History

We have a photo of the forefathers of the association, then called the Nebraska Motor Transport Association, dating back to 1931.The association incorporated with the name Nebraska Motor Carriers Association (NMCA) in 1936. We have been in business since 1940 when NMCA and another small trucking association merged.

1940s - First Chairman Tom Coffey, elected in 1940, was the uncle of the association's 45th chairman, also named Tom Coffey, president of Ford Van Lines in Omaha. Many current members are third and fourth generation trucking families.
 1950s - One of the longest-running association
traditions is a holiday fund drive for charity. These
gents are presenting a check at Children's Hospital in
Omaha in the 1950s.
 1960s - First logo is introduced. In 1962, a 20-car caravan of association members traveled throughout the state on an economic development tour to "sell Nebraska to Nebraskans."
 
1970s - We establish Truck Services, Inc., a for-profit service bureau for licensing, registration, permits and fuel tax reporting services. The Safety Management Council and the Driver of the Month programs begin.
1980s - Testifying at a Transportation Committee hearing at the Nebraska Legislature. Advocacy remains a major reason for the association to exist.

 1990s - We establish STA United, Inc., which grows into a national drug and alcohol testing provider. We run a statewide public image campaign encouraging the public to rethink the impression they may have of truck drivers, introducing our name change to Nebraska Trucking Association at the same time.
 2000s - We establish a leadership development program to groom young industry executives for future roles in association activities, including interacting with politicians.
 2010s - Members meet with U.S. Senator Ben Nelson in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues important to trucking and highway infrastructure.