2015 – 2016 ATRI Research Advisory Committee


The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is comprised of government officials, independent scientists, labor union officials, academics and trucking company executives and suppliers from a diverse cross-section of the industry, all who understand the importance of sound science to an industry as complex as the trucking industry. The RAC is charged with annually recommending a research agenda for the Institute.

Mr. Steve NiswanderMr. Steve L. Niswander, RAC Chairman
VP, Safety Policy & Regulatory Relations
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
Enid, OK



Mr. Doug Bennett
Director, Operations & Business Development
U.S. AutoLogistics, L.L.C.
Houston, TX

Ms. Amy Boerger
Vice President – North American Engine Business
Cummins Inc.
Columbus, IN

Mr. Andrew Boyle
Executive VP & CFO
Boyle Transportation
Billerica, MA

Mr. Randy Boyles
Senior Vice President, Tailored Solutions
Advance, NC

Ms. Cheryl Bynum
Manager, SmartWay Transport Partnership
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ann Arbor, MI

Mr. Louis Campion
Maryland Motor Truck Association, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Mr. Michael Conyngham
Director of Research
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Washington, DC

Mr. Bob Costello
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
American Trucking Associations
Washington, DC

Mr. Tom Cuthbertson
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
Omnitracs LLC
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Dennis Dellinger
Cargo Transporters
Claremont, NC

Mr. Duke Drinkard
Energy Manager
Southeastern Freight Lines
Columbia, SC

Mr. Chip Duden
Vice President, Strategic Business Analytics
Werner Enterprises
Omaha, NE

Mr. Chad England
Chief Executive Officer
C.R. England
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Paul J. Enos
Chief Executive Officer
Nevada Trucking Association
Reno, NV

Ms. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Garner Transportation Group
Findlay, OH

Dr. David W. Guess
Executive Vice President
Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Usher Transport, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Mr. Sanford Hodes
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ryder System, Inc.
Parkland, FL

Mr. Shannon Lively
Vice President – Planning and Engineering
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Fort Smith, AR

Ms. Michelle D. Livingstone
Vice President – Transportation
The Home Depot
Atlanta, GA 30339

Mr. Vladimir Livshits, Ph.D.
System Analysis Program Manager
Maricopa Association of Governments
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Chris McLoughlin
Cargo Risk Manager
C.H. Robinson
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Scott Mugno
Vice President, Safety and Maintenance
FedEx Ground
Moon Township, PA

Ms. Brenda Neville
Iowa Motor Truck Association, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

Mr. Dean Newell
Vice President, Safety
Maverick USA, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

Major David L. Palmer
Major, Texas Highway Patrol Division
Texas Department of Public Safety
Austin, TX

Mr. Jonathan R. Peters, PhD
Professor of Finance, Department of Business
College of Staten Island – The City University of New York
Staten Island, NY

Ms. Karen Rasmussen
President and CEO
Phoenix, AZ

Ms. Barbara Robinson
American Truck Dealers (ATD)
McLean, VA

Mr. Wellington F. Roemer, III
President & CEO
Wellington F. Roemer Insurance, Inc.
Toledo, OH

Mr. Steve Rogers
Vice President, Truckload Operations
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Lowell, AR

Mr. Brett A. Sant
VP, Safety and Risk Management
Knight Transportation, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Ms. Andrea Sequin
Directory, Regulatory Services
Schneider National, Inc.
Green Bay, WI

Mr. Brandon Shafer
Director of Health and Safety
UPS Freight
Alpharetta, GA

Mr. Keith Tuttle
Motor Carrier Service Inc.
Northwood, OH

Mr. Ronald Uriah
Vice President, Safety
Pitt-Ohio, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Tom Weakley
Director of Operations
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation
Grain Valley, MO

Mr. Rusty Weiss
Director, External Research
San Diego, CA

Mr. Geoffrey Wood
Vice President, Operations & Safety
Canadian Trucking Alliance
Toronto, Ontario