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.


SMC & SCS&LPC Steering Committee Meeting

April 1, 2015

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

2015 National Truck Driving Championships

August 11, 2015

Join 415+ of best-of-the-best professional drivers as they compete at the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van…

Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition

November 2, 2015

The SMC and SCSLPC Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference and Exhibition will focus on practical application, real-life re-enactments and…

2015 State Truck Driving Championships

State Truck Driving Championship Information - dates, locations, and contact numbers.

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News & Info

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.

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

ATA Applauds Release of Latest NTSB

Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the National Transportation Safety Board for releasing its latest Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements – and expressed its shared interest in advancing several items on the list.

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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!