Director/VP of Safety

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/19/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 5460

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Director/VP of Safety

Job Overview: Our client, in Transportation, is seeking to add a NEW Director/VP of Safety to their team. Director of Safety is responsible for the transportation safety management process and provide overall support and guidance to local, regional and national operations. The Director of Safety is responsible for crafting overall strategy to ensure the organization is building a culture of safety as well as implementing best practices within the company. The Director introduces and oversees systems to maintain oversight of regulatory compliance, provides safety training to company operations, oversees accident and crash management, conducts safety audits, and monitors metrics to ensure company is meeting all safety requirements and goals.


This is a Direct Hire role.

Reports to the Chief Operations Officer or President

What you will be doing as a Director/VP of Safety …

  • Maintain safety records and reports including driver qualification files, equipment maintenance records, accident files, etc.
  • Ensure terminal managers are following company safety regulations as well as staying in compliance with all FMCSA , DOT, and OSHA rules.
  • Travel to facilities around the country to audit and ensure terminals are in compliance with all safety related regulations.
  • Coordinate with various transportation related vendors to adopt and implement best safety practices for the employees, drivers and company
  • Develop and implement safety programs and procedures for owner operators and intermodal operations
  • Investigate accidents and incidents and develop corrective action plans - Deliver safety training to all employees, owner operators and drivers
  • Conduct safety audits of company facilities and operations
  • Ensure the company complies with all applicable safety regulations including FMCSA, DOT, and OSHA regulations
  • Manage on boarding process for all owner operators - Develop and oversee FMCSA drug and alcohol testing program
  • Coordinate and work with terminal managers to ensure ninety-day truck inspections get completed on time
  • Keep detailed files of all fleet equipment including chassis, trucks, yard goats, etc. company operates
  • Monitor and coordinate inspections on all company owned or leased equipment
  • Develop safety bonus program for owner operators - Develop and implement a fleet safety management program leveraging technology
  • Create standard operating procedures (SOP) for a safety related items and create long term goal objectives
  • Partner with operational leadership to employ necessary strategy to create a culture of safety within the company
Skills you ideally bring to the table as a Director/VP of Safety …
  • Bachelor’s degree recommended
  • 5 + years of safety management in the transportation industry
  • Strong fundamentals of DOT, OSHA and FMCSA regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including using a TMS, Excel and MS word
  • Licenses.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi task and meet deadlines

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