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National Safety Council and Jetco Partner to Launch 4-Part Free Online Training Series
“Safety Breakthroughs” Address How to Make Safety Happen, from Drivers, Dispatch to C-Suite
Mark your calendars and register today for a new four-part online safety training series, brought to you by the National Safety Council (NSC) and Gulf Coast transportation logistics provider Jetco Delivery, a GTI company.
In the series, Jetco CEO/The GTI Group Executive Vice President Brian Fielkow talks with professional drivers, operations, safety and upper management personnel on how to weave safety discussions into all aspects of business, from recruitment and retention to daily dispatch and senior-level strategy meetings. The series is ideal for supply chain professionals looking to drive conversations around safe service – and how to achieve it consistently – as they evaluate and manage their transportation partners and spend.
1. Safety Breakthrough: Ten Leadership Lessons – I wish someone had told me!
March 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CST
In part I, Fielkow provides 14 tips for safety managers and directors on how to lead their teams safely. As safety is everyone’s responsibility, Fielkow offers actionable items and takeaways that safety-sensitive companies can use today to support and strengthen their teams.2.Safety Breakthrough: Take Your Front Lines with You
April 13, 2021 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CST
Safety must be owned by frontline employees. Yet, they are so often excluded from critical conversations. In part II, Fielkow hosts a panel discussion with professional drivers to understand their perspective on safety and how they navigate daily decision-making in the push/pull balance of safety and operations.3. Safety Breakthrough: Safety & the C-Suite – Engaging Your Leadership Team
May 11, 2021 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CST
To achieve safety excellence, C-suite alignment is essential. In part III, Fielkow provides guidance to eliminate safety dysfunctions and promote safety as a nonnegotiable core value.4. Safety Breakthrough: Accelerating Recruiting & Onboarding to Attract & Retain Top Drivers
June 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CST
In part IV, Fielkow joined by Ray Haight shows that building a strong safety culture starts with recruiting and onboarding employees who are equally committed to safety. Retention of safe, top drivers, in turn, ensures a healthy safety culture. Fielkow identifies differentiators that sets these types of cultures apart during the recruitment and onboarding processes.
“No matter what aspect of transportation your business is in or how long you’ve worked in the industry, this series facilitates frank discussions and provides key takeaways that can be applied to your organization today,” said Lisa Robinson, NSC Senior Program Manager, Transportation Safety Roadway Practice.
Fielkow echoed Robinson’s summary: “I look forward to interactive sessions with attendees and speakers that empower attendees and give them the practical tools to navigate safety discussions with their coworkers and peers.”
Sessions are free to attend. For registration and programming details, visit click here.
About the Collaboration
With a common goal of promoting safety throughout all aspects of life and business, the NSC and Jetco have a longstanding partnership. Collaborative efforts include safety training programs such as Our Driving Concern Employer Transportation Safety (TXODC) and Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE), as well as educational content, such as the webinar: Transportation Safety in the COVID-19 Era – at both in-person and virtual events. Jetco won honorable mention in the 2019 Our Driving Concern Traffic Safety Awards, and in 2018, the NSC honored Fielkow with the Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives. For details, visit the NSC website.
Since 1976, Jetco has partnered with sophisticated shippers and intermediaries to meet their trucking and freight brokerage needs throughout the Gulf Coast. Through its family of companies, Jetco provides intermodal, open deck, heavy haul, dry van, asset-backed freight brokerage, and warehousing services.
Headquartered in Houston, Jetco maintains an office in Dallas and terminals in La Porte, Freeport, San Antonio and Dallas. Jetco is a part of The GTI Group, a Canadian-based specialized transport company providing integrated logistics and transportation services, including asset-based trucking, freight brokerage, air and ocean services, and warehousing and storage. Jetco is 1 of 20 companies that has been named a 2021 Best Fleet to Drive for by Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.
About Brian Fielkow
Brian Fielkow, seasoned business leader who began his career practicing corporate law, is a recipient of the National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award. As owner and CEO of Jetco Delivery, he established a safety culture that contributed to the carrier's unprecedented growth. After selling the company to Montreal-based The GTI Group in 2019, Fielkow assumed leadership of GTI's North American safety operations and remains Jetco's CEO.