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ATRI reveals 2021-2022 research advisory committee members

Dec. 10, 2020
Members represent a diverse cross-section of trucking industry stakeholders including motor carriers, industry suppliers, commercial drivers and more.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) revealed the names of those individuals appointed by the ATRI Board of Directors to serve on the 2021-2022 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. 

“ATRI’s RAC members serve a critical role in identifying and prioritizing the trucking industry’s top research needs. We congratulate all those appointed by the ATRI Board to serve in this important role and look forward to working with them,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO.

Shawn Brown, vice president of safety for Cargo Transporters Inc. was appointed to serve as Chair of the RAC. 

The 2021-2022 ATRI Research Advisory Committee members are:

  • Michael Ahart, vice president of regulatory affairs at Omnitracs
  • Ben Banks, vice president of operations at TCW, Inc.
  • Hayden Cardiff, CEO and founder of Idelic
  • Joe Darby, director of safety and risk control – transportation and logistics practice at Aon
  • Bob Elkins, senior vice president of industry vertical operations at Ruan Transportation Management Systems
  • Gary Falldin, vice president of safety, security and driver onboarding at Dart Transit
  • Melanie Feeley, vice president of general business manager at K-Limited Carrier Ltd.
  • Jim Fields, chief operating officer at PITT OHIO
  • Rickey Fitzgerald, manager of freight and multimodal operations at Florida Department of Transportation
  • Steven Garrish, vice president of safety at CRST Inc.
  • Rob Haddock, group director of planning and logistics at Coca-Cola North America
  • Kevin Lhotak, president at Reliable Transportation Specialists
  • Mike Ludwick, chief administrative officer at Bison Transport
  • Steve Olson, president and chief underwriting officer, Great West Casualty Company
  • Clay Porter, attorney at Porter, Rennie, Woodard, Kendall, LLP
  • Abigail Potter, manager of safety and occupational health policy at American Trucking Associations
  • Jeremy Reymer, founder and CEO at DriverReach
  • Rob Rhea, senior vice president and general counsel at FedEx Freight
  • Marc Rogers, president and CEO at UniGroup
  • Amanda Schuier, senior vice president at Quality Transport
  • Joe Sculley, president at Motor Transport Association of Connecticut
  • Shelly Seaton, vice president of loss prevention at Landstar
  • Charles Simpson, vice president of strategic intelligence at USXpress
  • Russ Simpson, America’s Road Team Captain at Holland
  • Monique Stinson, computational transportation scientist at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Daniel Studdard, principal planner of transportation access and mobility division at Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Jay Thompson, chief of Arkansas Highway Police
  • Randy Vernon, chief executive officer at Big G Express
  • Doug Voss, Arkansas Highway Commission Endowed Chair at University of Central Arkansas
  • Tom Weakley, director of operations at Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation
  • John Whittington, vice president of Legislative Affairs at Grammer Logistics
  • Shawn Yadon, chief executive officer of California Trucking Association

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