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Company News Letter 

October 2022  

Second Issue  

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Welcome back to those who took the summer off, and to our friends who decided to spend their summer with the rest of us at Seman Tov,

a special thank you.

A little Humor...

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                     Who's here and who we are                       missing this year!

Those who have retired this year include the following:
Gil Horowitz, Ron Labovitz, Lucky West. (But does anyone ever “really” retire from Seman Tov?)  Congratulations!


Those who have returned post-pandemic:
Ethel Whitt, Betty Scott and Michelle (Becky) Nadler WELCOME BACK!


New Faces in the office:
Gianna Sutphin, Geri Sullivan and Stephany Saint-Amand
WELCOME ABOARD!


New Drivers:
Wekson Antoine, Amani Barsoum, Jody Burke, Saveur
Colot, Vladimir Dubois, Maxo Jean, Aaron Kinny,
Grandrouard Leonard, Tatiana Madiera, Joan Morales,
Pedro Pierre, Israel (Izzy) Semandov, Dxavier Swartz, and
Sissi VazFlorido


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              What’s happening at Seman Tov 

                 as we enter the 2022-23 School year?

  Some of the new things you may be seeing for the first time are the  7 new small buses and two 2 new vans that have been added to the fleet.

There are more vehicles ordered, however there is a national backorder on schoolbuses at this time.

 

 

  From a safety and comfort point of view; Seman Tov has one of the newest fleets in the industry, averaging just 4.6 years old throughout the 150 vehicles the company owns.

  Another feather in the cap of the company is that we have one of, if not, the highest pass rate with the MVC Inspection Teams in the entire State at 93% initial inspection and roadside checks.

  What doesthis means to all of us ? We’re safer, with less chance of breakdowns and summons than just about any other company in the New Jersey School busing industry.

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Company Admin Directory
Please call 732-774-4000 and the extension
Driver Direct Office Number 732-638-0991

Operations Management
Morris Ext 4112 
Kevin Ext 4103
 
Call outs, routing issues, scheduling issues, camera issues.
Buses and Maintenance

Yehuda - Fleet Manager – Ext 4101
Aldrin –
Mechanics and Maintenance issues 
Kyana-
Fuel & oil change receipts, maintenance work orders,

vehicle records & documents, Zonar compliance - Ext 4111
Payroll issues and Employment Letters
Shay – Ext 4102
Safety and Training
Vern - Accident reports, Safety Training, Driver Complaints, Ext 4109
Human Resources
Shari – Employee records, License renewals, new hires – Ext 4108
Office Support and Dispatch Staff
Mike – Dispatch, write-ups, phone support – Ext 4106
Gianna –
Schedules, Phone support – Ext 4107

Geri – Route updates Phone Support - Ext 4114
Sarah –
Phone Support – Ext 4114
Stephany –
Dispatch and Phone Support - Ext 4104

      At our March and August Company meetings it was discussed that fuel prices have increased dramatically over the past year. To combat the increased cost of operations all drivers were asked to reduce any unnecessary idling time and mileage on their vehicles. As we head toward winter and the possibility of higher fuel costs, this becomes an even greater issue. PLEASE CONSERVE AND SHUT DOWN.

      A reminder to all employees that ZONAR is our mechanism to streamline both bus safety checks and payroll for company operations. Please be sure to sign in and out with your ZONAR card to alleviate any payroll issues. For the sake of motor vehicle compliance and to save unnecessary fines please do the full safety and child checks on your vehicles.

       At the August meetings everyone was given a copy of the Seman Tov Company Administrative Directory. We all need to reference the following list of who to contact for any particular issue. Only the person designated will handle a specific situation that falls under their level of
control.

Familiar Faces at Seman-Tov

Were you able to figure out who has been at Seman Tov the longest / continuously over the past 40 plus years? Obviously Leah and Avi top the list.
The following came from some research and deep
memory diving…
***** PLEASE ADVISE OF ANYONE MISSED *****

40+ Year Club…..Obviously Leah and Avi

30+ Year Club….Fernando Cano, Cruz Loyo, Sharon
Wayne, Yitzy and Yehuda (it’s hard to imagine a time they
weren’t riding as bus aides, or doing something company
related back then).

20+ Year Club…. Morris, Aldrin and Adele Belhassen

10+ Year Club….. There are at least 42 people who have
been with the company for over 10 years.

5+ Year Club…… There are at least another 75 people who
have been with Seman Tov for more than 5 years.

EVERY PERSON WORKING HERE IS THOUGHT OF AS
FAMILY AND THE BACKBONE OF WHAT SEMAN TOV HAS
ACCOMPLISHED AND BECOME OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS.
A TREMENDOUS “THANK YOU” TO ALL !!!

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In Memoriam

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Remembering our Seman-Tov friends and family who have passed away or retired

ROCHELLE BIDDLE
TERRANCE DEKLE
KATHIE DICKERSON
MICHAEL (MICKY) HAYES
LEON HAZEN
MARC NAZAIRE
PATRICIA NEWELL
DAVE ROBBS
FRANCIS SHOWERS
MIKE TESAURO
GERRI WHITE
GERTRUDE WOLVERTON

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Employee Spotlight

The October Employee Spotlight is recognizing Mr Elijah Hamilton for his hard work, dedication and dependability to our Seman Tov Family and the students that he transports. Elijah has been with Seman Tov since 2014 and greets everyone, everyday with a SMILE!

THANK YOU ELIJAH FOR BEING YOU & BRIGHTENING UP EVERYDAY!!!