Safety and Compliance Coordinator

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Ascend strives to be the employer of choice for our Team Members and a provider of choice for our Customers. This position is accountable for handling all aspects relating to Ascend’s Safety Program within the Maintenance Organization to ensure compliance with all company and DOT regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Starting at $52,000 a year
  • Demonstrate personal concern for maintaining a safe environment for themselves and others.
  • Actively promotes the proper use of equipment and adherence to processes.
  • Efficiently complete work in McLeod, Omnitracs, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Manage vehicular accident calls and Collision/injury reporting process.
  • Report accidents to appropriate regulatory agency.
  • Provide research and follow up to accidents and complaints as assigned.
  • Update company accident register daily.
  • Manage workman comp claims and reporting process.
  • Communicate w/other carriers to collect monies for vehicular repairs caused by other parties.
  • Review all new drivers’ hire files for accuracy and correctness.
  • Manage and ensure Drug and Alcohol testing program is in full compliance.
  • Monitor FMCSA website for new violations / CSA scores.
  • ELOG reviews and post-accident reviews.
  • Engage supervisor and issue disciplinary action to drivers as required.
  • Provide formal and informal teaching/coaching drivers about accident prevention and to be violation free.
  • Daily audit of Unassigned Driving and Odometer Jump Report.
  • Manage cargo claims and damaged freight claims, including customer contact on insurance claims and disposition of damaged product.
  • Set up new hires for monthly Safety videos.
  • Lead driver orientation as required.
  • Manage all ELD systems and users and edit logs as needed
  • Update HOS violation reports and send messages to drivers and operations.
  • Model and promote Ascend’s Values: Zero Safety Events; Be Courageous; Act with Integrity; Inspire Trust; Teamwork; Have Fun and Build a Legacy.

  • Experience in transportation industry
  • Experience in Safety and compliance preferred
  • Familiarity with current and pending Government Regulations (DOT/FMCSA, OSHA).
  • Knowledge of FMCSA and DOT regulations, hours of service (HOS) rules, CSA.
  • McLeod experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Organized and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to lead projects to streamline reporting process.
  • Ability to deliver exceptional service through positive engagement and patience.
  • Ability to promote a culture of trust and safety.
  • High School Diploma or GED.


Ascend is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive environment where all individuals may grow and thrive, respecting the different experiences that each employee brings to their job. Ascend believes that a diverse work environment results in a better experience for employees and customers and makes Ascend stronger.

With our mission of diversity and inclusion in mind, we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, disability, citizenship, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), marital status, ancestry, genetic information, veteran and/or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or Ascend policy.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position, other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Employee’s acknowledgment constitutes employee’s understanding of the principal accountabilities and duties of the position and certifies that they are physically able to perform the necessary duties in the work environment.

LeadFlex Job ID: 31221

Post Date: 03/15/2023

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