ATRI Announces New Research Advisory Committee Members

Contact: Rebecca Brewster
(770) 432-0628
December 4, 2018

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the names of those individuals appointed by the ATRI Board of Directors to serve on the 2019-2020 Research Advisory Committee (RAC).  Among other activities, ATRI’s RAC is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.  RAC members represent a diverse cross-section of trucking industry stakeholders including motor carriers, industry suppliers, commercial drivers, shippers, law enforcement, academia and government.

Ms. Karen Rasmussen, Chief Executive Officer of HELP, Inc., was reappointed to serve as Chair of the RAC.  Individuals appointed to serve on the 2019-2020 ATRI Research Advisory Committee are:

Mr. Tom Balzer
President and CEO
Ohio Trucking Association

Mr. Shawn R. Brown
Vice President of Safety
Cargo Transporters

Mr. Kenneth Calhoun
Fleet Optimization Manager
Altec Service Group

Dr. Alison Conway
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
City College of New York

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

Mr. Tom Cuthbertson
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Dan Drella
Director, Safety and Training
Schneider National

Mr. Thomas Fansler
Trimble Transportation Mobility

Mr. Jim Fields
Chief Operating Officer
Pitt Ohio

Ms. Victoria King
Vice President Public Affairs

Mr. Stephen Laskowski
Canadian Trucking Alliance

Mr. Don Lefeve
President and CEO
Commercial Vehicle Training Association

Mr. Kenneth Lemberg
Apprenticeship and Training Representative
U.S. Department of Labor

Mr. Kevin Lhotak
Reliable Transportation Specialists

Mr. Mike Ludwick
Chief Administrative Officer
Bison Transport

Mr. Doug Marcello
Transportation Attorney
Marcello and Kivisto

Ms. Jaime Maus
Vice President of Safety and Compliance
Werner Enterprises

Ms. Caroline Mays
Director, Freight and International Trade Section
Texas Department of Transportation

Ms. Shannon Newton
Arkansas Trucking Association

Mr. Steve Olson
President and Chief Underwriting Officer
Great West Casualty Company

Ms. Holly Pixler
Senior Director Transportation, International and Data Management

Mr. John Prewitt
Tideport Distributing, Inc.

Mr. Steve Raetz
Director, Research & Market Intelligence
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Mr. Jeremy Reymer
Founder and CEO

Mr. Lee Sarratt, CDS
Director of Safety
J.B. Hunt

Deputy Chief Mark Savage
Colorado State Patrol

Ms. Kary Schaefer
General Manager of Marketing and Strategy for Freightliner and Detroit Brands
Daimler Trucks North America

Mr. Russell Simpson
America’s Road Team Captain

Mr. Mike Stephens
Senior Director of Finance
USA Truck

Mr. Collin Stewart
President and CEO
Stewart Transport

Ms. Sara Walfoort
Manager, Freight Planning
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Mr. Tom Weakley
Director of Operations
Owner-Operator Independent
Drivers Association Foundation

Mr. Shawn Yadon
Chief Executive Officer
California Trucking Association

“RAC members serve a critical role in developing and prioritizing research proposals that address the trucking industry’s top challenges. Congratulations to those appointed by the ATRI Board to serve in this important role and we look forward to working with them,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO.

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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