Responsible for leading the organization in the reduction of contributory collisions and injuries and maintaining FMCSA regulatory compliance.
Analyze program effectiveness through a comprehensive program of data analysis, loss trending and reporting to identify loss trends and determine effective methods to drive continuous, measurable improvement of our safety results.
Deployment and monitoring of safety and loss control management systems including at least the following:
Lead the ongoing evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of safety programs, technology, processes and initiatives relative to risk mitigation for trucking/fleet maintenance operations that are aimed at improving safety results and/or behaviors.
Lead the Driver/employee training continuum that begins at time of hire and incorporates periodic, remedial and targeted programs to improve individual performance and overall safety results; establish and maintain management reporting and engagement initiatives.
Establish and maintain a risk assessment process that proactively identifies employees and departments that need additional training and/or leadership intervention.
Ensure that divisional leadership has the technical support, defined processes and essential data needed to communicate and manage the safety performance and expectations of their divisions.
Working with divisional leadership, manage continual evaluation of all facilities to ensure integration of the safety processes into their daily work.
Accountable for partnering with Recruiting to ensure we have the correct Driver Qualification standards in place.
Review and evaluate company policies as practices as needed to support our safety values and expectations.
Ensure that all current and new processes and practices are in full compliance with DOT regulations and improve our CSA performance. Review data that impacts those scores and successfully appeals any errors that negatively impact them as well as initiate internal process to improve the results.
Establishment and leadership of programs to ensure requirements are meeting Company policy and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations of at least the following:
Driver/employee selection standards and practices – all pre-employment aspects (background, MVR, screening, etc.)
Ongoing driver qualification through collaboration with DOT driver file maintenance shared service support
Controlled substances and alcohol screening programs and management training
Hours of service
Driver training, medical qualification, licensing and ongoing certification requirements
Vehicle inspection and maintenance requirements
Maintain overall compliance with FMCSA
Ensure OHSA requirements are met and that required policies, procedures and training are in place.
Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in a safety role
Preferred experience and familiarity of the transportation industry with progressive leadership positions
Prefer a candidate with a valid CDL
Demonstrated knowledge of Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Loss Control accountabilities that resulted in measurable improvements in metrics and efficiencies
Possess strong verbal, leadership, analytical, listening and written communication skills
Must be organized, able to multi-task, and have a strong attention to detail
Expert knowledge of functional application of DOT regulations and process improvement
Process oriented, with a proven ability to be a change agent capable of implementing change cross-functionally
Demonstrated experience and expertise in using technology to measure and improve safe driving behaviors
Demonstrated success in developing direct reports to achieve their goals and full potential
The following certifications are preferred Certified director of Safety (CDS), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
About Lawrence Companies
Our straightforward approach to business means our clients trust us to do what we say we’re going to do.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, Lawrence Companies is a 100% employee-owned business with four primary divisions: Household Goods Moving and Storage, Truckload and Flatbed Freight, CASE Equipment, and Truck Service Bodies. In addition to the Roanoke location, there are branches in Lynchburg, Richmond, Suffolk, and Waynesboro, Virginia as well as Greensboro, North Carolina.