July is months away, and I’m certainly aware that the date is only getting closer. But, since we’re enjoying a little break in the planning, I thought this would be a good opportunity to go “behind the scenes” to introduce you to the rest of our steering committee, and what they’ve been working on. Jeff Hoefer from Nebraska Truck Center and Dave Jacobs from Wick’s Sterling Trucks are heading up the judging rules and recruitment of volunteers. They are working hard to get knowledgeable people to work the stations. Kevin Ingalls from Werner Enterprises is heading up publicity, promotions and sponsorships. He serves as president of Metropolitan Community College’s Diesel Advisory Council, so he is good at getting people signed up for things! His years of training experience will help the STSC immensely. Kelly Christensen from Central Community College and Jerry Wessel from Vantage Pointe Homes, who have both been previously mentioned in this blog, are in charge of logistics. These gentlemen have been pouring over catering menus and figuring out the best way to stage all of the stations. Both bring a lot of good ideas to the committee. So there you have it- the 2009 STSC. We also are working closely with the Nebraska Trucking Association, who sends a staff member to our meetings. Stay tuned for more fun from Nebraska!