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Red Classic - Sr Director of Safety Services


Charlotte, NC, US, 28273


Department:  RC Safety Services 

Functional Area:  Environmental & Safety 

Posting Locations:  Charlotte 

Red Classic is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. Our objective is to deliver the finest transportation solutions customized for our customers shipping needs.


This position reports directly to the President of Red Classic and is a member of the Red Classic Executive Leadership Team, setting strategy that will enable continued safe and profitable growth in the transportation industry.


The Sr. Director of Safety Services is accountable for leading the Organization in the reduction of contributory collisions and injuries, and maintaining FMCSA regulatory compliance.  They will aggressively manage our Loss Control efforts in a manner that is fair and protects the Company’s and Customers’ interests and image.  They will embrace our Company Purpose and Values and demonstrate the same through their work and their interactions with others.



  • Analyze program effectiveness through a comprehensive program of data analysis, loss trending and reporting to identify loss trends and determine effective methods to drive continuous, measurable improvement of our Safety results. 
  • Deployment and monitoring of safety and loss control management systems including at least the following:
    • The use of statistical process control to identify loss trends, contributing factors and appropriate countermeasures to effectively improve those trends.
    • Lead the ongoing evaluation, selection, testing and implementation of Safety programs, technology, processes and initiatives relative to risk mitigation for trucking/fleet maintenance operations that are aimed at improving safety results and/or behaviors.
    • Establish and maintain a Driver/employee training continuum that begins at time of hire and incorporates periodic, remedial and targeted programs to improve individual performance and overall RCS safety results; establish and maintain management reporting and engagement initiatives.
    • Establish and maintain a driver risk assessment process that proactively identifies drivers that need additional training and/or leadership intervention.
    • Ensure that Operations leadership has the technical support, defined processes and essential data needed to communicate and manage the safety performance and expectations of their drivers.  Working with Operations Leadership, lead the ongoing evaluation of the facilities to ensure integration of the Safety processes into their daily work.
    • Accountable for partnering with Recruiting and Operations to ensure we have the correct Driver Qualification standards in place, then ensuring we qualify drivers that are likely to be Safe and Successful.
    • Review, evaluate and promulgate Company policy/practice as needed to support our Safety values and expectations.
  • Ensure that all current and new processes and practices are in full compliance with DOT regulations and improve our CSA performance.  Review data that impacts those scores and successfully appeals any errors that negatively impact them as well as initiate internal process to improve the results.  Establishment and leadership of programs to ensure requirements are meeting Company policy and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations of at least the following:
    • Driver/employee selection standards and practices – all pre-employment aspects (background, MVR, screening, etc.)
    • Ongoing driver qualification through collaboration with DOT driver file maintenance shared service support
    • Controlled substances and alcohol screening programs and management training
    • Hours of service
    • Driver training, medical qualification, licensing and ongoing certification requirements
    • Vehicle inspection and maintenance requirements
    • Maintain overall compliance with FMCSA (i.e. CSA, Hazardous Materials, etc.)
  • Develop, implement and administer driver Safety performance recognition processes, including Safe Driver Awards, Safety Component Pay, Annual Driver “Safety Champion(s)”, etc. and ensure they are producing the desired outcomes.
  • Loss Control – Accountable for all aspects of Auto Liability and Workers Compensation claims to include: accurate and timely first reporting; accurate tracking of losses, including all financials; coordinates claims response and management with CCCI Risk Management and the TPA to ensure comprehensive first response and data collection, consistent subrogation, discovery preparation, and comprehensive employee care that includes an aggressive RTW component to assist in recovery.
  • Partner with CCCI Risk Management to ensure were are performing in a manner that meets their needs, allows them to provide the highest quality of shared services support and is consistent with CCCI values, practices and expectations.
  • Ensure OHSA requirements are met and that required policies, procedures and training are in place.
  • Accomplishes all of the above through use of the Quality Process, the expectation of continuous improvement, the practice of servant leadership and embracing Red Classic’s Purpose and Values.



  • Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated progressive leadership experience in the trucking industry, with the most recent role being in a senior leadership position with Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Loss Control accountabilities that resulted in measurable improvements in metrics and efficiencies
  • Possess strong verbal, leadership, analytical, listening and written communication skills
  • Must be organized, able to multi-task, and have a strong attention to detail
  • Functionally competent  computer skills related to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, with TMW, TMT, PeopleNet, Safety Direct and TenStreet knowledge preferred
  • Expert knowledge of functional application of DOT regulations and process improvement
  • Process oriented, with a proven ability to be a change agent capable of implementing change cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in using technology, including Collison Mitigation Systems, to measure and improve safe driving behaviors
  • Demonstrated success in developing direct reports to achieve their goals and full potential
  • The following certifcations preferred Certified director of Safety (CDS), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and Certified Safety Professional (CSP)





Red Classic Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte