Mobile Announcements

June 2018 Newsletter


Important Letter from Mr. Decker Regarding Policy Changes (6/5/18)


2018 DOY and DOM Info & Prizes (6/1/18)


May 2018 Newsletter


March 2018 Drivers of the Month (4/24/18)


MeMD Reminder (4/6/18)

MeMD is a FREE app for all Decker drivers and employees who are eligible for benefits. Get free treatment when you are sick on the go, and don’t have time to visit a doctor.


2017 Drivers of the Year (4/3/18)


2018 Referral Program (3/19/18)

We have added new incentives to the 2018 Referral Program, including a free year of Sirius XM and and a grand prize of a trip to Las Vegas for 2, OR the cash value of that prize! Our best drivers come from YOU, our Decker Drivers!

You may use the Transflo App to submit a referral. Speak to your Fleet Manager if you would like brochures to hand out to drivers.


How to Call Maintenance Support (3/13/18)

Please Note:  If you need to contact Maintenance Support directly, please dial 515-574-4321.  You can also dial 515-576-4141 or 800-247-2537 and follow the menu prompts (number 7 and then number 2); but please DO NOT dial the 4-digit extension 8250 to try to reach Maintenance Support.   Extension 8250 DOES NOT work for calls made outside of the company phone system; these calls are being directed to Administration instead.  This is frustrating for both the callers and the recipients.

Also, please remember that when dialing from a cell phone, you should always dial our local numbers instead of our toll-free numbers.  Cell phones aren’t charged for long distance calls, but we do get charged for receiving toll-free calls.  Toll-free calls should really only be made when you are aware of long distance charges, such as calling from a landline, payphones, hotels, etc.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, we are striving to correct all bad habits and mis-dials within our phone system; this will make our call-flow much more efficient for everyone.


Driver Benefit Enhancements (2/27/18)


2017 Tax Reform and Your 401(k) (2/21/18)

Most of us are seeing a little extra income in our checks each week due to the Tax Reform of 2017 – instead of spending it, why not increase your 401(k) contribution rate? For every dollar you contribute, Decker will match it at 30% up to a maximum of 8%. Little changes can have a big impact on your retirement – log on to www.wellsfargo.com/retirement-plan and check out their retirement calculator to see what a difference even a small change can make! You can also increase your contribution rate on the website, or by calling Wells Fargo at 800-728-3123.


MeMD Mobile App (2/12/18)

One great benefit of Decker health insurance is the MeMD Mobile App. MeMD provides urgent care-type services over the phone using on-demand video exams. This is a free service for all Decker employees and drivers eligible for full time benefits. Download the app and use the plan code in the picture below to register today!


Open Road Drivers Plan (2/1/18)

Enroll in the Open Road Drivers Plan to help protect your livelihood!


December 2017 Speed Gauge Bonuses (1/15/18)

December 2017 Speed Gauge Bonuses


After-Hours Operations Moving into Office Building (1/10/18)

This week, the Fort Dodge After-Hours Operations Team will be relocated to the corporate office building.  After regular business hours, the After-Hours Operations Team can be reached by calling the Decker local line (515-576-4141) or 800 number (800-247-2537) and then chose option #2.  Likewise, you can reach the Maintenance Support Team by dialing option #3.  They will continue to be located in the Maintenance Support Office (formerly known as the Guard’s Office).

Please contact your Fleet Manager if you have any questions.

Thank you.


Wellmark Mobile App (12/11/17)

Make managing your health plan easy by downloading the Wellmark Mobile App.

Wellmark App


401(k) Increase (11/22/17)

401k

Your 401(k) participation through Decker is designed to help you achieve your retirement goals. We’re very pleased to announce that effective 11/20/17, the company has increased the employer match from 20% to 30% (up to a maximum of 8% salary deferral).

For example, an employee who is making $35,000 and deferring 8% of their wage will see a $280 increase in Company match alone over the course of a year.

Current participants will receive the higher employer contribution beginning 11/20/17 – there is no need to do anything to receive this increase, the increased match will be calculated in your December 1 paycheck. However, if you’d like to increase your personal deferral, you can call Wells Fargo at 1-800-728-3123 or loginto your retirement account at www.wellsfargo.com/retirement. If you previously opted out of the 401(k) but would now like to participate, you may call Wells Fargo at the number above to be re-enrolled.


Professional Drivers,

To provide you with better maintained equipment and quicker service we have made a few changes at our Fort Dodge Terminal. We have assigned more mechanics to the inspection lane and ask they perform more thorough inspections.  If they encounter light duty repairs, we are fixing them in the lane, so you won’t have to check in at the tractor or trailer shop.  As a result, you may encounter longer wait times in the inspection lane but overall less time waiting for repairs while you are at the Fort Dodge Terminal.  If long-term repairs or PM’s are required, the respective shop will know immediately after you leave the inspection lane.  You can all be rest assured that when you leave Fort Dodge, our equipment will be safe and well maintained.

Lastly, all second shift mechanics will work out of the inspection lane until 11:30 p.m. as the tractor and trailer shops close at 5:30 p.m. We have the same campus hours and same number of mechanics; they will just be in one building after 5:30 p.m. to become more efficient and for everyone’s safety.

We appreciate all you do and thank you for your patience as we roll out these new processes and procedures.

Eric Peters; Vice President of Fleet Maintenance

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Past Articles

Driver Pay Increase Announcements (12/13/17)

3rd Qtr. Referrals Update (11/3/17)

Important Letter from Don Decker (11/1/17)

Decker at the 2017 Special Olympics Truck Convoy (10/24/17)

2017 IMTA Management Conference (10/2/17)

2016 Million Mile Drivers & 2016 Drivers of the Year (10/16/17)

Driver Appreciation Week 2017 (9/11/17 – 9/15/17)

2017 Driver Council Announcement (7/17/17)

SmartDrive Info (7/12/17)

Open Road Legal Plan (6/29/17)

IA and MT Truck Driving Championships (6/22/17)

Welcome Gary (6/20/17)

Truck Driving Championships (6/16/17)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (5/1/17)

Ft. Dodge Truck Wash Update (4-27-17)

Attention all Decker Professional Drivers, we have exciting news! (4/21/17)

Driver Referral Program update (4/11/17)

2017 Professional Driver of the Month/Driver of the Year program (3/10/17)

Driver Referral Program (2/28/17)

Grand Champion Professional Driver of the Year (2/24/17)

Decker 2016 Drivers of the Year (2/15/17)

MeMD App (1/9/17)

On a cold day, Fort Dodge gives a formal warm welcome to the new Decker Development Park (12/15/16)

The Iowa Motor Truck Association recently recognized Decker Truck Line, Inc. for many awards at their annual Management Conference (12/16/16)

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