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.

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Ben Banks,
RAC Chairman


Vice President, Operations
TCW, Inc.

colin Abernathy, Groendyke

Colin Abernathy


Director of Performance and Analytics
Groendyke Transport, Inc.

Groendyke Transport
brent allred, higginbotham

Brent Allred


Transportation Practice Leader and Managing Director
Higginbotham Transportation Services

Andrew Andrusko


Statewide Freight Planning Director
Minnesota Department of Transportation

renee bowen, franklin & prokopik, pc

Renee Bowen


Principal
Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.

tony bradley, arizona trucking assoc.

Tony Bradley


President & CEO
Arizona Trucking Association

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Michael Bray

Michael Bray


Chief Commercial Officer
Platform Science

joyce brenny, brenny transportation

Joyce Brenny


President & CEO
Brenny Transportation

2023 ATRI RAC, Bree Bryant

Bree Bryant


Vice President of Safety
Eagle Transport

mark colson, alabama trucking association

Mark Colson


President & CEO
Alabama Trucking Association

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Mark Doughty


President & CEO
Prepass Safety Alliance

 

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Steve Fields


America’s Road Team Captain
Yellow

Rob Haddock


Group Director, Planning and Logistics
Coca-Cola North America

Evangelos Kaisar

Evangelos Kaisar


Director, Freight Mobility Research Institute
Florida Atlantic University

jackie kelly, fedex

Jackie Kelly


Senior Federal Affairs Representative
FedEx

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC

Mike Ludwick


Chief Administrative Officer
Bison Transport

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Ken Marko


Fleet Sustainability Senior Manager
US Foods

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Robert Meyer


Vice President of Transportation
UPS

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2023 - 2024 ATR RAC Andrew Mills

Drew Mills


Vice President of Operations
TrueNorth Companies

Andrew Owens


CEO – Manager
A&M Transport

Andrew Petrofsky


Vice President
J&M Tank Lines

J & M Tank Lines
2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Dustin Ragon

Dustin Ragon


Lieutenant
Wyoming Highway Patrol

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2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Jose Samperio

Jose Samperio


Executive Director, End-User Sales
Cummins Inc.

Cummins

Jon Samson


Executive Director, Ag & Food Transporters Conference
American Trucking Associations

ATA
2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Amanda Schuier

Amanda Schuier


Jetco Delivery
Director of Employee Engagement

 

Andrea Serra


Senior Enterprise Product Manager
C.H. Robinson

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Kimberly Skelton

Kimberly Skelton


Senior Manager, Consumer Insights
Pilot Flying J

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Mike Stapleton

Mike Stapleton


Senior Manager, Consumer Insights
ISAAC Instruments

Kerry Stritt


Vice President Fleet Services
Southeastern Freight Lines

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Daniel Studdard


Principal Planner, Transportation Access and Mobility Division
Atlanta Regional Commission

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Heather Sykes

Heather Sykes


Director of the Office of Supply Chain, Professional, and Business Services U.S., Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

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2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Greg Troian

Greg Troian


President
PGT Trucking

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2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Stephen Truono

Stephen Truono


EVP & Chief Risk Officer
NFI Industries

2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Connie Vaughn

Connie Vaughan


Manager, Government Relations
McKee Foods

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2023 - 2024 ATRI RAC, Tom Weakley

Tom Weakley


Director of Operations
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation