TXTA Safety Management Council

The Safety Management Council (SMC) consists of fleet safety personnel. The council sponsors a variety of activities to educate its members about new developments in safety and encourages professional driving to promote a better public image for the trucking industry.


2021 SMC Executive Committee

Ed Brady, Chairman
ENR Consulting, LLC  ed.brady57@yahoo.com

Gene Davis, 1st Vice Chairman
Alamo Transit Co.  gdavis@alamotransit.com

Angela Lam, 2nd Vice Chairman
Cheetah Transportation Systems, Inc.  angela@cheetahtransportation.net

Steve Blake, 3rd Vice Chairman
Statewide Materials Transport  stevenablake@outlook.com

Van Trimble, Secretary/Treasurer
Brookshire Grocery Co.  vantrimble@brookshires.com



Safety Seminars

Full statewide council meetings are held twice annually at a spring and fall seminar. There are regional safety council chapters in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and East Texas (Tyler).

Fall Seminar

November 17–19, 2020
Embassy Suites in San Marcos
1001 E McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Spring Seminar

March 24–26, 2021
Hilton Waco
113 S University Parks Drive
Waco, TX 76601
Click Here to Register



Safety Council Chapter Meetings

Houston Council of Safety Professionals
Sharon McDougle, Chairwoman
Meets Monthly on 3rd Friday, Blue Bayou Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dallas/Fort Worth Council of Safety Professionals
Trey Kimbrough, Chairman
Meets Monthly on 2nd Tuesday, Spring Creek BBQ, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Council of Safety Professionals San Antonio Region

Betty Wachsmann, Chairwoman
Meets Monthly on Last Tuesday, Blanco BBQ, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

East Texas Council for Trucking Professionals
Kevin Riley, Chairman

Meets Quarterly on 2nd Tuesday (January/April/July/October), Bruno's Pizza and Pasta, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



National Motor Transportation Certification Program

The National Motor Transportation Certification Program for Practicing Professionals in the Transportation Industry is established under the TXTA, TXTA’s Safety Management Council, TXTA’s Fleet Maintenance Council and the University of North Texas. The purpose of the Certification Program is to implement a comprehensive plan of accreditation and certification for individuals in the fields of motor carrier safety or maintenance; to identify those individuals that have met the criteria for accreditation; and to promote the intellectual development of those individuals, organizations, and institutions involved in motor carrier safety or maintenance.

Click Here to Download the Certification Qualifications

For additional information, please contact Lance Shillingburg lance@texastrucking.com