J.B. Hunt Transport Director of Safety - FMS in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00293086 Director of Safety - FMS (Open)

Job Title:

Director of Safety - FMS




United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


Job Description Summary:

Under general direction, the position is required to promote and enhance the Company’s Safety Culture and risk management initiatives for their assigned Region. Responsibilities include maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies, qualifications for our Commercial Vehicle Drivers and training. Position develops and implements accident and injury reduction strategies for their assigned Regions.

Job Description:


  • Maintain corporate safety goals by monitoring the safety and compliance status of the assigned business unit to develop and implement operational strategies to maximize the Company’s Safety Culture.

  • Monitor performance of our Area Risk Managers by reviewing relevant metrics and site visits to ensure all areas are adequately staffed, trained, and capable to meet company requirements.

  • Lead the development and implementation of Corporate Safety and Compliance policies, procedures, and training to ensure all programs reflect best safety practices and comply with current regulations for assigned Region.

  • Evaluate risk and hazards and develop strategies to reduce accidents and injuries and increase compliance

  • Work with Operations Management and Customer Personnel to develop best practice strategies in order for all parties to benefit from safe and efficient work practices.

  • Work with all levels of management from various functional departments (Operations, HR, CDP, Maintenance, Claims, Security, Finance, IT) to ensure that all needs are addressed properly as the efforts of Safety Personnel (Corporate, Service Center and ARM’s) cross all departmental boundaries.

  • Work with representatives of local Government Agencies and Trucking Associations to ensure interpretation of and proper implementation of regulatory rules.

  • Provide input to Government Agency Personnel to foster good relationships and to ensure a mutual understanding of company and enforcement strategies along with promoting the safety of our employees and the general public.

  • Monitor and become fully knowledgeable of changes to regulatory requirements from all applicable Federal, State and Local agencies. Ensure that corporate policies/procedures reflect the changes and that all affected personnel are made aware of the changes and how to comply.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited four year college/university and/or 5 years Management experience and/or an 8 year equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be in a Regional Safety Manager position for a minimum of 2 Years.

Position will require up to 30-40% travel

Preferred Qualifications:




Work Experience:



Financial Acumen, Influence, Planning/Organizing, Political Savvy, Staffing, Strategic Thinking


Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.