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November 24 on-road diesel price averages        

Nebraska $3.807      (-.016)
National $3.628        (-.033)
Midwest $3.743        (-.043)
Rocky Mtn. $3.740   (-.027)

Welcome to Nebraska Trucking Association

We are

  • a nonprofit trade association with over 800 members.
  • an advocate for commercial truck and bus businesses since 1940.
  • a forum where industry leaders work together to guide industry policy, legislation and best practices.

We reach out…

to policy-makers, the media and the public. We tell the story of trucking’s importance to the economy. We spread the word about trucking’s constantly improving safety record.

We partner…

on projects with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the University of Nebraska and state and local Chambers of Commerce. We help bring businesses into Nebraska—businesses that expand the tax base and need to ship things by truck.

We provide access…

to a network of experts on every aspect of trucking from taxes to insurance to safety compliance and more.

When you hit the road with the Nebraska Trucking Association, you get the knowledge, contacts, services and political representation that help you deliver the good stuff.

Nebraska Trucking Driver of the Month

November 2014: Thomas Ford  2014-11-13 14.07.44 1024x789
Omaha, NE  drives for TSL Company

  • Tom has been driving tractor/trailer since 2000, and has been with TSL since 2006.
  • He has over 875,000 career miles, with over 575,000 of those with TSL.
  • Tom has always been a local driver for TSL so he deals with heavy city traffic all day, every day.
  • In 2011, Tom took on the added responsibility of being a driver trainer for TSL – his attention to safety and his calm, friendly demeanor suit him well for this position.
  • Tom has a perfect MVR, no accidents and no moving violations. He takes safety personally, and has earned his 7 year TSL Safe Driving Award and his 2 year membership in the President’s Safe Driver Club.
  • Tom is married and they have a 6 year old daughter. He spends much of his free time with family and working on home improvement projects. He’s also a big sports fan, enjoying local college baseball, basketball and football games. He most recently has been helping his daughter who just started t-ball this year.

 

 

 

October 2014: Chris Ehrgott
Hurricane, UT  drives for Fremont Contract Carriers

  • over 2 million miles, with nearly 800,000 with FCC
  • driven truck for over 20 years; over 6 years for FCC
  • has won numerous Safe Driver awards
  • is an Associate Sister at School of Sisters of St. Francis
  • has been an operating room nurse, worked for American Airlines at the Chicago O'Hare terminal, and retired as terminal manager all before she went to truck driving school!

 

2014 Driver of the Year

George Mueller
Grand Island, Neb.
drives for Grand Island Express

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