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Position Title:Driver Safety Specialist

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Requisition ID: 11765

Grade: Grade 04  

Company: Day & Ross Inc.   


At Day & Ross, you’ll go far.

Day & Ross is one of Canada’s largest transportation companies, serving top brands across North America. We got our start hauling potatoes in 1950, and now we have a team of more than 8,000 employees, drivers and owner operators.

We believe our people are our greatest strength – and we treat them like family. For over a decade, we’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and we have been named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation every year since 2018. Our industry recognition is a testament to the family values we share with our parent company, McCain Foods Limited.


About the Role

Driver Safety Specialist
Brampton, ON



As a Driver Safety Specialist (DSS) you will be instrumental in promoting driver safety by monitoring for & identifying trends in your assigned fleet, regularly interacting with and observing drivers in the field, making corrective action suggestions to management and assisting in the development of driver training programs.


Please note* - The Shift for this position is as follows - Tuesday - Saturday (8:00am - 6:00pm)


How You’ll Help

  • Conduct regular meetings with all drivers. 
  • Investigate and determine root cause & corrective actions as they relate to collisions, driver safety and commercial vehicle operations.
  • Complete field observations ensuring that drivers apply safe work practices, follow company procedures and comply with regulatory requirements such as HOS, TDG & HTA.
  • Influence company targets by lowering injury rates, accident costs & reducing NSC/CVOR point accumulation.
  • Ensure driver and supervisory personnel adhere to regulatory standards and company policy.
  • Help create safety-training material to promote driver safety and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Enter driver safety related data and monitor for trends using various software tools.
  • Maintain professional attitude and be a source for solutions and guidance on all driver safety related issues.
  • Participate in on call rotation for accident reporting and driver support.
  • Complete driver field observations during various weather conditions.
  • Be able to communicate to individuals / groups in a classroom and/or virtual setting.
  • Commercial Driver's License is preferred with a clean record.
  • Facilitate LCV permit review training with new operations team members when required
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Your Skills & Experience:

  • Must have Valid AZ license with 3+ years’ experience 
  • Minimum of secondary education, with preference of post-secondary education (general stream), or a combination of education and experience.
    Previous Transportation or operational experience is preferred, various roles within transportation would be beneficial 
  • Must be able to operate a manual transmission 
  • Preference will be given to NATMI, OSL and/or IHSA certified candidates
  • Past experience as a signing authority would be an asset
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Occupational Health and Safety experience
  • Communication skills - advanced
  • Computer skills - accuracy, MS products, AS400, web based programs
  • Knowledge related to legal / safe operation of commercial equipment as to local laws and federal compliance standards.
  • Demonstrated customer relationship skills
  • Knowledge of Transportation of Dangerous goods Regulations
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective written and communications skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Able to meet deadlines in high transactional environment
  • Presentation skills, and working knowledge of adult learning principles 
  • Ability to champion business needs in a collaborative manner to colleagues
  • Results focused
  • Speaks, reads & writes in fluent English, other languages an asset
  • Able to work with little supervision
  • Subject to a clear criminal background check prior to employment
  • Must be able to travel freely in Canada for company business as needed.
  • Must be able to work afternoon/ night shifts, every 6 weeks, to be on call for collision reporting & driver support
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Travel may be required around 25% of the time


To apply, visit the Careers page on our website at dayross.com.


Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background checks prior to employment.

We thank you for your application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
As a federally regulated employer, The Day & Ross fully supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.

Function: Transportation; Supply Chain & Logistics

Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Brampton || CA - Canada : Ontario : Bolton || CA - Canada : Ontario : Etobicoke || CA - Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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