Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Meet the Trainers!


Thanks to Trainers Kenneth Frogge, Gary Warren, and Joe Allen for showing some of the corporate office employees some truck and trailer basics.  We appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with us.

We watched how to drop a trailer, a pre-trip inspection, and learned about tire pressure.  Several employee-owners also got to take a peek into the cab.  We got to see messages on the qualcomm and looked at e-logs.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

New Customer Leads

 
Drivers, when you see a shipper with dropped trailers that are not ours, call us at 800-225-7142 Option 7 and give us the shipper’s name and location. Don’t forget to leave your name and truck number. If you lead results in a new customer, when the first load is booked you get $250!
 
Thank you to these drivers who provided leads to Customer Support during the month of April. I would like the thank you all and recognize you for your efforts in helping PTL find new business. We appreciate all you do! Monica Todd, Customer Service. 
 
Angela Thomas in 63893
Lance Thorson in 16004
Keith Cole in 19647
Dominique Laurence in 16369
Gordon Olson of in 16514
Lisa Murray in 19737
Jared Nolen in 16364
Gilbert Villegas in 16236
Joe Sparlin in 16643
Lacy Jones Jr in 15973
Roy Thomas in 16445
Gilberto Villegas Jr in 16236
Martin Tolver in 16482
Randall Scharmen in 16210
Carl Brown in 16574
Daniel Casteel in 16476
Angie Lambert in 16451
Mario Hawkins in 16683
 
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)

There is a quote, "You may not change the world, but you can change someone's world".  This is something that rang true for one of our drivers, Christopher Ellis, who was able to change the world of a child's life that was about to be put into human trafficking.
Human trafficking is unfortunately still a reality in our world. Trafficking can occur in many locations, including truck stops, rest areas, restaurants, private homes, etc. Christopher was aware of this, and when he saw a child that looked distressed at a truck stop, was able to check amber alerts and saw the same child had been missing. At this point, he contacted officials and was able to save that child's life!
In the situation that you feel uneasy about what you are seeing check for these signs:
1. The individuals lack of knowledge of their community or whereabouts
2. Restricted our controlled communication- the individual is not allowed to speak for self
3. CB chatter about "commercial company" or flashing lights signaling "buyer" location
4. Individual not in control of their own identification documents
5. Any acknowledgement that she/he is making a quota (pimp)
If any of these apply to what you are seeing, or other signs of struggle please contact 1-888-3737-888 you can also text INFO or HELP to 233733 (BeFree). To learn more visit http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/ If you want to speak to anyone at Paschall Truck Lines about more tips, you can contact 270-753-1717 and ask for the Business Improvement Department. Let's stop this evil from hurting more children.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Logs

Paschall Truck Lines wants to remind everyone of the importance of having legal logs. We do use the QUALCOMM for ELOGS but make sure you have paper logs on hand and know how to fill them out in case your QUALCOMM isn't working.  The DOT will ask for written logs in this situation and that is the drivers responsibility! However, you should not fill out the paper logs unless your QUALCOMM unit is down. Having two records of logs is considered a violation. There are multiple things to keep in mind when working on written logs, and when working with the ELOGS via the QUALCOMM. 

THE 11 COMMANDMENTS OF LEGAL LOGS
1. Date
2. Total miles driven for the day
3. Tractor and trailer numbers (on the QUALCOMM, the tractor number is automatically entered, but the trailer is not)
4. Name of the carrier
5. Main office address
6. 24 hour period starting time
7. Driver's signature/certification
8. Remarks
9. Name of co-driver
10. Total hours
11. Bill of lading/pro number

In addition to all of these rules, dates and times of supporting trip documents such as: toll receipts, port of entry receipts, citations, fuel receipts, motel receipts, accident reports, dispatch records, etc., must agree with the entries in the log. Total miles indicated on your log, as well as mileage between stops must be accurate and must be in compliance with DOT guidelines. Any variance or discrepancy will be considered a falsification which will result in a CSA violation on your record.
**If you have questions for our Logs Department, clal them at 1-800-225-7129 option 5
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Accident Prevention

When you think of the general circumstances, a fixed object accident is preventable and should not happen.  Regardless of size or location, a fixed object can be avoided if the driver is observant and takes appropriate action. 
The key to seeing a fixed object is to always be looking for fixed object. Drivers who say they failed to see a fixed object before an accident were not observant or paying attention. Sometimes a driver assumes there is adequate clearance when there isn't. In the case of a dumpster which has always been near the loading dock, has it been nudged into the path of a trailer being backed up to the dock?
Make sure your vision is not obscured by dirty windows and mirrors. Clean them during pre-trip inspections. Get out of your truck to check your clearance; do not assume you have room. In tight areas on private property, watch for deep pot holes that could result in your vehicle tipping into a fixed object. Watch for overhead wires that may be too low. You may not clear building overhangs and overhead doors, especially if your vehicle is empty and/or there is a build up of ice or packed snow.
There are places where you can not physically enter. You will encounter situations in which you need to ask for something to be moved such as parked cars! If your request is denied, call your immediate supervisor.
Fixed object accidents are embarrassing because the driver is always at fault. Protect your safe driving record by being observant and mindful of hazards.

Preventing Fixed Object Accidents
1. Clean mirrors and windows during pre-trip inspections
2. Get out of your vehicle to check blind spots to the side and rear
3. Avoid potholes that can tip your vehicle into a fixed object
4. Watch for low overhead wires
5. Check building for overhangs and overhead doors especially in situations with ice and packed snow
6. A dumpster, parked vehicle, etc. that may need to be moved
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Monday, April 27, 2015

More Than A Want, A Need

The one thing you learn quickly about being in the trucking industry is that every day brings a new challenge! To begin to prepare in the start of your trucking journey, we asked our drivers to talk about what they have for day to day survival out on the road. These are the things that they find essential for being the best driver you can be.

Many mentioned hygiene. They are referring to much more than a shower too. When you are a driver your truck is your job, and your home. You need to keep it clean in order to perform at your best! So Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, and air fresheners should always be available in the cab of your truck. If you keep a clean truck and a clean self, this will help you have a clean mind as you are traveling and working with the customers.

Having a road atlas is very crucial in this business. Yes, Paschall Truck Lines gives you routes through the QUALCOMM, but those can occasionally be wrong and not give you the most direct route. Once you are given your route through the QUALCOMM, you can verify with your road atlas that it is the most direct route. If it's not, you can call into Driver Services for Navigo feedback. Read about the importance of that in our former blog http://drivewithptl.blogspot.com/2015/04/navigo-feedback-april-edition.html The reason most drivers do not have a road atlas is because of the price. At our Paschall Truck Lines store at the North Lot in Murray, you can get a paperback for $12.00. They also have a larger, laminated atlas for $32.50. Yes, those can seem like am additional expense, but the outcome of finding a better route, or being able to find your way back from a wrong turn by a faulty Navigo direction is priceless!

Something that everyone needs to have in any line of work is patience. This can be very difficult to have when working as a driver. Between traffic jams, long waits at customers, and dealing with vehicles not following proper traffic laws, your patience could be spread pretty thin throughout the day. It is important to keep it at bay as best you can in order to perform better in those high intensity situations. The saying has always said, patience is a virtue!

When beginning your career at Paschall Truck Lines, you are set up with a trainer. They will be full of insights in those first few weeks, be sure to listen! Every time you are stopped at one of our terminals, ask those other drivers around you about some advice that they have. Everyone will be more than willing to help. At Paschall Truck Lines, our drivers work hard to be the best drivers out on the road. They want to continue that tradition, so if they can help anyone with advice, they will gladly step up to the plate to do so.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Q1 Fuel Bonus Winners 2015



Q1 Fuel Bonus Winners 2015



DAVY ELTON RUVEN

7.6

AYERS MICHAEL DWAYNE

7.54

COLE ACHSAH HELEN

7.34

COLE KEITH ALLEN

7.34

HAYNES TERENCE LEE

7.29

ALI ALA A

7.26

HORTON TRINNIE GAZARRA

7.26

WAYLAND KENNETH RAY

7.22

LANGLEY MATTHEW EVAN

7.18

CLARK ANDREW CHARLES SR

7.14

PINKELTON ROBERT EARL

7.14

MCCOY JAMES PATRICK

7.13

SCALES MICHAEL J

7.13

HUFFMAN TONY RAY

7.12

STEFFEY WILLIAM M

7.12

PYLE MARTY DALE

7.11

GREEN DAVID LELAND

7.07

GADDY TITUS ALPHONSO

7.05

WALKER AREON BERNARD

7.05

BEACH AKEAM DONYEA

7.03

FEINGOLD STEVEN DAVID

7

GOLDEN BRANDON ALEXANDER

6.98

LEECH MICHAEL STEPHEN JR

6.97

RICHARDSON JOSEPH BERNARD

6.97

SCANLON NICHOLAS DENTON

6.96

ELLIS CHRISTOPHER TODD

6.93

WILLIAMS OMAR S

6.92

POWELL DEVON HOSEA

6.91

SANDERS DANIEL LEE

6.91

TREVINO SANTIAGO JR

6.91

SCATES LEROY

6.9

SCRUGGS JOSE DOMITRES

6.9

KEYSE MIKEY L JR

6.89

SHEARN RONALD DEAN JR

6.89

COBURN RAYMOND LESLIE

6.88

FORD WILLIAM G

6.88

HARGROVE WILLIAM H

6.88

BALLARD JAMES DENNIS III

6.87

GANDY LINDA MESHELL

6.87

JONES TIMOTHY RAY

6.87

SIMMONS STACEY LEE

6.87

GORDON BRIAN KEITH

6.86

BAKER BRIAN KEITH

6.85

HILL CLARA ELIZABETH

6.85

ANDERSON RANDALL HORCE

6.84

HASKINS SARA JANE

6.84

STEELE VERONICA JADE

6.84

TURNER MARIA M

6.81

FOY ANTHONY JAMES

6.8

ROBERTS PRINCE RODELL

6.8

SPITZER JASON ALLEN

6.8

MARQUEZ STEVE RIGGINS

6.78

DOUGHERTY HAROLD LYNN

6.77

HENDERSON GARY DEAN

6.76

SANDOVAL RAUL DANIEL

6.75

VASQUEZ NICOLAS JR

6.74

BUTLER HENDERSON JR

6.73

GREEN MARK III

6.73

LYLE DUSTIN RAY

6.73

HALL CLARENCE LEONARD

6.72

ZEIGLER CHARLES S

6.72

GARDNER ROFFIE LEE

6.71

MATHEW STEVEN DALE

6.71

MCDANEL SCOTT E

6.71

PERRY GREGORY

6.71

GALBRAITH MARK RICHARD

6.7

TAYLOR BILLY JOE

6.7

REYNOLDS LOYD E

6.69

WILLIAMS MAURICE

6.69

GATES RHONDA D

6.68

BOATRIGHT LARRY VESTELL

6.67

CADY IRVIN LEE

6.67

NELSON RICHARD TODD

6.67

HARP JOHNNY BOB

6.66

CASTRO JUAN  JR

6.65

JENNINGS DERRICK ANTONIO

6.65

LOCKHART VICKI LYNN

6.64

SYPH PHILLIP-ANTHONY O

6.64

MILLER JASON CHARLES

6.63

POWELL LLOYD MICHAEL II

6.63

KURTH WILLIAM GORDON

6.62

ECKELS STERLING V

6.61

BANKS DOLLINE H

6.6

COVEY JACKIE RAY

6.6

JOHNSON LAWANNA JEWELL

6.6

LIVINGSTON CORY LYDELL

6.6

TOLVER MARTIN DAVID

6.6

BLACKWELL STEPHEN R

6.59

WILLIAMS DERRICK LEON

6.59

FRANKLIN ALFRED P

6.57

TILSON CONRED GAVIN

6.57

DAVIS ALAN LANE

6.56

GRIFFIN HAROLD D

6.56

LOSEE DAMON ALLEN

6.55

OLSON GORDON DAVID

6.55

STALLINGS BYRON ANTOINE

6.55

BURGETT PAUL DEAN

6.54

KING DOMINQUE MARCELL

6.54

NEALY ANTHONY D

6.54

AUCHTER JOEL

6.53

FRIEND JAMES ARTHUR

6.53

JENKINS JAQUAN

6.53

TROUTMAN DOMINIQUE LSEAN

6.52

JENSEN CHRISTOPHER PAUL

6.51

MCCLINNHAM JAMES

6.5

APATO DOUGLAS R

6.49

EDWARDS NEIL ALLEN

6.49

MCCARTHY TIMOTHY L

6.48

POTTS JAMES CHADWICK

6.48

CLARK KENNETH EUGENE

6.47

MACIAS GUADALUPE

6.47

GALLARDO RICARDO JR

6.46

HOLLAND TIMOTHY ALLAN

6.46

SALISBURY DENNIS M

6.46

HILL JAMES MATTHEW

6.45

DAVIS RHONDA CELESTE

6.44

RUFAI MUHAMMAD ABDUL

6.44

SHEFFIELD MAJOR BERNARD

6.44

WOOD ANGELA L

6.44

MCKNIGHT DENNIS

6.43

POWELL MICHAEL ALBERT

6.43

GUY STERLING EDWARD JR

6.42

PERRY DAVID LESTER

6.42

BECKER DARWIN DALE

6.41

GARLAND ZAVIUS RAMON

6.41

JONES MICHAEL ANTHONY

6.41

KITCHENS JERRY FULTON JR

6.41

MURPHY TREMELL DION

6.41

STACY KIMBERLY D

6.41

ECHEVERRIA JESUS G

6.4

PATTERSON NORMAN  JR

6.4

PORSCHAKIN GERALD V

6.4

REED JIMMY DEWAYNE

6.4

SHAFFER MIKAL MUMIN

6.4

GERBEN ANDREW WILLIAM

6.39

GREEN DARNELL LAMONT

6.39

SCHMUCKER SCOTT ALAN

6.39

THOMAS ROY DAYLON

6.39

CRIGGER DAVID LANE JR

6.38

MORRIS KENNETH LEROY

6.38

REID ANTHONY MARQUEZ

6.38

SAMPSON WILLIAM ONEAL

6.38

HARTLESS BRADLEY ROY

6.37

JOHNSON CLYDE BYRON JR

6.37

NICOL CHARLES STEPHEN

6.37

PANNO MICHAEL F

6.37

SAENZ STEPHEN THOMAS

6.37

BEAL JASON LEROY

6.36

ELLISON NORMAN WADE

6.36

JASTER KIRK K

6.36

MIDDLEBROOK BOBBY

6.36

NEAL ANTONIO SCOTT

6.36

NEWTON JEREMY W

6.36

SPICER ALBERT LAWRENCE

6.36

ALVAREZ-ESTERO JULIO E

6.35

CONDER ANTHONY KEITH

6.35

FISHER DOUGLAS LLOYD

6.35

JONES KELBY LAMAR

6.35

NORTON JAMES DUNCAN

6.35

RODRIGUEZ HECTOR LUJANO

6.35

WILSON VERA JEAN

6.35

DOZIER JOSEPH

6.34

ELLIOTT GEORGE ELT

6.34

TUTTLE JAMES DAVID JR

6.34

WAITERS NATHANIEL J JR

6.34

DEAS ROY HERMAN

6.33

ODELL STEPHEN MATTHEW

6.33

TINSLEY MICHAEL COLEMAN

6.33

KING BENNIE LEE

6.32

BRICE-COULTER NATHAN

6.31

DILL RANDY ALLEN

6.3

KENNEDY PATRICK JOSEPH

6.3

OHARA ROBERT GILDAE III

6.3

PATTERSON AUTUMN PEARL

6.3

STONE BRIAN KEITH

6.3

THOMAS RAYMOND EARL

6.3

CARRIZALES REYNALDO G JR

6.29

HONEYCUTT DAVID IVY

6.29

THOMPSON DAVID E

6.29

WILKINS JEFFREY

6.29

ABEL JASON ALLEN

6.28

ADAMO SERGIO NERO

6.28

BURNETT ERIK LEE

6.28

CHERRY JOEY DALE

6.28

DOUGLAS CEDRIC DEMOND

6.28

MURPHY MORGAN B

6.28

SMITH NORRIS LEE

6.28

SPIVEY JOSEPH D

6.28

ALBRECHT JOE FRANKS

6.27

ALLEN JOSEPH WILLIAM

6.27

LOFTIN BRIAN CAMERON

6.27

LUNDQUIST JACK F

6.27

MENZEL JOSEPH ANTHONY

6.27

MORALES CARLOS MANUEL JR

6.27

SCHARMEN RANDALL KEVIN

6.27

STEIDLER BLAKE RYAN

6.27

FRAZIER CODY RYAN

6.25

HAYES BRIAN DARRELL

6.25

PARKER MIKEL RICHARD

6.25

HITE NICHOLAS LUKE

6.24

JONES DENNIS MICHAEL JR

6.24

MITCHELL TIMOTHY ALAN

6.24

STEWART CORDEL

6.24

WILSON TIMOTHY SCOTT

6.24

JOSEPH MICHAEL PHILLIP

6.23

WARREN GARY WAYNE

6.23

SPRINGER RODERICK DEMPSEY

6.22

ARMSTRONG RONALD E

6.21

BONSON CHARLES MAJOR

6.21

HALLIBURTON LARRY D

6.21

CARL JOHNNIE LEE

6.2

JENKINS MICHAEL E

6.2

MILLER TARRAZ DEORLANNE

6.2

TAYLOR QUINTON ANTHONY

6.2

BRUMFIELD CODDY MAQUILLE

6.19

PECK CHRISTOPHER A

6.19

SMITH WILLIAM PRESTON JR

6.19

DARBON JOSHUA SEYMORE

6.18

MCCREARY STEPHEN EDWARD

6.18

FITCH BENNIE K

6.17

GREEN MILES ALLEN

6.17

GRIFFITH CHRISTOPHER A

6.17

HOPKINS CODY GLENN

6.17

MORRIS TIMOTHY EUGENE

6.17

PEPPER STEVEN LESLIE

6.17

TERRY BOBBY WAYNE

6.17

WALKER TIMOTHY JEWELL

6.17

SMITH BRIAN NEWTON

6.16

YOUNG BEVERLY LAVERNE

6.16

BRADLEY TIMOTHY LAHAVEN

6.15

HOWLAND CODY JAMES

6.15

STEVENS WALTER LLOYD

6.15

WALLACE ANDREW R

6.15

ELIASON JAMES PHILLIP

6.14

HUDSON SHEROD JERREL

6.14

KENNEDY MARVIN

6.14

MATTHEWS JOSEPH TODD

6.14

PICKETT KENNETH WAYNE

6.14

SCOTT KEITH LAMAR

6.14

WILKINS JOSEPH L

6.14

LIBURD LANSTON RUDOLPH

6.13

MORRISON DANA RANDALL

6.13

TYSON LESLIE EDWIN

6.13

STOKES LACOLLIS DION

6.12

WARD JEREMY B

6.12

REASONS ERNEST MOODY II

6.11

RIVERA-MENDEZ CESAR LUIS

6.11

BAILEY BILL PRESTON JR

6.1

ELFERS DAVID MARK

6.1

WALBORN JAMES BUCKLEY

6.1

WILLIAMS JOSEPH WALTER

6.1

COX FRANKLIN SPENCER

6.09

DRAUGHN CHRISTOPHER S

6.09

HAMILTON CONRAD A

6.09

MAXWELL KENNETH ROBERT

6.09

MEYER JAMES ANTION

6.09

BERRY DERRICK R

6.08

JIMENEZ JOSE LUIS

6.08

PALER RALPH DENNIS

6.08

BROWN RONNIE RUSSELL

6.07

CONRAD SOPHIA MITCHELL

6.07

HAMILTON CONNIE RAE

6.07

DAVIS HORACE WILLIAM JR

6.06

RODEBAUGH CHARLES ROBERT

6.06

SHELBY BRUCE WAYNE

6.06

CANADAY RICKY L

6.05

DYSARCZYK ROBERT F

6.05

LEE RICKY TYRONE

6.05

SHERRARD JAMES R

6.05

SHELDON MATTHEW P

6.05

SNEED DANIEL LEVON

6.05

SPARLIN JOEBOB

6.05

BROWN GEORGE ALDEN

6.04

CARR LOAL JACKSON

6.04

MCLENDON TERRANCE ANTONIO

6.04

MOORE KENNETH ELVIS

6.04

BOLDEN GORDON JR

6.03

CALHOUN MICHAEL EUGENE

6.02

LEYDIG GUY EDWARD

6.01

MARTIN DENNIS LEE

6.01





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