Tri-State Safety Summit 2023

Tri-State Safety Summit


See You Next Year
Join Midwest safety professionals, each year, as they discuss the top issues facing the trucking industry.

Presented By

Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota

Iowa Motor Truck Association
Nebraska Trucking Association
South Dakota Trucking Association

We have combined forces to support the outstanding safety culture within the trucking industry. A safer industry is critical to keep America moving forward.

Past Speakers

Driving Safety Forward

The 2023 Tri-State Summit saw a record-breaking number of attendees. We hope to see everyone next year to enjoy another great program.

On Day One, attendees enjoyed the latest updates from the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota State Patrols and FMCSA. Dave Heller from Truckload Carriers Association provided updates on legislation in Washington, DC. The energy was “high,” as Dr. Darrin Grondel, from, took a deep dive into the ominous effects of marijuana on our industry. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Matt Camden shared his team’s research focused on reducing and eliminating roadway crashes.

On Day Two, attendees got “hands-on” in a group effort to identify the top issues and strategies to address each with Rebecca Brewster of the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dave Heller - Truck Carriers Association

Dave Heller

Vice President of Government Affairs at Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)

Rebecca M Brewster - ATRI President

Rebecca M. Brewster

President and COO at American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Darrin Grondel Ed.D.

Darrin T. Grondel, Ed.D.

Vice President of Traffic Safety and Gov. Relations at

Matt Camden - Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Matt Camden

Senior Research Associate
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Panel Participants

  • Winsome Lenfert, FMCSA Regional Division Administrator – Midwest
  • Max Strathman, FMCSA Field Administrator – Midwest
  • Shirley McGuire, FMCSA Division Administrator – Iowa
  • Cindy Gerber, FMCSA Division Administrator – South Dakota
  • Jeremy Dugger, FMCSA Division Administrator – Nebraska
  • Kyle Zimmer, FMCSA Federal Program Manager – Nebraska


Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Great West Casualty Company
Midwest Peterbilt Group

Diamond Sponsors

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors

Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc.
McGrath North Attorneys
PrePass Safety Alliance

Gold Sponsors

Crete Carrier Corporation
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Mail Management Services, Inc.
Midwest Express, LLC.

Silver Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

“This event is the premier opportunity for trucking professionals from across the Midwest to share with and learn from each another and national leaders, right here in the heartland.”

Kent Grisham, President, Nebraska Trucking Association

Kent Grisham, President, Nebraska Trucking Association

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See Everyone Next Year!

Don’t miss next year’s opportunity to listen and learn from the nation’s leading safety professionals at the Midwest’s largest trucking industry safety summit.