SmartDrive Systems Inc, a vehicle safety management and measuring services company, and “Fleet Radio” recently announced that Sam Dunbar, director of safety for Con-way Freight has been named Safety-Risk Manager of the Year for 2007. As Director of Safety for Con-way Freight, Sam Dunbar is in charge of more than 7,000 power units and 16,000 drivers. Dunbar has infused a series of safety measures for Con-way focusing on a proactive approach to keeping his drivers and the American driving public safe on the roadways, according to. This year, under Dunbar’s direction, Con-way sent 52 of its drivers to the National Truck Driving Championships (aka the “Super Bowl of Safety”) in Minneapolis. Dunbar’s cutting-edge approach to managing his fleet includes an ever-evolving safety program and a new driver benefits, bonus and retention package. Dunbar has been director of safety for Con-way for 13 years. Prior to that, he was regional manager for the southern region for Con-way and has worked for the company since the 1980’s. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Dunbar played professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox system, eventually making it to the major leagues as a pitcher.
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