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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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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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