Management

Go Riteway Appoints New VP of Safety

Posted on August 21, 2019

Brad Penneau has been appointed as Go Riteway's new vice president of safety. Photo courtesy Go Riteway
Brad Penneau has been appointed as Go Riteway's new vice president of safety. Photo courtesy Go Riteway
OAK CREEK, Wis. — Go Riteway Transportation Group has appointed Brad Penneau as its new vice president of safety.

Penneau, a native of New Berlin, Wis., has spent his entire career as a transportation safety professional and is a leading authority on fleet safety, according to a news release from Go Riteway. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cardinal Stritch University and has held leadership positions at trucking companies such as Schneider National and Con-Way Freight, safety consulting firm J.J. Keller, and most recently, Verizon Connect Fleet Telematics.

“Our ‘safety first’ philosophy drives every aspect of our business,” said Bob Zanotti, president of Go Riteway. “Safety is our number one core value so finding a top safety executive with extensive experience who matched our level of commitment to safety was critical.”

Penneau has earned safety certifications from The North American Transportation Management Institute, is a certified highway watch trainer thorough the Transportation Security Administration, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (a professional who can explain the Six Sigma philosophies and principles), and a certified trainer for Smith System's defensive course. He is widely published on fleet safety and has spoken on safety topics to industry associations across the country on fleet safety, regulatory compliance, and best practices.

“My experience is that when you start with a culture of safety, everything else falls into place,” Penneau said. “I find great reward in influencing and guiding others in the best safety practices.”

Related Topics: motorcoach/charter buses, Wisconsin

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
NAPT Conference and Trade Show scholarship deadlines are almost here. Shown here is Michael Martin, NAPT's executive director, speaking at the 2018 conference in Kansas City, Mo.
News

NAPT Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

The National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show deadline for two related scholarships is Sept. 18. The Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship deadline is Oct. 11.

Isabel Lane of Wisconsin held the hand of a frightened student on his first day of school. A photo of the gesture taken by his mother is widely shared on social media. Photo courtesy Amy Johnson
News

Bus Driver Comforts Student on First Day of School

Isabel Lane of Wisconsin reaches her hand out to a frightened student on his first day of school after he boards the bus. A photo of the gesture taken by his mother is widely shared on social media.

Francine Furby, the director of transportation for Fairfax County Public Schools, says that the district’s discipline-tracking system “fosters a partnership with the schools and strengthens their support of our drivers.” Photo courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools
Article

Virginia District Bolsters Driver Support for Success

Fairfax County Public Schools backs its 1,325 drivers with a discipline-tracking system for better follow-up and puts driver supervisors on the road to assist as needed. Additionally, fleet upkeep is boosted with county-employed technicians.

Glenda Daughtry, who recently retired, had worked as a bus driver and teacher’s aide for Sampson County Schools in Clinton, N.C. Many districts in the state require certain staff members to obtain their CDL and drive buses when needed. Photo courtesy Vicki Westbrook
Article

Helping School Bus Drivers Turn Downtime Into Uptime

Texas and North Carolina transportation departments fill the gap in drivers’ schedules with work opportunities beyond more routes, such as administrative, cleaning, and technical tasks, and tap other staff to ease driver shortage. Meanwhile, an Illinois contractor offers space for socializing and relaxation.

Zum has expanded its children’s ridesharing service to eight cities. Photo courtesy Zum
News

Zum Expands Ride Service to 8 Cities

In addition to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the children’s ridesharing company will now provide transportation to schools in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Miami; Phoenix; Dallas; Chicago; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!