Roadcheck 2015

by Christine Turner28. May 2015 10:00

Don’t forget! Roadcheck 2015 will take place on June 2-4, 2015
Make only safe and necessary lane changes.
Pick a lane and stay in it for as long as possible. Lane changes increase one's risk of an accident.

Focus on your driving and avoid or minimize in-truck distractions ...
such as cell phone use, changing CDs, eating, or other activities that can remove your attention from the road.
For all tips and more information on Roadcheck 2015 visit http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck/roadcheck-checklist-for-drivers-02202015.pdf

Be sure you have your current CDL and Medical card in your possession. If not please contact Safety/Compliance immediately.

 

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US Bank Currently Down

by Natalie P.27. May 2015 12:32

 

Currently US Bank is down, and your cards can only be processed as credit at this time. We will keep you posted as soon as this has changed, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Take care and stay safe out there! 

 

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Tobacco Cessation Program

by Christine Turner27. May 2015 10:00

 

Commit to a healthier YOU!

 

Tobacco Cessation Program – Improve your Life – Kick the Habit

 Effective June 1, 2015 our smoking cessation vendor will be BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST).

 •       The program is to all employees and all spouses who are enrolled in our medical plan.

 •       Completion of the program will allow you to waive the tobacco surcharge for our medical plan.

 •       If you would like to participate the new phone number is 1-866-498-9806.

 ·       Upon completion, employees will earn 100 Highway to Health points (don’t forget if you earn 600, you earn $400 cash).

 

 After you enroll you will be assigned a lifestyle coach who will help you reach your goal of becoming tobacco-free. The program includes:

 

·       Unlimited inbound calling to your lifestyle coach.

 ·       An individualized action plan.

 ·       A free eight-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy, if indicated in your individual action plan

 ·       Education, guidance and support along the way.

 

 

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Live Chat on Facebook

by Christine Turner26. May 2015 15:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our VP of Contract Services Tim O'Connor Harness will be live chatting with our drivers on our Facebook page on May 27th from 3-4pm (EST).  He will open the conversation on our timeline and you will need to comment within the thread to receive his response.

 

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Roadcheck 2015

by Christine Turner26. May 2015 10:01

International Roadcheck 2015 will take place on June 2-4, 2015
Get in a safe mindset! Obey speed limits and traffic signs. Excessive speed reduces your ability to avoid a crash, extends your vehicle's stopping distance, and increases the severity of a crash when it occurs. Slowdown in bad weather and at construction zones.

Maintain a safe following distance. Follow other vehicles at a safe dista...nce. (Leave 5 seconds space between the truck and car.) Make sure to constantly check your mirrors.

For all tips and more information on Roadcheck 2015 visit http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck/roadcheck-checklist-for-drivers-02202015.pdf

Be sure you have your current CDL and Medical card in your possession. If not please contact Safety/Compliance immediately.

 

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Memorial Day

by Christine Turner25. May 2015 10:00

 

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, conjuring images of picnics, barbeques, or just a relaxing day off for some. But originally the day was charged with a deeper meaning, and Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have fallen in service of the United States of America.

  

As a proud veteran and son of a veteran, on behalf of U.S. Xpress, I want to personally thank our family of veterans who have served our country, and pay respects to those who have suffered the loss of a veteran family member or friend. As we embark on our mission today, please pause for a moment and remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 

As we Marines say, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful), and please have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

 

 

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Roadcheck 2015!

by Christine Turner21. May 2015 12:53

TODAY starts Roadcheck 2015!
Roadcheck 2015 will take place on June 2-4, 2015
Vehicle Safety Tips
BRAKES
Check for missing, non-functioning, loose, contaminated or cracked parts on the brake system; Check for “S” cam flip over; Be alert for audible air leaks around brake components and lines; Check that the slack adjusters are the same length (from center of “S” cam to center of clevis pin), and t...hat the air chambers on each axle are the same size. Check brake adjustment; Ensure the air system maintains air pressure between 90 and 100 psi; Measure pushrod travel; Inspect required brake system warning devices, such as ABS malfunction lamps and low air pressure warning devices; Inspect tractor protection system, including the bleed back system on the trailer.
COUPLING DEVICES
Safety Devices-Full Trailers/Converter Dolly(s): Check the safety devices (chains/wire rope) for sufficient number, missing components, improper repairs, and devices that are incapable of secure attachment. On the Lower Fifth Wheel check for unsecured mounting to the frame or any missing or damaged parts; or any visible space between the upper and lower fifth wheel plates. Verify that the locking jaws are around the shank and not the head of the kingpin and that the release lever is seated properly and that the safety latch is engaged. Check the Upper Fifth Wheel for any damage to the weight bearing plate (and its supports) such as
cracks, lose or missing bolts on the trailer. On the Sliding Fifth Wheel check for proper engagement of locking mechanism (teeth fully engaged on rail); also check for worn or missing parts, ensure that the position does not allow the tractor frame rails to contact the landing gear during turns. Check for damaged or missing fore and aft stops.

For all tips and more information on Roadcheck 2015 visit http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck/roadcheck-checklist-for-drivers-02202015.pdf

Be sure you have your current CDL and Medical card in your possession. If not please contact Safety/Compliance immediately.

 

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Benefits Xpress

by Christine Turner21. May 2015 09:14

 

Reminder TODAY at 1500 Eastern time the benefits department will hold its first monthly conference call!

To be a part of this call Dial in 855-233-5757  Access Code: 1630700#

 

 

 

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Roadcheck 2015

by Christine Turner21. May 2015 09:00
Friendly Reminder Roadcheck 2015 is coming up!
International Roadcheck 2015 will take place on June 2-4, 2015
Pre-inspect the condition of your vehicle before and check for load securement. Maximize the vision around your truck with properly adjusted mirrors; be sure your mirrors are properly set and clean.

Vehicle Safety Tips...
SUSPENSION
Inspect the suspension for: Indications of misaligned, shifted, cracked or missing springs; loosened shackles; missing bolts; unsecured spring hangars; and cracked or loose U-bolts. Also, check any unsecured axle positioning parts and for signs of axle misalignment. On the front axle, check for cracks, welds and obvious misalignment.

For all tips and more information on Roadcheck 2015 visit http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck/roadcheck-checklist-for-drivers-02202015.pdf
Be sure you have your current CDL and Medical card in your possession. If not please contact Safety/Compliance immediately.

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Vision Health

by Christine Turner20. May 2015 08:53

 

 

 

 

6 TIPS FOR HEALTHY VISION

 

1. Eat for Good Vision

 

Continue reading below...

 

Eating a well-balanced diet also helps you maintain a healthy weight, which makes you less likely to get obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

 

2. Quit Smoking

 

Smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. If you've tried to quit smoking before and started smoking again, keep trying. The more times you try to quit smoking, the more likely you are to succeed.  

 

3. Wear Sunglasses

 

The right kind of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.

 

4. Use Safety Eyewear

 

If you work with hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles every time.

 

5. Look Away From the Computer Screen

 

Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause: eyestrain, blurry vision, trouble focusing at distance, dry eyes, headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain.

 

6. Visit eye doctor regularly

 

It helps you protect your sight and see your best. Eye exams can also find some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, that have no symptoms. It's important to find these diseases early on, when they're easier to treat. 

Visit http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/good-eyesight?page=2 for more information

 

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