Hill Bros. Wreaths Across America trailer is Ready to Roll!

The Hill Bros. Wreaths Across America trailer is ready! A bunch of Hill Bros. employees got together for a group picture with the rig. Al Hill entertained us with a “Walk like an Egyptian” dance as everyone lined up. 🤣
Driver, Animal, (Raymond “Joe” Brooks, Jr.) will represent Hill Bros in the Wreath’s Across America event. He and Al examined the set up before the group photo.
Learn more about this event at:
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

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Awesome People of Hill Bros. – Lisa Kent-Sheer

Along with being Cancer Awareness month, November is also Epilepsy Awareness month. Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. Any event ranging from faulty wiring during brain development, brain inflammation, physical injury or infection can lead to seizure and epilepsy. According to the Epilepsy Foundation:

1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and nearly 20,000 Nebraskans live with epilepsy.

Lisa Kent-Sheer, who works at Hill Brothers in Logistics, is an epilepsy advocate, a member of the State Rehabilitation Council, and a volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation, as well as living with epilepsy. Lisa was diagnosed at age 18 after she crashed her car for no obvious reason. 6 weeks after the accident she had a grand mal seizure. After testing, they determined she had been suffering from petit mal seizures since the onset of puberty.

Everyone thought I was just a ditsy, clumsy teenager who was tired from not getting enough sleep,” remembers Lisa.

Originally her doctors tried to treat her epilepsy with medications at first, but after 3 failed medications they recommended surgery. Lisa had MST surgery where slits are made in the brain in hopes to stop seizure activity, unfortunately this surgery did not work. The next surgery was a brain ablation on the right side of her brain. This surgery destroyed the part of her brain where most of her seizures were occurring. Lisa says it was only partially successful, because she continued to have seizures. In 2005 Lisa had a VNS (vagus nerve stimulation) system installed. This involves installing a stimulator to an electrode attached to the vagus nerve in the cranium which controls the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. The stimulator is programmed to send out pulses of electricity at regular intervals. It can also be controlled manually. Lisa has a handheld magnet when brought near the stimulator, creates a current of electricity to stop a seizure as it happens or to make it less severe. The VNS battery is changed every 5-10 years.

With the help of vocational rehab Lisa has been able to complete her Master’s degree in Political Science. Lisa would like to make everyone aware that many people with epilepsy can live mostly normal lives and there are helpful resources for people with epilepsy. Lisa deserves recognition for her resiliency and accomplishments as well as the fact that while she is eligible for full disability, Lisa feels empowered to work full time at Hill Brothers.

You never know when you might be around someone who may have a seizure. For more information about seizure conditions and first aid visit the Epilepsy Foundation website: www.epilepsy.com

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Ellie is Back on the Road!

Ellie Herron was a driver, and a State Champion, for Hill Brothers for well over a decade. She was diagnosed with cancer and had to come off the truck. For years, she continued to serve Hill Brothers in operations and recruiting, while she battled her disease. Here is the best part of this announcement: Ellie fought and won that battle and is now cancer free! Shortly after her clean bill of health, Ellie made a heartfelt declaration that she wanted to return to the road. For the last 6 weeks, she has overcome hurdles and obstacles and is now, once again, a certified CDL-A holder, and a qualified Hill Brothers Driver.
We couldn’t be more proud of her and are thrilled to see her return to the work she loves!
Please join us in congratulating Ellie and wish her God Speed and safe travels!
Please see our video on Ellie posted on Youtube!

Nebraska Trucking Association Awards

Nebraska Trucking Association Awards

September 11, 2021 – last Friday evening, the Nebraska Trucking Association held their annual awards ceremony. Hill brothers is proud to announce that 36 of our drivers received the President’s Safe Driver’s Club awards! The awards were accepted on their behalf by Hill Brother’s Raul Soria, Safety Director. Prior to announcing the awards the NTA honored those lost in 9-11 with a memorial ceremony. The ceremonies were followed by a fireworks display.

The most exciting news is….

Hill Brothers is proud to announce Nebraska Trucking Association Driver of the year is our own, Raymond “Joe” Brooks, Jr. – known around the yard as, Animal. This was also the 21st time he has won the President’s Safe Driver Club Award! Chants of “Animal! Animal! Animal!” echoed through the stadium as he collected the award. Congratulations, Animal!

“This is a very big deal and we are so very proud of Joe Brooks.” – Al Hill

 

Check this list to see if you or someone you know is on the list and join us in congratulating them! (The number after their name is the number of times they have received this award.):

Raymond Brooks, Jr. (21)

Gerry Winn (17)

Robert Pauley (12)

Christopher Shane (11)

Faron Tucker (9)

Robert Coufal (8)

Michael Waters (7)

Blake Tomlin (6)

Paul Brooks (6)

Jefferty Shoopman (6)

David Standring (6)

Keith Marshall (5)

Alton Jones (5)

Jean Paul Carbonez (4)

Aaron Talmon (4)

Richard Selman (4)

Kim Goering (4)

Vereen Gaughen (4)

Robert Herechski (4)

Ethan Christiansen (3)

Rhonda Hatch (3)

Darwin Weinbrandt (3)

Anthony Mitchell (3)

Sabri Roy Tumbel (3)

John Peterson (2)

Tracie Ernst (2)

Marc Hoffman (2)

Lynn Thomas (2)

David Bryant (1)

Michael Ernst (1)

Jacob Lundholm (1)

Daniel Holeman (1)

Nicolas Mata-Infante (1)

Daniel Suggs (1)

Robert Sutcliffe (1)

Bryan Witzenberg (1)

Hill Bros. Increases 401K Contribution Matching!

Prospective and Current Employees!
There has never been a better time to be a part of the Hill Bros. 401(k) plan. We have some Big News!

As of October 1, 2021, our Employer Match will be 50% of the first 6% of your wages.

So what does that mean for you? See the following example:

Your weekly pay is $1200 a week
You choose to defer (payroll deduct) 6%, which is $72
Hill Bros. match will be 50%, which is $36
Total contribution for the week is $108

At this rate over a year’s time, the amount contributed to your 401(k) would be $5616.
Use this link for more examples, Employer Match Calculator

If you are a current employee but not a member of the Hill Bros. 401(k) plan and would like to join, or if you would like to change your deferral amount, please contact HR at humanresources@hillbros.com.