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Attention Tennessee Residents: Don't miss the opportunity to apply for a Tennessee Trucking Foundation scholarship. The TTF has a NEW WEBSITE THIS YEAR: The CFMT scholarship application process this year is different from past years. The application that is on the CFMT website is "LIVE" and can be accessed here. Tennessee Trucking Foundation (TTF) Scholarships are available for dependent children, spouses or employees of companies who are members in good standing of the Tennessee Trucking Association. Scholarship recipients must be Tennessee residents who are enterin...


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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 Keith Collins, a driver for our Cleveland, TN facility, domiciled in Jackson, MS. Currently Keith has our best MPG average in Cleveland at 7.57 miles per gallon!


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  A few quick updates for you with regard to changing DOT rules and regulations. Schedule one prescription drugs, even when prescribed by a doctor, that are in violation of federal prohibited substances will not be acceptable for a commercial driver to have in his or her system, and will result in enforcement action taken. A conviction for violation of the hands-free cell phone law is considered a serious violation, just as following too close or 15 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, and will be subject to the dot penalty where t...


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As we all know, everyone has stress in their lives, both at work and at home, and it is a major contributor to overall well-being. Please check out the attached link to the Healthways Well-Being Blog for ways to reduce or avoid stress and its impact on your health and life. Healthways Blog Link  
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Check out the helpful hints on maintaining a healthy heart, keeping tabs on your credit , protecting against identity theft, and creative yet inexpensive ways to reconnect with your mate in the February issue of "Everyday" provided by FirstFleet's EAP (employee assistance program) provider Health Management Systems of America.  To view this issue of Everyday click this link.    
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January is behind us and February is upon us….keep pushing forward with your New Year’s resolutions to pursue a healthier lifestyle including kicking the habit for good!  Check out the Quitnet smoking cessation program FirstFleet provides to all employees and their covered dependents who are enrolled in the company sponsored medical plans through BlueCross/BlueShield. Here’s to a healthier you!!  For more information click this link for details of how to get started.  
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As professionals in the transportation industry it is important that we stay informed of the changes and discussions that our facing our industry today.  I would like to share with you a few updates with regards to current topics of discussion from the perspective of the DOT and FMCSA. In 2011 the DOT issued over 1400 citations to commercial drivers for texting. CDL suspensions for things other than traffic violations, such as failure to pay child support, will not count against a CSA record. Off-site reviews by the DOT will...


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Mr. Laverne Strange of Ft. Wayne, IN was recently recognized by his employer FirstFleet, Inc, for Two Million Safe Miles driven. Mr. Strange drives for FirstFleet out of our Bluffton, IN facility. Mr. Strange has been with FirstFleet since 1989 and says that keeping a safe distance around him, watching out for the other drivers and expecting the unexpected are keys to his safe driving success. Perry Glancy, Laverne’s Fleet Manager at FirstFleet says that Laverne is always at work, has good relationships with fellow drivers and management an...


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Delaware, OH - Open House 1/29/2012 9:00 am - 3:00 pm The Delaware, OH facility of FirstFleet, Inc. has the need to add a few more drivers to better meet the needs of our dedicated partner. Delaware is located about 20 minutes north of Columbus in central Ohio. If you or any professional driver you know lives in or around this area please help us spread the word of this opportunity to join a growing company servicing a dedicated partner. All qualifying candidates who submit an application at our open house event will be presented with...


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  With the closing of one year and the beginning of another it is time once again for W-2 documents to be mailed to our employees and for the tax season to begin. On Janurary 14, 2012 W-2 documents were mailed to FirstFleet, Inc. employees using the address that we had on file as of December, 30, 2011. Every year there are questions, comments and concerns about the values represented on the documents. The taxable amounts shown on the W-2 often does not match up with any amount shown on the final paystub for the calendar year. To help explain the for...


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Beginning January 30, 2012 all commercial drivers, will be required to provide copies of their current medical certificate (if issued after January 30, 2012) to their respective state drivers licensing agency when renewing their license. Individual states will then have two years to incorporate medical certificate information into their state commercial driver's license system. You will get more information on this requirement from your home state very soon, if you haven't already.  This policy change is an enactment of the federal program to combine C...


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Bluffton, IN - Open House 1/22/2012 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 gift card as a token of our appreciation. As a grand prize we will be giving...


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  What Freezes? The brake lining freezes to the brake drum.  Why? If you set your brakes when they're wet, and it is cold (enough) outside, they may freeze.  How do you "unfreeze" them? If you do have frozen brakes, you will have to break them loose. Most often it is the trailer brakes that freeze not the tractor. First try backing up - quite often they'll break free on their own.  If the brakes on the tractor are frozen, lock in the power divider and release the brak...


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STOPPING DISTANCE – Are you feeling some anxiety about getting that load delivered or getting back home for some rest?  Don’t let that feeling keep you from maintaining a 6-7 second following distance from the vehicle in front of you.  At 30 mph, a commercial vehicle needs 148 feet to stop safely.  Avoid that rear-end accident by not following too close! A printer friendly version of this information can be found here.  
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FirstFleet, Inc. is opening a new terminal in Elkton, VA. Our excellent service record and relationship with a beverage producer has now led us to a new terminal with 25 dedicated trucks. We are pleased to announce that Jeff Nester will be the Fleet Manager for Elkton, VA. Jeff returns to FirstFleet after having previously worked with us in Morristown, TN. Also, we are pleased to announce that Carol Steele is our new Transportation Supervisor for Elkton, VA. Carol comes to work at FirstFleet, Inc. after having previously worked in Transportation at the Target D...


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