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 Championships)
• Annual Safety Management Council (SMC) 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
The mission of Florida Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is to promote industry best practices and continually improve individual aptitude in technology and maintenance to further trucking equipment and transportation efficiencies across Florida. TMC includes the most respected professionals from multiple sectors of the trucking industry, including fleets, equipment suppliers, and service providers. This strong network joins together to provide FTA members with professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities.
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.
2.0 LEADERSHIP CLASS
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.
The FTA Foundation supports highway safety initiatives, organizations and activities that implement these initiatives and programs that enhance the trucking industry's impact in Florida. (Disaster relief efforts, educational and scholarship grants.) The FTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and was established in 2021.