Arkansas Trucking Association

Safety Management Council

Arkansas Trucking Safety Management Council


Tanya Rogers                    
USA Truck

Vice Chair

Christy Moore
Distribution Solutions, Inc.                 


Russ Curbo
Lew Thompson & Son Trucking Inc.

Immediate Past ChairDerek Canard, Aramark Food & Support Services Group


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

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Click for a complete list of winners at the 2019 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.


     Safety Management Council Calendar, Minutes and Presentations



  • Fourth Quarter SMC Meeting: Minimizing the Risk for a Nuclear Verdict - November 17
  • Third Quarter SMC Meeting: Transportation Security Administration - Free Services for Motor Carriers - September 24
  • Second Quarter SMC Meeting: Mitigating Risk Due to COVID-19 - May 20
  • First Quarter SMC Meeting: OSHA Updates and FMCSA's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Update - March 4 sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates



  • 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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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
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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