DUE BY AUG 17, 2019
Who is eligible - Drivers employed by Nebraska Trucking Association members in good standing and owner-operators leased to NTA members in good standing.
Individual must live and drive in Nebraska or be dispatched from a terminal located in Nebraska and drive a minimum of 10,000 miles annually on Nebraska public streets or highways.
Individual must be continuously employed by or leased to the company for 12 months of the competition period-May 1 of last year to April 30 of this year.
Individual must have driven 11 of the 12 months, allowing for 30 consecutive days off for medical or personal reasons.
Individual must be completely accident-free for the period, including miles driven in his or her personal vehicle. No preventable or non-preventable accidents, whether on- or off-duty.
Individual must have clean motor vehicle record with no moving traffic citations. Submit a copy of the driver’s current MVR with the nomination.
Getting into the club
For first-year admission to the club, the driver must meet the qualifications listed here and have 36 months of continuous service with the same employer (would have started with your company on or before May 1, 2016). Drivers receive a patch and a certificate indicating membership.
Staying in the club
Drivers earn additional years of membership for each consecutive year of safe driving under compliance withe these rules. Special 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year awards are presented along with certificates of membership.
Getting suspended from the club
If a club member has an accident or a moving violation within a 12-month period (May 1 to April 30) he or she will lose that particular year toward continuous years of membership. The driver will not lose the years earned prior to that reporting period.
Losing club membership
A club member will lose his or her membership for three accidents or three moving violations in one reporting year. A club member who experiences two consecutive years of failing to meet the qualifications will lose his or her membership. In either case, the driver must complete 36 months of accident-free and moving violation-free driving to earn club membership again.
FOR SAFE DRIVERS CLUB ONLY ACCIDENTS THAT DO NOT COUNT AGAINST THE DRIVER ARE:
- when the driver’s vehicle was legally and properly parked.
- when the driver’s vehicle was stopped in traffic in compliance with a traffic sign or signal or under direction of a police officer.
- a deer strike.