In the fast-paced world of physical operations, safety is critical. Roads are getting more dangerous and accident-related costs are higher than ever. Livelihoods are at stake every day, and safety leaders are tasked with managing it all. They have to understand what’s happening on the road, know which drivers are in need of attention, gather evidence for incident investigations, and instill a safety culture within their organizations.
As technology advances and industries evolve, it’s important to acknowledge the leaders who are setting the bar high when it comes to fleet safety—the people out there every day protecting their drivers, their businesses, and their communities.
Today, Motive is recognizing 25 fleet safety leaders who are doing exceptional work and that you should watch closely. These individuals and organizations have demonstrated outstanding commitment to safety. They’re utilizing innovative practices and technologies, like deploying AI-powered safety solutions and using advanced data analytics to make better decisions. They’re leading the way and making significant strides in improving fleet safety standards. And this is our small way of thanking them for helping make us all safer.
The criteria we used to select these 25 leaders were based on FMCSA safety data and a survey of industry professionals. These leaders have achieved the lowest rate of accidents among their peers, exceptional vehicle inspection records, and have created a culture of safety in their organizations.
Now let’s get to the list.
The top 25 safety leaders to watch
|Ryan Kiley||Group Director of Safety||AmeriGas Propane|
|Jared Whitson||Director of Safety||Bennett International Group|
|Stephanie Fensom||Senior Manager, Safety & Compliance||Bison Transport|
|Ron Hall||Vice President, Equipment & Fuel||C.R. England|
|Rick George||Vice President of Safety||Decker Truck Line|
|Matthew Wilson||Director of Safety||Epes Transport System, LLC|
|Thurman Register||Senior Manager – Fleet||Ferguson Enterprises|
|Jason Abbott||Supervisor, Gemini Compliance & Safety||Gemini Motor Transport|
|Denise Mcgrath||Fleet Admin||HD Supply|
|Joe Godina||Director, Safety & Fleet||Heavy Weight Transport, Inc.|
|Anthony Colley||Safety Director||Horizon Transport|
|Brad Hart||Vice President of Safety||Knight Transportation|
|Matt Miller||EVP of Safety||Landstar|
|Jeremy Henson||Director of Operations||Linde|
|Dan King||Director of Safety||Marten Transport|
|Chuck Reimer||Director of Safety||PAM Transport|
|Blake Grolmus||Vice President of Safety||Ruan Transport Corporation|
|Tom DiSalvi||Vice President of Safety, Driver Training, and Compliance||Schneider|
|Chase Pilato||Environment, Health, and Safety Manager||Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits|
|Josh Perry||Vice President of Safety||TMC Transportation|
|Bryan Patzer||Director of Safety||Tri-National, Inc.|
|John Spiros||Vice President of Safety||Roehl Transport Inc.|
|Compliance & Safety Managers||Various||United Vision Logistics|
|Dan Cummings||Safety Director||Universal Intermodal Services|
|Jason Ahten||Sr. Director of Safety||Wal-mart Transportation Inc|
|Chris Jobson||Director Safety||GFL Environmental|
Here at Motive, we are wholly committed to Zero Harm and Zero Preventable Accidents on North American roadways. It drives us to build solutions for the people who live and breathe safety. It’s the motivation behind everything we do.
We’re excited to recognize these safety leaders who are transforming how fleets think about safety. Join us in congratulating them!