In This Issue
• Fun Facts
• Healthy Note
• Referral Bonus
• Safety First
October 2019 Issue 25
$$$$$ FREE Money $$$$$
Earn extra money by talking about the company you work for, that’s it! if you refer a driver and he’s hired between now and November 30th you could receive $3,000 over a period of 90 days. WOW! Refer 5 drivers and that’s $15,000….but that’s not all, you will also be entered into a drawing for every driver hired that you refer—Here’s how it works:
1 hired driver is 1 ticket = 2 hired drivers is 3 tickets = 3 hired drivers is 6 tickets = 4 hired drivers it 10 tickets
A drawing will be held on December 2nd and the winner will receive a $1,000 Gift Card—WOW!
Start talking to other drivers and if they put your name on their application and we hire them you start earning extra money for FREE. I don’t know a better way to put extra cash in your pocket just in time for Christmas.
Don’t forget to mention: Affordable Major Medical (under $40 a week) – Monthly Bonus—Paid Holidays—Vacation Pay—Detention Pay—Guaranteed Pay—401k—Open Rider Policy—Pet Policy— Weekly Pay—Direct Deposit—Free Short Term Disability—Free $50,000 Life Insurance—24 hr Dispatch—24 hr Maintenance—Newer Equipment with Bunk Heater—Invertor—Refrigerator—Leather seats—Peoplenet—Transflo
At GTS we believe our greatest source of drivers comes from driver referrals, you know them, you see them and when you are talking with them you can tell if they will be a good fit for the company. We are growing and asking for your help to fill the trucks coming in and put money in your pocket at the same time.
If you would like referral cards or more information then call and talk to Kelly, Amy or Evelyn.
Step-by-Step instructions for the TRANSFLO App:
• Go to your App Store and download TRANSFLO Mobile
• Open the App once downloaded
• Select Begin Registration
• Click on Accept button to move forward
• Enter Recipient ID – GTSH1
• Enter your Email associated with your phone
• Enter your first name
• Enter your last name
• Enter your phone#
• Once the registration fields are complete, select Next in the top right hand corner
• If you agree to add the selected recipient / fleet, click proceed
• Enter your Driver ID (same ID you use for Peoplenet)
• Once done click on DONE
• Select Submit Registration to validate fleet registration process
You will receive an email from titled TRANSFLO Mobile+ Activation
• Go to your Email and click on the link to activate your account — it will say: Activate My TRANSFLO Mobile+ Installation
• Allow the application to access your location
• Allow the application to receive notifications
Once you do all this the application will be done!
ALWAYS put your Name, Load# and Truck# in the top right hand corner of every BOL prior to sending in!
You DO NOT need a cover sheet when using the Mobile App
Use the Mobile App ONLY for transmitting documents – Truckstop scanning is only a backup if for some reason your Mobile App does not
work that day
Any questions you can call Tanya in Payroll or Evelyn in Recruiting
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing,
but in rising every time we fall.”
– Nelson Mandela
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve
me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Fun Facts
• The first Jack O’Lanterns were made
from turnips.
• Halloween is the 2nd highest grossing
commercial holiday after Christmas.
• The owl is a popular Halloween image.
In Medieval Europe, owls were thought
to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call
meant someone was about to die.
• Ireland is typically believed to be the
birthplace of Halloween.
• Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture,
symbolize the ancient agriculture
roots of the holiday
• Halloween has been called All Hallow’s
Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, Snap-
Apple Night, Samhaim and Summer’s
• Candy corn was originally called Chicken
Feed, it was created in 1880 by
George Renninger.
• According to tradition, if a person wears
their clothes inside out and then walks
backwards on Halloween, they will see
a witch at midnight.
• Halloween is thought to have originated
around 4000 B.C.., which means Halloween
had been around for over 6,000
• In many countries, such as France and
Australia, Halloween is seen as an unwanted
and overly commercial American
• The word “witch” comes from the Old
English wicce, meaning “wise woman”.
Wiccan were highly respected people at
one time.
• Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient
Celtic tradition of putting out treats
and food to placate spirits who roamed
the streets of Samhain, a sacred festival
that marked the end of the Celtic calendar
Tips on Backing Safely
1. G.O.A.L. Get out and look = There’s no surprise G.O.A.L. is
at number 1. Get out of your truck and look at where you need
to back up. Walk around the entire unit. Stand in the spotter
position, 20-25’ in front and diagonal to the passenger side
tractor bumper and look at the parking spot, the blind side, the
area that the tractor will use while backing and any area that
you cannot see.
2. Never back up unless you really have to = The best way to
hedge against a backing accident is not to back up if you don’t
have to. You should try to eliminate unnecessary backs by
planning and parking in spaces you can pull through.
3. Watch your mirrors = You must use both mirrors to guide you
when making backing adjustments. Rolling your windows
down increases the visibility of your mirrors, which you should
be continuously checking.
4. Steer the rear tandems = The tractor steers the trailer. The
drive axles of the tractor become the trailers steering axle.
Remember, when you turn the steering wheel to the right, the
rear of the trailer goes left and when you turn the steering
wheel to the left, the trailer goes to the right.
Backing can easily be avoided by slowing down and taking your
time but most importantly when in doubt G.O.A.L.—Get Out And
Control High B/P Without Medication
Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you
might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which
further raises your blood pressure.
Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight
or obese can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, you may reduce your blood pressure by about 1 millimeter of mercury (mm
Hg) with each kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of weight you lose.
Besides shedding pounds, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at
greater risk of high blood pressure.
2. Exercise regularly
Regular physical activity — such as 150 minutes a week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by
about 5 to 8 mm Hg if you have high blood pressure. It’s important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise
If you have elevated blood pressure, exercise can help you avoid developing hypertension. If you already have hypertension, r egular physical
activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.
Some examples of aerobic exercise you may try to lower blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. You can also
try high-intensity interval training, which involves alternating short bursts of intense activity with subsequent recovery periods of lighter activity.
Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure.
3. Eat a healthy diet
Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower
your blood pressure by up to 11 mm Hg if you have high blood pressure. This eating plan is known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
(DASH) diet.
4. Reduce sodium in your diet
Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can improve your heart health and reduce blood pressure by about 5 to 6 mm Hg if you have
high blood pressure.
The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less.
However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is ideal for most adults.
5. Cut back on caffeine
The role caffeine plays in blood pressure is still debated. Caffeine can raise blood pressure up to 10 mm Hg in people who rarely consume it.
But people who drink coffee regularly may experience little or no effect on their blood pressure.
Although the long-term effects of caffeine on blood pressure aren’t clear, it’s possible blood pressure may slightly increase.
To see if caffeine raises your blood pressure, check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a caffeinated beverage. If your blood pressure
increases by 5 to 10 mm Hg, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine. Talk to your doctor about the effects of caffeine
on your blood pressure.
6. Reduce your stress
Chronic stress may contribute to high blood pressure. More research is needed to determine the effects of chronic stress on blood pressure.
Occasional stress also can contribute to high blood pressure if you react to stress by eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol or smoking.
Take some time to think about what causes you to feel stressed, such as work, family, finances or illness. Once you know what’s causing your
stress, consider how you can eliminate or reduce stress.
If you can’t eliminate all of your stressors, you can at least cope with them in a healthier way.
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