Arkansas Trucking Association

Safety Management Council

Arkansas Trucking Safety Management Council


Derek Canard                           

Aramark Food & Support Services Group

Vice Chairman

Tanya Rogers             

USA Truck                      


Christy Moore

Distribution Solutions, Inc.

Immediate Past ChairRodney Myers, FedEx Freight


The Safety Management Council (SMC) is an exclusive membership benefit of the Arkansas Trucking Association, providing a forum for employees of corporate members.

The SMC promotes cooperative efforts for increased safety, efficiency and economy in all phases of highway transportation by commercial vehicles, and focuses on the following to achieve its purpose:

  • Guest speakers on topics relating to regulation compliance and safety technologies
  • Interchanging ideas and information
  • Discussion of implementation strategies
  • Fleet safety contests
  • Monthly safety meetings and numerous safety seminars throughout the year
  • Coordination of and opportunity to compete in the annual Arkansas Truck Driving Championship

The Safety Management Council is a valuable organization for motor carriers, industry safety professionals and service providers.

For more information, please contact Sarah Sheets at


Arkansas Trucking Championship

Click for a complete list of winners at the 2018 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

2018 TDC Awards Page 1  2018 TDC Awards Page 2  2018 TDC Awards Page 3


Safety Management Council Calendar, Minutes and Presentations


  • Third Quarter SMC Meeting: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Update - September 5


  • Fourth Quarter SMC Meeting: Analyzing Safety - November 6
  • Third Quarter SMC Meeting: Level 1 Inspection Presentation and Demonstration (Arkansas Highway Police) - September 6
  • Second Quarter SMC Meeting: ELD Enforcement Updates by Chief Jay Thompson (Arkansas Highway Police) - May 16
  • First Quarter SMC Meeting: FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Program by Shanda Zelaya (NIC Federal LLC) and ELD Mandate - February 20





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Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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