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.

Shawn Brown, RAC Chairman


Vice President of Safety for Cargo Transporters, Inc.

Michael Ahart Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Omnitracs

Mike Ahart


Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Solera

 

Ben Banks


Vice President, Operations
TCW, Inc.

 

Hayden Cardiff CEO and Founder Idelic

Hayden Cardiff


CEO and Founder
Idelic

Joe Darby


Director, Safety and Risk Control, Transportation and Logistics Practice
Aon

Bob Elkins Senior Vice President, Industry Vertical Operations Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Bob Elkins


Senior Vice President, Industry Vertical Operations
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Gary Falldin


Sr. Director of Industry Solutions
Trimble

Melanie Feeley


Account Manager
Pilot Company

Jim Fields


Chief Operating Officer
PITT OHIO

 

Rickey Fitzgerald Manager, Freight and Multimodal Operations Florida Department of Transportation

Rickey Fitzgerald


Manager, Freight and Multimodal Operations
Florida Department of Transportation

Steven Garrish


Vice President of Safety and Compliance
Old Dominion Freight Line

Ken Glover


Vice President of Safety and Security
U.S. Xpress

Rob Haddock


Group Director, Planning and Logistics
Coca-Cola North America

Glen Kedzie


Vice President, Energy and Environmental Affairs Counsel
American Trucking Associations

Kevin Lhotak President Reliable Transportation Specialists

Kevin Lhotak


President
Reliable Transportation Specialists

Mike Ludwick Chief Administrative Officer Bison Transport

Mike Ludwick


Chief Administrative Officer
Bison Transport

Steve Olson President and Chief Underwriting Officer Great West Casualty Company

Steve Olson


President and Chief Underwriting Officer
Great West Casualty Company

Clay Porter


Attorney
Porter, Rennie, Woodard, Kendall, LLP

Dustin Ragon


Lieutenant Commercial Carrier
Wyoming Highway Patrol

Jeremy Reymer Founder and CEO DriverReach

Jeremy Reymer


Founder and CEO
DriverReach

Rob Rhea Senior Vice President and General Counsel FedEx Freight

Rob Rhea


Senior Vice President and General Counsel
FedEx Freight

Amanda Schuier Senior Vice President Quality Transport

Amanda Schuier


Jetco Delivery
Director of Employee Engagement

 

Joe Sculley President Motor Transport Association of Connecticut

Joe Sculley


President
Motor Transport Association of Connecticut

Shelly Seaton


Vice President of Loss Prevention
Landstar

Russ Simpson America’s Road Team Captain Holland

Russ Simpson


America’s Road Team Captain
Yellow

Monique Stinson Computational Transportation Scientist Argonne National Laboratory

Monique Stinson


Computational Transportation Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory

Daniel Studdard Principal Planner, Transportation Access and Mobility Division Atlanta Regional Commission

Daniel Studdard


Principal Planner, Transportation Access and Mobility Division
Atlanta Regional Commission

Randy Vernon Chief Executive Officer Big G Express

Randy Vernon


Chief Executive Officer
Big G Express

Doug Voss


Arkansas Highway Commission Endowed Chair
University of Central Arkansas

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

Tom Weakley


Director of Operations
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation

John Whittington


Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Grammer Logistics

 

Shawn Yadon Chief Executive Officer California Trucking Association

Shawn Yadon


Chief Executive Officer
California Trucking Association