Council Chairman: Mike Bohon
Mike Bohon is a Safety Representative with Great West Casualty Company, an insurance company that specializes in commercial truck insurance products and services. Mike began this role in 2013, delivering risk management and loss control services to his customers in both Missouri and Illinois. Prior to Great West Casualty Company, Mike held the position of Central District Supervisor for the Safety and Compliance Division of MoDOT Motor Carrier Services. This role included supervising a team of investigators who were responsible for conducting federal and state investigations, inspections, and educational opportunities throughout the State of Missouri. Mike feels fortunate to have met and worked with many different trucking companies and safety professionals during the course of his 18-year career, and is confident that some of the best are right here in Missouri.
Mike is a native of Missouri, and resides in Kirksville with his wife of 21 years, their three sons, and his yellow lab, Boone. Mike graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, and his two older sons have followed in his footsteps and chosen Truman to continue their education. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and spending as much time in the outdoors as possible.
Every safety program must contain three important components for success. First is a strong and knowledgeable safety director to implement safety programs that will insure the company is compliant and profitable. Next, to achieve those goals, the safety director must have the total support of the safety programs by upper level management. And thirdly, drivers who personify the public’s perception of the company, must provide total compliance to the safety programs. If any of these ingredients are missing, the program will fail and the motor carrier becomes subject to intervention. Participation in the Missouri Trucking Association’s Council of Safety Supervisors and attending the sponsored events is paramount to maintaining a successful safety program. The monthly meetings offer top notch programs and an opportunity to network with other safety directors. In addition, participation in the Council of Safety Supervisors familiarizes your company personnel with Council and Association sponsored award and incentive programs. Most of these programs are available at no charge. For more information on council sponsored programs click Safety Contests.
The Council has a great deal to offer; it is inexpensive and members can’t help but benefit. Join with over 100 other MoTA member companies and take advantage of the resources available to you. Up to five persons from each member company may join the council under one annual membership fee.