Team Member Spotlights

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.

Operations Manager Glenn Brewer began his career with Coastal Plains Trucking in August 2019.

Glenn is responsible for overseeing all daily operations for our water and local nitrogen divisions, as well as maintaining a culture of safety and good conduct for our driver team members. Glenn frequently goes above and beyond by traveling to help oversee frac jobs, which often require working long hours and getting little sleep. He does an excellent job ensuring paperwork on those jobs is accurate, to avoid rework for team members down the line and ensure a good customer experience. When Glenn is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, his church, and playing chess.

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.