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IDLE TIME

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As the summer heat approaches, and the nicer weather is around the corner, I would like to remind EVERYONE to watch their idle time. Firstly, there is no sense in idling the truck when you walk into the driver’s room or are talking with the shop. You’re air pressure is already up and you’ve moved the truck. SHUT IT OFF! Idling one truck doesn’t use that much fuel, but remember FVMartin owns 60 trucks, which adds up. Secondly, the old ways of “burning up starters” is long gone. Thirdly, fuel prices have skyrocketed over the past two months. If we all do our part to save some money, I bet you’ll see some returns.

WANTED DRIVER REWARD

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TRUCK DRIVERS

$1,000.00 Reward

 We need your help in finding qualified truck drivers.

Log Truck or Flatbed

 Simply refer a class A cdl driver to apply for work;

Ask them to put your name on the application as the referral source.

When we hire them, and they stay for at least 180 days,

The company will pay the bounty to you!

 There is no limit on how many you refer or how often we pay you.

Remember you are simply referring them to apply, not vouching for their performance.

They can apply in person, or on line at our web page.

They can also call Doug- 541-826-6014

OVERSPEED EVENTS

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As many of you know, we have the opportunity to monitor overspeed events, and the majority of you drivers do very well.

The picture below shows some common places we are seeing “OVERSPEED” events.

Most of them have subtle changes in speed limits for a brief distance. This could set you up for a speeding ticket that could not only disqualify you from driving for us, but could stop another company from hiring you.

Please watch the speed zones you travel through daily, and in particular the ones noted below.

If you do not see the speed limits changing and those events are still showing in E Roads, please let your supervisor and Doug know. We can address possible corrections with E Roads.

As of today, I show at least 10 of you are at risk. Neither of us can afford this.

Please pay attention and watch your speed!

Double check our work!

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Log truck drivers should double check the dispatch board in the am before leaving.

Sometime we get so many moves on the board that we text the wrong name. Please always check the board in driver’s room before leaving and if it differs from what we told you call before leaving the yard.

Thanks

Log truck dispatch.

COMPANY PICNIC!!

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We want to announce our annual company picnic will be on June 22nd at 11:30am.

Location: Emigrant Lake Site D

The office and management staff will need a head count. So, RSVP to Heather or Stew as soon as you know.

If you would like to bring your boat or other watercraft, you will need to come into the office and sign a waiver not holding FV Martin Trucking liable for any incidents (if they happen). Alcohol will be allowed to the picnic, but will not be provided by the company.

Please bring out the family and come enjoy a good time. Lawn games are encouraged, and there is a horseshoe pit at the site. There is a water park for the kiddos, a play place with slide, and obviously the lake. We look forward to this event and hope everyone can come.

Doug Sabin

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After some deep soul searching and long talks with family members. Doug Sabin has decided it would be in all of their best interest, to stay employed at FV Martin Trucking for the foreseeable future.

We here at FV Martin Trucking were happy to accept the withdrawal of his resignation.

Doug will continue in his current position of trying to better the safe readiness of our company and it’s employees.

Please help me in welcoming Doug back to the FV Martin Family.

 

Troy

Share the Road, professional truck drivers offer helpful tips for the road

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The American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program are urging motorists to pay serious attention to work zones in order to maintain safety on our nation’s roads. As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Share the Road professional truck drivers, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are providing safe-driving tips to keep both motorists and workers safe during the spring construction season.

“We want better highways and safer roads, which means as drivers we have a responsibility to protect the men and women working to improve road infrastructure, especially when we’re driving through work zones,” said Share the Road professional truck driver Russ James of YRC Freight. “All drivers should take extra precaution in work zones, like slowing down, staying focused and maintaining safe following distances.”

2019 marks the 19th year of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Every April, federal agencies, associations, trucking and bus companies work together to encourage safe driving at the beginning of roadway construction season. This year’s theme, “Drive Like You Work Here” emphasizes the message that all drivers should be constantly focused and prepared for challenging conditions in and around work zones.

ATA’s Share the Road program is part of the Our Roads, Our Safety partnership, which has put together additional resources to remind motorists of driving best practices when operating in or approaching work zones. Interested motorists, trucking companies and safety-minded organizations can access National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign materials on the Our Roads, Our Safety website. ATA’s Share the Road program will be amplifying work zone awareness messages throughout the week on the program’s social media channels as well as promoting the messages among its grassroots network of professional truck drivers.

Personal Vehicles

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In an effort to improve the safety and security at our facility we are asking each employee to please provide a description, of most common vehicle you use, or  take a picture of the front of the vehicle (plate- make etc.)

This will help us quickly identify which vehicles belong in our yard and those that may not.

 It could save you a tow bill !

Please email them to heather.hutchens@fvmartin.com and we will add them to your employee file.

If no picture we would like; Make, Model, Plate, and Color of your vehicle.

 

Thank You  Doug