Dispatch 42 School launches new training – Safety Manager
Just six months ago, Shipping42 launched the Freight dispatcher training platform – “Dispatch42 School”, a school where everyone can learn the profession of truck dispatcher in a few months and start working immediately. Both the idea and the truck dispatcher training have been well received by online users that today 400 students from different parts of the world are studying at Dispatch42 School, and the number is constantly growing.
As far as we know, the demand for a product always leads to its modification and development. Today, the school is launching a new training course and invites everyone to learn another promising profession in the world of logistics – Security Chief
What is a Security Officer?
The US logistics market is a massive industry with an average turnover of over $797 billion. Not only is it a constantly growing infrastructure, a network of highways and roads that grows every year, but also a mass of employees working in this area.
The entire system, or rather the work of freight carriers in the United States, is under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Transportation. Below that is a department – the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (FMCSA), the government agency that regulates the operation of vehicles and the transportation of goods in the country.
The goal of this department is to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on American roads. How? ‘Or’ What? By means of uniform rules for all freight carriers, with which all must comply. It is basically a huge collection of laws, details and indicators. The contractor and the driver are obliged to observe them.
Security managers are the specialists who review these laws and regulations. They seek them out and then implement them in company policy. Together with a transport company, safety managers develop a work system within their own company so that it meets state requirements and achieves a good rating.
Just like the law, they are interested in having only professionals who comply with the traffic management system in the United States to sit behind the wheel of trucks. In part, Safety Managers can be called the “guardian angels” of the company, because without them and their involvement the company will not be able to obtain authorization for the transport of goods, recruit staff… or function properly, in general.
Why is a security officer needed for every business in the United States?
The subject is quite simple and complex at the same time. The reason for this is that the rules and procedures for transporting goods in the United States are very different from those in Europe or post-Soviet countries. The United States is a country with high standards and the process of transporting goods is designed in such a way that everyone is obliged to comply with it. Anyone who does not follow suit will fall out of the system, as they are considered a potentially dangerous cargo carrier capable of causing road accidents.
In addition, each company has its own public profile where all violations are recorded: the number of accidents, violations of the driver’s mode of operation, inefficient maintenance of vehicles, etc. As soon as the violation indicator reaches the so-called “alert” level or reaches the “action threshold”, the company is placed under the surveillance of an FMCSA inspector. The agency automatically receives notification that a business with an unfavorable rating is “at risk”, which means regular checks by an inspector, fines and even the risk of a business being shut down for not complying with the law. . By FMCSA logic, such a company has poor management, which means its drivers are a danger to others.
Security managers are professionals who give a business owner all the necessary recommendations in order to avoid these disastrous consequences. They also negotiate with the representatives of the Federal Department, fill out all the necessary papers, in short, they are the embodiment of the link between the law and the trucker.
Why is the work of a Safety Manager so valued?
This type of specialist offers valuable advice to any business owner on how to stay within the law and successfully build a positive rating for the business. And as we know, a reputable company makes more money in the United States.
What is the heart of Dispatch42 School’s Safety Manager course?
The course consists of 16 different modules which provide students with the opportunity to explore the entire profession from start to finish. The first two modules explain in detail what the trucking industry is in the United States and what role safety managers play in it. In addition, according to the idea of the author of the course Diana Bulgaru, there is a progressive immersion in the work of Security, all the details and the pitfalls, the theory and the practice.
Diana Bulgaru worked at Dispatch42 for more than 5 years, founded her own security department and worked with various cargo carriers, both in the United States and in Europe, as well as in the CIS countries. Today, the number of his subordinates in the Dispatch42 department reaches 50 people, the department itself works with 250 companies from different countries, and 1300 drivers turn to Dispatch42 every day for different services.
Thus, the company Dispatch42 collected the valuable experience of Safety Manager that it accumulated over 5 years, packaged it into a course, and invites everyone to study it today.
How is the course structured?
In Dispatch42’s Safety Manager course, you can find everything about this job, starting with filling out the documentation, listings of sites useful to students later at work, opening a business, and ending with the drivers’ work schedule, track their job performance, and interact with the FMCSA in the right way. The topics of vehicle maintenance, tax policy and even accounting elements are discussed separately, because in many companies, safety managers combine several functions, including the function of accountant.
Since Safety Manager is a practical rather than a theoretical profession, a large part of the course time is devoted not only to practical work, but also to real cases, stories and problems that students may face on the job.
What benefits do Dispatch42 School students get?
By acquiring the Safety Manager course, they receive a profession in their own right, both theoretical and practical, which will then allow them to earn a good income at the end of their studies. Basically, they invest finances in knowledge that will pay off in the first months of active work in the field of security, and then bring profit.
Additionally, during the course, students are assigned a mentor and a curator. These teachers help them learn every step of the process, hold online conferences once a week and discuss current events and various topics related to safety management.
After completing the course, the student of Dispatch42 School receives an engaging and highly demanded profession, an applicable and much needed position by any shipping company in the United States and Canada, as well as a number of benefits that the profession itself offers:
– ability to work remotely in the US and Canadian markets;
– ability to be self-employed, with clients who require security services;
– ability to make a good income. On average, an entry-level security manager can earn around $2,000 per month in the CIS and up to $7,000 in the United States.
– ability to self-regulate schedule and work from home.
Additionally, as a bonus, Dispatch42 School offers employment within the company to the most potential students who have shown their abilities and established themselves as good specialists.
And most importantly: given that the American freight market contributes 5-8% to the American GDP each year, it can be safely assumed that the profession of security manager, as well as the work of freight carriers in the country , will always be in demand, even under the conditions of Covid or other adverse factors.