SAFETY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Safety Management Council Mission Statement:
The mission of the WTA Safety Management Council
is to provide timely information, educational tools,
and a forum for the networking and exchange of ideas
to promote safety among WTA member companies, and
reflect a positive image to the general public.
Why You'll Want to Join...
Safety professionals in the trucking industry wear many hats including driver safety and education, human resource management, enforcement issues, local, state, and federal regulations, to name a few. These tasks keep today's truck safety professionals very busy. Staying current on multiple requirements and keeping an eye on the company's bottom line is a never ending challenge.
But there is assistance available. The WTA's Safety Management Council offers safety professionals in Washington an easy and accessible source of ideas, information, and professional development for every type of operation. Promoting highway safety among Washington motorists and the trucking community is our primary focus.
In addition, the Safety Management Council hosts the Annual Washington State Truck Driving Championships and coordinates the Annual Safe Fleet, Safe Driver, and Annual Safety Professional of the Year Awards given to each of the WTA's motor carrier conferences. The council meets regularly on a monthly basis.
Safety Management Board of Directors: 2019-2021
Company Title Name
Christensen, Inc. Chairman Mike Tamboer
ProTem Chairman Kevin Ostendorf
Foster Farms Phillip Martin
Columbia Distributing Peggy Nicholson
Ludtke Pacific Trucking Jason McFadden
Name Company Dates
Mike Southards Interstate Distributor Co. 1985 - 1987
Howard Stirk Puget Sound Truck Lines 1987 - 1989
Mike Johnson Haney Truck Lines 1989 - 1991
Jim Woods Oak Harbor Freight Lines 1991 - 1993
Vance Butler The Boeing Company 1993 - 1999
Dennis Morgan Brownline Inc. 1999 - 2001
Bruce Binder Gordon Trucking 2001 - 2003
Curt Burhenn Peninsula Truck Lines 2003 - 2005
Tom Anderson Interstate Distributor Co. 2005 - 2007
Jill Snyder Premier Transport 2007 - 2009
Larry Hansen Oak Harbor Freight Lines 2009 - 2011
G.C. Faircloth Safeway 2011 - 2013
Scott Manthey Interstate Distributor Co. 2013 - 2015
Curt Burhenn Peninsula Truck Lines Inc. 2015 - 2017
Will Jones Country Green Turf Farms 2017 - 2019