Monday, January 2, 2017

Cigna Programs & Helpful Resources


Cigna Programs & Helpful Resources

Lifestyle Management Programs – Support for Tobacco Cessation, Stress Management and Weight Management.  Individuals can engage via phone for one-on-one coaching experience, and/or online to learn at their own convenience.  Telephonic coaching provides convenient evening and weekend hours and each enrollee will receive a program workbook and toolkit. Call 1-855-246-1873.

24 Hour Health Information Line – Confidential and convenient telephonic access to a registered nurse 24/7 to help determine the most appropriate steps for care, assist in navigation through the health care system. Call 1-800-Cigna24

MyCigna.com and Mobile App – Find doctors and medical services.  See cost estimates for procedures and compare the quality of care ratings for doctors and hospitals.  Manage and track claims.  Print and view your medical id card.

Health Matters – Our health engagement platform that offers personalized support that will meet you where you are, so we can help you get to where you want to be.  You can connect to the information, tools and inspiration you need to take charge of your health.  Log into myCigna.com and click the “My Health” tab.

Chronic Condition Support – Connect with a dedicated health advocate to create a personal care plan to manage a chronic health condition and provide holistic support. Call 1-855-246-1873.

Cancer Support Program – This program helps individuals and their families who are touched by cancer.  We offer information, assistance and care support for the entire experience – from diagnosis to treatment to remission.   Call 1-800-Cigna24

TheraCare – Supports people taking specialty medication by helping them understand and manage their condition, medications and side effects. Call 1-800-633-6521

CoachRx  – Provides personalized support for medication adherence.  With the help of CoachRx, each person can find the approach that works for them. Call 1-800-835-8981

Preventive Care - Checkups, immunizations and screenings are an important part of staying healthy. They can help detect or prevent serious diseases and keep you in tip-top shape.  Your primary care physician can help you coordinate what tests are right for you based on your age, gender and family history.  In Network Preventive Care services are covered at 100%.

Emergency vs Urgent Care - If you need medical attention, but it’s not too serious or life threatening, you may not want to waste your time and money in an ER. An urgent care center provides quality care like an ER, but can save you hundreds of dollars.  Average Emergency Room cost $1,553 vs Average urgent care center cost $135.

Convenience Care – Need to see your doctor but can’t get an appointment?  Try going to a convenience care clinic.  You’ll get quick access to quality and cost-effective medical care.  A convenience care clinician can treat you for sinus infections, rashes, ear aches, minor burns and other routine medical conditions.  You can find convenience care clinics in some grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores.  To quickly find one in your area, log in to your mycigna.com mobile app.  There is a $40 copay at the convenience care clinic.

Cigna Network Laboratories - If you need blood work done, you may go to the lab associated with your doctor’s office. If you’re at a hospital and need a pathology test, they may send you to the lab that’s right onsite. But did you know that if you go to a national lab such as Quest Diagnostics® or Laboratory Corporation of America® (LabCorp), you can save up to 75% and still get the same quality service?  Even though other labs may be part of the Cigna network, you’ll get even bigger savings when you go Quest and LabCorp for your lab work.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Moving violations top offenses during Safe Driver Week

During the recent Operation Safe Driver Week (Oct. 16-22), a total of 20,648 total citations or warnings were issued throughout the U.S. and Canada. Of that number, 11,182 citations or warnings were issued to drivers of commercial vehicles.
policeThe top five warnings and citations issued to commercial motor vehicle drivers (as a percentage of total CMV warnings and citations) were:
  • State and Local Moving Violations – 56.7 percent
  • Speeding – 19.6 percent
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device – 7.6 percent
  • Failing to Use Seatbelt – 7.1 percent
  • Using a Handheld Phone – 2.4 percent
In addition:
  • 0.5 percent of CMV drivers were cited for inattentive or careless driving
  • eight citations related to a CMV driver’s failure to stop at a railroad crossing were issued
  • seven CMV drivers received citations for operating their vehicle while ill or fatigued
  • five warnings and nine citations were issued to CMV drivers for reckless driving.
The top five warnings and citations issued to private passenger-vehicle drivers (as a percentage of total passenger vehicle warnings and citations) were:
  • Speeding – 39.4 percent
  • State and Local Moving Violations – 37.1 percent
  • Failing to Use Seat Belt – 11.7 percent
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device – 1.9 percent
  • Inattentive and/or Careless Driving – 1.5 percent
During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, data was collected by nearly 3,000 law enforcement officials across the U.S. and Canada.
Operation Safe Driver Week campaign was launched in 2007 by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Interesting facts about Semi-Trucks and Trailers

If you drive a big rig you are in a class above all the rest, literally. A semi truck is one of those vehicles that interests people who’ve never been in or driven one. Think about it. How many times a week do you honk your horn when a kid pumps his arm at you? When you stop at a red light and you’ve got an awesome looking load, like a flatbed trailer loaded down with bee boxes a buzzing, people around you are going to look in amazement. Well, in the case of the bees they might look in fear, but that’s another issue. At any rate being a driver of a big rig puts you in the front row seat to one of the coolest modes of transportation on the roadways. Not convinced? Here are some awe inspiring facts that will make you think twice about your own truck.
  • A new model semi truck costs anywhere from $130,000 to $180,000 for the tractor, and $30,000 to $80,000 for a trailer, making your grand total at $26,000 or greater—which is why buying a gently used semi truck and trailer can be a good bargain.
  • Bigger trucks means increased stopping time; a truck needs 40 percent more space to come to a complete stop when compared to a passenger car. Of course this varies depending on how much you are hauling, weather conditions, road conditions, and whether or not you are pulling a trailer.
  • A semi holds at least 15 gallons, that’s right gallons, of oil; a car only needs up to 6 quarts of the slick stuff.
  • Big rig fuel tanks hold up to 300 gallons of diesel. Compare that to the practically tiny tanks used by cars.
  • Semi trucks aren’t exactly known for being efficient over the road. In fact, a big rig will burn fuel at a rate of 4 to 8 miles per gallon. On the other hand cars are being manufactured that have 40-plus miles to the gallon, putting big rigs to shame in this department.
  • One driver over the road with long haul trucking will drive an estimated 100,000 miles a year. LTL loads account for only 45,000 miles a year per regional truck driver.
  • In 2006 alone all of the commercial trucks drove for a quarter of a trillion miles. Imagine trying to add all of those zeros; now that’s a lot of ground to cover.
  • California, Florida and Texas are the states with the most semis, as more than one-third of the big rigs running in the US are registered in these three states.
  • The US has approximately 3.2 million truck drivers with CDLs, but there are only 1.9 million registered semi trucks. Someone’s going to have to slide over and make room for some unemployed truckers.
  • The US trucking industry is made up primarily of small businesses and owner operators, as 90 percent of these types of businesses have less than six semis in operation. So while you see the tractor trailers roll by with names like Swift, Werner and JB Hunt, these big companies only account for about 10 percent of the industry.
  • Top semi truck brands include Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Freightliner, Kenworth, Volvo, International, and Western Star Trucks.
  • If you look at what is delivered in the US, 68 percent of all freight is delivered by semis. Break this down and every American would account for an over the top 60,000 pounds of freight—in a year.
  • The heaviest hauls in the US are construction materials and agricultural commodities, which account for the most bulk weight.
  • A semi truck can haul up to 80,000 pounds of freight at one time, safely. However, you also have oversized loads that account for much more than that, but require specialized escorts, increased axles and a smaller window for driving during the daylight hours for safety.
  • Speaking of safety, the most common accident happening for truckers is the rollover. It used to be jackknifing, but that’s since declined substantially thanks to the requirement that all trucks feature anti-lock breaks. Now if we could just use our modern technology to innovate a way to decrease rollovers, the trucking world would be a lot safer.
So there you have it, some facts and figures to brag about over your holiday gatherings. Let everyone you love know just how important, and big, your trucking jobs truly are. As it’s harvest season and the time of thanks, it’s also a great time to give yourself a pat on the back for being a part of this most important industry.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Celebrating 16,800,000 Safe Miles in November 2016

Congratulations to the following drivers for receiving Safe Mile Awards in November.  Thank you for your continued effort of making PTL a more safety conscience company! 
 
2,100,000 Gerald V Porschakin
1,800,000 Charles Zeigler
1,200,000 Terence Coaxum
800,000 Bennie Fitch
800,000 Regeil Staples
700,000 Charles Widuch
600,000 Walter Costilow
500,000 Tremayne Harris
400,000 Brian Baker
400,000 George Brown
400,000 Lewis Jacobs
400,000 Billy Taylor
400,000 Donald Ward
300,000 Mufutau Anifowose
300,000 Marcel Harrell
300,000 Shedric McClain
300,000 Darrell Webb
300,000 Mark Wrhel
200,000 Jay Baricevac
200,000 Teven Brown
200,000 Michael Brown
200,000 Rogelio Cabrera
200,000 David Chapa
200,000 Derrick Cole
200,000 Jerry Johnson
200,000 Michael Lane
200,000 Lionell Logan
200,000 Justin Martin
200,000 David Moore
200,000 Montravius Thomas
200,000 James Tuttle
200,000 Floyd Walin
100,000 Antionne Anderson
100,000 Jerrel Cederboom
100,000 Kari Childress
100,000 Stacy Coker
100,000 David Cole
100,000 Michael Dempsey
100,000 Edward Haney
100,000 Terry Henry
100,000 Kevin Hubert
100,000 John Jenkins
100,000 Terry Light
100,000 Bryan Lynn
100,000 David McCoy
100,000 Anthony Randall
100,000 Jose Rios-Hinojosa
100,000 James Rossetti
100,000 Randell Royal
100,000 Alvin Scott
100,000 John Vandiford
100,000 Demetrius War
 
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thank You PTL Veterans 2016


It is our privilege to say “thank you” to all of America’s veterans, to let them know that we appreciate them for their service and honor them for their sacrifices. The price of freedom is high. We cannot afford to forget those willing to pay it.



Keith Cole
OTR Breakdown
Army 1986-93
Richard Archambeault
Driver Services
Air Force 1955-59

Daniel Burgdolf
Customer Service
Navy 2009-2013
Anythony Keith Conder 19921
Air Force 1985-05



Achsah Cole
Accounts Receivable
Marines 1992-98
Marlin Bates
Recruiting
Army 1987-92
Leon "David" Coyner 19985
Army

Gene Fielder
Driver Services
Air Force 1972-95
 
Lee Hodsdon 64180
Army 1978-92

Danny Lane
West Memphis Terminal Manager
Navy 1989-93

Michael Graham
Sr. VP of Sales
Army

Alex Lacey
Customer Service
Navy 2007-2012
 
Bobby Dale Lemoine 66042
Army

Dennis Green 19971
Air Force 1977-81

David Moore 19860
Navy 1985-89

Martin Tolver 20031
Army 1972-83

Don Urquhart
Driver Services
Coast Guard 1953-1995

Kevin Sprinkles
Sr. Recruiter
Army 1992-13

James Tuttle 16382
Air Force 1972-78

Tim Walls (right)
Murray Maintenance
Army 1979-96

Gordon Fraser 19630
Navy 1979-90

Mike Wright
Operations
Army 1984-92

Brent Melton
Driver Services
Marine Corps 1995-2010

Gene Steven Berry 66922
Navy 1989-93

Mike Alexander
Director of Driver Services
Army 1972-74
LEE ADAMS ALVERSON • 19603
Army
EMMANUEL AMBRIZ • 16573
Navy
DEQUAN LEBERT ANTHONY • 19668
Army
ERIC JAMAR BAILEY • 19799
Navy
STEVEN ARNOLD BAKER JR. • 20047
Army
CHARLES MICHAEL BARKLEY • 20113
Air Force
ALEJANDRO ENRIQUE BASSIM • 19698
Army
SCOTT DAREN BAXTER • 19898
Air Force
JEFFREY ALLEN BECKER • 20176
Army
ROBERT BECKWORTH • 19817
Navy
MARVIN RAY BENNETT • 20020
Army
ROBERTO BERNAL • 20120
Army
STEPHEN R. BLACKWELL • 20008
Army
FARROW CHRISTOPHER BOWMAN • 20229
Army
COREY DWAYNE BROOKS • 16632
Navy
GEORGE ALDEN BROWN • 15161
Army
ANTHONY RAY BROWN JR • 20101
Army
WARREN LEE BROWN • 19992
Army
JOHN EDWARD BROWN III • 19997
Army
GARRY WAYNE BURDGE • 67271
Navy
 HENDERSON BUTLER • 20201
Marines
MICHAEL EUGENE CALHOUN • 19942
Army
ANDREW SCOTT CAPPER • 20214
Navy
EDGAR W. CARRIGAN • 16560
Army
ANTHONY Q. CARTER • 64124
Army
LARRY EUGENE CARTWRIGHT • 19683
Marines
EARL HEINRICH CASH • 20107
Army
JUAN CASTRO • 20046
Navy
JERREL MARTINUS CEDERBOOM • 19763
Army
ALFRED L. CHEEKS • 66809
Army
CASEY JAMES CHURCH • 19789
Army
LESTER COBLE • 19713
Army
ALBERT LEROY COLLIER • 19711
Army
KEITH WAYNE COLLINS • 16445
Army
JAMES LINTON COLLINS • 16476
Army
KENDALL NICOLE CONERLY • 16494
Army
ALEX ARNAZ COX • 19808
Air Force
ALLEN A COX • 20050
Army
JOSHUA STEPHEN CROWE • 20105
Army
DENNIS WAYNE CULPEPPER • 19825
Navy
OKEY CLARENCE DELANEY • 19686
Navy
JUAN DE LOS REYES • 20099
Army
MICHAEL EUGENE DIBARTOLO • 20215
Air Force
MICHAEL RAY DINGLER • 20005
Army
MIKE DUFFIE • Murray Maintenance
Army 1975-95
JAMES RICKEY DUNN • 20058
Marines
SAMUEL R ECHOLS • 20051
Army
TERRANCE DERRELL ELDER SR • 20216
Navy
BILLY CHAZ ELY • 20021
Army
DAVID WILLIAM EWERS • 16421
Army
MARVIN WAYNE EYE • 19662
Army
JOHN KEMP FALESKI • 16469
Army
JON MICHAEL FARMER • 20248
Navy
GORDON BISSET FRASER JR • 19630
Navy
DAVID MICHAEL GAMBLE •16692
Marines
PINKNEY LEE GAMBLE JR • 20205
Army
BRIAN MATTHEW GEISER • 16501
Coast Guard
LOUIS OALAUJUAN GILBERT • 67234
Army
MICHAEL ANTHONY GLENN • 19769
Army
FELISIA ANITA GLOVER • 19833
Army
ARCHIE DEAN GREENE JR • 16685
Army
JAMES HAROLD GREENGRASS • 16486
Navy
RANDALL GENE GRIMES • 16561
Army
NATHANAEL PHILLIP HALBY • 16680
Army
ROBERT ALEXANDRIA HALL SR • 19657
Army
RORY A HAMM • 19761
Marines
CHRISTOPHER D HAMRYKA •19904
Marines
LITIA SHANEAN HAND • 19843
Army
EDWARD ALBERT HANEY • 19707
Navy
JAMES EARL HANSEN • 19933
Navy
TIMOTHY EARL HARDY • 66661
Marines
MATHIAS ALEXANDER HARDY • 19920
Army
JOHNNY BOB HARP • 20014
Air Force
DAVID CHRISTOPHER HARRIS • 19929
Army
WESLEY GENE HART • 19670
Army
JOHN EDWARD HASTINGS JR • 16556
Army
TERENCE LEE HAYNES • 19634
Navy
JOHN HAYMAN • VP of Safety
Army 1969-71
CHRISTOPHER RAY HENRY • 66961
Marines
JOHNNY RAY HENSON • 16581
Army
DEVIOUS S HIPP • 60218
Army
KEVIN DOMINIQUE HOLDEN • 20195
Army
GARY DUANE HOLMAN • 16442
Marines
DAMON ROMEL HOSLEY • 19803
Navy
JAYDEE HUGHES • 19647
Army
DANTE CARLO HUMMEL • 19999
Marines
BLAKE EDWARD HUNTER • 260
Army
ROBERT FORD HUNTER JR • 19850
Marines
TOMMIE E JACKSON JR • 20096
Army
JOHN RAYMOND JENKINS • 19619
Army
RONALD MARK JONES • 20118
Army
RODERICK LEE JONES • 66252
Army
ANDREW JERMAINE JONES SR • 20216
Army
DEXTER MAXWELL JONES • 19786
Air Force
GERALD LAMAR JONES • 19917
Army
JVIEN MAURICE KARAS • 20131
Army
MARCUS KENNEY • 16636
Army
TERRY PATRICK KERSEY • 20112
Navy
LORENZO JOHNNIE KING • 19798
Navy
JASON DANIEL KNAPP • 19782
Navy
KELSEY ROBERT KREIS • 19809
Army
WILLIAM RANDAL LAPOINT • 19695
Army
CLIFFORD RAY LATHAM • 20102
Army
GARY ABDUL LAWSON • 16579
Army
ROBERT LEE • 67153
Army
RICKY LEWIS • 20132
Army
RONALD CLAY LINDSEY • 66967
Army
JAMES K LLOYD • 16681
Air Force
GARY A LONGANECKER • 16550
Army
STOPHER LEE MADDEN • 20224
Army
HAYDEN ANDREW MANASCO • 20244
Army
JUSTIN ALLEN MARTIN • 20120
Army
KENT DAVID MARTIN • 16653
Marines
JOHNATHAN PAUL MATHIS • 67155
Army
WALTER H MAXEY • 16509
Marines
DAMARIS PAJACOB MCCANT • 19972
Army
TIMOTHY L MCCARTHY •20090
Army
GREGORY MCCARTY • 16422
Army
WILLIAM MARK MCCAULEY • 20074
Marines
WILLIAM DARNELL MCCREARY • 16572
Army
MICHAEL JOSEPH MCNALLY • 16620
Marines
ARTURO ANTONIO MENA • 16555
Marines
ANTHONY CHARLES MERKA • 16454
Army
JOSEPH VINCENT MERKLER • 20086
Marines
TYRONE J MERRITT • 16463
Army
RONALD DEAN MERRITT JR • 20222
Army
BOBBY MIDDLEBROOK • 16691
Army
 CHRISTOPHER W MILLER • 19748
Navy
JOHN HENRY MILLS • 16540
Army
LEONARD LAURICE MILLSAP • 16627
Army
CEDRIC JOSEPH MITCHELL • 20214
Navy
ARNOLD MONROE • 16689
Navy
TERRY RUSSELL MONTGOMERY • 19956
Army
JOSHUA EARL MOTEN • 16587
Marines
TERRENCE JOSEPH MULICH JR • 20111
Marines
NICHOLAS MBUGUA MUNENE • 19913
Navy
MARK TRACY MUNFORD • 19667
Navy
JOSEPH LOWELL MUSE III • 19974
Army
ANTHONY D NEALY • 20060
Army
CHRISTOPHER W NENISH • 16450
Army
HEATH PATRICK OBRIEN •16449
Army
GORDON DAVID OLSON • 16482
Navy
EDWIN OSVALDO OTERO-CRUZ •20197
Army
CHARLES STEPHEN OWENS II • 19736
Army
KEVIN JAMES PALMER • 19750
Navy
MIKEL RICHARD PARKER • 19970
Navy
NORMAN PATTERSON • 19959
Army
RALPH PATTILLO • 65838
Navy
CHRISTOPHER A PECK • 20117
Army
BRUCE PETTIS • 20131
Marines
STEVEN ISAIAH PETTY • 16466
Army
CATE ANNE PLAUCHE • 19627
Air Force
MICHAEL ALBERT POWELL • 20059
Army
ANTHONY LEONARD RANDALL • 19653
Army
REGINALD LYNN RANDLE • 16697
Navy
PERRY LEANDERS REDD • 16452
Marines
 EMMITT REEVES • 20151
Army
LOYD REYNOLDS • 16453
Air Force
JACOB MICHAEL RHODES • 16420
Army
LAWRENCE R RICE • 67232
Marines
ADOLPH RAY RIGGINS • 16569
Army
BENTON EARL ROBERTS • 19948
Army
LEON ROBINSON • 19813
Army
ALTARO ROBINSON • 19842
Air Force
JAMES ROBERT ROELL • 20169
Marines
REX RANDALL ROLLO • 16489
Army
JAMES EMANUEL ROSSETTI • 19882
Army
MICHAEL JOSEPH ROY • 19789
Marines
MUHAMMAD ABDUL RUFAI • 20125
Navy
DANIEL LEE SANDERS • 20004
Army
ANDRE JOSEPH SAVOIE • 19944
Army
RANDALL KEVIN SCHARMEN • 19636
Army
JACOB ELI SCHROCK • 20086
Army
ERIC LEROY SCOTT • 19624
Army
WAYNE ALDIN SEALY • 20156
Navy
JACOB DAVID SENSAT • 19805
Army
MATT SHAHAN • Driver Support
Air Force/Air National Guard
RONALD DEAN SHEARN JR • 19625
Army
BRUCE WAYNE SHELBY • 20003
Army
FREDERICK M SHEPHERD • 19749
Navy
JAMES PATRICK SHOTWELL • 20175
Air Force
TIMOTHY LYNN SHREVE • 19733
Army
ROBERT HAZLEHURST SMALL • 20168
Marines
THOMAS DEE SMITH • 16461
Army
LEROY DONNELL SMITH • 19801
Marines
DAVID WAYNE SMITH • 20047
Army
JOSEPH D SPIVEY • 20035
Army
BYRON ANTOINE STALLINGS • 20245
Marines
DWAYNE DOMICHIA STEPHENS • 16631
Army
ALFRED EMANUEL STEPHENS • 20100
Marines
MARCUS JAMES STEVENSON • 16624
Army
RICKY LEE STOKES • 16611
Marines
ISRAEL TAGUILAS • 19685
Air Force
TERRANCE LORENZO TEAL • 16578
Army
MICHAEL JACOB TERRY • 19961
Army
DAVID E THOMPSON • 16429
Marines
ULYSSES TINSLEY • 16519
Air Force
ROBERT DOUGLAS TOMERA • 66751
Army
FRANK DONNELL TURNER II • 20179
Army
SALVADOR VILLAREAL • 16595
Army
TIMOTHY JEWELL WALKER •16625
Army
DREW ALLEN WALTON • 16460
Navy
DONALD LYNN WARD • 19847
Army
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN WARREN • 16530
Army
JAMES LESTER WHEELER • 20115
Army
RONALD WHITE • 16699
Army
JOSHUA MICHAEL WIERZBICKI • 20183
Army
TERRY LEE WILCOX JR • 16487
Navy
GARLAND WILLIAMS •19875
Navy
CAREY DENZEL WILLIAMS • 16649
Marines J
EFFERSON L WILSON • 19710
Marines
ANGELA L WOOD • 19641
Army
MICHAEL A WOOLRIDGE JR • 19920
Army
MARK DANIEL WRHEL • 16622
Army
TOMMY WRIGHT •16588
Army
JUSTIN JAMES WYMAN • 20223
Army
MICHAEL WAYNE YORK • 19850
Navy
TRAVIS LAMAR YOUNG • 19896
Navy
KASUI ANNUGA YOUNG • 20031
Army
 
“Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier.”

– Zell Miller