ATRI President Receives 2013 Influential Woman In Trucking Award

Contact:  Dan Murray
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March 6, 2013

Las Vegas, NV – At the annual meeting of the Truckload Carriers Association, the Women In Trucking (WIT) organization presented Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), with its prestigious 2013 “Influential Woman in Trucking” award.  This is the third time the award has been issued by WIT.

This year WIT reviewed more than 100 nominations before selecting Brewster.  The award is presented to women in the trucking industry who are responsible for critical decision-making, have a proven track record in management, and who provide a role model for other women.  Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO noted, “We are excited to honor a woman who has had so much influence on commercial trucking.”

For the last ten years, Brewster has served as president and COO of ATRI, an independent research arm of the trucking industry.  She also serves in many other capacities including ex officio member of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee and several University Transportation Center boards.

Steve Williams, Chairman of Maverick Transportation and chair of the ATRI Board of Directors described the WIT award by saying, “The transportation industry and our nation at large is dependent on individuals whose vision for the safe and efficient movement of commerce is based upon factual research.  Fortunately, Rebecca’s passion and dedication will continue to benefit the American public.  She is very deserving of this recognition.”

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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