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.


2014 Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition

October 28, 2014

SMC’s Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition will focus on practical application, real-life re-enactments and peer-to-peer discussion.

2014 National Truck Driving Championships

August 12, 2014

Join 415+ of best-of-the-best professional drivers as they compete at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van…

State TDC Dates

January 1, 2013

National Truck Driving Championships

SMC 2014 Steering Meeting

April 3, 2014

The Safety Management Council’s annual Steering Meeting is the time when the SMC Committees and Working Groups meet, discuss and…

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News & Info

2013 NTDC Winners

Walmart Transportation’s Gary Harms is 2013 Bendix National Truck Driving Grand Champion

ATA Issues HOS Preparation and 'Training Tips' Document

ATA has collected advice from industry experts on how fleets might best prepare for the hours of service regulatory changes which are currently scheduled to become effective on July 1. The industry finds itself in a ‘hope for the best and prepare for the

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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!