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Carter Yard Rules

Effective April 2017 – Please review and adhere to the rules listed below while on the Carter Yard.

– Speed limit is 10 MPH / 16 KPH

– Yard direction is counter clockwise and one-way only.  Shunt drivers are the exception and will always have the right of way.

– All drivers must wear safety vests while outside of their trucks.

– Upon arrival, drivers should report to Document Control.

– EVERY trailer must have a placard before it gets dropped. The placards will be provided by document control.

– ALWAYS slide tandems to the rear of the trailer when dropping or placing a trailer in the yard or door.

– Use tire chocks when pulling or placing a trailer in a door.

– Do not park under or in front of the trailers in the Crossdock doors. Trailers should not be pulled from a dock door without having paperwork in hand.

– If Document Control requests that the trailer be dropped on the yard, they will provide a door range for reference.

– Do NOT block any drive aisle with equipment. Drivers should park in the exterior portion of the yard or across from the dock entry points until a trailer number and location has been provided.

– Outside carriers MUST have their engines off and brake set, while in the door.

– NO trucks are to be parked in employee lots. Bobtail parking is permitted in designated areas.

– Outside carriers aren’t allowed to park in the yard for longer than two hours.

– Tractor engine MUST be turned off during inspections.

– When driving on the yard, all vehicles must use hazard lights between the hours of dusk to dawn. The shunt driver MUST connect the pigtail when moving trailers so the trailer lights are operational.

 

For questions or concerns please contact Jason Wojahn X1371 or Darick Underwood X1445.

Safety Announcement

Drivers,

    We have experienced 2 preventable rollover accidents in the past 2 weeks. These rollovers are very dangerous and costly. The average rollover cost the company between $100,000 and $150,000 dollars.  Please remember to drive your truck safely and legally at all times. We had two rollovers in 2016. This year, we are up to 3 with one being non-preventable weather related. We can’t afford to continue on this path. Some of you may be aware that we monitor all critical events triggered by the on-board truck computer. Anytime the on-board computer senses the truck is at risk of turning over, the Safety Department is alerted. We will contact the driver and find out what happened. This is used as a teaching tool most often. We monitor this data to help diagnose drivers that exhibit unsafe driving behavior. We also have a tool that scores every driver in the fleet using various forms of data. This data is also used to determine who may be good candidates for safety school but is more often used to proactively counsel drivers.

Don’t be a statistic!

If any of you have questions regarding rollover prevention please contact the Safety Department.

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

You and your eligible dependents can talk to a U.S. board-certified doctor anytime, anywhere, by phone or video.

Give your family access to Teladoc!

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)

  • Set up your account.  Visit the website and click “set up account”.  Follow the online instructions to provide the necessary information and to complete your medical history.
  • Set up minor dependents. (17 or Younger) Log into your account and click “My Family” from the top menu.  Follow the online instructions to provide the necessary information and complete your dependent medical history.
  • Set up adult dependents. (18 or Older) Adult dependents set up their own account by visiting the website and clicking “Set Up Account”.  They should follow the online instructions to provide necessary information and to complete their medical history.
  • Request a consult. Once your account is set up, request a consult anytime and anywhere you need care.  With your consent, Teladoc is happy to provide information about your Teladoc consult to your primary car physician.

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.

Annual Banquet – RSVP NOW!

It’s almost that time again for our Annual Company Awards Banquet!  Join us for a night of awards, dinner, and dancing! 

When: Saturday, June 10th 2017

Where: Anderson Country Club, Anderson IN 46012

Time: Registration 5:00PM Appetziers 5:30PM Dinner 6:00PM Awards 7:00PM Entertainment 8:00PM to 11PM

RSVP NOW! https://carterexpress.wufoo.com/forms/qdkd61n0ylb0u7/

OR Call Erica Hauser X1244, Donna Holbrook X1250, or Katy Waldrep X1221

Hotels Rates and Shuttle Information available.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE!

Driving Safety Tips: Rollover Prevention

Driver error is responsible for over 75% of all truck rollovers, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) study. Rollovers can happen to anyone at any time, so you can never be too comfortable behind the wheel.

Here are few tips to help keep you alert: 

·        Manage your speed first and foremost

·        Comply with DOT Hours of Service Regulations.

·        Get plenty of sleep in your off time. There is no trick and no amount of coffee or caffeine that can substitute for adequate rest.

·        Be aware of your level of fatigue. Take a break or stop when you are tired. Keep your cab well ventilated and slightly cool to help keep you alert.

·        Keep your eyes moving and visually analyze what you are seeing. This will keep your brain activity stimulated and counteract the effects of highway hypnosis or tunnel vision.

·        Don’t text and drive or use hand-held devices while behind the wheel.

·        Don’t eat large, fatty meals before getting on the road or while driving.

 Entering curves or corners too quickly or driving too fast for conditions can lead to vehicle rollover crashes.

Here are a few speed management tips to help keep you and others safe:

 ·       Adjust your speed. Slow down as needed, depending on the driving conditions. 

·        Be aware of the effect of speed on stopping distance. Whenever you double your speed, it takes about 4 times the stopping distance.

·        Be aware of the effect of vehicle weight on stopping distance. Brakes, tires, springs and shock absorbers on heavy vehicles are designed to work best when vehicles are fully loaded. Empty trucks require greater stopping distances because an empty vehicle has less traction.

·        Be aware of the effect of road conditions on stopping distance. On slippery surfaces, you must drive slower to stop in the same distance as on a dry road. Speed must be reduced by about 1/3 on wet roads, 1/2 or more on packed snow and to a crawl on ice.

 If you have any questions related to rollovers or any other safety topic feel free to stop in or contact the Safety Dept.

Drive Safe!

March Madness for Madness County Charities

This March, we created a March Madness competition for charity at our Anderson Terminal.  Much like the Real March Madness, we divided Carter Anderson into 16 teams.  Each week they had to bring a charity item and the teams who brought the most moved on to the next round.  The final round ended with a basketball tournament at Carter Maintenance.  The competition was insane.  Madness swept through the office and the results were amazing. We never imagined the results would be this huge.

Together we donated …

6112 Pounds of Pet Food

780 Trash Bags

5700 Toiletry Items

1000 Bottles of Laundry Detergent

3000 Rolls of Toilet Paper

700 Rolls of Paper Towel

600 Bottles of Cleaner

500 Bottle of Dish Soap

100 Bottles of Bleach

We are so proud of our Carter Family!

Congratulations to the Accounting & Ace Department for being Carter’s FIRST EVER March Madness Charity Champion!

CAC Committee Awards Grants to Madison County

On March 17th, 2017 our CAC Committee reviewed all of the grant applications we had received. After a lot of thought and discussion the Community Action Committee decided to grant money to the following charities:

  • Helping Hands Food Pantry: $1000.00 granted to fully fund operational costs for 1 opening of the pantry.  Helping Hands Food Pantry is a Madison County based food pantry that is open twice a month.  They provide fresh produce, as well as meat and dairy products to food insecure families.  They estimate to help 300 families per pantry opening.
  • Anderson Education Foundation: $1000.00 granted for their Growing Youth program at 10th Street Elementary School.  The AED is a small non-profit that supports the teachers and students of the Anderson Community School system.  The AED requested funding to build a garden at 10th Street Elementary School.  This project will directly affect 90 children and their families.  The students will learn about growing their own food, making healthy food choices, and be able to take home “fresh produce”.
  • Kids Talk: $2500.00 granted for their Body Boundaries Programs for Madison County Schools. Kids Talk is a child advocacy center started in August of 2014.  The mission of Kids Talk is to conduct prevention education regarding child abuse and neglect to children and adults and to provide forensic interviews and victim advocacy in a child friendly location to children who have been reported as sexually or physically abused, neglected or have witnessed the abuse or violent crimes.
  • Humane Society of Madison County: $1880.00 to rebuild and purchase new kennels and fencing for their Madison County Location. The Humane Society is a no kill shelter in Madison County open since 1973.  They house up to 700 animals annually.

Congratulations to everyone that received grant monies; we are so excited to grant money to these amazing organizations.

Carter’s Biggest Loser Challenge – Who won?!

Carter Express’s Biggest Loser Challenge is OVER!  Contestants participated in an 8 week challenge to get in shape. They paid $10 to join and at the end of the 8 weeks, all the entry and penalty fees were matched up to a predetermined amount by Carter and $CASH$ prizes were awarded to 3 winners per terminal!!

Who are our Biggest Losers?! 

Anderson Terminal – 1st Place – Dewana Dulworth 2nd Place – Amy Phelps 3rd Place – Melissa Wise

Vandalia Terminal – 1st Place – Edward Nueburger 2nd Place – Greg Berry 3rd Place – Savannah Trefz

Romulus Terminal – 1st Place – Derek Uhilan 2nd Place – Antwan Kelly 3rd Place – Ashley King

Laredo Terminal – 1st Place – Jose Zamudio 2nd Place – Maria Dominguez 3rd Place – Maria Tere Mireles 

 

Congratulations to all of our winners and all of the contestants who decided to get healthier in 2017!

Driving Healthy Tips: Are you getting enough CALCIUM?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the function of your nerves, heart and muscles.Failing to get enough calcium can stunt children’s growth and can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.

The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) by age group is as follows:

  • 1-3 years—700 mg daily
  • 4-8 years—1,000 mg daily
  • 9-18 years—1,300 mg daily
  • 19-50 years—1,000 mg daily
  • 51-70 years—1,000 mg daily (men) and 1,200 mg daily (women)

 

Please note that these RDAs reflect suggestions from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. Your personal recommended calcium allowance may differ. Please consult your doctor to determine how much calcium you need in your diet.

March New Hires – Welcome!

We had 23 new employees join Carter in March. Please help us welcome them to the Carter Family!

  • Anderson: Andrea Gafford, Tamara Robertson, Katrina Simmons, Billie Snyder

  • Anderson Drivers: David Allender, Arnaldo Cantu, Zachary Cunningham, Andrew Helton, Joe Ross, Jimmy Smith, Gregory Waymire
  • Paragould Drivers: Janet Hunt
  • Laredo Drivers: John Crostowski, Mario Coronado, Hector Cotto,
  • Romulus Drivers: Jamie Parkinson,
  • Knowville: Caleb Loveday
  • Knoxville Drivers: Carter Chambers, Richard Tant
  • Dayton: Marie Baker
  • Dayton Drivers: Edgar Hall ll, Charles King, Kevin Nagle
  • Hebron Drivers:

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

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