FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Brewster
November 19, 2012
Arlington, VA – The Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently appointed 17 new members to its Research Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is charged with annually identifying the trucking industry’s top research needs. RAC members represent a diverse group of industry stakeholders including motor carriers, industry suppliers, academics, government, driver groups and law enforcement. The new members, along with 16 reappointed members, will serve a two-year term starting January 2013.
The ATRI Board also appointed Steve L. Niswander, Vice President of Safety, Policy and Regulatory Relations for Groendyke Transport in Enid, Oklahoma as Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee. Niswander has been a member of the RAC since 2009 and he will serve as Chairman of the 2013-2014 RAC. He will be responsible for leading the group’s identification, review and prioritization of the industry’s research agenda.
Newly appointment members of the ATRI Research Advisory Committee:
Crete Carrier Corporation
Vice President, Maintenance
Gordon Trucking, Inc.
Executive Vice President
Vice President Tailored Solutions
Director of Research
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Illinois Trucking Association
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ryder System, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Logistics Practice Group Leader
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA
Atlanta Regional Commission
Cargo Risk Manager
Robert Moseley, Jr.
Smith Moore Leatherwood
Vice President, Safety and Maintenance
Manager, Systems Traffic Modeling
Florida Department of Transportation
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnoff
Vice President, Editorial Resources
J.J. Keller & Associates
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology,
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Motor Carrier Services, Inc.
ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
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