                               Barry Byers          Churchill, Sr. Project Manager,
                                                                                                                                    Belfor Environmental.

 I received a call this past Saturday afternoon around 4 PM for a rush shipment from Millsdale to
 Winder. The requirement was to load and ship ASAP with delivery on Monday 4/7. I contacted                Hi Marty, I hope everything is going well for you. I
 Lance White (CHGO). Lance proceeded to locate a driver and quickly confirmed the driver could             wanted to pass a compliment on to you. Our invoicing
 load early Sunday and deliver to Winder on Monday morning. The truck loaded and was enroute by            department thinks you guys in Wichita are the
 3 AM Sunday and was available for unloading in Georgia first thing on Monday morning. I would             best common carrier to deal with among the 15 we
 like to thank Lance White, the driver on this load, and all involved from Groendyke who made this         use. From my perspective, I have to agree. It’s been
 happen. This load was professionally handled from start to finish. Another job well done by the           a great working relationship so far, and I expect that
“Flagship”. Regards, George Keenon, Director - Corporate Transportation, Stepan Company.                   to continue. I wanted to say thanks and keep up the
                                                                                                           good work. Dave Reif, Reif Oil.

    At the New Mexico Trucking Association
    annual awards banquet FSC Gary Trujillo                  Charlie Young, Fuel Distribution                            Sonya McAvey, Amarillo Dispatcher,
    was awarded the prestigious "Jim Wilcox"                 Manager for Circle K Stores,                                graduated May 9th from Amarillo
    Safety Person of the Year for the State of               presented    the    Albuquerque                             College with her Associate degree in
    New Mexico.                                              Terminal with their Regional                                Business Management.
                                                             Carrier of the Year Award for
                                                             Outstanding Performance in 2007.

                                                         THE GROENDYKE HERALD
  6                                                                                                                       Q2, 2008

          HFCS              continued from Page 2

     There is significant evidence that high sucrose diets may al-      Although these studies were not designed to test the effects
   ter intracellular metabolism, which in turn facilitates accel-     of fructose on weight gain, the observation of increased body
   erated aging through oxidative damage. Scientists found that       weight associated with fructose ingestion is of interest. One
   the rats given fructose had more undesirable cross-linking         explanation for this observation could be that fructose inges-
   changes in the collagen of their skin than in the other groups.    tion did not increase the production of two hormones, insulin
   These changes are also thought to be markers for aging. The        and leptin, that have key roles in the long-term regulation of
   scientists say that it is the fructose molecule in the sucrose,    food intake and energy expenditure.
   not the glucose, that plays the larger part. Because it is me-       HYPERSENSIVITY
   tabolized by the liver, fructose does not cause the pancreas to      The magnitude of the deleterious effects of fructose varies
   release insulin the way it normally does. Fructose converts to     depending on such factors as age, sex, baseline glucose, insu-
   fat more than any other sugar. This may be one of the reasons      lin, triglyceride concentrations, the presence of insulin resis-
   Americans continue to get fatter. Fructose raises serum trig-      tance, and the amount of dietary fructose consumed. Some
   lycerides significantly. As a left-handed sugar, fructose diges-   people are more sensitive to fructose. They include hyper-
   tion is very low. For complete internal conversion of fructose     tensive, hyperinsulinemic, hypertriglyceridemic, non-insulin
   into glucose and acetates, it must rob ATP energy stores from      dependent diabetic people, people with functional bowel dis-
   the liver.                                                         ease and postmenopausal women.
     Not only does fructose have more damaging effects in the           Everyone should avoid over-exposure to fructose, but espe-
   presence of copper deficiency, fructose also inhibits cop-         cially those listed above. One or two pieces of fruit per day is
   per metabolism-another example of the sweeteners double-           fine, but commercial fruit juices and any products containing
   whammy effect. A deficiency in copper leads to bone fragility,     high fructose corn syrup are more dangerous than sugar and
   anemia, defects of the connective tissue, arteries, and bone,      should be removed from the diet.
   infertility, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart
   attacks, and an inability to control blood sugar levels.

                   Deliveries                                               Our Sincere Sympathy
Congratulations to Edgar Smith (Borger Driver)                        To Liberal Driver Jeremy Burton for the loss of his Mother-
on the birth of his Grandson, Justin. To
David Brown (Borger) and by extension to Gene
                                                                      In-Law. To Liberal Driver Gerald Teeter for the loss of
Brown,(Enid Office) on the birth of David’s                           his Father. To St. Louis Driver Tony Green for the loss
1st Grandson, Conner Nelson, born 03/07/08.                           of his Grandmother, Florence Klopner. To Enid Driver
Belinda Jung (Enid Office) is the proud
                                                                      Chris Hensley on the loss of his Brother-in-Law Richard
Grandmother of Michael Jung, born on March
24th. DeAnna Gleghorn is the proud Grandmother                        Oldham. Baton Rouge Driver Mike Bennett lost his Mother.
of Bailey Reed Jones, born on April 6th.                              Borger Driver Mark Poole's Brother passed away. Borger
Celisa Stepp is the happy Grandmother of                              Driver Cliff Baldwin's Mother-In-Law passed away. Borger
Hunter Ray, born on April 6. Liberal Driver
Jeremy Burton is the proud Dad to Daughter                            Driver Dan Yarborough's Son-In-Law passed away. To
Katie Scarlet Burton, born 4/14/08, 6 lbs.                            Albuquerque Driver Prudencio Marquez on the loss of his
2.75 oz., 18 3/4 inches long. Liberal Driver                          Mother. To Grand Junction Driver Kurt Rich on the loss
Gerald Teeter has a new Granddaughter, Karen
Ann Teeter, born 4/10/08, 7lbs 6oz, 18 3/4
                                                                      of his Dad. Chicago Driver William Heinzeroth lost his
inches long.                                                          Son, William Heinzeroth Jr.. To the Kansas City Terminal
                                                                      for the loss of Joslyn Mims at the age of 25. To St. Louis
                                                                      Driver Carl King on the loss of his Mother. To Borger
                                                                      Driver Hugo Sanders for the loss of his Wife.

                                                    THE GROENDYKE HERALD
Q2, 2008                                                                                                                                        7

                                                                                                       Enid Office March of Dimes Walk raised $1,768.
        Jo Ballard, Enid Office, Five Years.                                                           Pictured are Kimberly Munden, Jodi Froese,
                                                                                                       Kelly Underwood, and Sherri Kerns.

                                                    ALBQ Driver Erik Nordene won third place in the
                                                    tanker division at the New Mexico Truck Driving
                                                                   Championship Roadeo.

ALBQ Driver Kris Cagle receives his 5 Year Award.                                                         John Groendyke congratulates Walt Ward
                                                                                                                   for 25 Years of Service.

                                                     HTCH celebrates One and Two Million Safe Miles.

                                                         STLU celebrates Four Million Safe Miles.

                                                      THE GROENDYKE HERALD
   P. O. BOX 632
   Enid, OK 73702-0632

“There’s never a load out there so hot that
 it won’t cool off in a ditch upside down.”
                                                                      Mary Jane Clements of Amarillo retires after 14 years.

                                april                                                  june

                  Robert Scott 5 Yrs. FTWT                                  Kojo Yeboah 5 Yrs. DNVR
                  Mark Reiser 5 Yrs. STLU                                   Corey Wade 5 Yrs. ELDA
                  Francis Lafferty 5 Yrs. BSLM                              William Gubter 5 Yrs. WNDR
                  Robert Hughes 5 Yrs. ELDA                                 Gregory Grant 5 Yrs. AGTN
                  Gregory Hollaway 5 Yrs. LTRK                              Gary Beavers 5 Yrs. LGVW
                  Philius Edmunds 5 Yrs. HSTN                               David Arent 5 Yrs. PNCY
                  Tammy Demary 5 Yrs. LACH                                  Ray Clingenpeel 10 Yrs. ENID
                  Vernon Barton 5 Yrs. PBRG                                 Stuart Beck 10 Yrs. TLSA
                  Larry Woolman 10Yrs. TLSA                                 Cindy Simon 15 Yrs. ENID
                  Lionel Mailloux 10 Yrs. HTCH                              Selistino Bueno 25 Yrs. ARTA
                  Larry Woolen 20 Yrs. HTCH


Edward Washington 5 Yrs. FTWT     Matthew Howard 10 Yrs. KSCY
Steven Kupcak 5 Yrs. ARTA         Julius Goodart 10 Yrs. ARTA
Donovan Dumas 5 Yrs. STLU         David Malone 15 Yrs. AGTN
Thomas Doremus 5 Yrs. GJCT        Robert Chatmon 15 Yrs. HSTN   check out the NEW Groendyke Website

David Cleeves 5 Yrs. HTCH         Walter Ward 25 Yrs. ENID
John Russell 10 Yrs. TLSA         Jose Rodriguez 30 Yrs. AGTN    at
Robert Kittell 10 Yrs. BRGR       Willie Howell 40 Yrs. AGTN

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