Nussbaum Transportation’s director of human resources and safety, Jeremy Stickling, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2015 Safety & Compliance Award during a ceremony at the Fleet Safety Conference Tuesday.
The award highlights candidates who have enhanced the safety of their companies and employees through leadership, innovation and measurable results. Nominees were evaluated by a panel of industry leaders to determine the winner of the award, which was presented at the Fleet Safety Conference.
Stickling helped to develop a comprehensive driver orientation program and is the first point of contact for new driver recruits at the Illinois-based fleet. He has been the HR director since 2013 and in that time has seen improvements in fleet safety numbers.
He oversees Nussbaum’s safety policies, including drug and alcohol testing, behind the wheel training, ongoing classroom training, risk scoring and a safe driver rewards program. The company also makes use of safety features like frontal crash avoidance systems, lane departure warnings, and stability control and in-cab cameras.
One of Nussbaum's key safety efforts has been its custom driver scorecard system, which turns the tons of data the fleet collects on factors influencing safety, fuel economy and other factors and turns it into something drivers and fleet managers can understand and use.
The Fleet Safety Conference is currently under way at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. For more information on the Fleet Safety Conference, visit the website here.