Together for Safer Roads
Expanding Focus on Fleet Safety Training Program to benefit New York State's fleet operators and drivers

Together for Safer Roads and the Trucking Association of New York partner to expand Focus on Fleet Safety Training Program in the state

April 4, 2024
By collaborating with TANY, TSR is seeking to make this training initiative available to New York State's fleet operators and drivers, addressing the challenges and needs of this segment of the driver population.

During the annual Truck Safety & Education Symposium in Saratoga Springs, the Trucking Association of New York and Together for Safer Roads announced a partnership aimed at extending the Focus on Fleet Safety Training Program to TANY members with an eye on small and midsized fleet operators and drivers. This collaboration builds on the success of the program in fostering safe and efficient fleet operations and represents a step toward enhancing safety cultures and achieving vision zero goals.

"Small to midsize fleets account for roughly 97% on the road," said Peter Goldwasser, executive director of Together for Safer Roads. "We are proud to partner with the Trucking Association of New York on this expansion of the Focus on Fleet Safety Training Program, reaffirming our commitment to saving lives and creating safer roads in New York State while gaining valuable insights that can help continue to expand this program to fleets across the country."

The Focus on Fleet Safety Training Program, TSR’s signature workforce development safety program, helps independent fleet operators develop a safety culture with expertise and best practices drawn from TSR’s group of leading fleets and technology companies. The comprehensive Focus program is structured around three key pillars: training and development, safety leadership, and technology, which includes executive coaching and before and after benchmarking.

See also: Motive joins Together for Safer Roads to advance fleet safety with AI technology

TSR, in collaboration with TANY, seeks to bring this training initiative to New York State’s fleet operators and drivers, addressing the challenges and needs of this segment of driver experience.

"Safety is a top priority across the trucking industry, and Focus on Fleet Safety Training is part of an active effort to ensure New York drivers, roads, and communities are as protected as possible,” said Kendra Hems, president of TANY. “The program will provide drivers with the tools and training necessary for a career on the road and allow for operators of every size to build a culture of safety that goes above and beyond compliance. We are thrilled to continue this work with Together for Safer Roads,  and we look forward to working with our members for a safer New York."

Additional program highlights:

  • Inclusive training: The program is designed for independent, small, and midsized haulers, acknowledging the unique characteristics of this cohort.
  • Beyond compliance: Recognizing the time and resource constraints faced by independent, small, and midsize fleets, the program goes beyond mere compliance, offering practical insights and expertise to establish premier fleet safety programs.
  • Saving lives, creating change: With a focus on creating real and sustained changes, the program aims not only to enhance road safety but also to foster positive transformations within participating organizations.
About the Author

FleetOwner Staff

Our Editorial Team

Kevin Jones, Editorial Director, Commercial Vehicle Group

Josh Fisher, Editor-in-Chief

Jade Brasher, Senior Editor

Jeremy Wolfe, Editor

Jenna Hume, Digital Editor

Eric Van Egeren, Art Director

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Leveraging telematics to get the most from insurance

Fleet owners are quickly adopting telematics as part of their risk mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

Reliable EV Charging Solution for Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Selecting the right EV charging infrastructure and the right partner to best solve your needs are critical. Learn which solution PepsiCo is choosing to power their fleet and help...

Overcoming Common Roadblocks Associated with Fleet Electrification at Scale

Fleets in the United States, are increasingly transitioning from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. While this shift presents challenges, there are strategies...

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...