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Transforming Fleet Safety Challenges...into (8) Profitable ITOS Actions - by Tony M Jackson

The costs of maintaining fleets and assuring safe operating environments are causing fleet managers many sleepless nights. Rising accidents, worker’s compensation claims, deaths, injuries, litigation, torts, and loss of assets (down-time), all give rise to insurance premiums and other costs control challenges--and is having a major influence on the bottom-line.


Input-Transformation-Output Solutions “ITOS” integrates complex components that impact costs, enhance and strengthens safety programs—providing fleet managers with opportunities to achieve measurable safety management results and includes (8) highly effective fleet management deliverables:


1.             Creation of optimal preemptive safety processes that aligns incident management with higher visibility solutions;

2.             Creation of effective safety management programs designed to reduce injuries, fatalities, and lower vulnerability of loss or damage to company property (assets) in the external environment

3.             Attaining sustainable safety infrastructure improvements, while increasing proactive preemptive measures by preventing volatile incidences where employees are most vulnerable to injury, death, or loss of fleet assets

4.             Achieve a rationalized proactive management capacity to implementing higher visibility safety solutions and optimizing external safety programs

5.             Establish synergies that enhance policies and infrastructure where safety communication flows from both management interactions with employees as well as from employees to management regarding safety concerns to mitigate regulatory violations

6.             Attain total alignment of management and employee accountability across integrated safety processes through “shared-ownership” of implementing safety measures that protects the business interest of all stakeholders

7.             Centralize database repository of safety concerns and appropriate preemptive responses to external environmental conditions that could influence Fleet Safety Program success

8.             Attain the flexibility and modular safety strategy to accommodate future external environment regulations that could influence business operations.


Fleet safety transformation and lowing costs requires a new approach to meeting the demands of sustaining company fleets vitality--while continuing to exploit challenges to the “business-as-usual” conventional wisdom. Ideally, breaking the paradigm through transformation of traditional top-down management techniques allows the external environment to flow easier—making drivers more responsible for adhering to policies and safety procedures.


“With years of safety transformation experience and research into what drives costs of operations through the roof, adopting loss prevention tenants that assist with ensuring safety success is important to effective management of fleet objectives,” says Tony Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Globalnologies Corporation, an expert on “loss prevention” strategies and tactical fleet management safety solutions in the incident management industry.


Jackson went on to say, when undertaking safety transformation processes and meeting fleet objectives, loss prevention strategies are considered primers for proactive safety solutions—thereby, reducing costs of operation.” Focusing primarily on maintenance to reduce fleet “down-time,” is no longer the only prudent management approach—the entire fleet operations objective should serve to enhance programs designed to create increased productivity while effectively lowering costs.


Jackson says the following are critical components of a well-defined and functional ITOS Program:


               Align incident management transformation with comprehensive loss prevention strategies create opportunities to realize measurable cost savings in incident avoidance safety procedures

               Avoid fragmented, top-down elements of safety transformation activities by carefully evaluating response to proactive safety measures in the field and integrated safety programs that address safety concerns of drivers and maintenance crews

               Deploying safety management disciplines that proactively plan and govern all transformation activities with a focus on reducing accidents, deaths, injuries, and protecting assets, aligns safety goals with achieving cost saving objectives

               Clarity regarding anticipated results of a comprehensive safety transformation training solutions designed to achieve measurable success will sustain a program’s most effective components—providing drivers with a comprehensive and proactive incident avoidance plan

               Professionally analyze interdependent activities required to achieve transformation goals. Questions such as, what organizational changes are required, how will drivers and maintenance crews receive support, what additional safety training or skills is required to implement transformation processes, initiate new ways of encouraging behavioral changes in drivers and maintenance crews, focus on safety awareness--and post evaluate the impacts of transformation directives on improved safety measures


Extensive Training as an "enabler to transformation" assures conformity to safety awareness, and the actual ITOS implementation processes—and will have an immediate positive influence on costs saving and loss prevention objectives.


Safety transformation requires considerable attention to detail, mixture of safety implementation directives, awareness skills and training, and proactive costs reduction measures. Safety Transformation can be integrated throughout every cross-functional deliverable of the external environment costs effectively,” says Jackson.


Finally, ITOS becomes imperative to proactively manage the process while implementing programs designed to address safety and costs concerns attributed to deaths, injuries, and/or a loss of fleet assets. Immediate costs savings will be realized and making the “A” Grade will be achieved to streamline fleet operations management goals:


"ITOS" Transformation Programs—Making the “A” Grade


               Fleet Safety Awareness improved by 70-80% through consistent training and documentation

               Death and injury reduction by 90-95%

               Proactive Incident management increased by 70-90%

               Securing a potentially dangerous operating/highway environment increased by 90-100%

               Driver, Maintenance Crews, and Logistics Satisfaction increased by 97%

               Death or injury benefit liabilities reduction by 20-40% and w/higher visibility solutions 85-90%



Fleet Safety costs controls create formidable competitive advantage for implementing Input-Transformation-Output SolutionsTM (ITOS) value propositions for the markets served by transportation and delivery companies. “ITOS” enhances and integrates the most effective modular safety methodologies for transforming safety management policies into actions. Ultimately, an ITOS Program sustains proactive responses to effectively address safety and costs control concerns. “Meeting fleet objectives by delivering goods to there destination and returning safely, is the first long-lasting benefit of effectively reducing costs and improving driver output productivity,” says Jackson.


Get on the road to making the “A” Grade, by lowering costs of ownership through a profitable ITOS Program.


Globalnologies Corporation ( http://www.globalnologies.com ) is a private research and development technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Founded in 2000, seven years later, the company has grown to one of the most recognized “cross-functional incident management" companies in the world. Tony Jackson, is an expert on “loss prevention” strategies and tactical airport grounds safety deployments in the incident management industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and Masters of Business Administration in Technology Management. Contact Tony directly at tonyj@globalnologies.com

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