COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES
SAFETY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Florida Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council (SMC) is made up of safety professionals from its member companies. Their primary goal is simple—make trucking in Florida as safe as possible. With this goal in mind the SMC operates year-round. With wide ranging programs and public relations campaigns, the SMC has increased both public and industry awareness of the importance of trucking safety in Florida. The SMC has been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for its efforts. The many programs supported by the FTA’s safety professionals include:
• Florida Professional Truck Driving Championships (qualifier for ATA’s National Truck Driving Championship)
• Annual Safety Management Awards (awards for fleets, drivers, safety professionals)
• Florida Vehicle Inspections
• Herman Fauss Scholarship program (for graduating high school seniors)
• Florida Driver Appreciation events
TECHNOLOGY & MAINTENANCE COUNCIL
Our Technology & Maintenance Council focuses primarily on professional development of service technicians and managers through various in-depth training opportunities and skills competitions. This tight-knit group meets at locations around the state to participate in innovative educational sessions from cutting-edge OEMs and technology/parts manufacturers. These programs include:
• Florida SuperTech skills competition (qualifier for ATA’s National SuperTech competition)
• Florida Vehicle Inspections (joint effort with FTA-SMC)
• Hands-on professional training from sponsors such as Haldex, Cummins, ThermoKing, Qualcomm, and more
The Membership Recruitment committee is a group with the purpose of growing the FTA membership through innovative strategies and incentives. The group is made up of all types of members at all levels of management and organizes prospect events around the state.
This group was formed to help lead FTA into its next iteration: FTA 2.0. The group is made up of an array of executives and company employees of all types. Its purpose is to help educate emerging leaders in the industry to move trucking forward into the next generation.
Applications for the 2019-2020 2.0 class are being accepted until September 23. Click HERE for more information and to apply.