About Us: Company Profile

Established in 2004, Transhield, Inc. specializes in providing third party safety and compliance solutions to transportation, distribution, and logistics companies nationwide.

The Company's service offerings range from a contractual safety management service that provides a complete third party 'safety department' for companies who prefer to outsource their compliance and safety needs to a cafeteria of transportation solutions that allows companies to choose individual services carte blanche to meet their individual needs. These services include consulting training, for both drivers and managers, driver on-boarding and ongoing compliance programs management and safety awareness programs.

Transhield's team is dedicated to understanding your unique regulatory and safety challenges and delivering cost-effective, experienced-based solutions that you can put to immediate use. Whether you're facing an impending compliance audit (short term), or trying to establish a safety-focused corporate culture (long term), Transhield is here for you.

We understand that one size doesn't always fit all. Because your safety and compliance challenges sometimes demand company-specific resources, we offer a variety of custom solutions that go beyond other providers' stock products. Transhield customizes at a level that meets your needs... from simply adding your company logo to an existing Transhield solution... to designing a custom-tailored safety nd compliance solution from scratch. Simply put, we're dedicated to helping you meet your unique safety and compliance goals.

Our customer-focused team of regulatory and safety experts understands the challenges you face because we've faced them too. We're former truck drivers, safety directors, dispatchers, teachers, and owner/operators who've dedicated ourselves to sharing our combined experience with safety professionals like you because...

  • We're passionate about safety and compliance
  • We genuinely care about your employees' well-being
  • We understand how a poor safety and compliance record can erode your bottom line
When you team-up with Transhield, you get more than just a partner in safety. You get credibility you can count on.

President Profile: Michael S. Connelly, CDS

Michael Connelly is the president of Transhield, Inc. He and the Company specialize in providing third party safety and compliance solutions to transportation, distribution, and logistics companies nationwide.

A graduate of Clemson University, Mr. Connelly has been in the transportation industry for over 20 years. A licensed CDL driver, he has served many operational roles in both the Truckload and LTL industry sectors. Upon entering the field of transportation safety, he quickly rose to the top of an industry leading fleet in Western Maryland. There, he led the company to its most successful years ever in safety, earning the company the Truckload Carrier’s Association’s prestigious National Fleet Safety Award for Excellence in the Field of Motor Carrier Safety.

In 2002, Mr. Connelly was named Safety Supervisor of the Year by the Maryland Motor Truck Association. Additionally, his professional experience, thorough knowledge of the field, and his level of expertise and professionalism have earned him the North American Transportation Management Institute’s highest level of certification, Certified Director of Safety.

Mr. Connelly is actively involved in the industry as a whole as well. He has been a member of the Road Safety Educator’s Association and has been a board member of the Regional Transportation Safety Network serving as an influential member of its Driving Championship Committee. He has also been a member of the North Carolina Motor Truck Association, the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association and the Maryland Motor Truck Association, and has served on the MMTA’s Driving Championship Committee. He is a member of the South Carolina Trucking Association, conducting its monthly Brown Bag Webinar Series, and a member of the North American Transportation Management Institute, assisting the Institute in course development and classroom instruction.

He has also been a member of the American Trucking Association’s Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council, has served as a member of its Steering Committee, has served as a judge for the Association’s National Truck Driving Championship, and has served as vice-chairman and chairman of their Accident Review Committee.

During his career, Mr. Connelly has distinguished himself through his research and relevant understanding of the cognitive and psychological aspects of commercial drivers and the task of driving. He is widely recognized in the industry as an expert in transportation safety and compliance.

Mr. Connelly has lectured on numerous occasions before various organizations including numerous company management staffs and drivers, numerous state trucking associations, and the national association, Truckload Carrier’s Association. Also, he has successfully assisted numerous attorneys in litigation involving transportation companies, his reports and testimony having been cited by judges in favorable verdicts.

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