Reducing Risk Through Targeted Measures

Reduce your Total Cost of Risk by ensuring a safe reputation in the industry reflected through CSA scores, ISS scores, FMCSA compliance and more. Our Safety Consultants provide immediate assistance for critical matters like audits or DataQ disputes. We will also partner to assess any need for proactive adjustments around processes, procedures, training and more.


Potential Penalties
Back Taxes (Plus Interest)
Insurance Premium Audits



DOT/FMCSA Assistance

DataQ Review Support

Safety Rating Upgrade

Business Coaching

Legal Counsel Referrals

CSA Alert Monitoring

Recordkeeping Checklists


DOT Audit Representation

IFTA Audits

IRP Audits

Mock DOT Audit

New Entrant Audit

Development of Accident Prevention Plans

Assessment of Company Safety Management Controls


Safety and compliance training (initial and remediation)

Driver safety meeting presentations

Annual Vehicle Inspector training and certification

Access to LMS video platform

Creation of safety messaging blitz/signs/social media

“Train the Trainer” offerings


Review existing safety, driver policies, procedures and manuals

Provide feedback and edits where appropriate and beneficial

Ensure compliance of all required or mandated policies or documents

Periodic audit of policies or documents based on industry regulatory or legal changes


Safety and Claims Management platform for client usage.

Access to CAB and other FMCSA data to assist clients with live data

Safety data analysis for proactive and reactive assistance for clients

Introduction to industry-leading ELD providers

Risk Management Resources

Navigating Risk is Tricky Business!

The Paladin Group strives to supply clients with the knowledge and coverage they need to keep their business protected, insured and thriving. Our experienced team is ready to answer any questions you have about risk management. Each week our Safety Consultant Channing Puls provides safety solution tips and blogs that are helpful in the trucking industry.

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Safety Consultant


Safety, Compliance, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management, Loss Control/Prevention, Transportation Technology

Channing’s career in the trucking industry has provided in-depth experience and success in managing motor carrier safety programs. He has experience as a recruiter, fleet manager, and as an operations manager where he supervised Safety, Risk Management, and Compliance. His understanding of the industry brings a versatile and experienced perspective as a Safety Consultant at The Paladin Group.

Channing has been an integral part of successful trucking companies through implementation of safety and compliance best practices. He is passionate about partnering with clients developing fresh ideas that provides solutions for a variety of challenges to achieve high end results.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is a time when many people hit the road for trips and vacations. If you’re planning to operate a commercial motor vehicle during this holiday weekend, it is important to prioritize safety. Additionally, we want all drivers to increase their awareness of the risk of cargo theft during the holiday weekend. Past…

Pre and Post Trip Inspections

Are your drivers taking the time to complete their pre-trip and post-trip inspections? Most commercial vehicle operators are not making their pre-trip and post-trip inspections a priority which can pose a significant threat to safety. It is crucial for companies to ensure that their drivers and contractors prioritize this process to avoid disastrous consequences. Pre-trip…

Oral Fluid Testing

The Department of Transportation (DOT) filed a final rule that will allow oral fluid to be used as an authorized testing method for the presence of unlawful drugs. The rule will become effective June 1, 2023. Motor carriers need to be aware of the new rule and prepare for its implementation with oral fluid collectors…

Leading Cause of Accidents

Most all accidents have one thing in common, failure to look ahead when driving or failure to pay attention to the road. It is essential for commercial drivers to take proper safety precautions and follow traffic rules to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road. Here are the leading…

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a crucial aspect of the trucking industry. It not only helps reduce operational costs but also minimizes the environmental impact of commercial semi-trucks. Below are some of the latest advancements in fuel efficiency for commercial trucks and how they can benefit your business. Investing in aerodynamic upgrades to your trucks can greatly…

Interstate vs. Intrastate Commerce

It is important to be aware of the differences between interstate and intrastate commerce. The Department of Transportation (DOT) uses the terms to determine which regulations to apply to different transportation activities because the regulations vary between activities. Federal and state courts have dealt with the question of what differentiates interstate from intrastate commerce, especially…

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