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 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

 

 

Regional Safety Manager (Transportation)

Department: Safety
Location: Irving, TX

Company Overview:

Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 

Position: Regional Safety Manager (Transportation)

Job Description:

The Regional Safety Manager will utilize their knowledge of FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) Program, DOT, and OSHA Regulatory requirements to provide support to all Forward Air terminal locations. The Regional Safety Manager will be able to draw on tactical and strategic initiatives; and establish/maintain effective working relationship with Terminal Management, Drivers, Independent Contractors, and Customers. This position reports directly to the Director of Safety.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure compliance with all regulatory standards
  •  Increase employee safety awareness by providing comprehensive and consistent training (both regulatory and company mandated)
  •  Coordinate safety activities and training to ensure implementation of safety awareness programs throughout the regions
  •  Facilitate communication and cooperation between management and employees on safety issues
  •  Provide direction on safety programs and procedures based on organizational goals and policies
  •  Generate reports for management review, identifying issues and reporting results
  •  Create, monitor and implement safety policies and procedures
  •  Conduct accident Investigations
  •  Attend Safety seminars to stay current with FMCSA and OSHA Rules and Regulations
  •  Ensure all facilities meet conformance with all corporate, state and federal safety and health standards
  •  Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  •  Working knowledge of DOT and OSHA regulatory requirements as it relates to the transportation industry
  •  Demonstrated ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion and meet various variable deadlines
  •  Work in a confidential capacity
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and managers
  •  Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
  •  Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
  •  Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
  •  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  •  Must be able to travel exclusively throughout assigned region
  •  Experience leading, training and developing Safety awareness in a group of employees
  •  All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
  •  Must be willing to work a flexible schedule

Skills:

  •  Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  •  Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Experience with AS400 operating systems is a plus
  •  Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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