Safety Management Council

This council is for the fleet safety professional who wants to improve their safety management skills, stay current on new regulations and trends, network with other safety professionals in the trucking industry, and promote highway safety and sharing the roads.

Activities include:

  • educational programs to enhance fleet safety management skills (regular monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, September through May)
  • coordinating efforts to interest people in truck driving careers
  • volunteering for public safety outreach projects
  • organizing the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships
  • recognizing top performers with annual awards for fleets, safety directors and drivers, as well as a Driver of the Month recognition program
A competitor performs a pre-trip inspection during the annual truck driving championships.

Upcoming Events

Safety Management Council 2017 Schedule:

A group of council volunteers conduct courtesy safety inspections for truckers at a scale operated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

December 14, 2017 – Lunch & Learn: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at NonProfit Hub, 211 North 14th Street in Lincoln
11:30 a.m. Check-in | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Program

Hazardous Materials: Hazmat Overview
Do you need training? Do you have the proper certifications? Are they current? Do you know the protocol for hazardous materials?

Learn from these industry professionals:
Sergeant Brad Wagner is a 30-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol and is stationed in Lincoln. Sergeant Wagner oversees the State Patrol’s Hazardous Materials Inspection Program, by monitoring such inspectors’ performance, arranging any necessary training, and making sure they properly obtain and maintain their certification. Besides overseeing the Hazardous Material Program for the Nebraska State Patrol, He is involved with providing assistance or guidance to members of several different agencies in the field of response to incidents involving Hazardous Materials (H.M.) and the shipment of H.M. and Radioactive Material (RAM).

Reservations required by noon, Tuesday, December 12. Register by emailing Becke Galarza, please provide your credit card information or billing information, (members only)

Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!

Thursday & Friday, January 11-12, 2018 : SMC Third Annual Summit & Exhibition – Legal Defense
Omaha, NE

Thursday, February 8, 2018 : SMC Lunch & Learn – Q&A with FMCSA
Non Profit Hub, 211 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

March 2018 : SMC Supper & Learn – Cargo Securement
Evening Workshop – Designed for “non-traditional’ trucking companies
Omaha, NE

April 2018 : DOT Level One
Evening Workshop
Norfolk, NE

May 2018 : Courtesy Safety Scale Checks
North Platte, NE Scales & Waverly, NE Scales

Friday & Saturday, June 8 – 9, 2018 : 2018 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships
Fonner Park, Grand Island, NE

How to join & register for the event:

Email to receive the SMC communications.


Remember to nominate your drivers for Driver of the Month!


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