2013 – 2014 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. Duane Acklie
Crete Carrier Corporation
Lincoln, NE

Mr. Kirk Altrichter
Vice President – Maintenance
Gordon Trucking, Inc.
Pacific, WA

Ms. Susan Alt
Senior VP, Public Affairs
Volvo Trucks North America
Greensboro, NC

Mr. Andrew Boyle
Executive Vice President
Boyle Transportation
Billerica, MA

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

Mr. Steve Bryan
Chief Executive Officer
Vigillo, LLC
Portland, OR

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

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

Mr. Tom DiSalvi
Director of Loss Prevention
Schneider National, Inc.
Green Bay, WI

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

Dr. Patti Gillette
Vice President
Colorado Motor Carriers Association
Denver, CO

Mr. Matt Hart
Executive Director
Illinois Trucking Association
Willowbrook, IL

Ms. Kendra Hems
Executive Director
New York State Motor Truck Association
Albany, NY

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

Ms. Barbara Ivanov
Director, Freight Systems
Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA

Mr. Steve A. Keppler
Executive Director
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Greenbelt, MD

Mr. Keith A. Klingenberg
Principal & Managing Director, CIC, TRS
TrueNorth Companies
Grand Rapids, MI

Mr. Alan Korn
Director – Vehicle Control Systems
Meritor WABCO
Troy, MI

Mr. Michael Kray
Principal Planner
Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, GA

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

Ms. Jennifer Morrison
Vehicle Factors Engineer
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC

Mr. Robert D. Moseley, Jr., Esq.
Transportation Attorney
Smith Moore Leatherwood
Greenville, SC

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

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

Mr. Richard Plewacki, Esq.
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnoff
Cleveland, OH

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

Mr. Webb A. Shaw
Vice President – Editorial Resources
J.J. Keller & Associates
Neenah, WI

Dr. Frank Southworth
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Atlanta, GA

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

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

Mr. Greer Woodruff
Senior Vice President of Corporate Safety and Security
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Lowell, AR