New Members Appointed to ATRI Research Advisory Committee

Nov 19, 2012, 10:22 ET from American Transportation Research Institute

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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:

Duane Acklie


Crete Carrier Corporation

Chris McLoughlin

Cargo Risk Manager

C.H. Robinson

Kirk Altrichter

Vice President, Maintenance

Gordon Trucking, Inc.

Robert Moseley, Jr.

Transportation Attorney

Smith Moore Leatherwood

Andrew Boyle

Executive Vice President

Boyle Transportation

Scott Mugno

Vice President, Safety and Maintenance

FedEx Ground

Michael Conyngham

Director of Research

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Vidya Mysore

Manager, Systems Traffic Modeling

Florida Department of Transportation

John Freeman

Vice President Sales

Pilot Travel Centers

Richard Plewacki


Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnoff

Matt Hart

Executive Director

Illinois Trucking Association

Webb Shaw

Vice President, Editorial Resources

J.J. Keller & Associates

Sanford Hodes

Senior Vice President and

Deputy General Counsel

Ryder System, Inc.

Frank Southworth

Principal Research Scientist

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keith Klingenberg

Senior Vice President, Logistics Practice Group Leader

Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA

Keith Tuttle


Motor Carrier Services, Inc.

Michael Kray

Principal Planner

Atlanta Regional Commission

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.

SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute