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Transportation Safety Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 12/26/2018

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Maintaining safe operations is a core business value of ATD/NTD as we are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe working environment. Safety is not only seen as just “the right thing to do” for our employees, business partners, and communities; but as an essential element in providing superior levels of productivity, efficiency and overall shareholder value. The Safety team is therefore responsible for providing strategic direction and maintaining organizational focus creating a strong, positive safety culture that promotes a safe workplace with incident reduction and regulatory compliance.

The Safety department at ATD works closely with operations leaders of all levels to create and refine tools (e.g., training, templates) for continual performance improvement. We also manage interactions with regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA, FMCSA) to provide site assessment support while ensuring effective site level systems implementation. Lastly, we provide training and support for advanced safety related management systems.

As a whole, the Safety team shepherds the company’s common overall objective of the prevention of injury and illness as well as continued improvement of safety and health performance where all associates have a responsibility to perform our jobs in a cautious and safe manner. Furthermore, we help to ensure our behaviors do not create an unsafe condition for fellow employees.

Primary responsibilities for this Transportation Compliance Manager will include: coordination of driver / fleet transportation-related compliance requirements; including applicable Federal and State regulatory requirements (FMCSA, DOT, 49 CFR, and others) and internal policies / support programs, supporting distribution center and truck / transportation related operations as well as partnering with organization leaders to drive continuous improvement.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee effective implementation of driver / fleet compliance management processes including, but not limited to:  driver qualification and recordkeeping, Fleetmatics / Telemetics, incentive program, HOS, ELD, drug / alcohol program and others
  • Partner with organization leaders to drive continuous improvement relating to risk reduction, incident reduction, cost reduction and regulatory compliance
  • Provide proactive oversight and create, revise, implement, and support transportation compliance policies, procedures and incident and cost reduction initiatives. Ensure company policies continually reflect current regulatory requirements and drive compliance throughout organization.
  • Perform data and program assessment reviews and develop / triage program initiatives to improve performance.  Perform internal policy and regulatory (local, state, and federal) compliance audits
  • Organize and present management information such as strategic planning initiatives, statistical performance, etc. to leadership
  • Create highly refined and effective corporate level work products such as procedures, training presentations, compliance assessments, tools, etc. for distribution to sites nationwide
  • Develop training / communication tools and other associated site training resources, and perform training activities to affected level of organization
  • Submit required regulatory filings within the appropriate deadlines


Key Partners (Positions):                                                                                                                                                  

  • Safety Department
  • Transportation Operations
  • Distribution Center Operations (SVP, VP, Director, Manager)
  • Human Resources


  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced training relative to transportation compliance
  • In-depth knowledge of FMCSA, DOT, 49 CFR, and state regulations governing driver and fleet requirements
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience coordinating and implementing transportation compliance processes
  • Experience with distribution center / delivery type environment, electronic logging software and onboard telematics safety tools preferred
  • Maintain an effective balance of technical writing and creativity / communication to create highly refined work products for nationwide facility use / implementation
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Key Competencies:

  • Think strategically and innovatively:  Identify and act on ideas which further the Company’s strategic goals and business plan.
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.

Physical Demands/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands
    • Ability to sit, stand, walk for lengthy periods of time.
    • Ability to use a computer and peripherals (mouse, keypad, etc.) for lengthy periods
    • Ability to train / give instruction to large groups of people
  • Travel required
  • Approximately 35% domestic and occasional international travel
  • Infrequent unscheduled/emergency travel as needed

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the Company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R07545