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Bluffton, IN - Open House 5/20/2012 2:00 - 6:00 pm We are looking to hire drivers for our Bluffton, IN facility (30 mins south of Fort Wayne, IN), and to support that goal we are conducting an open house at the dispatch terminal. Our hope is that this open house will give you an opportunity to get acquainted with what we do, and hopefully bring in some new hires! All qualifying applicants and current employees who bring a qualified applicant to the open house will be presented with a $25 Kroger gift card as a token of our appreciation. As a grand prize we will be...


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Your 401k retirement plan statement 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 Security Number &...


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FirstFleet’s 2012 driver trainer meeting, was held in Murfreesboro, Tn. on April 13-14. Driver trainers from FirstFleet locations around the country were welcomed by FirstFleet President Gary Wilson, and Vice Presidents David Beeny and Daniel Piper .  This year marked FirstFleet’s 16th annual trainer meeting. In depth discussions were held on the federal governments CSA program, and where FirstFleet stands in comparison to other carriers with 500 or more trucks. Fuel buying habits and MPG were discussed in detail from industry and company representatives with re...


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FirstFleet is proud to announce, the Three Million Mile safe driving accomplishment of Ronnie May. Mr. May drives out of Cleveland, TN delivering multi-stop grocery deliveries and has been with us since 1987. Thadd Wells, Ronnie’s Terminal Manager, says Ronnie is a model employee, professional, courteous, and now a 24 year, three million mile safe driver Mr. May says staying alert all the time, and expecting the unexpected are keys to his success, along with caring about the others he shares the road with. Everyone wants to return home safely, and professional ...


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A Pre Trip Inspection is extremely important, so try not to take the attitude that you will just kick a few tires, check a few lights and head on down the road. A proper Pre-Trip involves a lot more!  Spotting potential problem areas ahead of time may save you a breakdown on the road…may save you a fine or citation due to an inspection…may save you time due to being put Out of Service…could possibly save someone’s life or even your life!  With that being said, we also have to remember DOT regulations require a driver to conduct a pre-trip inspection at the s...


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  Are there mornings where you sometimes feel tired and less than motivated at the thought of getting up and going to work? Remember a time when you were excited and willing to tackle any duties that the day had in store for you? What happened? The passion for your job may be going away and the day-to-day routine could be overwhelming you.  Take a look at the April issue of Insights Monthly for some tips on how to ignite the passion for your work and improving your cubicle life. Click here for the April issue of Insi...


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Who isn’t busy these days? A super-hectic life can lead to high levels of stress. But, if we internalize our stress, it can wreak havoc on our bodies, minds, and relationships. We can relieve our stress in a number of ways such as working out regularly and practicing effective “preventative” ways to keep stress levels low. We can also use all of our five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – to relieve and release stress. Check out suggestions for stress relief, getting a rainy day fund together and being smart about using dietary supplements in the April ...


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Opening swing doors should be a relatively simple procedure and usually is. What we need to remember is that from point A to point B…freight sometimes moves. Most of the time falling freight isn’t an issue and is an easy fix. Other times, it could actually cause serious injury or even death. This video covers knowing how to properly and safely open swing doors. Doing so is our initial defense against injury or even death! To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login required). ...


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Laws and regulations are in place for a purpose – to prevent crashes which could result in injury or death. In this video, we raise awareness to making sure we don’t take short-cuts when making right turns onto four-lane highways. To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login required). If you have questions or comments about this procedure or any other items please feel free to use the comment options below or use this form to reach out to us. &#...


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Following strict guidelines when pulling away from the dock will ensure no one will be injured due to miscommunication or a mistake. These accidents happen when the forklift is backing out of or into the trailer. This could result in serious injuries or even death! You, the driver, are responsible for the safety of anyone loading or unloading your trailer. Don’t pull away from the dock until you are absolutely positive it is safe to do so. To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login re...


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Falling Freight causes many injuries per year in the trucking industry. Raising awareness to just a few simple bad habits can prevent drivers being injured when assisting in the unloading process. Paying attention is first on the list of good habits when unloading freight! To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login required). If you have questions or comments about this procedure or any other items please feel free to use the comment options below or use thi...


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Drivers have many different tasks to complete each day… some of which, if not performed correctly, could cause injury. Depending on how a trailer is dropped, tremendous pressure can be applied to the landing gear when hooking up.  This video concentrates on how to prevent injuries while cranking up the landing gear on the trailer. To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login required). If you have questions or comments about this procedure or any other it...


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Most of the conversations that I have with drivers about our web site are good conversations - meaning typically folks are excited about the tools we have built and often even have constructive feedback to make it better. Over and over I have had the conversation that the site is good - but it would be better if it were mobile enabled. This conversation typically ends with me promising that we will provide this service in the near future. Today I am giving you a different answer, and I am very excited to share this news with you - today the site is mobile enabled. Give it a test drive - v...


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This video raises awareness on the importance of making sure you are not injured by falling freight when opening a roll-up door on the trailer. Taking your time to make sure the freight is secure before you open the door completely is the key to preventing injuries. To watch this video and more have a look at our YouTube channel or the Employee Video library found here on our website (login required). If you have questions or comments about this procedure or any other items please feel free to use the comment options below or use this form ...


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We are creating videos and PowerPoints at different locations with drivers who have demonstrated a strong drive to squeeze every mile possible from a gallon of fuel resulting in exceptional fuel economy. We are asking them to share their tips in achieving more miles per gallon on every trip.


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