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FirstFleet’s Annual Open Enrollment is October 1 - 31, 2012 This year’s on-site benefit enrollment meetings will take place from October 1st through October 31st.  During the on-site enrollment, each of you has the opportunity to attend a quick, private one-on-one session with a Colonial Life benefit counselor. In that session, you’ll learn how personal insurance products can enhance your current benefits package, and can be customized to fit your individual needs.  You may also participate in the online benefits enrollment from O...


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  New disclosure requirements that became law under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) directed the Departments of Labor, the Treasury and Health and Human Services to develop standards for a Summary of Benefits and Coverage along with a uniform glossary of health insurance and medical terms. We (FirstFleet), as the sponsor of your self-funded medical plan, are providing this information to you in order to assist you in your review, evaluation and understanding of your medical plan options and to meet the disclosure requirements...


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Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.  Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we ...


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Winter is just around the corner and with that being said comes challenges in all aspects of our job duties. The long days will be drawing to an end resulting in shorter days and longer nights. Warm breezes will soon change to cold harsh winds. Gentle showers will change over to bitter snow or ice storms. Soon, just a short walk from the truck to the building could be a challenge in and of itself! Each year, thousands of professional drivers are seriously injured due to not paying attention during winter conditions. Driving or even walking in ice and snow requires yo...


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FirstFleet’s Annual Open Enrollment is October 1 - 31, 2012 This year’s on-site benefit enrollment meetings will take place from October 1st through October 31st.  During the on-site enrollment, each of you has the opportunity to attend a quick, private one-on-one session with a Colonial Life benefit counselor. In that session, you’ll learn how personal insurance products can enhance your current benefits package, and can be customized to fit your individual needs.  You may also participate in the online benefits enrollment from O...


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Effective October 1st, FirstFleet will be transferring our corporate banking relationship from SunTrust Bank over to Wells Fargo Bank. The only change that you may or may not notice is that your pay will originate from a Wells Fargo account rather than SunTrust. We have taken great care to ensure that this change will not affect the routing of your direct deposit to your bank in any way, but we also wanted you to be informed of the change before it happened. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact the Payroll department in the Co...


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Since 1998 the trucking industry has set aside the third week in September to recognize, and thank the 3.1 million professional truck drivers in this country. America’s truck drivers log 398 billion miles each year, and deliver 67% of the total us freight tonnage. This amounts to 9.2 billion tons of freight. Professional truck drivers keep America moving! At FirstFleet we want to recognize our professional drivers that contribute daily to FirstFleet's reputation as a safe and dependable carrier for our customers. We genuinely appreciate each and every one of you...


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The ATA has designated September 16th-21st as driver appreciation week.  We at FirstFleet would like to say thank you for all you do for us and our customers.  We appreciate the hard work and effort you put forth to deliver our customers freight on time and safely every day. We have a small token of our appreciation waiting for you at your terminal. Please check with your terminal manager to collect your gift when convenient. Thanks again and be safe.  
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To all of our Valued FirstFleet  Drivers: As part of our efforts to provide quality to you in your role with FirstFleet, we have teamed up with the Pilot Flying J Travel Centers to provide a large supply of our retail fueling needs.  You are a major component in this partnership by taking the opportunity to purchase your fuel at their 500+ stops across the country.   With our country’s effort to recognize our professional drivers during Driver Appreciation Week, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers is offering Driver Appreciation Mon...


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Open enrollment is fast approaching. Meeting dates and times are being selected for on-site enrollment meetings at most FirstFleet locations beginning October 1, and running through October 31, 2012.  As in past years, an on-line web-based enrollment option and a toll-free number for enrollment will also be provided.   Please be on the lookout for posters at your location for the dates and times a Colonial enroller will be on-site to meet with you to make your 2013 Benefit Elections. Watch this site, and your Qualcomm for further updates as we get clos...


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Summer is over, and school is back in session! Did you know that an average of 139 deaths occur each year in school bus related accidents and school zone accidents? This statistic is one that needs serious attention from everyone who is in control of a motor vehicle. Please make sure you are on full alert when entering a school zone or meet a school bus while driving. REMEMBER: Young children are small and a driver's view maybe blocked by the bus or other vehicle Ch...


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The world of cargo theft is big business. To be specific, in 2011 cargo theft was a $35 billion business. Of the reported thefts the most common states were California, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Georgia. The most common targets of thieves were food and drink products, base metals, electronics, apparel, and building materials. Most thefts occurred on Friday with the weekend a close second. Truck stops and unsecured parking lots were where most thefts happened. As a carrier we are not immune to this reality. To stay in front of this c...


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Attention FirstFleet drivers!  We are increasing our Referral Bonus for new drivers hired at our Portland, TN terminal thru August, 2012.  We will pay existing FirstFleet drivers $1500 for every qualifying full time driver that is referred and hired at this facility.  The referring driver bonus will be paid after the newly hired full time driver has been employed for 90 days.  You know... truck drivers don’t usually have a problem talking, so get out there and talk it up about the new Portland, TN Referral Bonus! For mor...


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Your 401k retirement plan statement for the quarter ending June 30, 2012 is now available online! To view or print your statement, just log into principal.com to view account information. If you have not yet set up an online account at www.principal.com, you will need to complete the following steps first: Navigate to the Principal.com site Under Account Login, select Personal as the login type and click Go Click the Establish your new Username and Password Enter your Social Securi...


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Uncoupling the trailer is a relatively simple procedure, but if you perform this task wrong, the results could be very expensive. Damage to equipment, freight, and service issues for our customers could result. This video explains how to minimize risk by properly uncoupling the trailer. Remember… A little consideration for the next driver can go a long way.  You never know… you might be the “next” driver!   To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found...


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