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As we approach the last month of 2010, FirstFleet wanted to offer one last reminder to all associates the opportunity to enroll in the 401k Plan for 2011!  As you have heard the past two months, if you have not enrolled in the 401k Plan in the past, you can do nothing and still be enrolled with an automatic contribution weekly of 4% that will start in January 2011.  Morever, you can also act now and contribute at a % or $ that best fits your needs.   Everyone has the opportunity to enroll at any % or $$ amount they are comfortable contributing to their 401k account.  ...


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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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We have added a new feature to our website - a video library. To start with we have added a couple of great selections.  Cummins has provided us with a video, ”Driver Training 2010” that encompasses new information on what the new Cummins engine does for you, the driver, and how to take advantage of these features.  The other video covers DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and how the Aftertreatment system works. Both of these are VERY important.  ALL operations personnel need to be very familiar with these systems.  Diesel has just reached a new two year high! Please take advant...


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We at FirstFleet join the rest of the nation today in honoring those servicemen and women who have bravely served to defend our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy.  Their sacrifice makes possible our way of life and the rights we hold dear.  We offer our utmost respect and undying gratitude for everything our veterans have done and are continuing to do for our country.  We are especially proud of those members of the FirstFleet team who are veterans.  Thank you for your service.
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Because there were some issues with the Harmony site closing a day early we had a number of people who had waited until the next to the last day to participate that were unable to make their elections for 2011.  We are going to open the call center and the Harmony on-line self-enrollment site again for one day only, Friday November 5th.   The hours are noted below as well as the phone number and website information. Call Center: Friday, November 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. 1-866-310-3992   Self-Enroll Online: https://harmonyenroll.coloniallife.com Friday, No...


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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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Open enrollment will end on 10/31/10 so you need to make sure you don't miss the opportunity to review your current selections and make any changes that will benefit you and your family in the coming year.  If you've already met with an enroller, then you're golden, but if not, you can still call the CALL CENTER at (866) 310-3992 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST until Friday 10/29/10.  You can also GO ONLINE and self-enroll at: https://harmonyenroll.coloniallife.com.  Once there you will be asked for a user name and a password.  Your User Name is: ...


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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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I wanted to remind everyone that you may increase your voluntary life insurance by $10,000.00 without providing evidence of insurability.  You may elect coverage up to five (5) times your annual income, but only $10,000.00 of your new elected amount is what is known as guaranteed issue.  Anything more than $10,000.00 will require you to submit a form known as an Evidence of Insurability form (EOI) to Reliance Standard.  If you meet with a benefit counselor during your location's meetings, if you attempt to elect an increase of more than $10,000.00 the benefit counselor...


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Open enrollment for the 2011 benefit year is well under way.  Meetings are taking place at all locations with 10 or more employees, the call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET, and the self-enroll online site is available again this year.  All full-time employees have received packets at their homes outlining the benefits offered for 2011.  The call center number is 1-866-310-3992.  The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time through October 29th.  To view and print benef...


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In response to Mr. Green's comment on this post: All employees are subject to the waiting period for electing enrollment in medical Plan 2, however it is actually a fourteen month waiting period that is unique to each employee, and the employee's hire date drives the eligibility date to move to Plan 2.  Once an employee has been on Plan 1 for a year he or she will receive a letter from the Benefit department offering the opportunity to move to Plan 2.  This is outside, and independent of the annual open enrollment. Any questions about eligibility, open enro...


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Looks like some of you have been getting emails from us with no real content in the body. This is certainly not by design, but the good news is we believe this to now be resolved.  Please accept our apologies for this and any confusion we caused.
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Yesterday we got some feedback from Russell - a 14 yr. driver out of Cleveland, TN - regarding his eagerness to get his dispatch via email and a problem he found while testing it out. Through conversation with him we were able to determine that the messages were delivered to his email account but they were sitting in his spam box. This is course is not a good thing to have happen, but we are happy to say we think the cause for this behavior has been located and corrected. However, we wanted to share this with you in case you too are not getting the emails as you would expe...


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