Vigillo, a company that creates data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, announced that CEO Steve Bryan has been appointed to serve on the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The RAC is charged with annually recommending a research agenda for the American Transportation Institute.
The ATRI is part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Federation, which represents over 35,000 motor carriers through the affiliated trucking associations in 50 states. As a result of ATRI’s prominence within the trucking industry, state and federal agencies turn to ATRI for trucking-related research, particularly when industry insight and cooperation is essential to the success of the project.
Steve was one of two off-cycle appointments to the 2013-1014 ATRI Research Advisory Committee. Typically appointments are made every other year for two-year terms, however there were two openings due to members of the 2013-2014 RAC stepping down. Steve was appointed to fill one of those spots. He will complete the existing term, which runs through December 31-2014.
“The goals and vision for ATRI align with ours at Vigillo,” Bryan said. “Vigillo takes huge amounts of data and synthesizes it into a format that is easy to understand. Similarly, ATRI is interested in research and presenting research data in a way that will be most useful to the trucking industry.”
Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the ATRI added, “Our Research Advisory Committee is comprised of a wide range of trucking industry veterans and forward thinkers. Steve’s knowledge of big data mining and analysis will be an asset to the RAC’s deliberations in identifying top research priorities.”
The Research Advisory Committee 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.