Steve Dowling, Covenant’s director of enterprise safety training, will serve as the second vice chair of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB).
Through this position, Dowling will help organize legislative efforts and share best practices with Covenant and across the trucking industry related to LEAB’s focus areas of security, truck parking, driver fatigue and distraction, and human trafficking.
“LEAB is for those who are now in the trucking industry who were previously in law enforcement,” Dowling said. “The goal is to look for processes that are mutually beneficial to safety goals within both the trucking industry and law enforcement, and how we can best partner together.”
While LEAB’s focus areas have widespread applications, this position will enhance Steve’s commitment to Covenant to drive forward our culture of safety and provide the best possible environments for our drivers. Our new training center dorm, Hogan Hall, is one example.
Directed by Dowling and the enterprise safety team, Hogan Hall and the training center demonstrate how continuous improvement in safety is engrained in our culture. This center’s programs aim to create the best driver experience and ensure all training provides the utmost value.
“From the moment drivers walk in, they see that Covenant has made an investment in them,” said Dowling. “You’re going to have a clean, safe environment where you’re able to get rest and be ready to train and learn.”
Ultimately,Covenant intends to strengthen each driver’s commitment to safety, thereby lifting the standard and setting an example for the entire industry.
WithSteve’s involvement in LEAB, and through the other truck, bus and law enforcement organizations the board brings together, he’ll be uniquely positioned to leverage collective expertise to benefit Covenant’s truck safety program.
“My focuses are on evaluating processes and looking for consistency,” said Dowling. “That way, we can give our drivers the best experience, to prepare them to be successful, make money and enjoy their job, and do it the safest way because that’s how they can be most successful. Safety is really that foundational element of it all.”
Dowling has proudly dedicated his life’s work to transportation safety training and development, having previously served in law enforcement bus and truck safety for 30+ years. The appointment as second vice chair with will lead him to become the first vice chair, and eventually, the president of the board.
To learn more about Covenant’s commitments to drivers, safety and safer roadways, visit https://www.covenantlogistics.com/safety-security.