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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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  A few quick updates for you with regard to changing DOT rules and regulations. Under the new hours of service rules effective Feb. 27 2012, a driver parked in a commercial vehicle can be considered off duty, even in a day cab. However, if not parked for 10 consecutive hours, the time would count towards the drivers 14 hour on duty time. For team operations, two hours following or proceeding 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper can be logged as off duty, and the team driver can be in the passenger seat. One additi...


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As a professional driver there are certain requirements one must be able to produce in the event of a traffic or DOT stop. If the necessary items cannot be produced the driver will be found in violation and issued a citation for this offense. This citation will carry driver and company CSA points that can easily be avoided by ensuring you have the proper documentation on your person at all times. Valid CDL  Valid Medical Card  Valid Vehicle Registration  Current Insurance Card  ...


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The FIRSTFLEET, INC. 401(K) PLAN (the Plan) is a great way to save for retirement. The goal of the plan is to continue helping you build a more secure financial future by providing a wide array of investment options. Recently, we restructured the investment option line-up in effort to provide greater flexibility and choice for our employees. For more details on the upcoming investment option changes and effective date(s) please click this link. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at any time. ...


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This video presentation is of Jesse Wisener, FirstFleet driver from our Portland, TN location, giving detailed tips on how he works hard at achieving great Fuel Economy. Jesse is currently at 7.84 mpg!


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Although drivers can’t do anything about the cost of fuel, drivers choices on how they drive can have a big impact on bottom-line fuel economy. In this video, we are talking with Greg Basham, a driver for our Portland, TN facility. Greg's mpg is currently at 7.87.


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