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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 - Tandem Slide Tip We have all had times when pulling the handle on the ...


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The FirstFleet Morristown terminal recently passed 530 safe driving days without a preventable accident.Terminal Manager Ray Wright, credits his drivers with driving defensively, keeping a safe following distance to be able to react, and always leaving themselves an out. There are 40 full time drivers, and 6 casual drivers at Morristown, and everyone makes safety a daily priority. Congratulations Morristown, and thank you!    
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Your Open Enrollment is October 1 - 31, 2011 Enrollment Option 1 – On-Site Benefits Enrollment: October 1-31, See your manager for specific dates and times    Enrollment Option 2 – Online Benefits Enrollment: October 1-31, Visit https://harmonyenroll.coloniallife.com Your login ID is FFI- plus your Social Security Number (example:  FFI-123456789) Your password is the first four characters of your last name followed by the last four digits of yo...


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Miss Susie Safety Cone says:   “Submit your best safety slogan, cartoon, or one liner, and be eligible for a 4th quarter monthly safety drawing!”   A winner will be drawn monthly during the 4th quarter. The prize will be a 10” portable DVD player! All FirstFleet employees and family members are eligible to participate.   You may make your submissions using one of the following: Email to SafetyFeedback@firstfleetinc.com Fax to the Safety Department at 877-369-5927...


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Your 401k retirement plan statement for the quarter that ended 9/30/11 is now available online! To view or print your statement, just log into www.principal.com/retirement/statements 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: Click the Establish your new Username and Password Under Account Login, select Personal as the login type and click Go Enter your Social Security Number and t...


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Deer season is already upon us, many states report up to 150 deer accidents daily this time of year. In the safety training flyer below we have included some tips that may aid you in avoiding a vehicle / deer crash. Also included with this post is a 12 question quiz, designed to help you to refresh yourself on areas that we have identified as targeted training opportunities. This information is meant to keep safety a high priority and to reduce accidents and injuries at FirstFleet.  All drivers are required to complete this mate...


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The third basic in the CSA program is titled driver fitness. Driver fitness does not refer to how old a person is, how much they weigh, or how large their neck is. The primary focus of this basic is does the driver have a valid medical card and appropriately endorsed CDL ready to present to the office conducting the inspection. As a commercial driver you don’t want violations under the driver fitness basic on your CSA record, it refers to you being a qualified driver. Pre-trip yourself, make sure your medical card is valid, that y...


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Your Open Enrollment is October 1 - 31, 2011 Enrollment Option 1 – On-Site Benefits Enrollment: October 1-31, See your manager for specific dates and times    Enrollment Option 2 – Online Benefits Enrollment: October 1-31, Visit https://harmonyenroll.coloniallife.com Your login ID is FFI- plus your Social Security Number (example:  FFI-123456789) Your password is the first four characters of your last name followed by the last four digits of yo...


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Open Enrollment is just around the corner - October 1-31, 2011. If you are a full-time employee hired on or before October 2, 2011, a detailed information packet will be mailed to your home in advance of the start of Open Enrollment so that you have an opportunity to familiarize yourselves with your options, plan details, etc. so that you can make informed choices for you and your family for the 2012 benefit year. If you have not received an enrollment packet at your home by 9/26 please contact FirstFleet’s Benefit Department at 800-819-0905. ...


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Open Enrollment is just around the corner - October 1-31, 2011. If you are a full-time employee hired on or before October 2, 2011, a detailed information packet will be mailed to your home in advance of the start of Open Enrollment so that you have an opportunity to familiarize yourselves with your options, plan details, etc. so that you can make informed choices for you and your family for the 2012 benefit year. If you have not received an enrollment packet at your home by 9/26 please contact FirstFleet’s Benefit Department at 800-819-0905. ...


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This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  Many people do not know or understand the amount of time a Professional Driver invests in their profession. The demands or a Professional Driver's schedule often do not fit into the conventional 8-5 workday. It is not uncommon for a Professional Driver to begin their day between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM. Many drivers work 11-14 hours a day and might invest as many as 60-70 hours per week in their career. FirstFleet is a carrier that is dedicated to meeting the needs of our business partners with excellence. Much...


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Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. We ask you to join us in honoring the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who lost their lives in those mindless attacks as well as keeping in our thoughts and prayers the countless thousands of families who mourn the loss of family, friends and loved ones. Please also take this time to reflect on the heroes who emerged that tragic day. They were everyday Americans who showed the remarkable bravery, courage and resolve that inspired our nation then and continue to inspire us now. ...


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The driver record is kept with the CSA for a period of three year. Violations found on any level of DOT inspection, or being involved in a DOT recordable accident, will generate points on your CSA record. To access your personal CSA records see this link. Points are multiplied by 3 the first year on your CSA record, a minor speeding violation that may generate 4 points multiplied by 3, will result in 12 points assigned to your CSA record the first year. Points are multiplied by 2 the second year, and by 1 the third year, then fall off your CSA driver record. Warnings g...


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The FMCSA Unsafe Driving Basic is impacted by moving vehicle violations. Speeding is a common violation that influences this basic ranking. One critical area we would like for you to pay special attention to is reduced speed zones - doing 35 in 25 mph zone. Violations like these give officers a reason to stop you for a more extensive inspection - which is a burden on your available time.  Please watch your speed, slow down, and pay special attention to changing speed limits.  Remember warnings count on the CSA record, just as ...


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Regarding Fatigued Driving (Hours-of-Service) Basic: A commercial driver log book not being current is a reason for the DOT to look further in their roadside inspection. If you are driving a commercial vehicle you must be on line 3 of your log book, the drive line. This area has been high priority for DOT since the beginning of the CSA program. At FirstFleet our goal is to keep the roads a safe place for all motorists, and we appreciate all that you do to support this charge. Please help us better meet this goal by ensuring your logs are current before you begin any chang...


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