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.

SMC Lunch & Learn: Are You Clearinghouse Ready?

Wednesday, April 24 – 11:30am Check InRamada by Wyndham Midtown, 2503 S Locust St., Grand Island

Clearinghouse regulations require employers to both query and report information regarding CDL drivers. Motor carrier employers will be required to report to the Clearinghouse specified violations of the DOT drug and alcohol testing program incurred by their current and prospective CDL drivers.

Presenter Jennifer Lancaster has been with FMCSA since 2004 where she began her career as a Special Agent with the Nebraska Division. In 2014, she became an Enforcement / New Entrant Program Specialist for the Midwestern Service Center out of Chicago. Click Here for Full Event Details!

Registration Required by 12pm Tuesday April 23rd

Email to register.

Future Events – More Information Coming Soon!


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

May 31 – June 1, 2019 : Nebraska Truck Driving Championships
Fonner Park, Grand Island, NE – Click Here for More Details!

June 19, 2019 : Reasonable Suspicion Training
NTA Office, 1701 K St, Lincoln NE – Email for More Details!

July 2019: SMC Lunch & Learn

July 18, 2019 ⋅ 8:00am Check-in: NTA SuperTech Competition
Central Community College, Hastings, NE – Click Here for More Details!

August 2019: SMC Lunch & Learn

August 3, 2019 : Annual ATHS Iowa-Nebraska Classic Truck Show
Sapp Bros Travel Center, 9905 Sapp Bros. Dr., Omaha. – For info, call Jerry Wessel 402-580-8069.

September 2019: SMC Lunch & Learn

September 23 – 25, 2019: NTA Management Conference – Convention & Awards
Holthus Convention Center, York – Click Here for More Details!

November 2019: SMC Lunch & Learn

December 2019: SMC Lunch & Learn

How to join & register for the event:

Email to receive the SMC communications.


Remember to nominate your drivers for Driver of the Month!