Risk Engineering

DMC Risk Engineering services are available to all of our clients. We start with an onsite consultation to identify the key causes of risk within your organization and work with you to find solutions. Based on the findings, your assigned risk engineer will deliver a customized service plan outlining recommendations and the best methods for ongoing performance analysis to help make your operation become even safer.

 

Key Focus Areas

Loss Reduction
Key Metric Review
Coaching & Culture

Loss Reduction

Utilize data analysis to identify the root cause of your losses and prioritize feedback to elicit change.

Loss Reduction

Our Risk Engineering Team

Our DMC risk engineers are dedicated to helping our clients improve their safety and risk management practices. With over 200 years of collective experience in the industry, our team has a wealth of knowledge to draw on. They have worn many hats in the industry, from safety directors, truck drivers, operations and logistics specialists, to claims professionals. From small fleets to large corporations, our risk engineers have first-hand experience with the issues our insureds face on a daily basis.

They use their experience and knowledge to identify improvement opportunities for their accounts. Through ongoing partnerships, our team works to dig deep, understand each operation intimately, and provide actionable, specific feedback and recommendations to help our insureds mitigate their risk and become even safer.

Read about the value found through collaboration with our clients and their stories:

 

“We created a risk team, including the DMC team, to help bring us to the next level. An important component of the risk team’s success has been the reports and feedback we get from our risk engineer, including both positive and negative feedback. We want to have the good and bad, and he doesn’t hold back. This feedback has been a contributing factor in improving our operations.”

– VP of Safety & Risk Management at a large trucking carrier

“Tina’s ability to build relationships with her clients is what sets her apart as a risk engineer. She doesn’t come across as trying to tell the client what to do but comes across as a partner working to help them. She’s able to really drill down to what the issue is and offer a good resolution and how to fix or improve it. She offers tools they may not have considered otherwise. She has been very impactful.”

– EVP of Transportation at a leading brokerage firm

“DMC is the kind of company that won’t just sit in your meetings and take notes. They came back with recommendations and outlines of policies that can benefit you. We don’t have all the answers. DMC is very much attempting to be a value-added partner. It seems more like a partnership to us than any of our previous carriers. Our Risk Engineer, Joel Paska, understands what it’s like to sit on my side of the table. He’s very knowledgeable and has helped to benefit our operation.”

– VP of Risk Management at a transportation corporation

“Our Risk Engineer, Brandon, sets the bar. If we don’t have a particular program or safety measure in place, Brandon provides recommendations. He works with us on each recommendation to help us develop the format for how we can implement each request.”

– CFO at 500+ unit logistics company

Team Member Spotlight

Joel Paska

Director of Risk Engineering

 

Joel Paska leads our Risk Engineering team. He has worked in the trucking industry for over 30 years in leadership roles, primarily focusing on safety, operations, and legal needs. Prior to DMC, Joel was the Director of Safety for Liquid Transport, a Dana Company. He obtained his B.S. from Purdue and his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.

KEY AREAS OF SPECIALTY

          • Assessing the legal implications of your safety standards
          • All aspects of transportation, with a primary focus on liquid bulk transport and specialized certification needs
          • Embedding a culture of safety in every level of your organization

April Bassett has been a transportation safety professional for nearly 25 years and continues to actively serve the industry on both state and national trucking association boards. She has received several industry accolades, including Indiana Motor Truck Association’s 2021 Safety Professional of the Year and 2020’s Women in Trucking’s Top Women to Watch in Transportation. April is a NATMI Certified Director of Safety, holds her Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and has completed the 30-hour OSHA Outreach Training Program.

KEY AREAS OF SPECIALTY

          • Driver mentorship and ambassador program development
          • Root cause analysis and loss prevention solutions
          • Implementing and refining driver scorecards, coaching, and training processes

April Bassett

Senior Risk Engineer

 

April Bassett

Senior Risk Engineer

 

April Bassett has been a transportation safety professional for nearly 25 years and continues to actively serve the industry on both state and national trucking association boards. She has received several industry accolades, including Indiana Motor Truck Association’s 2021 Safety Professional of the Year and 2020’s Women in Trucking’s Top Women to Watch in Transportation. April is a NATMI Certified Director of Safety, holds her Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and has completed the 30-hour OSHA Outreach Training Program.

KEY AREAS OF SPECIALTY

          • Driver mentorship and ambassador program development
          • Root cause analysis and loss prevention solutions
          • Implementing and refining driver scorecards, coaching, and training processes

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Get in touch with one of our risk engineers today to learn how partnering with DMC can help improve your company’s safety outcomes.

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