WASHINGTON — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched an online application for industry stakeholders interested in being considered for a position on its Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
ATRI’s RAC is comprised of government officials, academics, professional truck drivers, trucking company executives and suppliers. The RAC is charged with annually recommending a research agenda for the Institute, according to a news release.
Since ATRI’s first RAC in 2002, more than 220 individuals have been appointed to serve by ATRI’s Board of Directors.
“ATRI’s diverse portfolio of critical industry research is representative of the collective input of these engaged industry stakeholders who annually identify trucking’s top research needs,” the news release stated.
The newly launched online application form allows individuals to indicate their interest in being considered and to more fully describe how their unique experience and perspective would contribute to the research identification process. Additionally, there is a separate form for individuals to nominate a colleague who they believe would be a strong candidate for the RAC.
If appointed to serve on the RAC by the ATRI Board of Directors, RAC members serve two-year terms and are required to attend one annual in-person meeting and participate throughout the year in ad hoc research webinars. Additionally, RAC members are expected to support the Institute through active participation in ATRI’s research initiatives.
Applications received will be reviewed next summer for potential nomination for the 2025-26 Research Advisory Committee.
“Serving on ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee is one of the most sought-after industry appointments and this new online application form will allow us to more formally solicit interest and thoroughly review candidates prior to being considered by the ATRI Board of Directors,” said ATRI President Rebecca Brewster.
To apply, click here.
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