ISSUE 4 OF CARGO EXPRESS
The January/February issue of Cargo Express is nowavailable to read online or download. The employee newsletter is designed to help ABX employees,
families, and friends stay connected and informed. If you have questions about this publication, or if you'd like to submit an article or share ideas for next month's issue, please contact Tracey Dykes or Jeff Walling.
Congratulations to employees celebrating milestone anniversaries this month, including 767 Captains John Niewenhous, Daniel Valk, and Maarten Vis with 30 years; 767 First Officer Tyler Davenport, 767 First Officer Lawrence Groce, and Aircraft Records Specialist Dana Siler with 20 years; and Flight Training Scheduler Lisa Mangus celebrating five years of service to the company. Thank you!
WINGS OF EXCELLENCE
Five employees were recently awarded the Silver Wings of Excellence for outstanding service to the company: Capt. Larry Cavazos, Manager of
Reliability/Maintenance Programs Rich Kafka, Powerplant
Repair Controller Mathew Krakowiak, Manager of Planning Walter Pico, and Project Coordinator Scott Roe. Thank you! Read more in the latest issue of Cargo Express.
ATSG REVENUES, EARNINGS UP SHARPLY IN 2017
ATSG recently reported its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2017. Read more at www.atsginc.com.
EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT MARKETPLACE
The Employee Discount Marketplace, our new discount program, helps you save on products and services you use every day! Administered by Beneplace, this discount web site provides a platform where you can easily research, shop for, and purchase products and services from some of the world's foremost companies. Discounts vary by each provider, and each provider page will list their specific discounts, eCoupons and limited-time offers. The Employee Discount Marketplace is open to all ATSG employees and their family members. Visit www.beneplace.com/ATSG to create an account.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 2017
ABX Air employees achieved quite a bit last year! President Dave Soaper shares an overview of key accomplishments in 2017 in the latest issue of Cargo Express.
SAFETY IS A CORE VALUE AT ABX AIR [abxnet/safetynet]
We are serious about safety. Our objective is to be 100 percent accident-free. We care for one another and always practice safe work habits. No person will be put at risk to achieve our goals.
ANTI-DRUG PROGRAM UPDATE
The Department of Transportation (DOT) final rule amending the 5-panel drug test for all safety-sensitive employees became effective January 1, 2018. This change affects the opiate category by adding semisynthetic opiods (e.g., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). Read more in the latest issue of Cargo Express.
ABX AIR SAFETY AWARDS
As part of the expansion and implementation of our Safety Management System (SMS), ABX Air has initiated a Safety Award Program, in which exceptional contributions to Safety are recognized and rewarded. It is our goal to grow continuously in the areas of Safety and our Safety culture. Part of this growth is the recognition of work that epitomizes the ideal.
INCLEMENT WEATHER OPERATIONS
During periods of inclement weather, ABX Air maintains operations whenever possible to meet our customers' needs. When winter weather is forecasted, be sure to allow extra time to travel safely. During inclement weather, employees are expected to make reasonable efforts to be at work on time, provided it is safe to do so. Notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you are unable to report to work, or if you’ll be reporting later than scheduled.
For Wilmington employees, we have the ABX Air Weather Line available 24/7. For inclement weather operations information call 937-382-5591 #66397 (or 6NEWS). Refrigerator magnets with the Weather Line are available in Human Resources.
There are two types of operation plans related to inclement weather: Delayed Operations and Closure of Operations. Read the full Policy online here. If you have any questions, please ask your supervisor or Human Resources.
Our Healthy Directions wellness program offers employee-purchased Fitbits (walking pedometers) and UHC-sponsored programs Real Appeal and (NEW for 2018) Rally! Read on for more information about each of these programs.
Real Appeal is a new online weight loss program, now part of our benefit plan. It's a simple, step-by-step program designed to introduce small lifestyle changes over time that lead to healthier habits and long lasting weight loss results. The program is offered at no cost to eligible employees, spouses and dependents over 18, who are enrolled in our medical plan and have a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher. Go to healthydirections.realappeal.com to enroll, or visit the Healthy Directions web page or call the Real Appeal line (937.366.2026) for more information.
The Fitbit program encourages employees to walk a daily average of 6,000. Employees can purchase Fitbit products at a discounted rate through HR (by payroll deduction). Visit the Wellness page for a Fitbit purchase form. Other pedometers such as Garmin or Apple are acceptable for this program, but self reporting is required to obtain your Wellness Discount. For more details about the program, contact Tracey Dykes (firstname.lastname@example.org) in ABX HR or Christine Cousineau (email@example.com) in AMES HR, log into Self-Service, Benefits tab, Quick Links, or visit the Wellness page.
For those of you who like to take a walk on your lunch hour or after work, you can download a map of walking routes at ILN with step counts and approximate mileage.
Rally is designed to help you make changes to your daily routine. You get personal recommendations once a survey is completed on www.myUHC.com. Goals are very attainable. You can chose whatever goal you like, or Rally can recommend goals based on a Health Survey you complete. Rally also rewards you for reaching goals met, not to mention when quarterly goals are met, you are then eligible for the quarterly Wellness Discount. For more details on Healthy Directions programs, visit www.myabx.com/wellness or www.myuhc.com.
SERVICE PERFORMANCE [abxnet/service]
Thanks for continuing to work hard to keep our customer service levels high! Controlling the avoidable delays is key to maintaining a high level of service. Take responsibility to help each other. Double-checking your work and making sure the job has been done properly will go along way to prevent avoidable delays.
CRIME PREVENTION HOTLINE
If you have information about violations of our Code of Ethics, Corporate Guidelines for Conducting Business, Insider Trading Policy, or regarding the commission of any crime against ATSG or its subsidiaries, please call the anonymous WeTip hotline: 1-800-78-CRIME. A code name and number will be assigned; you will not be asked to give your name. An operator will pass on your tip for investigation.
ABX AIR COMPANY STORE
Get your airwear and logo items online at the ABX Air company store, companycasuals.com/abx. Visit the site to browse the selection of high quality clothing and accessories bearing the ABX Air brand.
Note: Production and fulfillment are handled by DigiStitch Embroidery in Waynesville, Ohio. If you have questions about a product or the site, please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can participate in online investment and retirement workshops by logging on to
www.401k.com and clicking on "Tools & Learning" at the bottom of the
page. From there, on the left side of the page, click on "e-Learning". You
will find several options to fit your time schedule and educate in the
topics you choose.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES [abxair-jobs.com]
Interesting in exploring job openings at ABX Air?
Visit our careers web site at
AT ABX AIR WE VALUE...
Customer Satisfaction, Our People, Quality, Safety, Teamwork, and Trust.