ARLINGTON, VA – The Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council and the Security Council of the American Trucking Associations have reorganized to form the Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) and the Safety Management Council (SMC).

The reorganization recognizes the operational synergy between freight claims, loss prevention and security, as well as the singular, paramount focus of trucking's safety professionals. It also reflects the expanded scope of today's transportation security, asset protection and risk management professionals, which includes homeland security concerns such as credentialing and emergency preparedness.

"Reuniting freight claims and loss prevention professionals with security professionals is a more logical fit," said Susan Chandler, executive director of the former and newly realigned Councils. "Expanding and refocusing the scope of these Councils will also help us more effectively meet the needs of these Councils' unique memberships, as well as the industry at large."

ATA Council members gain insight from the technical expertise of Council staff and professional colleagues, develop industry recommended practices, and contribute valuable hands-on experience to ATA policy committees through their committees, task forces, and study groups.

The ATA Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) is dedicated exclusively to addressing, establishing, and advancing those policies and practices that achieve maximum security (supply chain, personnel, cargo, truck, facility, information, and the homeland) throughout the trucking industry; effective freight loss and damage control; cargo theft reduction; successful claims management; and secure, non-violent work environments.

The ATA Safety Management Council is dedicated to advancing safe policies, practices and technology; and effective risk management and accident/injury prevention in the trucking industry. SMC also addresses trucking's unique human resource challenges, health and wellness issues, as well as recruitment and retention strategies.

In addition to SCS&LPC and SMC, other ATA Councils include:

  • Information Technology & Logistics Council (ITLC): for IT, logistics, and operations professionals.
  • Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC): for trucking experts in equipment maintenance and specifications, purchasing, and onboard truck technologies.
  • National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC): for carrier CFOs and managers in federal and state tax compliance, financial management, accounting, insurance, and risk management.