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The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed two motor-carrier CEOs to its board of directors.

David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line and Robert E. Low, president and CEO of Prime were appointed by ATRI chairman Judy McReynolds, ArcBest Corporation chairman, president and CEO.

Congdon has been in the LTL business for 43 years, serving in positions ranging from dockman and driver to director of safety and CEO. Old Dominion Freight Line was founded by Congdon’s grandparents over 80 years ago.

Low in 1970 founded Springfield, Mo.-based Prime, a provider of logistics, refrigerated, tanker, flatbed, floral, and intermodal transportation. He is a past chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association.

Also joining the ATRI board of directors is Chris Spear, the new president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations.

At the board meeting, held October 3, ATRI Chairman Judy McReynolds recognized the service of several board members whose terms on the ATRI Board are concluding:

  • Gov. Bill Graves, former ATA president and CEO, who served on the ATRI Board from 2003-2016
  • Mike Card, president, Combined Transport, who served on the ATRI Board from 2004-2016;
  • Steve Williams, chairman, Maverick Transportation, who served on the ATRI Board from 2006-2016.

McReynolds also recognized the service of ATRI Research Advisory Committee Chairman Steve Niswander, vice president of safety policy and regulatory relations for Groendyke Transport, whose term as RAC Chairman will conclude at the end of this year.

A complete listing of the ATRI board of directors is available here.