Director of Safety & Compliance



United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

At Cargomatic, we are committed to finding new ways to solve complex, real-world problems for our customers. Our approach enables our employees - at all levels, in every role - to thrive in an environment of intellectual curiosity, where people are passionate about what they do and support each other to get the job done.

Cargomatic was named to the list of Built in Best Places to Work for 2023, which recognizes the benefits we offer, our people-first culture and our commitment to supporting our employees’ success, growth and well-being.

Safety & Compliance Director

Cargomatic is seeking a highly experienced Safety & Compliance Director to join our team. This role will require expertise in motor carrier safety, OSHA and risk management and a proven track record of driving safety improvements and injury avoidance.


Develop and implement a consistent safety and compliance culture throughout all locations, specifically those that incorporate motor carrier, transloading, warehousing and yard. Emphasize a team approach, coordinating with other departments such as Ops, HR, Legal, and driving individual responsibility to all functional levels of the Company to achieve common Safety and Compliance goals.

Develop and Implement OSHA (Cal) compliant Safety Program: design, implement and maintain comprehensive safety programs to ensure compliance and proper engagement with rules and regulations of the OSHA, local regulations, and industry best practices. Establish procedures to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses, and other safety hazards.

Develop and Implement FMSCA/DOT program to include: Record keeping; DQ files, vehicle maintenance files, hours of service, drug and alcohol, accident registry. Proactive measure include; Regular safety meetings, training, near miss reporting and investigations.

Develop Training Programs: Together with HR create and deliver training programs to promote safe and compliant operations for employees, focusing on but not limited to driving practices, emergency response procedures and compliance with regulations.

Review all employee Job descriptions and complete “Job Safety Analysis” then ensure proper job-related safety protocols and procedures training is developed and implemented.

Ensure Regulatory Compliance: Supervise and direct activities of Local Safety Managers, their designated representatives at each site and the performance of the Steering Committee.

  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of safety and training programs. Examples include; CSA trend score, Workers Comp claims, onsite injuries or accidents, first aid treatment.
  • Ensure local managers maintain current DOT driver & vehicle files. Perform regular audits of the DOT files to ensure compliance. Oversees the local administration of the Clearinghouse entries, drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements.
  • Oversees monthly monitoring of SMS score and FMCSA portal.
  • Complete and file the OSHA 300 logs.
  • Oversees all permits and certifications (including renewal) related to safety at each site.

Risk & Audit Management:

Oversees investigations into accidents and injuries, identifies root causes, and implements corrective actions.

  • Identify trends to be addressed in future training efforts.
  • Prepare and submit required reports and documentation to management/legal, then to federal agencies, insurance companies, and other stakeholders in accordance with regulatory requirements and company policies.

Foster and maintain relationships with regulatory agencies and industry organizations.

  • Analyze safety performance data, including FMCSA safety records, including hours or service, to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Identify opportunities and develop solutions to enhance safety performance.
  • Conduct regular planned and unplanned site visits and audits to ensure consistent safety compliance from employees, contractors and all other vendors.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as occupational health and safety, engineering, or business administration.
  • Previous managerial experience 5 years.
  • Minimum of 7 years of leadership experience in safety within the transportation or logistics industry.
  • OSHM (Occupational Safety and Health Manager) certification.
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)
  • Prefer CDS (Certified Director of Safety) and/or CSP (Certified Safety Professional) designation.
  • In-depth knowledge of motor carrier safety regulations, including familiarity with FMCSA safety records, DOT, OSHA and related regulations.
  • Proven track record of improving safety performance and effectively managing risks.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement safety and training programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Exceptional leadership and management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel on demand to various terminal locations across the U.S.
  • C-TPAT experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in; Refrigerated storage and transport, Hazmat transportation; Overweight equipment transportation and Customs bonded faciltities is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in implementing KPIs to measure safety performance.
Candidates in consideration must be physically based in Long Beach, CA; Chicago, IL; Savannah, GA; Atlanta, GA; Norfolk, VA; or Dayton, NJ to be considered for this role.
The expected salary range for this role is $140,000 to $160,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the base salary, this position may be eligible for performance-based incentives.

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