Brokerage Rolls Out Trucking Safety Program

A new trucking fleet safety program is being rolled out this fall by brokerage Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc.(JDIMI) to help clients keep pace with North America’s continuously changing transportation regulations.


As a leading provider of insurance to long-haul trucking clients, the brokerage has enlisted the expertise of fleet safety consultant Brian Botham, president of CMV Safety Consulting Inc., who has 25 years of experience facilitating safety programs across Canada and is certified as a safety specialist.


“He is widely recognized for his expertise,” says Glenn Murray, a partner and account executive at JDIMI. He says the brokerage introduced the program after working with Botham for the past year. “A state-of-the-art trucking safety program and insurance should go hand in hand. It’s a marriage that just makes sense.”


The safety program is being touted as a “one-stop shop” for the trucking industry through which both insurance solutions and fleet safety consulting services will be provided.


“Our main focus is to offer guidance to trucking operations and their employees to ensure compliance with safety standards, improve their business operations and boost their productivity while keeping their insurance costs low,” says Botham, adding that already clients have “responded overwhelmingly . . .it seems to be the way of the future.”


To assess a fleet, Botham visits the client’s site and reviews operations based on a10-point criteria that runs the gamut from equipment safety to record-keeping and even the attitude and approach the management demonstrates regarding the importance of safety compliance.


The assessment takes roughly four hours and Botham subsequently works closely with the client to ensure any additional measures to achieve compliance are taken.


JDIMI has offices throughout Ontario and in Red Deer, Alberta although Murray says Botham can attend sites located across Canada.

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