Services

Services Offered That Will Provide Solutions

Transportation Safety & Compliance Solutions is one person (Mike Kroetsch).  There are distinct advantages of dealing with one person such as myself and that is your staff is getting the same message all the time.  When plans to coordinate services take place you are dealing directly with the person that will make it happen.

A third party safety service provider can re enforce the company safety messages and policies already in place with your in house training programs.

Have a look at what I have to offer in the following services list.  If you do not see what you are looking for I am a phone call away at 519-748-4420 or email mike@transportationsafetycs.ca

Action Plan

After a complete review of drivers files (collision reports, moving violations, pre trip inspection reports, driver logs and maintenance records), an Action Plan will be put together including training schedules and implementation time lines.

Cargo Securement

In a van or on a flat bed cargo securement is the law and it is a good business practice to manage your freight claims and customer relations.

I can help you with this.  Maybe you have some unique freight that requires that special TLC?

Collision Investigation

It is unfortunate that collisions do occur.  It is important to know and understand why a collision did occur regardless of the cost factor associated.

Numerous so called fender benders or the little dingers could be the big collision in the future if not managed early.

For a more serious collision on scene investigation may be required, contacting proper authorities, handle statements and organize driver statements.  TS&CS can set up a collision reporting procedure and protocol to meet your particular needs and the request of your fleet insurance carrier.

Collision Review

Today many large and small fleets are being proactive and hosting Collision Review Committees.  When a collision review committee is properly implemented the results can be very rewarding for the operator and the driver’s.

TS&CS offers training to members of the collision review committee on protocol, understanding the difference between a preventable and a non preventable collision.

It is important to share the findings from a collision review meeting with all drivers giving them the tools to be a safer driver.

Driver Pre-Employment Qualifications

This covers a full driver in cab evaluation.  Drivers pre trip inspection, an in cab driving evaluation to include a mix of driving conditions (city, highway and rural)  Some of the more complicated driving scenarios such as roundabouts, 4-way stops, double left turn intersection and double right turn intersections.

TS&CS can initiate the driver qualification file by collecting the driver abstracts, driver’s license and other documents required.

TS&CS can also participate in the driver interview process asking questions specific to a professional driver and previous history.

Driver Recruiting

Recruiting the right driver for your organization can be a costly experience and if it is not done right the first time the costs of a bad hire can potentially put you out of business.  I have over 20 years of experience of hiring the right driver to do a job safely.  Let me help you get the right driver into your truck.

Defensive/Decision Driving for the Professional Driver

Even a professional driver has to upgrade their skills.  Group meetings held to suit your operational needs and demands are available.  These meetings can be tailored to each operation focusing on your particular or potential issues.

Hours of Service

Hours of service training is important to all your drivers, in addition your operations staff and sales staff must have knowledge of these regulations to do their job and to sell the company services.

For a fleet operating in the U.S. the hours of service is an important part of the CSA rating, the company image and the future operation of a fleet.

In Cab Evaluations

  • Pre employment
  • Post collision
  • Skills upgrade
  • Return to work

An in cab evaluation is the best opportunity for any fleet operator to prove that the people operating the equipment are competent professional drivers.  The evaluations include a vehicle pre-trip inspection, written knowledge verification and a road test.

The road tests takes the driver into traffic scenarios and challenges that they may encounter on a daily basis.  These scenarios may include railway crossings, 4 way stops, large complicated intersections with double right or left turn lanes, and round about.

The evaluation will be reviewed with the driver on completion telling them of their strengths and weaknesses as a professional driver.  A full written report will follow.

The Return to Work Evaluation is one designed for the driver that is returning to the workplace after a period away from the workplace for any reason (medical or personal)  It is an opportunity to update skills and to see that they are ready to return to work.

In Cab Trainer

Many fleets use a senior driver to conduct company specific training.  However many companies are placing that role and responsibility in the hands of a driver that has no experience or training in a trainer role.  It takes a special person to do that job and produce positive results.

I have a course based on my training and hands on experience that will give the tools required to be a good trainer and get positive results.

Lift Truck Operator

This is an excellent program that focuses on the regulations, operator responsibilities, work place hazard recognition and the safe operation of a lift truck.

To complete the Due Diligence aspect there is a written knowledge verification and practical evaluation.

On successful completion of the evaluation a training card is issued and a wall certificate.

Mentoring Entry Level Drivers (New Course)

Transportation Safety & Compliance is offering a 3 day course for a Mentoring Entry Level Drivers.  This course will be in class, yard and in cab.

Class room time is spent refreshing the mentor on Defensive Driving, Rules of the Road.  Conversations will take place on the concept of Adult Learning, delivery feedback and helping the entry level driver transition into the industry and your company.

Vehicle inspections as well as blind spot and mirror set up is done in the yard.

Each driver will have the opportunity to conduct a driver in cab evaluation, and be evaluated by fellow students from the course.  This is an excellent opportunity to get feedback on a mentors driving skills as well as getting the opportunity to deliver feedback that will be absorbed, and used by the entry level driver as well as build a respect between the entry level driver and the mentor.

The goal of this course is to give a driver mentor the tools required to help the entry level driver transition into a professional driver role.

It is felt that by investing in a Mentoring Program 100% you will experience results such as:

– Lower driver recruiting costs.

– Improved retention record.

– Lower repair costs.

– Improved fuel economy.

– Improved customer service.

– Improved driver moral

Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.”  –Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality

Policy Implementation

In today’s world it is important and required part of any successful business to have policies and procedures.  Let TS&CS share knowledge and the years of transportation safety experience with your company to get policies in place or updated.

 Pre-Trip (vehicle) Inspections

The latest equipment, best maintenance programs and best techs in your shop are not the end all to avoiding an Out Of Service Violation at a truck inspection station.  You must have drivers that will diligently inspect the equipment daily.

For a commercial driver to obtain that licence they at one time had to demonstrate a vehicle inspection.  For some drivers that may have been a while back,  let’s face it things have changed over the years.  Unfortunately that veteran driver can get you into some serious trouble down the road.

This training can be one on one or group sessions and an eye opening experience.

Road Observations

It is impossible for a company to know exactly what their drivers a doing every minute of the day or night.  If you have taken the time and hired the right driver you may not require this service.

Many fleets have expensive technology that will record driver idling time, harsh braking, rapid acceleration times or the speed.  These are all important tools to a safe fleet.

However these tools will not tell you that your driver is parked in a no parking zone, not all systems will tell you that your driver is drifting out of their lane and only some will tell you when the driver is speeding in a speed zone other than 100 kph.

Give me a call and we can discuss options available.

Safety Meetings

You can pick the subjects for the next safety meeting.  Or alternatively, let me look over your files and records and determine where your training needs maybe.

Safety Supervisor Training

In this one day course the tools are given to the staff of your safety department to help them understand roles and responsibilities.

Participants will be given ideas on how to deal with situations that may arise.

Foremost keep your fleet in compliance with the regulations.

Safe Lifting

Without knowing the proper lifting techniques it is inevitable that a worker will in time receive an injury.  These injuries and the WSIB claims that will result are preventable and avoidable.  Let me train your workers on safe lifting and material handling.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods/Hazmat

If you transport, handle or offer TDG products training is required.

Re-certification must take place every 3 years.

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (W.H.M.I.S)

All workers are required to be trained in W.H.M.I.S.

Workplace Inspections

You cannot have a safe workplace without conducting periodical workplace inspections.

Contracting a 3rd party can be an advantage as they are looking at the workplace from a different perspective.

 W.S.I.B. Reporting and Claims Management

Claims or not as an employer you pay a WSIB premium.  Through proper management of claims you may be entitled to a rebate on your premium.

Violence in the Workplace

Under regulation you are to have a policy on violence and harassment in the workplace.  In my experience many places feel that they do not have a problem.   When we get into the training I hear from participants numerous examples of violence over the years that have taken place in the workplace.  This training can be part of any meeting agenda and the training offers you due diligence as an employer.