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Walter Black, Director of Safety

Walter Black serves as Director of Safety, leading in all areas of occupational, industrial, and environmental safety throughout Texas Disposal Systems. Walter is responsible for effective and continuous development of workplace safety programs, procedures, and culture. His specialty is overseeing and enforcing the compliance of federal, state, and local safety laws; specifically, in the areas of OSHA and DOT regulations.

Walter has more than 20 years of experience in multiple facets of the transportation industry. He has primarily managed the compliance of safety and loss control programs. Prior to joining TDS, he has served in leadership roles for some of the industry’s largest, well known over-the-road carriers as National Safety and Fleet Director, Safety Director, Regional Director, Operations/Fleet Director and Terminal Manager.

Walter is a Certified Fleet Safety Director (CFS), he attended El Paso Junior College and is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is completing his studies in Occupational Safety and Health Administration.