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

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

Can Your Drug & Alcohol Program Survive a DOT Audit?

Thursday, February 14 | Firespring – 1201 Infinity Ct. Lincoln, NE 68512

About our presenter: Barb’s goal is to communicate valuable information into an understandable, workable plan for each carrier. With easy to understand information, drivers and carriers can apply it to their operations.

Barb Aude is currently the Director of Safety and Training at the Nebraska Trucking Association. With this position she offers onsite mock DOT audits and DOT consultations specific to a carrier’s actual type of operation. She also offers Driver safety and Carrier safety meetings among the many services she performs through Truck Services Inc.

With over 36 years in the Law Enforcement field, Barb served 32 of those years as a Trooper and Investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division. As a Nebraska State Patrol Investigator Barb conducted DOT Compliance Audits along with case enforcement. Barb provided decades of training and education to not only other troopers, but also for drivers and fleet managers throughout the state. Click Here for More Info On this Event

Reservations required by noon Tuesday, February 12, 2019

To register for the event: Email

Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!

February 14, 2019 : SMC Lunch and Learn
Lincoln, NE

March 14, 2019 : SMC Lunch and Learn
New Location : New Omaha Custom Diesel Drivers Training Campus

April 11, 2019 : SMC DOT Level One
Lincoln, NE

May 9, 2019: SMC Volunteer Scale Checks
Waverly, NE – EB & WB Scales

May 30 – June 1, 2019 : Nebraska Truck Driving Championships
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!