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As you know, Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday November 2nd. At 2:00 am clocks will fall back one hour.

Please be advised that this will affect the 34-hour restart for drivers who are taking their restart break during that time. Drivers will still need to show two breaks from 1:00 am – 5:00 am on their logs. Even though this will require a 35-hour break, it will eliminate violations of the two 1:00 am – 5:00 am required break criteria for this Sunday and next week.


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Miss Susie Safety Cone says:   “Submit your best safety slogan, cartoon, or one liner, and be eligible for a 4th quarter monthly safety drawing!”   A winner will be drawn monthly during the 4th quarter. The prize will be a 10” portable DVD player! All FirstFleet employees and family members are eligible to participate.   You may make your submissions using one of the following: Email to SafetyFeedback@firstfleetinc.com Fax to the Safety Department at 877-369-5927...


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Driving a commercial vehicle is a physically and mentally challenging job. Long hours, customer demands, and other traffic are a lot to deal with. Driver fatigue is a constant companion to the truck driver. Mental stress; such as financial concerns, issues at home, or medical problems, can all weigh heavily on an already tired person. Please stay aware of your alert status. Drowsiness is an advanced stage of fatigue. When you are tired – STOP – REFRESH! Sleep is involuntary; you can doze of at a moments notice.
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The Truckload Carriers Association has named one of our very own as it’s most recent Highway Angel! William Whitehead out of our Cleveland, TN terminal recently witnessed a passenger vehicle collide with a deer, lose control and come to a stop in the median where it caught on fire. Bill made sure the passengers got out of the car and assisted in extinguishing the fire.   Bill says “I have a daughter who is a single mother, and I hope someone would help her out if she ever needed it”.   For his efforts above and beyond Bill has received the Highway Angel certificate, a lap...


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All drivers need Space and Visibility to avoid hazards while driving. 8-12 seconds of eye lead time is recommended at all times. If visibility is reduced because of fog, rain, snow, or sleet, make the adjustment and slow down! Chances are good that if you don’t see an obstacle soon enough – you will hit it!
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Individual driver CSA 2010 records are now available through the FMCSA’s Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). The report includes 5 years of accident data and 3 years of roadside inspection data. There is a fee of $10 for each report. We encourage all drivers to check their records for accuracy! If you have any questions or need help, please contact the Safety Department in Murfreesboro, TN.  
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Effective 10/21/2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is banning text messaging by commercial motor vehicle drivers. Drivers who fail to comply with this rule may face civil penalties and may even be disqualified from driving CMV’s in the future!  
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October 17-23, 2010 the CVSA and FMCSA will be promoting commercial driver safety through the Operation Safe Driver campaign. Through enforcement and education of both commercial and non-commercial drivers the CVSA hopes to improve the safety performance of everyone on the road. Look out for increased roadside inspections and enforcement of dangerous traffic violations such as failure to wear seat belts and aggressive driving. Don’t give them a reason to stop you!
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