Jeff’s primary objective is to ensure companies are in compliance with both State and Federal regulatory guidelines. Jeff believes compliance requirements can be made to work as a part of an organization’s standard operating procedures in a common sense format that allows a company to better manage unique risks, rather than simply being government requirements.
One of Jeff’s most sought after skills is his ability to prepare companies for potential FMCSA Compliance Reviews and Interventions by helping identifying potential problems within their organizations and then helping them prepare a strategy for handling opportunities for improvement. Jeff uses the HNI “Day in the Life” concept which allows him to gain a unique prospective about the company and how its operates. Jeff also acts as a resource to HNI’s customers who may have questions with respect to FMCSA regulations and CSA performance in order to help them get through the sometimes-confusing regulatory language.
Working with HNI clients and prospects to engineer the strategy utilized to help them lower their cost of risk.
Jeff has been in the trucking industry since 2006, after serving 4 years in the Marines.
Beginning in operations at a large truckload carrier, Jeff moved into safety and compliance, where he focused on Hours of Service and DOT regulatory compliance. During the next 2 years, he progressed into a safety management role, including driver orientation and on-boarding.
In 2009, Jeff transitioned into a Regional Safety Director’s position, traveling throughout the country conducting customer visits and driver safety meetings, as well as OSHA compliance reviews for the company’s terminals. In October of 2009, Jeff moved to the Corporate headquarters and took on an operational role, handling the planning and dispatching of a large just-in-time freight account.
February of 2010, Jeff moved to a safety management role for a large midwestern US Flatbed carrier, helping them upgrade their safety rating from Conditional to Satisfactory, a task in which he helped complete in less than 9 months.
Jeff joined HNI in June 2011 to assist clients with DOT compliance and driver training.