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.

First Responder 101 with Bart Reynoso

Thursday, December 13 – Embassy Suites La Vista

About our presenter: Bart Reynoso, National Safety Council Certified Instructor
Bart Reynoso is a National Safety Council Certified Instructor. Reynoso retired from the Omaha Fire Department where he served the community for 25 years. He has been a certified EMT for over 27 years. Reynoso began his career as a firefighter and ended as a Battalion Chief. He has first-hand experiences that he shares with his students.

This presentation covers the very basic steps anyone can take in an emergency, and can be used as a guide when giving first aid orientations. Click Here for More Info!

Register By December 11th

Email to register!

Nebraska Trucking Association’s Fourth Annual Safety Summit

Monday Jan 14, 2019 – Tuesday Jan 15, 2019 Embassy Suites La Vista

The Nebraska Trucking Association presents the 2019 Safety Summit: a two-day event bringing together safety managers, fleet owners, maintenance mangers and other key leaders from Nebraska’s trucking companies and affiliates. This year’s theme is Workplace Safety.

Featured speakers include Dave Osiecki, President of Washington, DC-based Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, who will provide information and insight on good safety policies and practices in the areas of driver hiring, supporting documents and internal auditing of e-log data, video and telematics data, drug and alcohol testing and more. OSHA’s Darwin Craig will answer one of the most nagging issues: What OSHA really wants to see! Plus there will be great breakout sessions, such as “Stop the Bleed,” “Active Aggressors,” and “The Truth About Injury Costs,” with many more.

Click Here for More Info & Event Schedule

Register By January 11th


Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!

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

March 14, 2019 : SMC Lunch and Learn
Embassy Suites, 12520 Westport Pkwy, Omaha, NE

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

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

How to join & register for the event:

Email to receive the SMC communications.


Remember to nominate your drivers for Driver of the Month!