Mike Hitchcock has an extensive, life-long background as a driver, mechanic, and independent owner/operator. Before joining ICSA, he spent 23 years at Knight Transportation, where he was promoted to Regional Safety Director, and ultimately to Senior Director of Safety for Knight/Swift. Mike also served as Director of Recruiting and Driver Development before joining ICSA in January 2021. His safety successes at Knight Transportation led to the company’s premier safety award – the Hitchcock Award –being named after him.
Mike understands the trucking business from both a driver’s and a fleet’s perspective. He has experienced the challenges single-truck operators and small fleets face as they juggle profitability while
minimizing the risks of crashes or legal challenges. Mike's industry and safety knowledge enables him to help ICSA’s single-truck operators and small fleets improve their safety performance.
In addition to helping fleet owners develop driver coaching skills, Mike lends his expertise to ICSA’s safety training and education efforts. He is also the author of Coaching Corner, a featured column in ICSA’s monthly newsletter, Landing Gear, and has developed much of this material into a model safety plan that is available to ICSA members at no cost.