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Welcome Spring

“It is one of those March days, when sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is Summer in the light and Winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens

As another Winter comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude as we venture into another season, to you our employees. We appreciate your continued hard work and commitment. We couldn’t do it without all of you.

Welcome Spring.

Carter PRIDE – DOT Inspections

Congratulations to the following drivers for successfully passing a DOT road side inspection in the months of January and February. We appreciate all of your hard work, dedication and attention to detail. Please continue to show your Carter Pride by properly inspecting your equipment for defects every day.   

KENNETH CAMPBELL – RAMIRO TAMEZ – HENRY MERTZ  SR – JACKIE CASON-EDWARDS – JONATHAN BELCHER – SHERRY BROWN – WILLIS BASTIN – ROBERT COWEN – ROBERT CAMPBELL – SHANNON CLONCH – VONDA COOTS – JUAN ESPINOZA – CHRISTOPHER FUCHS – MANUEL FLORES – JAMES GLEASON – JESUS GONZALEZ JR – ANGELA JOHNSON – ROBERT KOTOWSKI – PENNY LUKE – CHITMAN MADAHAR – DENNIS NEWHOUSE – JONATHAN SUTTON – THOMAS STEWART – LARRY THOMAS – BRETT TAYLOR – MARTIN CHAPA – MARK FRY – JOZEF KOMANIECKI – ALBERTO LOERA – BRENDA MOYER – GERALD THOMAS 

Great Job!

We’ve added a NEW benefit! Sign up for Teledoc Today!

If you or your dependents are currently enrolled in the Carter Express health care plan, you can use Teladoc!

So what is Teladoc?!

Teladoc gives you access to medical care, 24/7/365!  You can access Teladoc for FREE by phone or video … anytime, anywhere!.  Even at work, on the road, or from the comforts of your own couch, you have access to medical care! With over 20 years of clinical experience, U.S. board certified physicians can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for your non-emergency conditions.  This includes treatments for the flu, ear & eye infections, Bronchitis, UTI’s and much more.

You can start using Teladoc today by setting up an account!!

Use this link or call  the toll free number to get started.

Member.teladoc.com/registrations | 1-800-Teladoc (835-2362)

If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact our HR Department!! Terri- Ext 1224, Tammy- Ext 1351, or Breeanna- Ext 1627

Please note: The state of Arkansas does not recognize Teledoc. Therefore, Arkansas employees are not eligible for this benefit.

Driving Safety Tips : Scaling A Load

Drivers,

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion with whom is responsible for scaling a load. The pick-up driver is responsible to scale the load in order to confirm the axle weights are legal and the overall gross weight is legal. \With that being said, there are many factors the 2nd driver must consider in order to make the decision on scaling the load again.

Some of those factors include, but are not limited to:

  • – the type of truck that was used to originally scale the load
  •  – fuel on board that truck
  • – fifth wheel placement on that truck
  •  – load shifting
  •  – personal belongings in truck

 

It is each individual driver’s responsibility to make sure their tractor-trailer weight is legal. The only way to ensure the load is legal, is to scale the load yourself.

 

Please contact the Safety Department if you have any questions.

Annual Banquet & Golf Outing – Save the Date

It’s almost that time again for our Annual Company Awards Banquet and Golf Outing!

Save the Date on your calendars NOW.  We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our employees!

When: Saturday, June 10th 2017

Where: Anderson Country Club, Anderson IN 46012

 

More details to follow.

Driving Healthy Tips : One Minute Stretches for Anytime

ONE-MINUTE STRETCHES

 

Even though you are sitting at a desk or in a vehicle for most of your day, your muscles can get tight and sore. Yet, within a minute, you can loosen strains with the following quick and easy stretches.

 

Neck
  • – Lower your ear to your shoulder and then roll your chin onto your chest. Then, roll it up to the other shoulder and back again. Repeat this exercise five times.
  • – Turn your head and look over your shoulder. Hold this position for five seconds. Repeat this exercise five times for each side.
Hands and Wrists
  • – Circle your wrists inward and then outward. Repeat this exercise 10 times in each direction.
  • – Spread your fingers widely and hold this position for five seconds. Repeat this exercise five times.
  • – Clench your fists, stretch your hands out parallel to the ground and do 10 wrist circles in each direction.
  • – Extend your arm to the floor and push your fingers with your opposite hand towards your body. Hold this stretch for five seconds and then switch hands.
Upper Back and Shoulders
  • -Move your arms over your head in a climbing motion. Repeat this exercise 10 times for both arms.
  • – Circle your shoulders forward and backward. Repeat this exercise 10 times in each direction.
  • – Inhale and shrug your shoulders to your ears. Hold for five seconds and release.
  • – Grab your right elbow with your left hand and stretch your arm across your chest. Hold this position for five seconds and switch to your other arm.
  • – Stretch your arms around the opposite shoulder blade and give yourself a hug.
  • – Hug your legs with your arms while sitting, allowing your chest to rest on your legs.
Lower Back
  • – Bend to one side while sitting in your chair. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then repeat on the other side.
  • – Rotate your body to one side and hold this position for 10 seconds. Then, do the same on the other side.
  • – Stand up with your hands supporting your lower back. Then, arch your back slightly for five seconds. Repeat three to five more times.
  • – Stretch your legs in front of you and point and flex your toes 10 times.

 

Try these stretches and loosen up throughout your day to avoid sore muscles.

March Milestone Anniversaries

The following employees will hit a “milestone” anniversary in March of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service. Please congratulate everyone listed below when you see them at Carter!

  • 3 Years: Anderson: Gerald Bell, Austin Bousman, Susan Cagley, Danny Gregory, Michael Marion, Jay Rollins, Carolyn Tillery Knoxville: Timothy Nichols, Tammy Wallace Dayton: Greg Berry, Michael Bright, Joshua Calhoun, Gary Holt, Stacy Lewis, Anthony Streacker
  • 5 Years: Anderson: Collin Hopkins, Robert Maris  Romulus: Jason Gallaher
  • 10 Years: Anderson: Drake Hatch, Brad Dannelley, Charles Scruggs
  • 15 Years: Anderson: John Munday

 

Congratulations!!

February New Hires

We had 35 new employees join Carter in February. Please help us welcome them to the Carter Family!

  • Anderson: Joshua Burrows, Kelli Johnson, Jeffery Jones, Jacob King

  • Anderson Drivers: Jay Campbell, Monty Gee, Donald Hendricks, Chris Kanedy, Glenn Miller Jr., Dewayne Mullenix, Steven Raschick, Nat Small, Phillip Wimmer
  • Paragould Drivers: Dewayne Meredith
  • Laredo Drivers: Hector Adame, Oscar Gonzalez Jr., Benito Silva
  • Romulus: Jonathan Caudill
  • Romulus Drivers: Sheldon Alexander, Jeremiah Boatman, Joseph Bojanowski Jr., Vincent Ramirez
  • Knoxville Drivers: Jody Henegar
  • Dayton: Theodore Carpenter, Bobby Cutlip, Kendall Kay, David Hill, Timothy Isaac, Cecilia Karaffa, Bryan Moore, Tyrone Stirtmire Jr., Terry Taylor, TaSean Washington
  • Dayton Drivers: Terry King
  • Hebron Drivers: Marshall Hayes

 

Thank you for choosing to join the Carter team. We are happy you are here.

Driver Referral Program – Get Paid for Recommending a Friend!

Do you know an experienced driver that is looking for a better place to work? You could receive a referral bonus if you convince them to drive for Carter! Our referral bonus is usually $1700! Only drivers with one or more years of professional CDL experience qualify. This limited-time program pays $200 the first week, $500 after the driver has been here for 6 months and $1000 after their first full year. Both you and the new hire need to be actively employed at full time status in order for you to receive the bonus and your name must be mentioned on the application BEFORE the driver starts orientation. Spread the word about Carter and reap the rewards!

Phone Extension List for Drivers

Please note, the best way to get information about your load is to call the general dispatch number. If you have time sensitive information or questions, please do not leave a voicemail for specific individuals, use the general dispatch number. If you need something specific and it is not time sensitive information regarding your load, please contact one of the individuals listed below. Thank you!

  • General Dispatch #: 1-800-738-7705 
  • Vice President of Operations: Jim Stetnish – 1277
  • Director of Operations: Ken Hesseling – 1308
  • Operations Managers:
      • Brittni Miller – 1367
      • Michelle Mahoney – 1315
      • Kirtis Horning – 1314
      • Shari Mullins – 1311
  • Safety Director: Rick Wisener – 1233
  • Assistant Safety Director/Training Coordinator: Darick Underwood – 1445
  • Accounting: Breeanna Huggler – 1627
  • Logs Coordinator: Angie Beattey
  • Fuel Cards: Donna Holbrook – 1250
  • Director of Recruiting: Jim Fairfield – 1285
  • Recruiters: 
    • Kelli Tafliger – 1286
    • Dewana Dulworth – 1212
  • Driver Resources: Erica Hauser – 1244
  • Payroll: 
      • Kim Otto – 1358
      • Kerri Donovan – 1227
  • Benefits Information:
    • Tammy Lambert – 1351
    • Breeanna Huggler – 1627
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