October 2018 News Letter

How Do You Act At Work

I know that vehicle maintenance is a term in which everyone “cringes” whether it be from our own personal vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle that you are driving. If you are driving a CMV, or you are in a position to observe Fleetwood tractors and trailers on a regular basis, you have a duty to look over these vehicles every day. If something on that equipment is faulty or needs repair it is your responsibility as to notify someone about that issue. In the last 24 months, 239 violations have been issued to Fleetwood vehicles for light violations. As many of you know, vehicle maintenance is one of the CSA Basics that is reviewed by the FMCSA. If you assume that these 239 violations averaged 6 points each, then that totals to 1434 points added to Fleetwood and the driver’s CSA fitness score. Most of these violations could have been prevented just by observing these tractors and trailers each time it pulls into a yard. We are going to put a renewed focus on these simple observations to ensure that these reviews are being done. This should, in turn, reduce overall down time, maintenance costs, lower CSA scores, and reduce undue scrutiny on the road from a DOT officer.
Be safe!


October 2018 News Letter

Ross Taylor

How long have you been with Fleetwood?

Since July of 2017

How long have you been driving?

About 5 years

What do you like about Fleetwood?

Good Company, nice people, being home every night

What is your hobby outside of work?

Spending time with my kids and working out

Do you have a family?

I am Married with 4 kids. 2 boys and 2 girls

What is your favorite Music and Movies?

Music would be the blues and Movie is Dare Devil

Thank you, Ross Taylor for all you do at Fleetwood! You are so appreciated!

Shop Talk by Tim Gordon

Per the calendar it is supposed to be fall in East Texas and Louisiana, with all the rain we are getting I know everyone is hoping it cools down. There are some maintenance items I want everyone to do and prep themselves and their equipment for the upcoming seasons.
The first item many be a little late but Check your wiper blades as we enter the raining season. The rain around here comes up on us fast and you don’t want a torn or damaged wiper blade when you need it. Be sure your washers are spraying properly at the same time. We also have a lot of fog in the early morning hours that require good wipers, without them you are not going to able to see anything!
I need everyone to start draining your air tanks once a week. I have replaced several air dryer assemblies the past few weeks because they are plugged up. I had to tow a tractor to a shop because it would not build air and release the trailer brakes. If you have never drained your air tanks, stand back because what comes out is not pretty. What comes out of your tanks goes into your air system then passes on to your trailer and pollutes it. In our humid climate your air compressor will cause moisture to collect in your tanks, tank air capacity will decrease while what passes thru your system can damage your braking components. Start a practice of draining your air tanks at least once a week. Every day is idle until you get the system purged of all the bad
Be safe and drive careful

Office Spotlight

October 2018 News Letter

Regina O'Quinn


 How long have you been with Fleetwood? 

A littie over a year

 What is your hobby outside of work? 

Anything outside, Reading, Co-Ed Softball

 What do you like about Fleetwood? 

The people, the opportunity’s to grow here, My job, Recruiting.

 Tell us about your family? 

I have a husband, Tyrel and two sweet boys Ryder Wyatt 6, and Owen Riley 2.

 What kind of music or movies do you like? 

Music-Anything and everything.
Movie- Shawshank Redemption

Thank you, Regina, for all you have done and continue to do at Fleetwood. You are so appreciated!




  • Be sure you are logging in and out of the system each day (Forest Products, Flatbed and Van Divisions).
  • If you have the EVIR tabs on the equipment, make sure you are utilizing every day.
  • Make sure you have the instruction sheet for Zonar in the truck.
  • Keep a regular log book in the truck, in the event Zonar should fail

Monthly Maintenance Reports

  • Due by the 10th of each month (showing all maintenance for prior month)
  • Must have for each piece of equipment you have leased on

Roadside Inspections

  • Must send to safety the next business day, along with proof of repairs
  • We are required to certify repairs are done and send to the state. (within 15 days)

Accident Reporting

  • All accidents must be reported to safety. If you are involved in any accident with as occupied vehicle, then you must notify me immediately.



August Anniversaries

20 Years

  • Calvin Banks

 10 Years

  • William Mazyck

 9 Years

  • James Moreland

8 Years

  • Ahmad Hammonds

6 Years

  • James Brooks

4 Years

  • Jeffrey Jenkins

3 Years

  • Bruce Wrinkle

2 Years

  • Bruce Garner

1 Year

  • Carl Horton
  • Jamerion Mitchell
  • Aubrey Alexius
  • Gina Currie
  • Adam Lahneman

 Thank you all for our hard work and commitment to Fleetwood!

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