Safety Management Council


The ATA Safety Management Council is the only national organization dedicated to advancing safe policies, practices and technology; and effective risk management and accident/injury prevention in the trucking industry. SMC also addresses trucking’s unique human resource challenges, health and wellness issues, as well as recruitment and retention strategies.

Who We Support

The Safety Mangement Council supports the ATA Safety Policy Committee, Material Policy Committee, and the Labor and Regulatory Policy Committee, providing knowledge and experience from industry safety and H.R. professionals.


ATA SMC & TSC's Annual Policy Conference (formerly the annual Steering Meeting)

April 5, 2016

ATA Safety Management Council & Transportation Management Council's annual Policy Meeting is the time when the SMC and TSC Committees…

2016 National Truck & Step Van Driving Championships

August 10, 2016

Join 430+ of best-of-the-best professional drivers as they compete at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van…

SMC & TSC's 2016 Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition

October 24, 2016

Additional Information will be available soon!

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News & Info

Allan Hicks Honored as Safety Director of the Year

Today, American Trucking Associations announced Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., has won the 2015 National Safety Director Award. The award was presented at the ATA Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

James Hylan Grise Recognized as National Driver of the Year

On Wednesday November 4, American Trucking Associations presented James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Kentucky with the National Driver of the Year Award. The award was presented at the ATA Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference taking place in Little Rock, Ark.

ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Professionals

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council honored a number of fleets, safety professionals and a state association with awards at the group’s annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition last week in Orlando, Fla.

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American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!