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 KileyGroup Director of SafetyAmeriGas Propane
Jared WhitsonDirector of SafetyBennett International Group
Stephanie FensomSenior Manager, Safety & ComplianceBison Transport
Ron HallVice President, Equipment & FuelC.R. England
Rick GeorgeVice President of SafetyDecker Truck Line
Matthew WilsonDirector of SafetyEpes Transport System, LLC
Thurman RegisterSenior Manager – FleetFerguson Enterprises
Jason AbbottSupervisor, Gemini Compliance & SafetyGemini Motor Transport
Denise McgrathFleet AdminHD Supply
Joe GodinaDirector, Safety & FleetHeavy Weight Transport, Inc.
Anthony ColleySafety DirectorHorizon Transport
Brad HartVice President of SafetyKnight Transportation
Matt MillerEVP of SafetyLandstar
Jeremy HensonDirector of OperationsLinde
Dan KingDirector of SafetyMarten Transport
Chuck ReimerDirector of SafetyPAM Transport
Blake GrolmusVice President of SafetyRuan Transport Corporation
Tom DiSalviVice President of Safety, Driver Training, and ComplianceSchneider
Chase PilatoEnvironment, Health, and Safety ManagerSouthern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Josh PerryVice President of SafetyTMC Transportation
Bryan PatzerDirector of SafetyTri-National, Inc.
John SpirosVice President of SafetyRoehl Transport Inc.
Compliance & Safety ManagersVariousUnited Vision Logistics
Dan CummingsSafety DirectorUniversal Intermodal Services
Jason AhtenSr. Director of SafetyWal-mart Transportation Inc
Chris JobsonDirector SafetyGFL 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!