Posted

13 days ago

Location

Mississauga, ON

Description

DRIVER TALENT & TRAINING MANAGER

We are a supply chain company that defines our success by the positive impact we have on everyone we touch. Our growth will come from clarity of purpose and aligned values today.

We’ve thought hard about some clear values that guide everything we do along the way:

  • Our priority is Safety
  • We have each others’ backs
  • It’s always about our customer
  • We raise the bar

Polaris has received the prestigious CCJ's Innovation of the Year award and for 13 consecutive years, we have won the Shipper's Choice award with the esteemed higher distinction of Carrier of Choice. We've also been named as a Top 100 Trucker for 3 years and one of the best places to work in our industry as a Top Fleet Employer for 3 consecutive years.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

Reporting to the Director-Risk Management, join our Team as we continue to excel in innovation and service excellence in the industry. An organization that focuses on its people and provides opportunities for growth and advancement. You'll receive a competitive Total Rewards package including a competitive base salary, company-paid health and dental plans and a company-paid perks program. You'll join a team and culture that will commit to investing as much into your learning and growth as you do.


WHO YOU ARE:

You are proactive and pragmatic with a passion for training, safety, recruitment and technology. You not only want to shape but build something better and inspire people around you to do the same. You are comfortable toggling between excellent tactical execution and making sure there is a sound strategy behind the work and the related solutions.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • A proven track record as Commercial Vehicle Truck Driver coupled with training/instructional skills to develop new recruits as well as existing drivers
  • An approach to all situations with a growth mindset, willingness to explore, learn and establish yourself as an expert
  • An awareness of the balance between what needs to be changed with 'this is how things are always done' and how to guide a team through the evolution
  • A willingness and a nimbleness to do what it takes to see results, a bias for action

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Develop and participate in all driver orientation, delivered in a classroom setting and additional or seasonal training as needed
  • Evaluate driver training requirements, materials, assessments and certification tracking needs, and implement programs to support best-in-class driving performance
  • Circle Check & Driver Road Skill Testing:Prepare a planned route that tests all the skills and elements of safe driving and professional behaviour. Provide coaching on any areas that need attention
  • Initiate in cab evaluation program, schedule and present training programs. Train, coach and assess drivers on industry best practices for driving safety, pre-trip inspections, regulatory requirements, and Hazardous Materials transportation
  • Log Auditing:E-Log conflicts, unidentified logs and uncertified logs. Take corrective action with drivers to prevent being in violation of the regulations. Document all training and corrective action
  • Investigate Telematic data:Support the implementation, roll out and ongoing review all telematic data for at risk behaviour
  • Process escalations to maintain driver regulatory and maintenance files
  • On call to assist in responding to accidents and participate (as required) during accident investigations
  • Participate in the recruitment process for drivers and help maintain a pool of prospective candidates as the Polaris ambassador in the Driver Talent market
  • Cultivate and sustain a positive culture, quality performance, safe environment, and a positive, professional driver experience
  • Liaise and collaborate with dispatch and warehouse staff on driver concerns
  • Periodically work with Compliance and Human Resource teams to review/audit driver qualifications & motor vehicle records
  • Cross training within the Risk Department for coverage

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid AZ License and Passport
  • Clean Abstract and CVOR
  • HOS knowledge for Canada and USA
  • Excellent understanding and background in Transportation processes, procedures, regulations and regulatory requirements of the Ontario Highway Act, U.S Federal Motor Carrier’s Regulations
  • 5 years of relevant previous experience within a Driver Trainer role
  • Knowledge of TWM (Truckmate) operating system a benefit

ABOUT US:

With over 27 years of continuous growth and customer satisfaction, Polaris Transportation is Canada's largest privately held cross-border LTL carrier providing daily departures between USA and Canada. Polaris is comprised of five operating divisions which provide a multitude of transportation services, including cross-border and domestic LTL and TL, global logistics, hazmat certified warehousing & distribution and technological development.

As leaders of innovation in our industry, we have and will continue to utilize advanced technologies to transform the way we do business. This drive and commitment have resulted in great industry recognition.

Polaris Transportation Group is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Polaris Transportation Group will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. We will consult with applicants to ensure a suitable accommodation is provided.