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“Shane’s been with Aon now for 16 years


(that makes me feel old) and is responsible for servicing and brokering of our current clients and prospects,” Steve Aherns said. “Shane does an excellent job and has grown a lot over his 16 years. It’s nice to have your son working with you. He actually reports to Greg Golden our COO in Little Rock because of our father / son relationship. It’s worked out very good.” Both Aherns have also played an active


role in the Nebraska Trucking Association. A member since 1985, Steve has been a board member since 1990 while Shane has been a member of the Steering Committee for several years. Steve is also a member of the Iowa Motor


Truck Association, the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association. Shane is also in his second year as chairman of the ATA Truck Driving Championships and has attended the Young Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Association memberships are important


in helping industry members grapple with the changes and developments Aherns has seen through the years: new regulations; new technology; rising insurance , equipment and repair costs and high jury awards. “We feel it’s very important to be active in


all of the Industry Associations, including the National Associations,” Aherns said. “Te associations represents all of us that are in the trucking industry.”


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muscle cars and is a proud member of the Gears Car Club in Elkhorn. “We have an annual one day car show


sponsored by the club. I also attend four or five national shows each year,” Aherns said. With his wife Linda, Aherns has five


children and 13 grandchildren, six in Omaha and seven in Council Bluffs. Te couple travels, trying to spend time in Arizona most winters, attending all the home Nebraska Cornhuskers


football games with a group of 20 or so fellow fans and, hopefully, at least one road game a year.


Tis season the goal is to make it to the


Huskers’ game against the Miami Hurricanes. From the mailroom to night school to


Nebraska, it’s been a fulfilling road, Aherns said. “We are lucky to have great clients, and the


trucking industry has been very good to me and my family,” he said. NT


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