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Driver Safety Specialist

Day & Ross

This is a Full-time position in Cincinnati, OH posted July 22, 2021.

At Day & Ross, you’ll go far.

From a single truckload of potatoes in the 1950s to a fleet of thousands, Day & Ross is one of the fastest-growing and oldest providers of transportation solutions.

With more than 8,000 employees, drivers, and owner operators, we’re a major player in cross-border and LTL/TL transportation, offering a diverse portfolio of transport and logistics solutions across North America. 

For over a decade, we’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and we have been named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation every year since 2018.

Our industry recognition is a testament to the family values we share with our parent company, McCain Foods Limited.

About the Role

Driver Safety Specialist


Cincinnati, OH

The Driver Safety Specialist (DSS) is responsible for identifying unsafe habits and behaviors and coordinating solutions through driver training and remedial training to lesson or eliminate future non-compliance or unsafe actions. The DSS will assist to ensure organizational compliance with all DOT regulations and company policies.

How You’ll Help:
Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding transportation and workplace safety (FMCSR,OSHA) Accompany drivers for the purpose of observing and evaluating the driving behaviors and skills for compliance to DOT and D&R requirements such as log book, speed, inspections etc.

Meet targets as to company safety policies, driver attendance to safety meetings and accident costs Assist with the creation of safety training material to facilitate education of safety regulations and company policies Assist with the implementation of Lytx Cameras, monitor alerts and coach drivers to aid in the reduction or preventable crashes  Effectively maintain professional attitude and be a source of solutions or guidance for all safety issues Be able to communicate to individual / groups in a classroom setting and set up / use education tools as required, i.e. Laptop, LCD projector, creates handouts, maintain decorum, gain feedback and track progress.

Performs accident/incident investigations, follow-up and closure of action items for all vehicle accidents/incidents Ensure in-depth investigation is completed on specific accidents (off-road, jackknife, rear-end, collision at intersection, collision with pedestrian) Coordinate and assist with audits and inspections of the company assets and vendor practices to monitor compliance with all FMCSR requirements.  Works closely through collaboration with all safety and compliance team members  Other related duties as may be required

Your Skills & Experience:
Minimum of secondary education, with preference of post-secondary education Minimum 2 years’ experience in a safety & compliance role within the transportation industry A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered Experience with DOT (FMCSA), OSHA and EPA Working knowledge of federal and state safety laws, particularly FMCSR & OSHA standards Experience in assessing safety needs and assisting with program solutions Experience in developing training materials Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) Analysis and identification of risk trends, problems and solutions  Dependable, reliable and self-motivated with a proven ability to multi-task Superior interpersonal & communication skills; direct, clear and professional presentation of information  Ability to prioritize, set goals, and accomplish responsibilities with limited supervision Ability to coach, and mentor drivers and interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team, including those holding divergent and/or opposing views and goals  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely using appropriate mediums (for example, face-to-face, e-mail, and presentations), listen effectively and demonstrate understanding Knowledge of Transportation of Hazardous Material Regulations Analytical and problem solving skills.

Effective written and communications skills.

Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

Up to 25% travel may be required.

To apply, visit the Careers page on our website at

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background checks prior to employment.

We thank you for your application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a federally regulated employer, The Day & Ross fully supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.