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 2018 Schedule:

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

SMC Third Annual Summit & Exhibition – Legal Defense

Thursday & Friday, January 30-31, 2018
Omaha Marriott Regency – 10220 Regency Cir, Omaha, NE 68114

The Nebraska Trucking Safety Management Council’s Maintenance Summit and Exhibition scheduled January 30 – 31 at the Marriott Regency Omaha, is a two-day event where you will make contacts with Safety Managers, Fleet Owners, Maintenance Mangers and other key contacts at Nebraska’s trucking companies and their affiliates. The theme for this year’s summit is ‘Legal Defense.’ Tom Schulte, a partner with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson, Feary, P.C., is scheduled to provide a mock deposition of a Safety Manager and mock trial on the first day.
The second day will include keynote sessions from industry professionals on topics related to spoliation, workmans’ compensation, negligent hiring and media training.

 

You won’t want to miss this two day event! Click Here to view the schedule breakdown of the event.

How to join & register for the event:
Call 402-476-8504 ext 109 OR
Email rgalarza@nebtrucking.com for sponsorship.

SMC Lunch & Learn – NDOT

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Non Profit Hub, 211 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

NDOT – Nebraska Trucking Association and Essential Screens’ drug and alcohol testing program ‘NDOT,’ launched in August 2017. This is an exclusive screening service to assist companies stay in compliance with the Department of Transportation regulations.  DOT Drug screening and background screening processes are available along with consortium management, DOT compliance manuals, DOT drug screens, employment verification and criminal background checks.

Beginning January 1, 2018, expanded opiate testing became available. The DOT panel which will still be a DOT 5 panel with the following substances to be tested (so in essence a 7 panel).

  • Marijuana metabolites
  • Cocaine metabolites
  • Phencyclidine
  • Opioids – codeine, heroin, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone & hydromorphone
  • Amphetamines -amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA & MDA

The Nebraska Trucking Association is pleased to be a partner in this program.  We are committed to providing affordable, accessible and value-added goods and services. Essential Screens is a full-service background screening and drug testing company that specializes in obtaining quality data from county, state and national level agencies, laboratories, past employers and education facilities throughout the United States.  For more information on NDOT, visit www.nebraskadot.org or call 888-949-9188

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENT INFO & SPEAKER DETAILS

Reservations Required by Noon February 6, 2018

How to join & register for the event:
Call 402-476-8504 ext 109 OR
Email rgalarza@nebtrucking.com for sponsorship.

SMC Lunch & Learn – DOT Level One

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Evening Program
Peterbilt of Norfolk, 2001 S 13th St, Norfolk, NE 68701

The Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement will demonstrate the DOT North American Standard Level One Inspection Procedure, a 37-step roadside check. Vehicles will be elevated for better viewing.

Who should attend? Owners, drivers, fleet managers, safety directors, human resources-open to all interested parties.

  • Who needs a CDL?
  • Does my vehicle require a CDL?
  • What are the 37 identified steps checked roadside by NSP Carrier Enforcement?

Safety glasses are required – please bring your own. Questions? Contact Jerry Wessel at 402-580-8069

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENT INFO & SPEAKER DETAILS

Reservations Required by Noon April 3, 2018

How to join & register for the event:
Call 402-476-8504 ext 109 OR
Email rgalarza@nebtrucking.com for sponsorship.

SMC Lunch & Learn with FMCSA

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Lincoln NE, Location TBA –
Keep Your Eye Here for Location Details!

What tends to confuse you when reading the federal motor carrier safety regulations? What seems mysterious about the way scoring is handled in the CSA safety measurement system? What do you want to learn more about when it comes to the safety management cycle? Whatever your question, you can get it answered at April’s Safety Management Council program. In fact, we encourage you to submit your questions by March 15. We’ll give them to our presenter so she’ll be ready with the answer at the meeting, and she won’t know who asked the question. Send your questions to Becke Galarza, rgalarza@nebtrucking.com.

About our presenter:
Elyse Mueller is the Division Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration office in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mueller is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, with a B.S. in criminal justice. She began her career in commercial motor vehicle enforcement in 1983 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She worked in the St. Louis areas as a commercial vehicle inspector for over six years before starting with FMCSA.

Mueller came to the Nebraska division office in 1990 as a safety investigator. She was promoted to division team leader and division program specialist before being names the administrator in 1999.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENT INFO & SPEAKER DETAILS

Reservations Required by Noon April 10, 2018

How to join & register for the event:
Call 402-476-8504 ext 109 OR
Email rgalarza@nebtrucking.com for sponsorship.

Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!


 

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

Thursday April 5, 2018 : SMC Lunch & Learn – DOT Level One
Evening Workshop
Peterbilt of Norfolk, 2001 S 13th St, Norfolk, NE 68701

Thursday April 12, 2018 : SMC Lunch & Learn with FMCSA
Lincoln, NE 

May 10, 2018 : SMC Courtesy Safety Scale Checks
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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