We believe wholeheartedly that safety is non-negotiable. Nothing—and we mean nothing— is more important to us, and we are uncompromising in our commitment to the health, safety, and security of our employees, drivers, partners, clients, community, and environment.
Our Safety MEASURES
Each of our employees pledges a safety commitment when they begin working for us. We then empower each and every employee to call a “safety time out,” whenever and wherever they feel it’s needed, allowing each individual to proactively identify, control, and help eliminate risk. We believe in accountability and responsibility, and we give each employee the training and tools to take ownership in safety outcomes.
Safety training is a crucial part of The GTI Group’s commitment to safety. We provide ongoing training on topics such as road and office safety, compliance, health, and business ethics.
We believe in the power of technology to support a well-defined, intentional safety culture. Not only does technology help us track safety trends and critical data that we can weaponize in our favor—using tools such as GPS, outward-facing event recorders and a driver performance management platform (Idelic)— but it also complements and enhances our behavior-based safety program, giving us greater insight into our performance and helping us identify new training opportunities and build a best-in-class team.
As our organization grows and our world becomes increasingly interconnected, so does our enterprise-wide emergency action plan, which includes tools, processes, and communications to support emergency response, employee and community safety, disaster recovery and business continuity. Our plan outlines how we resume disrupted operations and respond to crises in our surrounding communities, enabling us to coordinate operations and allocations to those around us in need.
We’re committed to doing the right thing in every aspect of our business. As an organization, The GTI Group has resolved to pursue a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive future, using our shared values to guide our approach to social responsibility, environmental, and governance (ESG) initiatives. In practical terms, this means we seek to hire a diverse workforce, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and operate transparently—all while giving back to the communities we serve.
Our Safety MEASURES
One of the benefits of working with The GTI Group is our commitment to an updated fleet. We're proud to operate a fleet with 80% of our trucks being fewer than five years old. A newer fleet means our trucks meet or exceed emission regulations, protecting the environment through increased fuel economy and cleaner-burning vehicles. Some call it green. We call it smart.
By deploying trucks that are lighter in weight, we can haul heavier payloads, which means fewer trucks are required—reducing overall emissions. Our freight- brokerage team also has tried and true processes for planning logistics, scheduling loads, and matching carefully screened carriers with cargo. By using capacity already existing in the marketplace, we help reduce the number of empty trucks on the roads. It’s a win/win for efficiency and sustainability.
At The GTI Group, we often partner with our clients, local communities, ports, law enforcement, and local/regional government agencies to reduce our emissions. In fact, we worked with a number of organizations to use the Port Freeport's heavy-lift corridor, which has resulted in a 40% reduction in the number of trucks required, and a reduction of CO2 by 2.1 million pounds annually, as well as an average reduction of 4.5 tons of NOx per year.
At The GTI Group, we believe that our strategic diversity, equity,
and inclusion (DE&I) plan helps us in every area of our
business. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment
that takes into consideration a wide variety of individual
characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds,
preferences, and behaviors. It’s by fostering a diversity of
thought, training, hiring, developing, and educating that we
can truly live up to our truest organizational potential.
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