Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 75
TRUCKING & FREIGHTING
"The typical terminal includes a terminal manager/terminal representative who is primarily responsible for
overall operation of the site, which
includes driver-related activities,
paperwork and processing."
authority. "We also provide door-to-door service to and
from Mexico with preferred Mexican vendors," MTS says,
noting that it operates 700 trucks and 1,700 trailers.
Committed to Safety
Keeping employees and the motoring public safe is MTS's
No. 1 goal. "We pride ourselves on hiring and retaining experienced drivers who have demonstrated a commitment
to operating safely throughout their driving career," the
MTS' approach and high standards have allowed it to
be in the top 25 percent of comparable carriers in five of
the CSA BASIC categories. "Our safety and compliance
department continually monitors the performance of our
drivers with a number of programs and resources designed
to identify and correct unsafe behaviors," it says.
For example, the company utilizes Peoplenet Elogs
to maintain accuracy and compliance with the Hours of
Service regulations and give its drivers dispatch information. "Our Driver Performance Bonus rewards drivers who
have zero safety issues and zero CSA points for the month,
along with an acceptable fuel economy, low idle time and
no disciplinary issues," MTA says.
The company also recognizes top drivers from each
terminal monthly with its Driver of the Month program,
as well as a Corporate Driver of the Month. "[That person]
will receive a number of awards and will also be eligible for
the MTS Driver of the Year award," it says.
Before Wood came to MTS, he served as the director of
safety and HR for Challenger Motor Freight's U.S. division.
"Before Challenger, [he] started in the industry as an overthe-road truck driver," MTS says. "He then moved off the
MTS employs a seasoned executive team, which includes
Director of Safety Jeff Wood, who has held his role for more
than 17 years. His duties include overseeing the regional safety managers, freight claims, new driver applicant
approval and the company's $500,000 deductible Auto
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