ATRI Research Advisory Committee Application

Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Application

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization. ATRI’s primary mission is research to advance the trucking industry’s safety and productivity. The research that ATRI undertakes on behalf of the trucking industry is identified as an industry priority by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC).

RAC members represent a diverse group of motor carriers of all sectors and sizes, professional truck drivers, industry suppliers, academics, law enforcement, and government representatives. RAC members are appointed to two-year terms by the ATRI Board of Directors.

ATRI’s RAC holds one in-person, two-day meeting per year, typically in the second or third week of March. The RAC also meets virtually several times a year to provide input on research studies and review progress on the selected priority topics. Participation in the in-person meeting is a requirement of membership as a virtual option for the annual meeting is not available.

If you would like to be considered for a position on the ATRI RAC, please complete and submit the form below.

By submitting this form, you are expressing interest in being nominated for a position on ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee and acknowledging the participation requirements. Submission of this application form does not guarantee your appointment to ATRI’s RAC.

If you would prefer to nominate a colleague who you feel would be a good candidate for ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, PLEASE CLICK HERE to be redirected to a form where you can submit their contact information and a brief statement about why you think they would be a good candidate for ATRI’s RAC. The ATRI staff will then reach out to that individual(s) to ask that they complete the application form.

Please describe your role in the trucking industry:
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By submitting your application to be considered for a position on ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, please indicate your understanding of the RAC member requirements:

If appointed to ATRI’s RAC, your term on the RAC will be two full calendar years, starting January 1 following your appointment by the ATRI Board of Directors. If appointed, you will be required to attend the in-person RAC Annual Meetings. Those meetings are 2-day events held each March. Prior to attending each year’s annual meeting, you agree to thoroughly review the research proposals prepared by the ATRI team. Additionally, if appointed to ATRI’s RAC, you agree to actively promote ATRI’s research among your professional network and encourage your professional colleagues to support ATRI and participate in ATRI’s research.


If you like, you are welcome to provide the names and contact information for up to two references who can speak to your potential contributions to the RAC process.