Trailways Transportation System Inc. (Trailways) forged a partnership with Consolidated Safety Services – Dynamac (CSS-Dynamac) to provide Trailways’ team of affiliated motor carriers with a “full-circle” program encompassing safety on the road and in the workplace.
“We’re going to make sure that everybody under the Trailways umbrella meets a standard of safety excellence,” said Jolanda Janczewski, PhD, chair of the board and co-founder of CSS-Dynamac. “The benefit is that all of the motor carriers under the Trailways brand will be able to say, ‘We are meeting the highest safety standard.’”
“By funding this comprehensive safety program as a new benefit for our affiliated motorcoach operators, we are underscoring our commitment to our most important core value — safety comes first and foremost for Trailways. That’s been our philosophy for 80 years, and it always will be,” said Ron Moore, Trailways chairman/president of Burlington Trailways.
Brad Watkins, CSS-Dynamac Program Manager noted that “part of our goal is to help companies understand the economic value of safety programs.” Though not directly generating revenue, he explained, safety programs prevent revenue loss due to injuries and property damage. They also protect a company’s reputation, which once lost can have a devastating impact on the bottomline.
Founded in 1988, CSS-Dynamac has built a reputation as a leader in the design and implementation of reliable transportation safety assessments as well as environmental, safety and health services, providing these services to government, academic and private-sector organizations. For more than 20 years, it has been recognized as the nation’s leading provider of motor carrier safety assessments for ground transportation systems.
For the federal sector, CSS-Dynamac has served as prime contractor for more than 20 agencies and has supported every cabinet-level department of the U.S. government. Among its clients are the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.
For the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, CSS-Dynamac has conducted more than 20,000 safety audits of motor carriers and has developed a “Safety Is Good Business” tool kit of educational materials to advise unregistered motor carriers of the need for regulatory compliance. For the Defense Travel Management Office, it has conducted more than 7,000 compliance reviews and more than 15,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections to ensure that safety controls are present and operating effectively for carriers transporting military personnel.
Trailways Transportation System Inc. consists of independently owned and operated motorcoach companies located throughout North America and Europe. Each company adheres to the highest safety standards required by the US Department of Defense, or, its country’s equivalent. Drivers within the Trailways network operate a wide variety of more than 12,000 passenger transportation vehicles.
In the US, all Trailways companies are registered with the Department of Transportation and are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Trailways drivers and potential drivers undergo background checks and are highly trained and certified. Trailways employees receive training or technical education such as driver training, customer care, defensive driving, vehicle maintenance, workshop practice, transport management and security awareness.