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.

October 19th 2017 – Lunch & Learn: Job Training Funding

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Non Profit Hub, 211 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska
11:30 a.m. Check-in | Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Program

Job Training Funding: What is it and what’s available?
How do you find candidates for recruiting/ job training programs? What funding is available? What do the funds cover? How does a company participate? What are the limitations? What is the time frame for funding and training?

Learn from these industry professionals:
Kari Janssen, NE DOL
Michelle Olson, American Job Center
Rachel Placzek, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

Reservations required by noon, Tuesday, October 17. Register by emailing Becke Galarza, rgalarza@nebtrucking.com please provide your credit card information or billing information, (members only)

November 1, 2017 – Lunch & Learn: Recruitment & Retention

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Embassy Suites 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista
11:00 a.m. Check-in | 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Program

Recruitment & Retention: of students in CDL programs at our in-state, non-profit educational institutions.
How do schools recruit students? What do students learn? What types of programs and funding are available? How long are the programs? How do businesses interact with your programs? How do we recruit your students?

Learn from these industry professionals:
Representatives will be available from Southeast Community College, University of Nebraska – Kearney, Metropolitan Community College and Northeast Community College.

Reservations required by noon, Monday, October 30. Register by emailing Becke Galarza, rgalarza@nebtrucking.com please provide your credit card information or billing information, (members only)

November 7, 2017 – Town Hall Meeting: ELD Prep

Tuesday, November 1, 2017 at Firespring 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln
6:00 p.m. Dinner | 6:45 p.m. Program

The ELD Deadline is Approaching – are You Prepared?
What is an ELD?
Does my vehicle require an ELD?
How will NSP Carrier Enforcement enforce ELDs?
Visit with NSP, FMSCA,NTA and TSI representatives

Reservations required by noon, Friday, November 3rd. Register by emailing Becke Galarza, rgalarza@nebtrucking.com please provide your credit card information or billing information, (members only)

Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!


Thursday, December 14, 2017 : SMC Lunch & Learn – Hazmat Overview
Featuring Sgt. Brad Wagner, NSP
Non Profit Hub, 211 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

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 rgalarza@nebtrucking.com to receive the SMC communications.

 

Remember to nominate your drivers for Driver of the Month!

           

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