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There are plenty of reasons to quit tobacco. Maybe you want to reduce your risk of illness down the road, save money, feel better, or lessen the impact of second-hand smoke on loved ones. When you quit tobacco, you actively take back your life. You no longer have to plan your day, and life, around nicotine. Anyone who has ever tried to kick the tobacco habit knows it's not easy. Quitting is a unique process for each person. There is no "best" way to quit. There is only what is best for YOU. That's why FirstFleet QuitNet Comprehensive meets you where you are in the q...


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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently passed a law that bans the use of cell phones by commercial drivers without a hands free phone device. This law goes into effect December 30, 2011.  The penalty for violating this federal law is $2750 per occurrence. In addition to the hefty fines that are associated with this infraction it has been proven to be a very unsafe practice. In effort to sponsor safety it is the company policy of FirstFleet to require the use of a hands free device while operating a company owned vehicle. Please help us make the roads a safer place ...


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  FirstFleet would like to take this time to wish everyone and their family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.  We at FirstFleet express our thanks and gratitude for everyone’s hard work this past year. May everyone have a healthy and Happy New Year.    
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This brief video details how you can quickly gain access to valuable information with regard to the location of our nationwide authorized fuel stops.


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  We need your help!  We have good news and great news to share. The good news is we have been awarded new business with a Dedicated Customer in Elkton, VA. The great news is that FirstFleet will now be hiring 25 drivers in Elkton and the surrounding area to satisfy our need. Elkton is located in Northern, VA - about 20 miles east of Harrisonburg. If you know of any qualified drivers, that you would recommend, please refer them to FirstFleet’s website (www.firstfleetinc.com), and ask them fill out our online app...


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FirstFocus is the quarterly newletter publication of FirstFleet, Inc. We use this newsletter to keep our employees updated with happenings, celebrations and information from around the FirstFleet family of facilities. This newsletter installment brings us the celebration of our first 3-Million Mile safe driver Dave Hall, 2-Million Mile driver Orville Wood, and a host of others that have joined the million and half million mile clubs! Check out the newletter here and celebrate the accomplishments, weddings, new births and other events o...


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We have recently made some additions to our online video library by posting a few targeted safety training videos that are quick and to the point. If you haven't checked them out I would like to encourage you to have a look at the material and give us your feedback. The secured video library is located here for FirstFleet employees (login required), but this material has also been made available to the general public on our YouTube channel.  Video Topic - Load Securement Load Securement is a very important aspect of safe dri...


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Stale Green Light : A term referring to intersection safety. A stale green light is a traffic light that is green when you first see it, thus you do not know how long it has been green - so we have to assume it will change at any moment . When you encounter a stale green light be prepared to stop, the light may change and you will need to stop in a safe, controled manner. Running a red light is an extremely dangerous decision. Safe, profession, drivers are always on the lookout of stale green lights and make...


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We are pleased to announce that we have negotiated a higher discount with our cellular vendor Verizon Wireless. The discount is now 19%. This discount applies to equipment purchases AND monthly plans.  All employees of FirstFleet, Inc. are elligible to enroll in the process. If you wish to begin the process of getting the discount applied please log into our website www.firstfleetinc.com. Once you are logged in navigate to myPortal -> Employee Resources and look for the Employee Discount Programs. Follow the instructions under the en...


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The 6th CSA Basic is Cargo – Related (Securement)   Did you know that this CSA basic requirement includes areas on a commercial vehicle other than freight securement? Many professional drivers are unaware that in fact this measurement DOES include things other than basic freight securement. Some examples to consider include the spare tire, dolly crank handle, fuel cap, tarps and debris on landing gear plates. With winter quickly approaching the focus will broaden to include snow and ice that may build up on trailer roofs during sno...


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Summer has passed and Winter seems to be fast on its heels. Winter brings with it wet, slippery and sometimes frozen surfaces which create hazardous conditions for our employees. In order to avoid painful and costly slip and fall injuries the company has added slip-on traction aids to its available personal protective equipment (PPE). These traction aids go on easily over the employee’s existing shoes or work boots. All drivers and mechanics are expected to wear these traction aids. If you have not already been issued a pair, or need replacement cleats for those issu...


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We at FirstFleet join the rest of the nation this weekend in honoring those servicemen and women who have bravely served to defend our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy. Their sacrifice, and that of their families, 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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  FirstFleet recently recognized Mike Farmer for Two Million Safe Miles driven. Mike, a sixteen year employee, drives out of our Portland, TN facility hauling multi-stop freight. On Monday, November 7, Mike and his family were presented awards during a drivers meeting with over 100 of his fellow professional drivers and peers in attendance. Mike feels he owes his safe driving record to guidance from the Lord above, and what his father taught him years ago - if you do a job: take your time, do it right, and ma...


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The FIRSTFLEET, INC. 401(K) 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. All associates that have reached the age of 21 and have been employed at FirstFleet for 60 days are eligible to enroll in the 401k plan at the beginning of each month. If you would like to enroll, you may do so online at www.principal.com or you can enroll over the phone directly with Principal by calling 1-800-547-7754. If you complete the enrollment process in N...


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We have recently made some additions to our online video library by posting a few targeted safety training videos that are quick and to the point. If you haven't checked them out I would like to encourage you to have a look at the material and give us your feedback. The secured video library is located here for FirstFleet employees (login required), but this material has also been made available to the general public on our YouTube channel.  Video Topic - Checking Tail Lights Our best form of communication with other vehicle...


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