Trucksafe Consulting’s Brandon Wiseman recently participated as a panelist on Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine’s new webinar series titled “Safety First.” Wiseman, along with co-panelists Doug Marcello of Bluewire LLC and Chris Woody of M&W Logistics, spoke on the topic of “Building a Safety Culture.”
With a significant uptick in “nuclear verdicts” against motor carriers over the past decade and skyrocketing insurance premiums, fleet safety programs are under the microscope more than ever. According to Wiseman, “carriers should be taking a hard look at their programs and ensuring they are built on a strong foundation of safety-first mentality.” That foundation, Wiseman says, is what regulators expect to see when they conduct audits, and “any cracks in that foundation will inevitably be exploited in highway accident litigation.”
During the webinar, Wiseman offered his thoughts on how carriers should develop and foster a safety culture, including through robust policies, procedures, training, self-audits, and corrective action. For a summary of the webinar or to watch a replay, check out this link. And to discuss how Trucksafe can assist you with your own safety program, please feel free to contact us.